Funding a Company

You always wanted to be your own boss? Found your own company in Upper Austria! The Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKOÖ) is the interest group for entrepreneurs in Upper Austria and offers a diverse range of services answering all questions of commercial daily life. However, there are also several other points of contact, where founders can help and information.

WKOÖ Gründerservice

The Business Start-up Service is the first port of call for questions when it comes to transforming ideas into a new business venture. On the website, you can also find helpful online services such as a break-even calculator or a financing guidebook.


The live-cell incubator for the Upper Austrian economy is the key point of contact for technology-oriented founders and takes on the role of mediator between start-ups and established companies. Moreover, tech2b offers young companies neutral support with subsidy and financing issues.

Startrampe Tabakfabrik

The Startrampe is powered by the bank Sparkasse OÖ and is a platform bringing together established companies and innovative young founders. The Startrampe accompanies, encourages and supports start-ups in all respects.


startup300 is a company built on a top-class community of passionate entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups and visionaries. It operates a platform that provides know-how, capital, further training and space for developing new business models in times of digital change.

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. All FFG activities aim to strengthen Austria as a research and innovation centre on the global market and thus help to ensure the long-term availability of high-quality jobs and maintain the prosperity of one of the world’s wealthiest countries. The FFG is the largest provider of start-up funding in Austria. Each year, it invests more than 70 million euros in supporting new ideas.