Austria’s second largest city is home to a thriving startup scene that includes strong technology and health sectors.
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A unique blend of old and new, historical and contemporary, Graz has been recognized as a UNESCO City of Design, a European cultural capital and Austria’s culinary capital. Home to a small but thriving startup ecosystem, it is a well-established tech hub and a great testing ground for entrepreneurs looking to eventually scale internationally.
Startup Guide Graz explores the city’s key players and provides essential tools for starting up. This includes profiles of innovative startups, insights from experienced entrepreneurs, and valuable information about the area’s investors, programs, schools and coworking spaces.
This book is made in partnership with the City of Graz Department for Economic Development. It is supported by Austria Wirtschaftsservice, Next Incubator, AVL, Fidas, the FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences master’s program in digital entrepreneurship, GREEN ROCKET, LIKAR Law, Raiffeisen Landesbank Steiermark, Science Park, ACstyria Mobility Cluster, Creative Industries Styria, Green Tech Cluster, Human.technology Styria and Silicon Alps.
Important tips for startups from HAI Smart Equity GmbH
Arno F. Likar and Peter Griehser from HAI Smart Equity are highly experienced business angels and startup investors, positioned to help future-orientated startups realize their potential. They have access to a unique global network and have an unparalleled understanding of what it takes to grow and scale a business.
Creating a company that’s profitable and creates a better world
There are over 2,300 social businesses in Austria and this number continues to grow. Marlis Baurecht, the Business Unit Manager for Entrepreneurship, IP Rights and Seedfinancing at Austria Wirtschaftsservice provides some valuable tips for social entrepreneurs who are just starting out.
How next-incubator supports Austrian startups committed to making a difference
next-incubator is an independent innovation think-tank and a sustainability hub, founded in 2017 by Energie Steiermark, one of the largest energy suppliers in Austria. It offers individualized business support to market-ready startups who want to have a positive impact on the climate.