goAustria 2 weeks – May 2018 (5th Call)

The international goAustria Incubation Programm
Ausschreibung geöffnet von 11.12.2017 12:00 bis 25.02.2018 12:00
Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG
"goAustria 2weeks" is part of the Global Incubator Network (GIN). "goAustria 2weeks" provides a competition for up to 10 international start-ups who want to start up business in Austria and Europe with their innovations. Selected participants by an expert jury are in the position to gain from several marketing and demand-oriented services (eg office in a co-working space, individual coaching, accommodation) for a period of two weeks.

Why participate?

"goAustria 2weeks" enables participants to gain valuable insights, experiences and contacts in the Start-Up Hotspot Austria network. This will help them get their innovation and their company ready for the European market. goAustria also opens participants coveted access to the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, one of the largest and most important start-up events in Europe.

How does it work?

A jury including Austrian and international experts will select up to 10 international start-ups to participate in the incubator initiative. The programme will run for two weeks and explore the opportunities and peculiarities of the Austrian and European market.

The program takes place in Vienna from May 22nd until June 6th 2018.

What does the goAustria initiative offer to participants?

  • Office in a co-working space (for the two weeks)
  • Accomodation (for the two weeks)
  • Individual coaching and mentoring for market validation
  • Introduction to Austrian and European business cultures
  • Networking with potential business partners, venture capital funds and business angels
  • Ptiching event: present your start-up to relevant players and investors
  • Development of business models
  • Networking and expert events
  • GIN Corporate Day
  • Participation at Pioneers '18 in Vienna


Who can participate?
"goAustria 2weeks" May 2018 addresses innovative founders and young companies (late stage startups) that have already developed their first product and gained some market experience. Focus is given to the GIN target countries (Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Israel and South Korea) and other non-European countries. Sector Focus for the May 2018 batch is ICT (IoT, Edu-Tech/e-learning, Manufacturing, Robotics & AI, Fintech), but not limited to. We strongly empower applications from female founders.


Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Annamaria Andres
Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Annamaria Andres
Head of Program
T +43 5 7755 1312
Dipl.-Math. Dr. Jan Arpe
Dipl.-Math. Dr. Jan Arpe
T +43 5 7755 1320
Henry Lembacher
Henry Lembacher
Advisory Services
T +43 5 7755 1512


Please ask for advice at gin@ffg.at