The academy is an 8-week programme designed to prepare you for presenting your start-up in front of our Selection Board (AplusB or ESA BIC Austria), an international body of experts that decides who gets incubated.
Accelerating your progress
Explore business models
Deep dive into the business model canvas and create your first professional business plan.
Build a financial plan
Learn how to plan your finances, understand your capital need and where to get funding.
Create an IP strategy
Discover the strategies to protect your intellectual property, using secrets, patents & trademarks.
Deliver a perfect pitch
Define your big vision and weave the story of your start-up into a powerful investor pitch.
Get 1-on-1 coaching
Get hands-on feedback from our consultants and accelerate your progress with us.
Start your incubation
Present your start-up to our Selection Boards and get incubated at Science Park Graz or ESA BIC Austria.
Learn the ropes
Starting up made easy with the right know-how
Understanding the value of your ideas is essential to convince customers
All ideas need to clearly provide value, that's why we think it is essential to understand how much value your idea brings and define the return on investment for your future customers.
A money map makes it easier to navigate the funding jungle
Accessing the right funding early on in your development can make the difference between growing fast and not growing at all. We are here to help you identify appropriate funding programmes and then apply for them.
Ambition and motivation are nurtured and encouraged here
We share the ambition of our founders and always aim to be their greatest champions. Where others see obstacles, we see solutions and opportunities to be had.
Our Selection Boards
PAB members (AplusB)
The PAB has a vital role in evaluating and selecting projects that get incubated.
Managing Director | ESA BIC Austria General Manager | ESA BA Austria Ambassador