The event was opened by Jochen Danninger, Lower Austria's Economic Minister, who presented the Creative Pre-Incubator Program, that was conceived in 2013 in cooperation between the accent Incubator and the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten in more detail.
"There are many exciting ideas and new business models slumbering in the heads of Lower Austrian students. With the Creative Pre-Incubator Program, we are helping to ensure that these do not just remain ideas, but are also implemented in reality," emphasized Jochen Danninger, Regional Minister for Economic Affairs. "So far, 71 teams have successfully completed this program, of which 16 subsequently founded a startup. The number of female founders is also particularly pleasing; they now account for a third of the foundations."