5 startups in the new build! program

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Klagenfurt build! Gründerzentrum has added five startups to their current funding program! This year a new strategic concept was developed and the funding focus was sharpened. The build! business incubator in Carinthia is one of the Austrian AplusB centers, supporting start-ups from the academic environment. The focus is set: "We have made it our mission to promote creative and courageous people in Carinthia in the sustainable implementation of their innovative business idea, and to position entrepreneurship as a career option".

New budget, new projects


As is usual with publicly funded projects, the budget has to be regularly renewed. "After the further financing of the build! Founder's Center was decided unanimously, there was the possibility to start new projects. After 15 months, the time had come and the 59th Advisory Board meeting could take place, " they stated in their press release. After developing a new strategic concept and sharpening the funding focus, the financing of next five startups was possible.

Meet the new 5

The BabyBox is a subscription service for basic baby clothing and provides families with six "BabyBoxes" in the first year of life, adjusted to the respective growth spurt, which are delivered directly to your home. Individual products and a gift BabyBox are also available online. 
The platform is designed to allow anyone to grow their own vegetables, "no matter where they live and regardless of what they mean by gardening". The MyAcker app combines a virtual garden piece with a real garden to cultivate online-grown vegetables "live" and send them to the user at the time of maturity. 
The Hex GmbH developed optimization algorithms to improve the efficiency of processes in the areas of transport and production logistics. They wish to identify optimization potentials together with the customers and maximize them through individual, tailor-made solutions.
Sensolligent team is developing digital simulators for process optimization of industrial production lines.
fimboo is developing high-performance ski and hiking poles made of bamboo and recycled plastic. In addition to the ecological impact of the selected materials, production in Uganda also creates the greatest possible social benefit. A modular design and various customization options of the sticks would make each fimboo to a unique, advertises the startup.

The selected projects receive eight to twelve months of support from the build! Start-up Center.

Read the full article on (in German).

Foto: Teambuild! from left to right: Markus Setschnagg, Tanja Scheliessnig, Carina Jellitsch, Karin Ibovnik (Managing Director), Marissa Florian, Nina Zesar. (c) build! business incubator