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in Linz.

You have an idea for a business, but don't really know how and where to start? You want to take the step into self-employment, but you still lack the necessary financial security? Then apply for the Founders Scholarship!

The City of Linz supports early-stage start-up ideas with EUR 1,000 per month (in total EUR 5,000, paid out in two instalments). With this, you can cover part of your living costs and take care of the founding of your own company without worrying. 

The submission to the Founders Scholarship Linz 2024 starts on 1st of March!

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Best practice: Researchly

Together with Leopold from Researchly, Franz and Ana trace the path in the hub,ert network from the City of Linz's start-up scholarship to the tech2b programs. In Linz, founders and startups find a dynamic ecosystem that can take their business ideas to the next level. Do you have any questions? Then get in touch with us at (Sound only in German)

How to apply for the founders scholarship 2024

  1. 1

    Describe the founding idea

    Make your start-up idea clear and tell us in the application what you have considered. Tip: Have a look at the informations via LOGIN - you will find all the points that are important to the jury!

  2. 2

    Have further documents ready

    With your start-up idea, you also hand in the registration form, copy of your passport and the signed conditions of participation.

  3. 3

    Submit by 1st of May, 2024

    Send all necessary documents via LOGIN by the 1st of May - if you have any questions, you are of course welcome to contact us via at any time.