Startup Guide Vienna

Vienna has been easy to overlook as a city of the past, a charming city with its best days behind it. When in fact, that is not true at all. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor found Austria to be the strongest country in Europe for pre-seed investment.

With a number of natural advantages, such as the location in the heart of Europe, low costs of development and light of recent success stories, the Austrian startup-scene can no longer be overlooked and Vienna is positioning itself as one of the most attractive cities to launch a new company.

On this book:

“I was thinking too small. I would like to go back and tell myself that the big dream deserved big execution.”

Ali Mahlodji , watchado

“Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Either way, you learn.”

Christoph Richter , zoomsquare

Table of contents

City essentials

Everything you need to know about the city before you come or before you start a company.

Data overview

The top data on the city’s current ecosystem and ranking.


The hottest and most interesting startups in a broad range of industries. Get to know them.


All the best incubators and accelerators you should know about.


The top spaces to work from and meet creatives and entrepreneurs in your city.


Essential advice from the local professionals and mentors in their field of expertise.


Insightful interviews with some of the most experienced and inspiring local founders.


All that extra information you want to know.

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