They can now participate in an accelerator programme taking place in the world's most influential innovation region for a period of up to three months. They can refine their business plans and models and directly network with strategic partners, potential customers and investors in Silicon Valley. Up until now about 150 startups and spinoffs based in Austria have used the programme as a springboard to the USA
The startups selected this year are Audvice, ContextFlow, FoodNotify, Greenwell Energy, Hello again, HeroSphere, Kontrol, Liland IT, Memory of Mankind, Own3d Media, Pocketcoach, Senseforce, sms Data Systems, Stryme, TeamEcho and zerolens.
A dense programme at partner organisations such as US Market Access in San Francisco, the Plug & Play Tech Centre in Sunnyvale and SkyDeck in Berkeley await the 16 winners. This programme ranges from a multi-day boot camp with experts on issues such as Silicon Valley business practices, marketing, sales and pitch trainings, tips and tricks on fundraising etc. to a pitch to investors and Silicon Valley experts within the context of a Demo Day.
Read more here about successful startups from Austria.