Partners

Check out all our partners and see what services they provide for startups. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for AustrianStartups, please mail us. We are more than happy to talk to you!

Main Sponsors

Our Main Supporters have been here since day 1.
Without their support AustrianStartups would not be possible. Special thanks to them!

Supporting Members

To realize our vision, resources are crucial.
Because of these companies we are able to build the future for startups in Austria.

A1 Telekom

A1 Start Up Campus – Get started with A1

The A1 Start Up Campus is a place where innovative entrepreneurs can take advantage of the experience and expertise of A1 - Austria’s leading communications company. The Campus in Vienna offers selected Start Ups free office space and support through business consulting from around 35 A1 experts, free use of A1 business products and media relations.

ABA – Invest in Austria

Professional consulting in Austria, free of charge.

We are the national investment promotion company and provide professional consulting services to firms and startups interested in setting up business operations in Austria. We focus on all issues relevant to selecting an appropriate location and help with detailed information about Austria as a business location, and proactively approach potential investors.

Agro Innovation Lab GmbH

Agro Innovation Lab - your partner for agricultural innovation!

Agro Innovation Lab is the innovation hub of the RWA Group and the Raiffeisen Lagerhaus cooperatives. We are seeking agricultural entrepreneurs to join our acceleration program in autumn 2016. We help you to change the game in the field of agriculture by offering individual support, resources, know-how, network and financing!

AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA

Austria's official trade promotion organization

AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) is Austria’s official trade promotion organization. With its more than 110 offices in over 70 countries, it provides a broad range of intelligence and business development services for both Austrian companies and their international business partners.

Austrian Patent Office

Custom-made services for startups

In matters of patent, design and trademark protection the Austrian Patent Office is the central hub for information and service. 240 experts ensure that your innovation receives the legal protection it deserves. Do you have additional questions regarding the topic of intellectual property, get in touch (service number +43(0) 1 534 24)

Austrian Research Promotion Agency

The national funding institution for applied research and development

We offer a comprehensive range of services for Austrian enterprises, Start-ups, research institutions and researchers – from the management of public funding programmes to consulting services in all phases of technology development and innovation.

Austrian Standards

Standards bring your start-up to market faster!

Austrian Standards is your partner. Right from the start we help you to take your innovative business idea to the next level: reducing time-to-market by best-practice solutions, attracting new customers, growing profitably – turbo-boost your start-up!

AustriaTech

Federal Agency for Technological Measures

AustriaTech is a community-oriented company owned by the Austrian Federal Government and aims to maximise the social benefits of new technologies in transport and traffic and generate economic benefits by optimizing the future traffic situation.

AVL CREATORS EXPEDITION

Going on an innovative expedition

The CREATORS EXPEDITION is the startup initiative of AVL and represents the central contact point for global auto-tech startups that are reaching out to AVL as a corporate partner. With its Expedition Program the CREATORS EXPEDITION provides startups an independent entry point to the automotive industry with a strong market leader in the back.

aws – Austria Wirtschaftsservice

Promoting and financing companies in Austria

aws is the Austrian federal promotional bank. It assists companies in their implementation of innovative projects by granting loans, awarding subsidies and issuing guarantees at favorable interest rates, In addition, it provides support in the form of specific information, advisory and other services to prospective, established and expanding companies.

aws Gründerfonds

Capital for Ideas and Innovations

aws Founders Fund invests venture capital during the start-up and early growth phase of Austrian start-ups. We offer support for your future (financial) plans as a long-term investor and partner and believe in the additional value of co-investments.

BENEDIKT

Jumpstart your business with Benedikt law firm

We provide your start-up with high-end legal services by choosing and implementing the right legal and financing structure. We protect your ideas, support you in your seed and subsequent financing rounds and will also advise you on a successful exit. Our services go beyond pure legal advice - benefit from our network of local and international business angels and VCs.

Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH

BTP Nährboden – legal advice for start-ups

With our support program "BTP Nährboden" we allow start-ups to set their business on a solid legal basis from the very beginning and to grow and expand, accompanied by experienced advisors at attractive rates.

Conda

Die Crowdinvesting-Plattform für Österreich, Deutschland und die Schweiz.

CONDA is an Austrian crowdinvesting platform and aims to connect investors with entrepreneurs by offering local startups and SMEs an alternative to tradtitional roots of financing. By supporting projects with their consulting expertise, the broad business know-how of its mentors and the wide network of partners CONDA guarantees the success of local innovations.

Deloitte

Young Enterprise Services

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a global network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges.

DerBrutkasten

Austria’s media platform for startups and innovation

DerBrutkasten is the leading media platform for startups and innovation in Austria, which aims at profiling startups, providing breaking tech news, tips and tricks to become a successful entrepreneur and extensive background stories. On a quarterly base, DerBrutkasten releases its printed magazine dedicated to every entrepreneur.

ECOVIS Austria

International know-how on a personal level for Startups

The particular strength of ECOVIS is the combination of personal advice at a local level with the general expertise of an international network in over 60 countries. In its consulting work ECOVIS concentrates mainly on mid-sized firms. ECOVIS one-stop-shop concept ensures all-round support in fiscal, accounting, managerial and administrative issues.

Emberger

Legal consulting services for your startup

Whether you’re starting to think about establishing your own company or you’re taking steps to put your services and products on the market. GROW provides you with the optimal and solid legal foundation for your future success. We offer comprehensive consulting services on all legal aspects related to establishing and managing your company.

Entrepreneurship Avenue

Europe’s largest student-focused entrepreneurship series

Entrepreneurship Avenue is Europe’s largest student-focused entrepreneurship event series, designed to inspire, encourage and support young people to join the startup scene. Taking place in Vienna, the Entrepreneurship Avenue connects students from a wide variety of Austrian universities with founders, investors and other inspiring minds in the startup scene.

Erste Bank

The Bank for startups and founders

Erste Bank has committed itself to explicitly supporting startups. They support with services in every stage, starting with the concept: www.i2b.at. Also Erste has a branch - Am Belvedere 1, specialised on providing advice to startups. At this center, business ideas are discussed, financing plans are developed, subsidy options are explored and financing is granted.

Google

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google is active in Austria with an office in Vienna since 2006.
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Greenrocket

Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

GREEN ROCKET is the crowdfunding platform for startups with high potential for growth, concentrating on the sectors: energy, environment, mobility and health. It provides the perfect setting to start your successful equity-based crowdfunding campaign. They support you before, during and after your crowdfunding campaign with know-how and an excellent network.

Herbst Kinsky

Recht, wirkungsvoll.

There's a way to do it better - We'll find it. No fences. Always curious. Mastering complex challenges and handling difficult processes for our clients.

Hübner & Hübner

Tax & Accounting for Startups

Star(t), Hübner & Hübner’s Startup-Coaching-Programme challenges business plans, provides risk analysis and calculates opportunities. 2book by Hübner & Hübner is a powerful online tool that connects Startups with their tax advisors and provides accounting, reporting, controlling and tax returns on a monthly flat rate. Try it out and learn more!

i5invest

Incubator | Accelerator | Startups | Investments

i5invest is an incubator that creates the successful web and mobile businesses of tomorrow. We focus specifically on transaction orientated B2C, B2B internet and mobile internet ventures. Alongside starting companies, we also run a small band accelerator program – where we help handpicked startups (not more than 2 per year) to gain traction and find investors.

IBM

Global Entrepreneur

IBM wants to team with entrepreneurs to build a smarter planet. Are you an early stage startup? Does your solution address issues enterprise customers are facing in the Smarter Planet industries? If so, IBM Global Entrepreneur can provide the support and resources to help you change the way the world works.

iCRIF

Your business data specialist for start-ups

iCRIF is THE smart online platform for corporate data especially aimed at young entrepreneurs and start-ups. Choose between two standardized report types and get information on company size, credit worthiness, company status or management of more than 500.000 companies across Austria. Simply register online for free, select your desired report and download it.
Internetkultur

INTERNETKULTUR

Development & Design

INTERNETKULTUR is a digital agency based in Vienna, working with national and international customers. We specialised in building beautiful and functional websites. In detail our offer includes development of websites and applications, design from web to print and UX, as well as consulting in marketing, SEO and IT. We also provide hosting solutions.

ISPA – Internet Service Providers Austria

The voice of the Austrian Internet Industry

ISPA, a non-profit association, is representing the interests of more than 200 members from all sectors around the Internet industry, acting as its digital voice towards politics and the public. ISPA provides its members with expertise and know-how such as in legal affairs and relevant legislation as well as free trainings as part of the ISPA Academy.

JMC

Kommunikation, die Bewegt.

Josef Mantl Communications GmbH is an Austrian full service communications agency specialized in strategy, campaigns, events and digital media. Amongst other trending topics, JMC is the organizer of the Mobile Marketing Innovation Day, a conference with industry leaders and pioneers focused on mobile topics and trends.

Ketchum Publico

One of Austria's leading communication consultancies

We help our clients reach their communication and business goals. We aim for nothing less than to achieve a breakthrough for our clients – be it small or large, national or international, operational or strategic. For more information please visit our website and get in touch with us.

kubator

Accelerator & Incubator in Lower Austria

We offer you: free office space, free coaching & access to investors. In our program you can test your idea before launching your company. Meet smart people and develop your business idea in collaboration. Our investors know-how will help you with your product development. Send us your application today and join our thriving program.

Magna

Global auto supplier innovating with startups

The rapid pace of change in the automotive industry requires innovation, and Magna is open for business. Amidst the emerging new mobility landscape, Magna continues to seek partnerships for ideas, inspiration and innovation. We invest in start-ups and other early stage companies who can help us bring unique technologies to our customers and the market.

Mastercard

Creating opportunities through our global network

Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We partner with innovative global startups, building the technologies of tomorrow, today, through Startpath (www.startpath.com), where we provide immediate access to experts and resources from across the organization and the opportunity to dive deep with our internal and external network.

Mercuri Urval

Executive Search & Professional Recruitment

Mercuri Urval is a leading global Executive Search & Professional Recruitment firm with a dedicated team for Startups & New Businesses. We were founded more than 50 years ago to answer a simple but important question that leaders, founders and investors face: "How can we make sure we have the right people in place to deliver the best possible results?”

Microsoft

Microsoft supports your startup as you grow

Microsoft Corporation created the BizSpark program to support entrepreneurship and help startups grow their business. By providing founders with access to leading technology products, business and technical support and market visibility, Microsoft is assisting young companies in their early when they need it most.

Pioneers

We live to challenge the Status Quo!

We believe in curiosity. To us, entrepreneurship and technological innovation are tools to positively impact and overcome the greatest of challenges. It also just so happens that we organize events and blog about the latest in technology and the startup world. Plus, we do lots of other exciting stuff, too!

PK Unternehmensberatung GmbH

Nothing is as it seems – better verify assumptions and plans

We are a “non-traditional” Management Consulting company. Our focus is to support start-up companies to prepare them for a successful market entry, not only with concepts and strategies but hands-on for the implementation as well. Our expertise is mainly in Technology HW&SW, IT & Telco/Consumer Electronics, SaaS, Digital and Business/Market Intelligence.

ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4

The leading private TV Company in Austria

It's main field of activity is the cooperation with Start-Up Entrepeneurs with a prospective business idea with estimated expectations of profit. The goal for SevenVentures Austria is to provide advertising possibilities startups could never afford in the beginning of their businnes launch. The mission is to invest in the young and promising Startup scene.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

RBI: One of the largest banking groups in CEE

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In total, around 50,000 employees service 17.0 million customers through around 2,500 business outlets. Since 2005, RBI's shares have been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

SAP Österreich GmbH

Run Simple

As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP helps you streamline your processes, giving you the ability to use live data to predict customer trends – live and in the moment. Across your entire business. When you run live, you run simple with SAP.

SBA Research

The research center for information security in Austria

SBA Research is a research center for Information Security funded by the national initiative for COMET Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies. We bring together companies, Austrian universities and international research partners to jointly work on challenges ranging from organizational to technical security.

Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Legal adviser for start-ups, founders and investors

Schoenherr is a leading full-service law firm in Central and Eastern Europe. Our experienced team guides start-ups through legal matters which arise before, during and after their foundation, helps them to avoid making costly mistakes and has great experience with crowd financing and funding as well as exits and provides advice in all stages of funding.
sektor5

Sektor 5

“Instant office – workspace dealer!"

Coworking fuels your inspiration, accelerates your productivity & empowers your network. Hey, creatives, startups, freelancers, students & everybody who loves to work in an open space! Charter your desk – login – kick off!
We offer creative workspace for rent! Get flexible tickets for a day/week/month.

Somada Consulting & Investment

Ideas of the 21. century in the atmosphere of the 19. century.

We offer young start ups with 3 to 4 persons ideal renting objects for joint living and working in 1020 Vienna. You can choose with furniture or without. Strong internet available. Ideal traffic connection, near Augarten und Prater. Cleaning service available. Contact: [email protected]

Speedinvest

Early stage super angel fund

We blend the hands on approach of an incubator with the investment strength of a small VC. We are a „Super Angel“ fund with a difference, concentrating on the substantial opportunities in Central Europe. We are something new. - Fundsize 58M EUR - Offices in Vienna, Austria and Silicon Valley, USA - Target segment: early stage internet and mobile companies.

startup300 AG

Largest Business Angel Network in Austria

startup300 AG is a powerful Business Angel Network based in Linz and Vienna, Austria. We are a group of more than 100 business angels, serial entrepreneurs and top managers. We support early stage startups with operational power, a very broad network, tons of experience and cash.

StartupLeitner

Mentoring for Startups

StartupLeitner supports Startups during their founding phase with top-class mentors free of charge. The first consultation is completely free of charge, as well. Furthermore we offer discounted tax advisory services during the founding phase. At our events you will meet business leaders and interested investors.

T-Mobile Austria GmbH

T-Mobile Austria – Your gate to the customer!

As one of Austria’s leading communication provider T-Mobile is offering go2market expertise including acces to B2C as well as B2B customers. Combined with our infrastructure, this is an real value ad for the Austrian startups. What is more, T-Mobile is hosting events like Startup Live in order to proof the support for StartUps.

tecnet equity

Partner for innovative entrepreneurs & research institutions

tecnet equity is an Austrian VC, which can invest up to EUR 1 Mio. into seed and early-stage startups in the first round. As a bridge between research and market, tecnet helps to develop promising inventions into real-world products by supporting the startups with know-how and the network of tecnet.

The Red Bulletin Innovator

...for those who believe in the future

The latest line extension of The Red Bulletin is a magazine for those who believe in the future, want to know what it will look like & have a desire to influence its development and invest in it. Behind every great idea is a person with vision. In this magazine they tell their stories of tomorrow & talk about the latest in innovations, technology & entrepreneurship.

Up to Eleven

The Company Builder for Mobile Startups

We co-found and accelerate early stage businesses and startups. We generate growth through active involvement and look for strategic investors. We bring together ambitious founders with our capabilities as company builder. These are funding and investor relations, all aspects of organizational and technical infrastructure and our expertise from two decades in mobile.

Vector Venture Capital

Customized support for tech startups

Vector Venture Capital supports startups and young businesses during their first steps to economic independence, especially in the automobile industry. They evaluate business ideas and offer various services, such as financial participation, providing workspace or offering opportunities for development and cooperation.

Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industrie

We boost Viennas economy

The Vienna Economic Chamber represents about 100.000 member companies. As the voice of Austrian business, we are committed to forward-looking policies which benefit the economy. The Economic Chamber is a modern service provider and offers fast expert advice on topics from labour laws to customs information.

Wirtschaftsagentur Wien

Support for more than 30 years

As the first contact point for national and international companies, we offer financial support, real estate and consulting. Our goal is to strengthen Viennese companies and their innovative activities as well as the sustainable modernization of the business location, in order to expand its international competitiveness.
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