Undeterred by the coronavirus crisis, a total of 118 start-ups from 37 countries submitted applications for the Vienna Startup Package in 2021.
Vienna Startup Package: Leading the way for 8 years
Since 2014, the Vienna Startup Package has given outstanding international start-ups the opportunity to spend a few weeks acquainting themselves with Vienna as a location for business and exploring the city’s start-up ecosystem. The programme aims to encourage more international start-ups to settle here in Vienna. Its record to date is certainly impressive: 1,381 applications received from 104 countries around the world, with 108 international start-ups given the opportunity to dive deep into Vienna’s start-up scene. In terms of applications by country, the United Kingdom leads the way with a total of 103 submissions, followed by Romania (68) and Israel (61). Vienna’s importance as an economic driving force in the CEE region is also underlined by the sheer number of applications received, with a total of 449 applications over the last 8 years from Southern and Eastern Europe alone.
Consolidation around the city’s international flagship event, ViennaUP
In spring 2021, the first edition of the international start-up festival ViennaUP breathed new life into the Vienna Startup Package. While the selected start-ups were invited to Vienna in spring and autumn in two groups of 10 companies, the Vienna Business Agency focused its support for last year’s 20 selected start-ups around the time of ViennaUP’21. The accumulation is no flash in the pan: applications for the Vienna Startup Package 2022 are already open and the 20 selected start-ups are due to land in Vienna in late spring, just in time for ViennaUP’22. This guarantees an excellent networking opportunity with actors, investors, organisations and businesses at both an international and local level.
Vienna, March 23, 2022