Taking it to the next level

The Austrian startup scene has changed noticeably over the last years, so did AustrianStartups. We changed and grew with the requirements. Last year we presented our AustrianStartup Agenda to the government, built further support networks and kickstarted several new event series.

But that’s just the beginning. We are excited to take further steps! Besides changing policies and culture, we want to cater to specific needs of startups in Austria and take the voice to global stages.

While watching over Innsbruck we talked about the future of AustrianStartups and discussed further steps and directions. The results: A new vision, a new logo, a new chapter of AustrianStartups. 

“The Innsbruck Network”

Our team had the pleasure of being invited to the final pitches of the Skinnovation event. Besides getting a good perspective of the local startup environment, we had the chance to meet many interesting people and connect with the local startup community.

On Sunday we also had the opportunity to meet with WKT Vice President Barbara Thaler and the startup commissioner of the Junge Wirtschaft Tyrol Stefan Engl for a great brunch in the “Base Eins”, who work energetically on the development of the startup ecosystem development in Tyrol. There we had the chance to talk about the Austrian ecosystem – about achievements and further needs & points of focus- and exchange experience & thoughts. After an inspiring exchange and motivational input, our team went back home.

Markus Raunig (CEO AS); Benjamin Stainer (Local Rep- Tyrol); MMag. Barbara Thaler (VP WKT); Stefan Engl (Startup commissioner “Junge Wirtschaft” Tyrol)

It was great to see the flourishing community here in Tyrol and meet up with many inspiring people responsible for its growth.

Big Thanks again to Standortagentur Tirol and Junge Wirtschaft for a great Brunch, Stadtmarketing Innsbruck for keeping us sporty and IECT Hermann Hauser and Destination Wattens for welcoming us.

Innsbruck- you were great! Thanks for having us!


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