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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!

AMS- Public Employment Service

AMS Wien Startup Fachzentrum

AMS is a service provider company under public law. It offers workers job vacancies and supports jobseekers to, e.g. reach a higher education. It supports companies by giving advice, information, trainings and financial support. Representatives of employers’ and labour organisations are involved and help to form labour market policy. Entgeltliche Einschaltung des AMS


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 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!


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.


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.


Home of Cryptocurrency

Bitpanda GmbH is a fintech company based in Vienna. At Bitpanda we are firm believers in the innovative power of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology. This belief is the core of our mission: to be the key driving force in the ongoing fintech revolution by providing easy-to-use, safe and trustworthy access to digital assets for both new & experienced users.

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.


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.


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.

Der Brutkasten

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.


viva la educación

Edustore is an online shop for students, scholars, trainees, teachers, university employees and alumni associations. We offer educational discounts on laptops, smartphones and a mobile rate specifically for students with A1 as network provider. edustore offers products from brands like Apple, Lenovo, Asus, Microsoft and Samsung.


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: 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 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.

Impact Hub Vienna

An incubation and acceleration ecosystem for social impact

Impact Hub Vienna is an incubation and acceleration ecosystem for impact entrepreneurs. Part innovation lab, part community center, and part business incubator, we provide changemakers with the resources they need to innovate creative business solutions and technologies to society’s most complex challenges.

Infineon Technologies

A world leader in semiconductor solutions

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. Become part of Infineon's new startup cooperation program. Startups can expect research collaborations, premium product support and a first corporate customer.


Boosting high-tech startups in Vienna

INiTS, top ranked high tech business incubator has the mission to boost startup success in the Vienna region. Smart money, collaborative business modelling & tailor-made consulting are the corner stones of Startup Camp, which forms the basis of INiTS’ incubation program. INiTS startups are among the most successful in the eco system.


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.

IP Österreich

We help startups reach and test the mass market.

"IP’s Unit 3 brings startups to TV. We help startups with their media- & marketing strategy to advertise on TV, increasing brand awareness & sales. The exclusive advertising-time agency of the Media Group RTL (RTL, RTL2, RTLplus, VOX, ntv, nitro, SuperRTL, sky, R9, schauTV) provides ad time via a Media4Revenue Share. Hence we operate performance-based & success-driven


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.


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 (, 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?”


The energy for a better life

OMV produces and markets oil and gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 23 bn and a workforce of more than 20,000 employees in 2018, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. OMV is set to invest EUR 500 mn in innovative energy solutions by 2025.


Lifting Solutions

Das 1932 gegründete Unternehmen steht weltweit für die innovativsten, zuverlässigsten und wirtschaftlichsten „Lifting Solutions“, die auf Nutzfahrzeugen und im maritimen Bereich zum Einsatz kommen. Als multinationale Unternehmensgruppe mit Sitz im österreichischen Bergheim bei Salzburg verfügt der Konzern über 38 Fertigungs- und Montagestandorte.


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!


Pipeliner - The Better CRM

Pipeliner CRM drives exceptional user engagement through its sales-friendly interface. With its uniform navigation and visual approach, users can learn the system quickly which drives high adoption rates and faster ROI. Plus users can easily customize what they see to make the system their own.


primeCROWD, das Startup-Investoren-Netzwerk

primeCROWD ist eines der größten Startup-Investoren-Netzwerke im DACH-Raum und umfasst rund 1.000 Investoren sowie 200 Inkubatoren, Acceleratoren und VCs. Das Unternehmen vermittelt Eigenkapital Investments für Frühphasen- und Wachstumsfinanzierungen und begleitet Startups während des gesamten Investitionsprozesses.


“Deal-by-deal” investment platform of Q·ADVISERS

QC·VENTURES invests in scalable businesses across a range of industries through a specialized partner network. We are very selective in choosing investment opportunities. We invest either strategically as a lead investor, bringing support in operational and financial management, or opportunistically with a lower investment size and a passive role.

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.

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.

Science Park Graz

Powerful support for high-tech startups.

Science Park Graz is the high-tech incubator for Graz, Styria and beyond. Driven by a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, we help founders transform their ideas into internationally successful businesses. Since 2016, SPG also manages the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Center for Austria, thus covering the entire value chain of incubation.


Austria's first interest group for and of social entrepreneurs.

In addition to an external representation of their interests, our aim is to strengthen this growing community internally through networking and support services. We want to be a contact point, and home for social entrepreneurs supporting them in all social-business-related issues.

SIX Payment Services

Cashless payment services from a single source

Card acceptance anytime, anywhere and innovative solutions for online and mobile payments: SIX Payment Services provides cashless payment services tailored exactly to the requirements of your customers.


A creative work environment with a unique entrepreneurial spirit and a social heart!

Spaces provides creative working environments with a unique entrepreneurial spirit in hundreds of locations worldwide. Its workspaces are created to inspire the forward thinkers, innovators and game changers to go above and beyond their goals. Specially designed with creativity in mind, Spaces cultivates ideas by bringing a dynamic community of small businesses, entre


Pan-European Venture Capital Fund

Speedinvest is a pan-european brand of venture capital funds with €200M under management that invests in seed stage startups. The company operates under a focus fund structure in the areas of Fintech, Marketplaces & Deep / Industrial Tech. Besides providing financial investments, the fund actively deploys its network and know-how to support its portfolio companies.


Turbo für Tirols Startup-Szene

STARTUP.TIROL bietet innovativen Gründer*innen am Standort Tirol unkomplizierten Zugang zur gerade benötigten Wachstumshilfe. Startups profitieren von der maßgeschneiderten, kostenlosen Beratung und Begleitung der Partner von STARTUP.TIROL und deren Kontakten zu Investor*innen. So entwickeln Tirols Startups sich ausgezeichnet und das Ökosystem wächst rasch.

tech2b Inkubator GmbH

tech2b Inkubator GmbH

tech2b supports, guides and accelerates the development of innovative, technology-oriented, knowledge-intense as well as design-oriented start-up projects. Through the tech2b promotion program (AplusB), business ideas can be developed and launched in a structured and goal-oriented way.

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.


TheVentury is passionate about innovation, technology and the positive change these can create.

They bring brilliant minds together to provide lean & hands-on services in innovation management, data & software engineering and growth marketing to startups and established companies. TheVentury supports startups by offering affordable rates and investing actively through founder friendly work for equity conditions.


Package delivery made easy

UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. They have become the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day, UPS manages the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

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.

FinTech company for B2C Investments combines the concept of investing money profitably with the principles of social media. Investing in wikifolio certificates brings the performance of private and professional traders into your own brokerage account.

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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