How we got into the best startup accelerator in Vorarlberg

Vorarlberg? Never heard of it?

Neither had I before I moved here.

Vorarlberg is a state in Austria with a population of 400.000. It is located between Lake Constance and the Alps.

And you might have guessed it, there really is just one startup accelerator in Vorarlberg. But it is a pretty great one!

Back to the most important thing: How did we get in?

After a call with Julia, who runs the accelerator, we had to fill out an application.

Here are our answers (translated from German to English):


Christian Staudenmeyer, Jia Staudenmeyer, Res Giger



Facts about business model (short description, who are customers, how is profit made, how is scalability + growth possible)

Our customers are personal and business users that need software organizing tasks and projects.

Our software will be chargeable for corporate customers.

Growth will happen mostly thanks to online marketing and word of mouth.

Our collaboration features help create network effects since customers are motivated to invite other potential users to our software.

Current state of the business

We have recently released a Beta version of the app.

Milestones reached

1. Created an innovative and unique UI concept for the visualization of tasks and dependencies

2. Implemented the UI in a web app

3. Released Android and iOS apps

4. Localization of our app in German, English and Chinese

5. First beta users are using the app in production

Project description (Description of your startup, what do you do, what is the product, how is it scalable)

We develop „Plocs“, an innovative task management app for private users and corporate customers.

Plocs supports intuitive modeling and visualization of hierarchical structures and dependencies between tasks.

This makes the administration and processing of projects comfortable and efficient.

Plocs also allows you to invite friends, acquaintances and colleagues and share tasks or projects with them. Authorized users can then edit tasks, create new ones or write comments. Other users are informed of changes or new comments via smartphone notifications.

Plocs is a pure software product and therefore very scalable. Additional users only require additional server resources. The global market for project management software has a total volume of approximately $6 billion per year.

Next steps

1. Improving the app based on feedback from our users

2. Extensive marketing campaign to attract more users

Full Time / Part Time

About 80%, probably 50% at Postgarage

Motivation for Postgarage

Exchange with other startups, e.g. on the subject of financing, employee recruitment and marketing.

Sustainability (Do you have a sustainable or social focus in your project? If yes how?)

The software is free for personal use.

Filling out the application just takes an afternoon and it’s all that is required to apply.

After two weeks we got an email that we are in!

Postgarage is run by the local Chamber of Commerce and does not invest in the startups they choose, but provides a free co-working space for a batch of about 10 startups each year.

So for the next 12 months, I get to work alongside the founders of some of the greatest startups of Vorarlberg!

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