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Austria Accelerators & Incubators

24 Most Established Accelerators and Incubators in Austria

Austria is home to hundreds of accelerators and incubators and you can find the best 24 in this article.

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There’s no doubt that the startup scene in Austria is unique.

Dozens of successful startups have been incubated or accelerated there over the years.

So whether you’re looking to start your own business, or just interested in learning about accelerators and incubators from Austria, here’s an extensive list of 24 investing there.


24 Accelerators and Incubators in Austria

1) i5invest

1) i5invest

i5invest is a global M&A, corporate finance consulting, and business accelerator focused on the technology sector.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Markus Wagner
  • Industries: Business Development, Financial Services, Incubators, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 15
  • Number of exits: 6

You can find their website here.

2) Frequentis

2) Frequentis

The world's largest provider of communication and information systems for mission-critical applications.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 1947
  • Industries: Incubators, Software, Telecommunications
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

3) Up to Eleven Digital Solutions

3) Up to Eleven Digital Solutions

UT11 co-founds early-stage mobile startups, accelerates growth through active involvement, and seeks venture capital.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Graz
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Jürgen Pansy, Martin Pansy
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services, Incubators, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 7
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

4) weXelerate

4) weXelerate

WeXelerate is the smartest startup and innovation cluster in Europe.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Infrastructure
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 16

You can find their website here.

5) Tech2b Incubator

5) Tech2b Incubator

Incubator for high-tech businesses in Upper Austria.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Linz
  • Industries: Incubators
  • Number of investments: 42
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

6) Elevate

6) Elevate

ELEVATE is a startup accelerator for startups working on machine learning, artificial intelligence, or conversational interfaces.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

7) Growth Ninjas GmbH

7) Growth Ninjas GmbH

Providing investment, growth, and digitization assistance to startups, SMEs, and corporations.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Johannes Eichmeyer, Stefan Greunz, Stefan Kainz, CFA
  • Industries: Angel Investment, Business Development, Digital Marketing, Management Consulting, Project Management
  • Number of investments: 4

You can find their website here.

8) MAD Ventures GmbH

8) MAD Ventures GmbH

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Details of the startup:

  • City: Innsbruck
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of investments: 5

You can find their website here.

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9) Agro Innovation Lab Gmbh

9) Agro Innovation Lab Gmbh

The Agro Innovation Lab is a cooperative innovation platform created by BayWa and RWA, two of the world's largest agricultural companies.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Agriculture, AgTech, Animal Feed, Farming, GreenTech, Internet of Things
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

10) Next Floor

10) Next Floor

The Travel and Tourism Accelerator is a program for startups in the travel and tourism industry.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Salzburg
  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Financial Services
  • Number of investments: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 52

You can find their website here.

11) INiTS Gründerservice

11) INiTS Gründerservice

Since 2002, INiTS has provided advise and support to entrepreneurs with innovative concepts.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2002

You can find their website here.

12) Science Park Graz GmbH

12) Science Park Graz GmbH

We assist founders turn their ideas into worldwide successful enterprises because we are driven by a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Graz
  • Started in: 2002
  • Industries: Association, Incubators, Non Profit

You can find their website here.

13) kubator - Technology & Startup Center Gmünd / NÖ

13) kubator - Technology & Startup Center Gmünd / NÖ

Kubator provides free office space, skilled mentoring, and access to investors to entrepreneurs with creative ideas.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Gmünd

You can find their website here.

14) Elevator Lab powered by Raiffeisen Bank International

14) Elevator Lab powered by Raiffeisen Bank International

Raiffeisen Bank International AG's Elevator Lab is a premier Fintech Partnership Program (RBI).

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Banking, FinTech
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 16

You can find their website here.

15) Lab10

15) Lab10

We concentrate on digitally enabled technology and vertical innovation, which will help to create new markets and disrupt old ones.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Graz
  • Number of investments: 4

You can find their website here.

16) Talent Garden Digital Entrepreneurship Progam 2020

16) Talent Garden Digital Entrepreneurship Progam 2020

Flexible workplaces, digital skills trainings, and a variety of engaging events are all part of the Talent Garden Digital Entrepreneurship Progam 2020.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 1

You can find their website here.

17) Werkstaette Wattens

17) Werkstaette Wattens

Coworking, fablab, team offices, and production facilities are available for entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Wattens
  • Started in: 2015

You can find their website here.

18) Zentrum Für Angewandte Technologie

18) Zentrum Für Angewandte Technologie

The University of Leoben's and the town of Leoben's academic business incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Leoben
  • Industries: Incubators

You can find their website here.

19) 1MillionStartups

19) 1MillionStartups

1MillionStartups is the world's largest online startup gallery, empowering and investing €100 million in startups around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Selma Prodanovic

You can find their website here.

20) A1 Start Up Campus

20) A1 Start Up Campus

Selected start-ups provide a new home and mentorship as they take their initial steps on the Big Business stage.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna

You can find their website here.

21) Start-up Center Start Up Tirol GmbH

21) Start-up Center Start Up Tirol GmbH

STARTUP.TIROL's mission is to support entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises while also collaborating to create an attractive startup environment in Tyrol.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Innsbruck

You can find their website here.

22) accent Inkubator GmbH

22) accent Inkubator GmbH

accent is Lower Austria's business incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Wiener Neustadt
  • Industries: Incubators

You can find their website here.

23) Creators Expedition

23) Creators Expedition

The Creators Expedition is a non-profit organization that supports automotive companies and cutting-edge technology in the fields of electric mobility and autonomous driving.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Graz
  • Industries: Automotive

You can find their website here.

24) Start Alliance Vienna

24) Start Alliance Vienna

The Start Alliance is a collaboration that aims to help multinational entrepreneurs enter new markets faster.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vienna
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 2

You can find their website here.

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