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GO AUSTRIA Fall 2023 is a market exploration and access program in Austria for later-stage startups from Asia and Israel with a deep tech focus. The program gives you the opportunity to find new collaboration partners and prepares you and your company for your first market entry.
Key benefits include a personal mentor assigned to you, in-depth workshops on market entry, one-on-one business meetings scheduled in advance, pitching opportunities and other networking events - plus a lot of fun!
We are looking for later-stag startups with an innovative deep tech solutions suitable for foreign markets. Your product or service should be commercially available already and your traction should be strong enough to impress potential customers, partners or investors at the other end of the world.
The program is geared towards startups headquartered outside of the EU, with priority given to startups from GIN's primary target countries Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the People's Republic of China. Yet also applications from other parts of Asia, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam are very much welcome.
Participants should be C-level persons with decision power concerning the startup's internationalization strategy. We strongly encourage female founders to apply. Lastly, attendees should be fluent in English.
of the program
Over three rounds, a jury of Austrian and international experts will select up to 15 startups for our next batch.
You will be notified of the outcome of the selection process latest by this day.
We will assign you a personal mentor from a pool of seasoned entrepreneurs and industry leaders based in Vienna, who will support you in arranging meetings and activities ahead of your visit.
One-week visit to Vienna with a lot of individual meetings and cool networking & social events, incl.:
- Exclusive events such as Startup-Mentor Speed-dating, Pitch Trainings, funding opportunities Legal advisory etc.
- Individual mentoring sessions and collaboration with GO AUSTRIA corporate partners
- Individual one-on-one meetings with potential business/ research/ support partners
- Participation in the "Future Forward" Event, a matchmaking event for startups and corporates investors, and optionally in the "GigaLab", an ideas lab to find solutions for challenges by corporates and research institutions
- An exclusive social program with welcome drinks, Vienna sightseeing, farewell lunch etc.
- Option to extend your stay individually up until early December for follow-up meetings and events
Expand your business to Austria and other European countries, with further support tailored to your needs and provided by GIN and other Austrian government agencies.
The Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) is the connecting link between Austrian and international startups, investors, incubators and accelerators with a focus on selected hotspots in Asia.
GIN is a program initiated by the Austrian Federal Government, managed by the public funding agencies Austrian Promotional Bank GmbH (aws) and Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), and financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Labour and Economy (BMAW).
Together with startups, scaleups and strategic partners, we want to provide breakthrough solutions in sectors such as future mobility, circular economy, sustainable fuels, and beyond. Solutions can be technical, digital or material and we're scouting for trends and opportunities all the time.
Help us shape the future, and benefit from OMV’s global operations, resources, and market access to grow your business.
Get expert guidance in navigating the dynamic and promising markets of Austria and Europe.
Benefit from professional guidance and insights to enter the diversified and high-potential markets.
During our exclusive on-site program in Vienna, you will take part in tailor-made workshops with highly skilled experts.
Network with investors and like-minded Austrian and European startups. Exchange your ideas with our corporate partners.
Work with extremely well-connected experts to develop your internationalization plan.
Tailor your business model to the specific needs of the Austrian and European markets together with top experts.
We give you the opportunity to explore the Austrian and European markets, to find new collaboration partners, and to prepare your company for your first market entry.