Join goAustria Spring 2020 – enter the Austrian & European market!
goAustria Spring 2019
GIN Logo transparent

goAustria Spring 2020

ICT startups wanted for the Austrian & European markets

Pitch your solution to enter the Austrian and European markets!

The ninth goAustria round by the Global Incubator Network Network Austria (GIN) offers a two week incubation program, from May 4th until May 20th 2020 in Vienna. It will give participants the opportunity to explore the Austrian and European markets, as well as to find new investors and/or collaboration partners. 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.

goAustria Spring 2020 is an exclusive, intensive 2-week program in Austria for 10 later stage startups. Beside many exclusive and tailor-made workshops, we are going to start the program and participate at one of Europe’s biggest meeting points for tech founders, innovation executives and investors – the Vienna UP’20. Furthermore during this period GIN’s fourth Corporate Day is taking place. The perfect event to meet as many potential corporate partners as possible through a business speed-dating session.

Application closed

Application deadline: 16.02.2020

Vienna, Austria

Travel, accommodation and workspace costs covered (limitations see below)

  • ICT
  • IOT
  • Augmented Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Blockchain

Managed by


Global Incubator Network partners in Austria

WKO WienWirtschaftsagentur Wien LogoABA

global incubator network austria logo

ICT startups wanted! Apply to the goAustria Spring 2020 program and get the chance to enter the Austrian and European markets!

Questions? Contact for applicants:

Bernadette Zrenner
Bernadette Zrenner+43 660 7932601

Contact at GIN:

Annamaria Andres
Annamaria Andres+43 5 7755 1312

Jan Arpe
Jan Arpe+43 5 7755 1320

Join the incubation program and boost your business!

Do you offer a solution in the fields of IoT, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity or Blockchain?

Get the chance to enter the Austrian and European markets! Apply now to join goAustria Spring 2020.

What kind of startups are we looking for?

Go Austria Spring 2020 Logo
  • Later stage startups preferred
  • Focus on ICT
  • Startups from the GIN target regions (Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea) preferred
  • We strongly encourage female founders

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 2-week program, you will take part in tailor-made workshops with highly skilled experts


  • Participate at Vienna UP’20, one of Europe’s biggest meeting points for tech founders, innovation executives and investors, and
  • Join a business speed-dating session at GIN’s fourth Corporate Day

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

Search fields

  • ICT
  • IoT
  • Augmented Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain

13th Jan. – 16th Feb. 2020

Get selected
5th March 2020 A jury of national and international experts will select 10 startups


Get invited
6th March 2020

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

4th May – 20th May 2020 Participate in a two week program in Vienna and be part of our Corporate Day and the Vienna UP’20 festival

Expand your business to Austria and other European countries

How to apply: process and timelines

  • Application: January 13th 2020 until February 16th 2020
  • Get selected: on the March 5th 2020, a jury of national and international experts will select 10 startups
  • Get invited on March 6th 2020
  • Plan your meetings for Vienna with your mentor before arriving
  • Participate in the two week incubation program in Austria (May 4th – May 20th 2020)

Costs covered by goAustria

  • Flight (max 800,- EUR for Asia; 300,- EUR for Israel).
  • Accommodation
  • Co-working space
  • Workshops
  • Entry and exclusive sessions at the Vienna UP’20
  • Networking events with local corporates and startups
  • Participation limited to one person per startup

goAustria Mentors

The goAustria program offers you a personal start-up mentor with great experience in the Austrian and European start-up 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 goAustria 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 start-ups in Austria. It helped us establish important connections in Vienna” Timur Luguev, CEO Clevapi

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.

goAustria Spring 2019

Join the goAustria Spring 2020 incubator program. Enter the Austrian & European markets.
Contact us for more information.

Contact for applicants:

Bernadette Zrenner
Bernadette Zrenner

+43 660 7932601

Contact at GIN:

Annamaria Andres
Annamaria Andres
+43 5 7755 1312

Contact at GIN:

Jan Arpe
Jan Arpe
+43 5 7755 1320