Start Alliance Vienna

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Explore Vienna and its Booming Startup Scene!

Start Alliance Vienna offers a two-week program taking place from May 15th - 30th 2018. It intends to provide startups from BERLIN, LONDON, NEW YORK, PARIS, SHANGHAI, TEL AVIV and WARSAW an insights into the Viennese startup ecosystem and help them to explore business opportunities in Vienna. Beyond that startups have the chance to participate in two top startup events in Vienna.

1.        The WeAreDevelopers World Congress units tech professionals - empowered through code and brings together over 8.000 of the brightest minds in tech for an exciting event in one of the leading startup capitals of Europe.

2.       Pioneers 2018 is the ultimate meeting point for 2.500 bold entrepreneurs to look into the future and beyond. A global community of selected startups, executives and investors join forces under the roof of the 500-year-old Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna to redefine human tech frontiers. A yearly event of which the 2017 edition won the Bea World 'Best Conference 2017' Award.

In short

What?             Startup group program
Where?           Vienna
When?            May 15th - 30th 2018
Application?   Until April 19th


Apply by using the following F6S-link:

What we offer

Within the Start Alliance Program the Vienna Business Agency promotes the following expenses for one beneficiary per startup with a percentage of 50% up to a maximum amount of EUR 2.500,--

  • Travel expenses

  • Tickets for the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018 and Pioneers 2018

  • Expenses for accommodation up to a maximum of 14 days

  • Desk in a co-working space up to a maximum of 14 days

Conditions of participation

This event is designed for fast-growing startups under 8 years that are beyond the idea/prototype stage and have already successfully launched in their domestic market. 

This Start Alliance program could be of great value, if your startup is interested in:

  • Expanding into the Austrian market

  • Looking for international partners

  • Seeking to raise capital internationally

  • Recruiting international teams


  • May 15th: Workshop - How to access investors & Welcome session

  • May 16th - 18th: WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018

  • May 18th: Workshop - Boost your growth by B2B sales and partnering

  • May 19th: Social Event - Wine Down

  • May 22nd: Workshop - The ABC of Austria and Europe (facts & figures and public supporting structures) & Evening-Networking Event „How to make most of Pioneers 2018“

  • May 24th - 25th: Pioneers 2018

  • May 29th: GIN Corporate Day - Building bridges between top Austrian and international startups with corporates


Has this program raised your interest? Apply by April 19h 2018:
Winners will be announced in mid of April.

For questions please contact Alexander Diesenreiter from Vienna Business Agency.