Support in the implementation of startup ideas in the early stages
Funding rate: Monthly allowance of 1,300 euros per person, combined with coaching, consulting and networking services. Total funding of up to 25,000 euros per startup idea.
Time frame to submit applications: 2021/11/01 to 2023/08/31
Startup Grant ("Gründungsstipendium") funding programme supports entrepreneurs for a period of six months to enable them to implement their innovative business idea with a focus on growth.
- Who: People with an innovative startup idea who are not currently self-employed and have been registered with their main or secondary residence in Vienna for at least 1 year (the registration form must not be older than 1 month)
- What: Entrepreneurs’ living expenses. Monthly allowance of 1,300 euros for six months for up to three people per startup idea, combined with coaching, consulting and networking services.
- Eligibility criteria: Plausibility of the startup idea, growth and scaling potential, degree of innovation, chances of commercial success, individual/team skills.
- Submission: online during the specified submission periods.
Next submission period: 2021/11/01 – 2022/01/31. Other: 2022/02/01 – 2022/08/31. The funding application must be submitted before the project begins.
We would like to encourage women in particular to apply for the Startup Grant
The evaluation of applications is carried out by experts from the Vienna Business Agency and external judges.
You can also apply for the Founders Lab as part of the application process. Please note that spaces are limited.
The earliest possible start date for the startup grant is April 2022.
Read also our FAQ (PDF).
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All documents (German) on the Gründungsstipendium (Startup Grant)