IST>Cube is a new incubator and accelerator based at the Institute of Science and Technology in Austria. We particularly focus on startups with a background in deep tech and science, though not exclusively, and we offer a dedicated curriculum for entrepreneurs, access to a world-leading research industry, and financial investment.
We have developed a program for entrepreneurs that includes lectures, workshops, individual coaching, and mentoring. The program focuses on issues relevant to starting and growing a new business. It includes sessions on strategy, finance, marketing, sales, and much more. All entrepreneurs will have full access to an experienced mentor who is assigned to support them and their team in moving the startup forward and growing it quickly.
Though IST Austria is a very young research university, it is world-leading and has attracted prominent scientists from around the world. Initially IST>Cube will focus on investments in software, materials, and medical technology. However, our focus does not exclude other areas that we believe can benefit from being a part of IST>Cube and which can contribute to our overall community.
IST>Cube will provide an initial seed investment of up to EUR 40,000 to joining startups. This seed investment may be followed up by a growth investment of EUR 150,000 if the team believes in the startup and the entrepreneurs. Furthermore, IST>Cube has a network of investors interested in providing more fund money, along with access to their networks for later financing rounds.
The founding team of IST>Cube was involved in several start-ups. Some start-ups they founded themselves, others they advised or facilitated investment for them.
At IST>Cube, you will have access to some of the best research in the world through IST Austria.
We have developed a world-class curriculum for founders, with an internationally experienced faculty and an unrivaled network of mentors.
With a strong core investor and a growing network of angel investors, venture capitalists and relevant companies, we provide you with superior access to financing for your startup.
With a global mindset and established experience, we utilize the benefits and values of Europe to grow a powerful community of entrepreneurs.