Does your product or service improve life and business in the Alpine region? Are you looking for the right partners in the field of alpine technologies to position your product or service on the market? Then apply now for the Alpine Tech Accelerator!
The Alpine Tech Innovation Hub is an international innovation and entrepreneurship centre for Alpine technologies. As a brand new format, the Alpine Tech Accelerator aims to bring promising start-ups in the field of sustainable Alpine technologies to Tyrol, to support them in entering the market and network with partners, established companies and investors relevant to this phase.
* Alpine Mobility, Alpine Safety, Alpine Construction, Sports & Outdoor, Alpine Tourism
The Alpine Tech Accelerator is a three-month support and networking programme for national and international start-ups. The programme brings promising, early-stage start-ups to Tyrol to help them enter the market and network with local players, established companies, as well as experts, investors and the local start-up scene.
Up to 6 startups will be invited to Tyrol over a period of 3 months, of which at least one team member will be on site for the duration of the program. These are the contents:
Covid-19 Note: In the event of official restrictions to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, such as restrictions on freedom of travel or security measures that prevent the implementation of a presence format, we reserve the right to hold the Alpine Tech Accelerator as a digital format or to implement it only partially on site in Tyrol.
Daniel Cronin is a serial entrepreneur, university lecturer, moderator and keynote speaker. He is a founding member of the mobile agency all about apps, a joint venture of i5invest and runtastic, Co-Founder and Board Member of AustrianStartups (Austria largest start-up platform and think tank for innovative entrepreneurship) and co-founder and partner of the Vienna Mentoring Group (viemeg.com), a mentoring programme for early-stage startups.
Arun Muthirulan is innovation specialist, mentor and investor. He has worked with 70+ technology and services firms, in advisory, commercial and operational roles including several university spinouts, SMEs and corporates, to take new products and services based on novel science and technology to market. Typically Arun works at CxO/senior management level, with broad sector experience in Smart Grids, Lighting, Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Defence, Media, Computing, Telecoms, Healthcare, Medical Devices and Industrial Biotech.
Anna Winklehner is an expert for cooperation projects at the interface between start-ups and established companies. From her rich and diverse experience in socio-economics, innovation management and adult education she draws profound know-how for the support and management of innovation processes. At New Venture Scouting, she supports start-up teams as a consultant and coach during the commercialization process and implements matching processes between corporates and start-ups.
Werner Wutscher (founder and managing director of New Venture Scouting) was born in Carinthia as the son of a mountain farmer family, so sustainability in a holistic sense became his future strategy. His professional expertise lies in the development of new business models. As a business angel and coach he has supported a large number of founders and currently holds shares in seven start-up companies. Prior to this, Werner Wutscher spent 14 years in senior management positions in companies such as Agrana Beteiligungs AG, REWE International AG and the Austrian Federal Administration. In addition to a degree in law from the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Werner Wutscher holds a degree from Harvard University (USA).
Matthias Monreal is a Coach, Consultant, and Social Entrepreneur. He spent a decade in Science & Research, founded a Social Startup, and is now following his purpose as Coach and Consultant. At Startup.Tirol he covers the topics purpose, impact, and culture. He lectures at the University of Innsbruck on Impact Economy and Social Entrepreneurship. As independent Coach and Consultant he focuses on personal and culture transformation. He is a founding member of the Conscious Consulting Group.
Klaus Grössinger supports growth financing with the Investor*Innennetzwerk Tirol. He has more than 10 years of experience in high-tech start-up investments, technology transfer and investment management. As founder and CEO he has built up a spin-off in the research area of life science and chemistry with 20 employees. Klaus Grössinger was a member of the supervisory board of one of the largest biotech research companies in Austria and is a graduate and lecturer at the University of Innsbruck.
Thomas Gramann is employed by the Standortagentur Tirol and accompanies domestic and foreign companies during the establishment and expansion of their business. The Standortagentgur Tirol is an institution of the State of Tyrol and part of the Lebensraum Tirol Holding. Its services include establishing contacts with external service providers (e.g. tax consultancy, legal advice, real estate offices or banks) as well as consulting on subsidies together with our in-house experts. Support with administrative procedures and integration into the in-house cluster network are further services. The cooperation in the project "Alpines Sportland Tirol" of Lebensraum Tirol Holding provides valuable insights into our sports location and the networking of important partners in the state. As a bank employee, Thomas Gramann previously worked in various departments of renowned financial institutions.
Short distances - from science to business, between companies and investors as well as between up-and-coming start-ups among themselves and from the workplace out into the Alpine countryside: the Tyrol as a living space offers young companies numerous advantages. The Alpine Tech Accelerator plays an important role here, as it accelerates the path from the idea of sustainable solutions for the Alpine region to their implementation as a promising innovation. Welcome to Tyrol!
Due to the topographical conditions and the still traditionally anchored patterns of thought, especially in rural areas, mobility in Tyrol is a huge challenge which we see as a great opportunity to initiate and drive forward the revolution in energy-autonomous mobility. The success potential for start-ups with sustainable technologies and innovative solutions for the Alpine region is very high and with contacts to the right players enormously promising.
The goal of the Alpine Tech Accelerator is to bring promising international teams to Tyrol and to support them in the best possible way. The programme results in a win-win situation: the start-ups are supported in entering the market and and linked-up with cooperation partners, and local established players benefit from possible cooperations to find innovative, new and future-oriented solutions.
Your workplace at the Alpine Tech Innovation Hub, right in the middle of the mountains.