Vienna’s Premier Incubator for Early-Stage Startups!

Welcome to Austria’s premier startup-incubator, brought to you by sektor5.
5starts was named Best Incubator Programme 2016 by the Central European Startup Awards!

Our call for batch # 3 has ended, thank you for all your applications.
Please stay tuned and keep checking this page to find out who will be in Batch # 3 (8 January 2017 – 2 June 2017).

What is 5starts?

5starts is sektor5’s homegrown incubator programme that invites selected startups to a 5-months-“scholarship”.  After an open call for applications, the successful candidates receive tailor-made programmes during which they can truly focus on advancing their product and idea. 5starts organises individual workshops, trainings and hackathons, and offers access to our valuable sektor5 alumni-network and investor eco-system.

Since its foundation in 2010, sektor5 has been offering an ideal environment for a thriving Austrian IT-Community that counts internationally acclaimed start-ups MySugr, Codeship and blossom.io among its alumni. sektor5 is proud to facilitate and nurture young talents and has established its own accelerator program 5starts in January 2016, with support from the AWS JumpStart Initiative.

Our current batch….

Batch #2 officially started June 2016 and concludes with Demo Day on 17 November 2016.

Vienna Würstelstand

Here is what our alumni from previous 5starts batches say. You can also visit our FAQ’s.

Sponsors & Partners

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