We are now effy - European Founders For Youth (formerly EYA).

Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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What Do We Do?

Startups and young founders have become the most important source of innovation and digitalization in the modern age. Unfortunately, Austria, due to a multitude of different circumstances, lags behind in terms of start-up incorporations, chances of survival, financing and consequently innovation.

Our goal is to reduce at least one of these obstacles: information. After more than seven years of joint experience in startups, whether as a founder or taking part in high growth ventures, we aim to inform students of the seventh and eighth grades (juniors and seniors of high school) through short, individually targeted presentations and workshops.


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Do you want to bring EFFY to your school?

The workshops are free of charge, last for one hour and take place in the classroom of the participating school. The workshops are held by one of our handpicked entrepreneurs with experience in founding startups. Download our School Infosheet for more information on our workshops. To book a workshop, send us an email with your preferred time and date!

Download School Infosheet (DE)
Download School Infosheet (EN)
Download School Infosheet (ES)
Book Workshop Austria
Book Workshop Spain
Are you a founder who wants to inspire students?

To speak at a workshop, please use the button below to apply as a speaker. Be sure to tell us why you would like to be a speaker for EFFY. Our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Our Team

Open Positions

Together, we can achieve greater things! We are lucky to have a diverse team with different skills and backgrounds. Still, we are constantly looking for new members who want to change the Austrian Startup landscape to join the EFFY team. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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