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ACTIVATE: From the idea to the minimal viable product

The tech2b ACTIVATE program is for all changemakers who have already left the idea phase and developed a first version of the product.

The aim of the 6-month program is to have a first MVP and ideally first test customers at the end of the program.

At ACTIVATE, we also focus on MedTech, GreenTech, Hardware & Diversity.

This project is funded by the AplusB Scale-up Program of the BMK and the Province of Upper Austria, implemented by aws. This project is base-funded by the province of Upper Austria.

Submit from 24.05.2024!

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We support your startup in the fields of technology, MedTech, GreenTech and hardware with mentoring, infrastructure, training, financial support and much more.

The application for the next call ends on 19.07.2024.

Which projects are supported?

  • Development-intensive business ideas with high scaling potential in the technical-innovative or creative industries.
  • Startups with potential for a sustainable business model or with business models in future-oriented sectors and GreenTech startups.
  • We place particular emphasis on promoting female founders to increase the proportion of women, and as a female founder you have access to our SHEtech2b network.
  • The start-up project must take place in Upper Austria.
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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

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1,000 Diversity & Sustainabilty Bonus each

Your ACTIVATE advantages:

Business plan coaching

Together with the lead consultant, you will further develop your startup.

BIZTrains

As a tech2b ACTIVATE startup, you have access to the exclusive BIZTrain training programs.

Office & Equipment

Office space either in the Tabakfabrik Linz, at the OIC or in the techcEnter.

Network

With over 20 years of experience in Upper Austria, we have built up an extensive network, which we naturally make available to our tech2b startups.

Mentor:in

Every ACTIVATE startup is assigned a mentor. You can choose this mentor yourself & will be paid by tech2b.

Cash subsidy

€ 5,000 non-repayable cash grant.

Female & Sustainability Bonus

An additional € 1,000 if you have a female founder with more than 25% shares in the team and access to the shetech2b founder network.

An additional € 1,000 sustainability bonus for the business model with the highest impact.

Individual advice

There is no prefabricated program at tech2b. We believe that every startup is individual and deserves individual, customized support.

What procedure can I expect?

ACTIVATE is not an off-the-shelf startup program. We respond to your individual needs and then put together a tailor-made program.

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Contact us

Get in touch with us if you think your startup is ACTIVATE ready.

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Get to know

We will get to know each other in an initial meeting and clarify whether ACTIVATE is right for you.

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Start

Start of the ACTIVATE program during our 2 day ACTIVATE Journey.

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Support

Start of our 6-month support.

Among other things, you will receive an external mentor, up to € 7,000 cash advance and access to exclusive training workshops.

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Know-How

Together with your lead consultant, you will further develop your startup in the areas of team, market, finance, technology & sustainability.

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Next Stop: INCUBATE

After successfully completing ACTIVATE, you have the opportunity to apply for our INCUBATE program.

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Bernhard Schaffer, MSc.

Startup Consultant / Responsible for ACTIVATE
Bernhard Schaffer, MSc.
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