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Discover Vienna: Creative City | April 1 – 12 | Vienna

The Vienna Business Agency offers a two-week program taking place from April 1st – April 12th. It intends to provide creative companies and startups an insight into the Viennese creative and digital industries and help them explore business opportunities in Vienna. In addition, participants will have the chance to take part in two top international  creative and digital festivals in Vienna.

In short

What?             Creative company and startup group program
Where?           Vienna
When?            April 1st – April 12th 2019
For Whom?     Startups from all over the world
Application?   Until February 26th 2019

Who is it for?

The program is targeted at companies in the creative industries with a strong technology and/or digital component, including but not limited to game development, multimedia, architecture, design, fashion, film and music.

What’s in for you?

Networking & site visits – Get access and connect with the viennese creative and startup Scene

Expert workshops – Gain knowledge of the ecosystem’s establishment conditions, incentives, tax and legislation

Info session on funding opportunities – Vienna Calling: Creatives

Dedicated support from the team of the Vienna Business Agency

International festivals

Forward – Festival for Creativity, Design and Communication: April 4th – 6th 2019

Forward brings together the best international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their success stories in an exciting atmosphere. The conference, the centerpiece of the festival, is accompanied by various side events, such as workshops, live art sessions and networking events.

The idea behind Forward is to create a festival where the creative community can exchange opinions, inspire and learn from each other. Our core ambition is to bring each other’s ideas, projects and goals FORWARD.

4GAMECHANGERS Festival 2019: April 09th – 11th

Three day full of inpiration, networking & entertainment

The international digital festival is building bridges connecting the most important entrepreneurs from the heart of europe with the leading visionaries froma Asisa.

4Gamechangers Festival is a hub for future-oriented digital projects, the breeding ground for startups and the get-together for gamechangers of all ages, industries and communities.

Creative Industries in Vienna

17.7 % of Vienna-based companies are engaged in the creative industries and contribute significantly to the value of the Vienna economic area.

  • 41% of the Austrian creative industries are based in Vienna
  • more than 63,000 people in Vienna are employed in the creative industries
  • and are generating more than 11 billion euros of annual Revenue.

What we offer

Within the Start Alliance Program the Vienna Business Agency promotes the following expenses for one beneficiary per company/startup with a percentage of 50% up to a maximum amount of EUR 2.500,–

  • Travel expenses
  • Tickets for the viennacontemporary, Waves Vienna and introduction to the most interesting events of Vienna Design Week (free entry)
  • Expenses for accommodation up to a maximum of 14 days
  • Desk in a co-working space up to a maximum of 14 days

Conditions of participation

This event is designed for creative companies and startups with an interest in the Viennese creative and cultural industries that are not older than 8 years, are beyond the idea/prototype stage and have already successfully launched in their domestic market.

This Discover program could be of great value, if your startup is interested in:

  • Exploring business opportunities in the creative and cultural sector
  • Expanding into the Austrian market
  • Looking for international partners
  • Seeking to raise capital internationally
  • Recruiting international Teams

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