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Newcomers: These 55 startups were founded in Austria in 2018

How many startups are actually (formally) founded in Austria in the course of a year? So far, this question can be answered with 55 for 2018. This results in a query in the Startablish database. This is based on the startup definition from AustrianStartups. So companies have to be innovative, scalable and growth-oriented. In order to land in the statistics, the startups must already appear publicly (e.g. entry in startup databases, participation in startup programs). So there will be a little more in the aftermath. Some of the 55 newcomer startups have already achieved a considerable level of awareness in the first year of their existence. This is certainly also due to the fact that some of them hit the media even before they were formally founded.

We have already reported in detail on some of the newcomers in 2018, many others will certainly follow. Below is the full list of the 55 startups. We want to highlight the five newcomer startups that impressed our readers the most on social media this year:

5. Sheep blue

The two Sheepblue founders Reinhard Falschlehner and Eduard Rameder are a well-coordinated team. More than a decade ago, they founded their first joint venture. In 2018 it was time for number three. The startup's concept in one sentence: "We automate the creation of duty rosters," explains CEO Falschlehner. In the first year, the founders raised a total of around 300,000 euros in investment capital in two seed rounds. This capital flows into further product development before the rollout and expansion should start soon.⇒ To the article

4. Holmi

The timing of the launch of Holmi in Vorarlberg's home state happened to be perfect. The startup wants to offer an alternative to Uber with its app, which integrates existing taxi companies. It just started when there was a controversy in Vienna about an injunction against the US transport service. By the end of this year, Holmi wanted to be present throughout Austria, said founder Jürgen Gunz at the launch in April. That didn't work. After all: they have already made it to Tyrol, Vienna is to follow shortly.⇒ To the article

3. Freebiebox

Freebiebox founder Moritz Lechner caused a stir just because of his age. He was 14 when his company, which sends boxes with branded items, first appeared in the media at the end of 2017. The formal establishment took place this year. As the official managing director, Lechner brought an extremely experienced partner on board in Kambis Kohansal Vajargah. Vajargah, who is one of the most active consultants in the domestic startup ecosystem, co-founded whatchado in 2012. Lechner was also able to convince PrimeCrowd CEO Markus Kainz, who acts as a business angel and mentor.⇒ To the article

2. Jingle

The Viennese startup Jingle also attracted attention even before it was formally founded in February this year, for example with the audience award at the second batch of the WeXelerate accelerator. With its product search service, Jingle shows local dealers in the vicinity who have the desired product in stock, thus offering an efficient offline alternative to online trading. Numerous large retail chains and smaller businesses have already been won as customers. Shortly before the recent launch, the startup communicated a six-figure financing round through "umdasch - the store makers".⇒ To the article

1. Druckster

The principle of Druckster is very simple. That is probably one of the reasons why the Viennese startup was confronted with enormous demand from the start that it was initially unable to cope with. Druckster lets students print out their scripts for free. These contain advertising adapted to the target group. In addition to classic product marketing, topics include recruiting and employer branding. Current customers include pwc, Rewe and Strabag. Druckster currently offers its service at four locations in Vienna - at partner copy shops at the University of Vienna, the WU Vienna, the TU Vienna and at Schwedenplatz.⇒ To the article

The full list of the 55 newcomer startups 2018