Accelerate yourself. Up to Eleven.

In the unique Entrepreneur in Residence program of Up to Eleven, the ideas of tomorrow are designed.   Apply until June 30th!

Our 12-month excellence program
for your idea

In our Entrepreneur in Residence program, we accompany you and your digital idea. Develop a prototype for your product and validate your business model in our 6-to-12-month-program. In our Company Builder in Graz, we support you with our extensive package of services so that you can fully focus on your project.

Zero equity for us, maximum freedom for you – no strings attached!

Apply for Batch #4!

Our services for you:
Entrepreneur in Residence at Up to Eleven


Phase 1: Idea phase (4-8 weeks)

In our Company Builder, the powerhouse for startups of Up to Eleven, we help you create new business models for challenging markets. The EIR programs is open for everyone interested in founding a startup with innovative digital solutions. In cooperation with you, we want to further develop your business idea within the EIR program and make all preparations to found a startup.
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To get the chance to be part of our EIR program, you simply submit your business idea via our application form. We then invite you to a face-to-face-meeting to get to know each other over a cup of coffee. In our UT11 office, we can talk in detail about your innovative idea. Personal contact is very important to us. Your idea is going to be discussed in our Board Meeting (Board Decision) – our decision criteria are the potential market, the willingness of the target group to make payments, the scalability of your business model and – first and foremost – YOU as entrepreneur. When your idea meets those criteria, we can start with phase 2 of our program.

Phase 2: Prototyping phase (6-12 months)

In the prototyping phase, your project undergoes the process of proof-of-concept and first validation of your concept. We contribute our expertise in the fields of product management, testing and potential analysis as well as other services in our Company Builder (“shared ressources”). During these 6 to 12 months, we want to expand your strengths and actively support your project.
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It’s important for us that you are fully committed to your project. You are the driving force behind your business idea and leader of your founding project – we support you with our extensive package of services that are perfectly tailored to the requirements of your project. For future founders like you, we offer about 40.000 euros in this phase of the EIR program. The following cash services are included:
  • Cost of living
  • Marketing
  • Internal staff cost
  • Further education (trainings, coachings)
  We are also committed to provide you these non-cash services:
  • Regular meetings with experts of Up to Eleven as sparring partners of your business idea
  • We invite you to fully benefit from our infrastructure in our UT11 Company Builder: own workplace, use of meeting rooms, phone boxes, WLAN, printer, kitchen & Hornig Coffee Area.
  • The realization of your business idea is accompanied by a individual plan for public grants
    (SFG, aws, AMS, FFG).
  • Depending on the project requirements and individual needs: Marketing & PR, (App) Development, SEM & Performance Marketing, Design services, Finance & HR

Phase 3: Company Building at Up to Eleven

After the successful completion of the prototyping phase, you have three choices:
  • You can choose to found a new startup with us and receive an investment proposal after being approved by the board members.
  • If we can’t support your project for longer, you can found a company by yourself and search for external investment.
  • If you come to the conclusion during the prototyping phase that you can’t take care of your project anymore, that’s okay. In our Entrepreneur in Residence program, we want to give you the chance to grow. During these 6 to 12 months, we don’t want any shares or equity.
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When you successfully completed phase 2, you receive a individual investment offer from Up to Eleven that you can accept or reject. With our shared resources, you can focus on taking the business forward and we will do the rest (tailored support in administrative and legal activities like finance, HR, online marketing and more).

Do you want to join our
Entrepreneur in Residence program?

Apply for Batch #4!

Apply until June 30th!

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