Join GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021 – enter the Austrian & European market!
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GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021

Startups with a focus on Greentech wanted!

Pitch your Greentech solution to enter the Austrian and European markets!

  • Greentech
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Ambition
  • Green Energy
  • Green Economy
  • Green Building
  • Green Mobility
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainable ecosystems
  • Clean Air

The eleventh GO AUSTRIA round by the Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) offers a 2½-week incubation program with the main focus on Greentech related startups, from April 26th, until May 12th, 2021. It will give participants the opportunity to explore the Austrian and European markets, as well as to find new collaboration partners and/or investors. One major asset of the program is the personal startup mentor who will be matched to each startup, supporting it to validate their business model, to network with investors and relevant stakeholders, as well as design an internationalization plan.

Why participate?

GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021 is an exclusive, intensive 2½-week program in Austria for 10 startups who are already in the later stage phase and are thinking about expanding to the European markets. The program features exclusive workshops, individual mentors and special partnerships with selected Austrian corporates. Additionally, the participants will have the chance to attend the 4GameChangers Festival, the Connect Day 21 (where startups meet corporates and investors) and other international events during Vienna UP’21, the leading Startup Festival in Central Europe. This is a perfect chance for startups to expose their ideas to a specialized audience, to meet interesting potential partners and to forge meaningful connections during the program.

Our Corporate Partner Concept

Since 2016, the most successful GO AUSTRIA participants have built long-lasting relationships with Austrian corporates. To kickstart even more high-quality corporate-startup collaboration, the GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021 batch, in addition to the classical mentoring concept, features “corporate partnerships” as a pilot. Selected well-known Austrian enterprises have agreed to support a startup of the GO AUSTRIA batch if it matches their challenges and there is potential for co-operation. These corporate partners will be involved in the startup selection process. At least five out of the ten selected GO AUSTRIA startups will be assigned a corporate partner, based on the corporates’ needs and the startups’ offers.

Application closed

Application deadline: February 15th, 2021 (CLOSED)

Digital Program

Since the program will be held digitally, there will be a possibility come to Austria at a later point. The accommodation and part of of the flight costs will be covered then.

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Startups with Greentech focus wanted! Apply to the GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021 program and get the chance to enter the Austrian and European markets!

Questions? Contact for applicants:

Lisa Halbweis+43 660 198 92 83

Contact at GIN:

Werner Müller+43 5 7755 1223

Jan Arpe +43 5 7755 1320

Join the incubation program and boost your business!

Do you offer a solution for Greentech to make the world a better place?

Get the chance to enter the Austrian and European markets! Apply now to join GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021.

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What kind of startups are we looking for?

  • Later stage startups
  • Focus on Greentech related projects and their application fields
  • Startups from the GIN target regions preferred (Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Mainland China and South Korea)
  • We strongly encourage female founders

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All Startups with a focus on Greentech

  • Climate Ambition
  • Green Energy
  • Green Economy
  • Green Building
  • Green Mobility
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Ecosystems
  • Clean Air

What’s in it for you?

Enter the Austrian & European markets

Get professional guidance to enter the diversified and high-potential markets of Austria and Europe

Meet investors and business angels

Introduction to a network of 300 investors and business angels and the chance to pitch in front of selected ones


Network with investors, corporates and connecting with like-minded Austrian and European startups

Work on your business model

Tailor your business model for the specific needs of the Austrian and European markets and learn from top experts about doing business in Austria and Europe

Tailor-made workshops

During our exclusive, intensive 2½-week program, you will take part in tailor-made workshops with highly skilled experts


Participate at the Connect Day 21 and the 4GameChangers Festival

Individual mentorship

Work with extremely well-connected experts to develop your internationalization plan

Market insights

Get tailor-made insights on the Austrian and European markets

18th January – 21st February 2021

Get selected
9th March 2021
A jury of national and international experts will select 10 startups

Get invited
16th March 2021
Get notified if you have made it into the program or not

Plan your meetings
Get matched with a mentor, who is a specialist in your industry. Plan meetings with corporate partners and further activities in Austria

26th April 2021 – 12th May 2021
Participate in a 2½-week program with a lot of cool online events

Expand your business to Austria and other European countries

How to apply: process and timelines

  • Application: From 18th of January 2021 until 21st of February 2021
  • Get selected: On 9th of March 2021, a jury of national and international experts will select 10 startups
  • Get invited: On 16th of March 2021
  • Plan your meetings with you mentor
  • Participate in the 2½-week incubation program  (26th April until 12th May)
  • Since the program will be held online, there will be a possibility to come to Austria at a later point. Then, the accommodation and part of of the flight costs will be covered as well.

Costs covered by GO AUSTRIA

  • Flight (max 800,- EUR for Asia; 300,- EUR for Israel).
  • Accommodation
  • Co-working space
  • Workshops
  • Entry at the Connect Day 21 and the 4Gamechangers Festival
  • Networking events with local corporates and startups
  • Participation limited to one person per startup


The GO AUSTRIA program offers you a personal startup mentor with great experience in the Austrian and European startup ecosystem. The mentor will support you in validating and adapting your business model and will connect you with relevant stakeholders. Your mentor will create a tailor-made internationalization strategy with you.
See a list of the mentors here.

Feedback from some of the participants from the GO AUSTRIA programs

  • “I like the response from the clinical community and support from the government. Now we have an entry point in the EU, so it made the process faster.” Nitesh Jangir, CEO Coeo Labs
  • “It was a really good opportunity for me to get involved myself in the local startup community. I still have good terms with an Austrian IoT startup.” Ko Kijima, CEO 16lab inc.
  • “goAustria program is the best way to understand opportunities for international startups in Austria. It helped us establish important connections in Vienna” Timur Luguev, CEO Clevapi

Our Corporate Partners

Infineon Technologies

Infineon Technologies is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. These tiny, barely visible electronic components have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. They help to feed regenerative energy into power grids with almost zero losses, tame power-hungry computers, safeguard the data flying through cyberspace and make our cars more energy-efficient. Roughly 46,700 worldwide Infineon employees generate a growing revenue of more than €8.5 billion yearly.

Salzburg AG

Salzburg AG contributes to the quality of life and economic development of the region of Salzburg. Its unique portfolio in Austria includes products and services in the fields of electricity, natural gas, district heating and transport, as well as cable TV, internet and telephony, assuring reliable infrastructure for the citizens of the state of Salzburg and beyond. Salzburg AG actively seizes opportunities for its customers and wants to make life in the future more comfortable, more interconnected and more sustainable.

Wien Energie

Wien Energie offers heating, cooling and decentralized products such as citizen investment models directly. Electricity and gas are sold via the subsidiary Wien Energie Vertrieb GmbH & Co KG. With a turnover of EUR 1.677,4 million (2019) and 2.185 employees, Wien Energie can be counted among Austria’s top companies in terms of turnover. Wien Energie Group is therefore one of the largest employers in the Austrian capital.

AVL List

AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation, and testing of powertrain systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, large engines and their integration into the vehicle. As a global technology leader, AVL provides complete and integrated development environments, measurement and test systems as well as state-of-the-art simulation methods.


PALFINGER 21st is an accelerator of PALFINGER is the contact point for a whole new series of possibilities, opportunities and ideas. It stands for unconventional approaches and fresh fields of expertise, and describes a distinct business area that faces up to new technologies and promotes radical ideas with the potential to change our business – and indeed our world. You can find out mor about P21st and our Areas of Innovation here.

A1 Telekom Austria Group

A1 Telekom Austria Group is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with around 25 million customers. Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, the company achieved revenues of 4.57 billion Euros by year end 2019. More than 18,000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime.

Österreichische Post

Austrian Post is the leading logistics and postal service provider in the country. Its core business encompasses the transport and delivery of letters, direct mail items, print media, packets and parcels as well as various logistics services and innovative online services. Costumers are offered high-quality products and services in the fields of banking and telecommunications by the branch network. Austrian Post is internationally active in nine other European countries.

Enter the Austrian & European markets!

Join the incubation program by GIN Incubator Network and accelerate your business!

Get individual expert mentoring to tailor your business model. Get access to a huge network of investors, business angels, cooperation partners and potential customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions regarding the program? Here are answers to selection, the personal startup mentors, participation as well as flight, transport and your stay and costs in Vienna.

Click here to see the FAQs

Join the GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021 incubator program. Enter the Austrian & European markets.
Contact us for more information.

Contact for applicants:

Lisa Halbweis

+43 660 198 92 83

Contact at GIN:

Werner Müller
+43 5 7755 1223

Contact at GIN:

Jan Arpe
+43 5 7755 1320

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