About Us

AustrianStartups is a neutral, independent and non-profit platform for innovative entrepreneurship in Austria. It is an open place for startups, changemakers, and interested persons, who are all encouraged to launch joint initiatives with us. We invite you to come and work with us to develop Austria into a hub for innovative minds. Get in contact with us now – We appreciate feedback.


Why we do it

The people behind AustrianStartups believe that entrepreneurial thinking and acting are key for positive change. The more people feel empowered to develop solutions to problems instead of complaining about them, the better off society will be. In EU rankings, Austria has yet to reach competitive levels when it comes to entrepreneurial education and conditions. Our goal is to change this dramatically. In fact, our grand vision for the future is that entrepreneurship will be as common as skiing in Austria.

What we do

Ambitious goals need a team of collaborative players to make significant, sustainable change in a culture. We know we’re not alone in our efforts, but we believe we can play an important role. As an independent non-profit platform, we focus on three realms of influence: Inspire. Connect. Change.

  • Inspire
    Trough our communication channels & public appearances we strive to motivate people to develop solutions for problems themselves and provide them with valuable information on how to get off the ground.

  • Connect
    Through our offline events & online resources, we connect founders, supporters, entrepreneurial minds and policy-makers and enable exchange between them.

  • Change
    As an independent think tank, we study entrepreneurship and build expertise around it, providing policymakers makers with comprehensive insights that have the power to trigger change.



AustrianStartups ist eine sehr wichtige Institution für Jungunternehmer. Mein Unternehmen wäre ohne das AS Team nie so erfolgreich gewesen.

Philip Ehrenfellner
INTERNETKULTUR Development & Design