Startup Guide Graz
Austria’s second largest city is home to a thriving startup scene that includes strong technology and health sectors.

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, Styria and Silicon Alps.

Startup Guide Graz

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Startup Guide is a self-publishing media company founded in 2014 by Sissel Hansen. The mission is to promote startup ecosystems on an international level, and to share inspiring stories from local key players and founders, thereby facilitating the launch of one’s own company in the respective cities through well-prepared information and expert insights. Content is produced in both print and digital formats. There are now startup guides for over 50 cities and regions worldwide. Since 2019, the company has placed an increased focus on portraying companies and founders that create positive economic, ecological and social value in order to positively influence the future generation of entrepreneurs. Startup Guide includes the design studio ‘SG Studio’, the conference series ‘Impact the Future’, Impact Index and the consultancy ‘Connect by Startup Guide’.