GIN Global Incubator Network Austria

The Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) is the connecting link between Austrian and international start-ups, investors, incubators and accelerators with a special focus on startup hotspots in the fast-growing markets of Asia (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Israel). As a single point of contact, GIN supports Austrian startups (GO ASIA) or Asian startups in Austria (GO AUSTRIA; managed by FFG) in their internationalization plans as well as connects Austrian incubators/accelerators and investors with international partners (co-investments, etc.). With goAsia, GIN brings Austrian startups to the world’s most innovative startup hubs, help them to build networks with international strategic partners and provide them with essential know-how in terms of market entry and global expansion – strategically and financially (GIN grant).

Field of business

goAsia: Austrian startups of all verticals

Size of the company

Micro to small enterprises

Phase of development

Startup to growth phase (in general not older than 7 years)

Requirements

  • Austrian later-stage startup (beyond PoC; after seed-stage)
  • Interest to internationalize to the GIN target-regions
  • Interest in connecting with relevant stakeholders (investors, corporates) from the GIN target-regions
  • Innovative product /solution
  • Proven/scalable business model
  • First clients and traction (revenue)
  • Registration on awsconnect.at  and providing relevant documents (general account details as well as pitch-deck and current target raise for companies and criteria for portfolio companies for investors/incubators)