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Further development of the growing ecosystem for startups in the European region Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino - Veneto.

Startups are the engine for innovations and future developments. Based on intensive efforts during the last few years, it has now been possible to create a young supra-regional startup ecosystem. Appropriate support programmes have been created and accompany the startups. In addition, business angels and investors are becoming visible and relevant events are taking place. The term "startup" is anchored in people's minds.

Now it is our task to strengthen and sustainably establish the young startup ecosystem. The goal is to train entrepreneurs and improve access to chapters. The system should be internationally networked and offer valuable support for startups in a more developed phase. For this reason, Tyrol, South Tyrol, Treviso and Trentino, which is outside the programme area, have joined forces to implement the project, in order to take advantage of each area's strengths and develop a common, strong startup ecosystem. There is a unique opportunity to develop the European Region into a "Founders:Inside Country" on a European level. In addition to strengthening and developing already established structures, new content from world-leading startup hotspots will also be integrated.


- Startup community with 150 active members
- 75 supported startups
- 60 accompanied cooperation talks
- Networks with at least 50 mentors and at least 80 investors
- Internationalisation network with 10 partners

Support programme
Interreg I-A Italy - Austria 2014 - 2020

Project duration
1 January 2020 - 31 October 2022

Important: The project has ended on 31 October 2022, information on start-up support can be found on the respective partner websites!


  • Consolidation and further expansion of the startup ecosystem in the Euregio region
  • Better access to capital for startups
  • Promoting the growth of startups with programmes and targeted contact initiation
  • Networking startups and creating access to international markets
  • Expansion of the investor network into a professional, international and structured system: Improved transfer of know-how, faster closing of deals and combination with other financing options. Better transfer of know-how, better and faster deals and combination of investments with other financing opportunities
  • Increase international visibility of ecosystems and startups in the programme area
  • Networking the startups with companies from the region

News & Events

CALL FOR STARTUPS | GROWTH CAMP goes into the next round from 12 April to 1 June, 2021
The GROWTH CAMP is a programme of I.E.C.T – Hermann Hauser, ...
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Prototyping an app (fast)
10. October 2022
from 17.30 o'clock
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Testing business ideas
06. October 2022
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