About Founded in Austria

When you think of Austria, you probably think of a rich tradition in culture, science and eccentric monarchy. We invented the Alkaline battery, slow motion, psychoanalysis and PEZ. But we didn’t stop there. While we enjoy our lush nature and mountain ranges, our cities boast people who are actively trying to keep this culture of innovation alive. They could maybe speak out a bit more though, which is why we started this list.

 

As one of the richest countries in the world in terms of GDP, with high standards of living, a strong health/social care system and several „sleeping giant“ industries, there is ample opportunity to take risks and innovate to bring ideas further. What we could use, is more willingness to take on these risks, to look for new solutions to advance our industries and technologies, to make ideas and visions a reality.

 

Inspired by Founded in Holland we wanted to launch this list as part of the FoundedX community to bring attention to Austrian startups, but also inspire people within our nation to see what’s possible, and that there’s a host of Austrian entrepreneurs out there working hard, and choosing to run their own thing instead of staying in the safe zone of employment.

 

What do all these companies have in common?

1) They were founded in Austria in the 21st century
2) They have the ambition to transform their industry
3) The founders could all do an Arnold Schwarzenegger accent

 

Do you want to support this initiative?

You can submit an Austrian startup that meets these criteria, download the press kit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get notifications about new additions.

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