• 07 — 07 — 2022
Steiermärkische Sparkasse & SPG: Financing engine for start-up growth
Martin Mössler, Dagmar Eigner-Stengg, Oliver Kröpfl / (c) Foto Fischer

The cooperation between Science Park Graz and Steiermärkische Sparkasse not only offers start-ups significant financing opportunities, but is also an engine for growth and competition for young companies.

To break new ground, to push entrepreneurial innovation and to initiate visions: These goals have linked Science Park Graz and Steiermärkische Sparkasse for many years.

The cooperation between the technology incubator and the future-oriented financial institution is significantly shaped by the common conviction to turn powerful and innovation-oriented ideas into employers of tomorrow: "We are proud to have Steiermärkische Sparkasse as an innovative partner at our side, which contributes significantly to a financing mix of alternative forms of financing, classic bank financing forms and subsidies with information, tools and advice. The start-ups of Science Park Graz benefit sustainably from this cooperation", says Science Park Graz managing director Martin Mössler.

For Oliver Kröpfl, member of the management board of Steiermärkische Sparkasse, the cooperation with Austria's leading start-up incubator is of central strategic importance: "Start-ups with innovative approaches and new business models are a growth driver, but they need suitable financial framework conditions in order to fully develop their potential. As a forward-looking bank, we want to be - in cooperation with Science Park Graz - a motor for growth and competition in the start-up scene." 


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