GACC Startup and Entrepreneur Program in New York, Boston and Silicon Valley

Meet VCs, business angels, U.S. clients and found your American subsidiary!

The German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in New York has promoted commerce between Germany and the U.S. for almost 70 years. During this time we have established ourselves as a modern service provider and a reliable partner in German-American business inquiries.

 

What is STEP?

Our Startup & Entrepreneur Program ("STEP") offers German startups valuable assistance in finding and pitching U.S.-VC investors, meeting U.S. clients and also provides workshops on all U.S. market entry topics. Due to the great demand, we brought STEP to Boston, San Francisco and the Silicon Valley this year!

 

Some Facts about STEP:

Launched in 2014 - established in 4 U.S. locations  - 42 U.S. subsidiaries of German startups founded - 22 American investments in German startups realized. Want more information? Contact Andrea! adiewald@gaccny.com

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

Upcoming Trips:

 

10. - 15. 09. 2017 (New York)

10. - 15. 12. 2017 (New York)

18. - 23. 03. 2018 (San Francisco/Silicon Valley)

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Welcome Drinks

Sunday
at 7:00pm

Breakfast & Orientation

 

Monday
at 8:00am

Capital Intro: Fundraising 101: Pitch your company to powerful investors

 

Tuesday
at 9:00am

Capital Intro:

Gotham Ventures

Wednesday
at 9:00am

Strategy Session: IP LAW:

How to protect your business idea in the U.S.

Thursday
at 10:00am

Roundtable @ GACC & Feedback

Friday
at 10:00am

Strategy Session:

Doing Business in the U.S.

Monday
at 9:00am

Strategy Session:

Messaging & PR the American way!

Tuesday
at 10:00am

Capital Intro:

Launch Capital

Wednesday
at 10:00am

Company Insight:

Kisi

Thursday
at 12:00pm

OPTIONAL:

Lead Generation

Friday
at 11:00am

Strategy Session: Legal & Immigration

Monday
at 10:00am

Strategy Session:

Marketing & Growth Hacking

Tuesday
at 12:30pm

Company Insight:

Sailthru

Wednesday
at 12:30pm

Strategy Session: Accounting for Startups

Thursday
at 3:00pm

Accelerator Tour: where to start working from?

Monday
at 1:00pm

Strategy Session: Sales -

How to successfully sell my product in the U.S.?

Tuesday
at 2:00pm

Company Insight:

SiSense

Wednesday
at 2:00pm

Company Insight:

Glossybox North America

Thursday
at 5:00pm

Company Insight: Shopikon

Monday
at 2:30pm

Individual Mentorship & Personal Pitch Preparation: Get ready for the VCs!

Tuesday
at 4:30pm

Investor Speed Dating

& Pitch Night: The stage is yours!

Wednesday
at 5:00pm

Incubator Programs
in New York

Monday
at 3:00pm

NY Tech Meet up: Find out what your competion is working on and dive in!

Tuesday
at 7:00pm

Networking Event:
Mix and mingle with investors and U.S. corporates

Monday
at 6:00pm

**This is an example agenda.

Our Network

 and many more...

Info

Getting Around NYC

 

Traveling from the Airport to NYC

To get to and from the airport, we suggest that you utilize the Carmel Limo service. You can reserve rides either at carmellimo.com or by calling (212) 666-6666. They are the same price as a yellow cab but much more reliable.

 

Subway

The subway is the best way to get around the NYC! We strongly recommend that you purchase the “7-day Unlimited Pass” which costs about $30. Please purchase this before Monday since we will be traveling via subway throughout the entire week. They can be purchased at any subway stop at any time of day, but we suggest that you get it at Union Square before our Meet and Greet on Sunday!

-List of great free NYC subway Apps-

 

1. NYC Subway

2. Embark NYC

 

Taxi

Taxis are the most expensive mode of transportation in NYC. A trip of around 20 blocks may cost up to $10+. Tipping is required most of the time, so if your fare is over $10, consider tipping $1-$2 on top of the fare. There are two types of taxis, the famous yellow cabs and black taxis. Around 4-5pm, yellow cabs are unavailable so black cabs are the substitute. They are not illegal but be sure to negotiate a reasonable price before you hop on!

NY Tech Community

Testimonials

Stefanie Reimann-Dubbers - CEO - www.moveguard.de

"After having been an active in the German startup environment for the last 4 years, taking part in the GACC NY’s STEP program was one of the most encouraging, vibrant and enjoyable weeks as „little“ grown Startup. Everyone at the GACC was trying to really help us understand the difference between German mentality and American business behavior. In relevant workshops, strategy sessions and amazing company insights we got excellent information on how to make our first moves on the US market. My STEP experience was also very successful due to a superb group of 10 young companies with different backgrounds from all over Germany!"

Dr. Michael Tal - Co-CEO - www.busylamp.com

"STEP NYC is an amazing experience. Do not hesitate, if you have the chance to participate. Through the program we could significantly expand our network and even met people who eventually helped us close a high volume deal with one of the most renowned U.S. companies."

Johannes Herzer - CEO - www.nightadvisor.com

"STEP NYC has helped us to better understand the American Startup industry. During the 5-day program in Manhattan we were able to establish a network of interesting VC-investors, successfully established startups and legal and marketing experts in New York that will help us take our first step into the American market in the near future."

Alumni

Andrea Diewald, M.A.

Director Innovation & Startup Relations

German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

German office in Hamburg - Germany

phone: +49 171 – 148 6930

e-mail: adiewald@gaccny.com

www.gaccny.com/germanstartup

 

Contact

Irene Fuchs

Senior Manager, Membership & Events

German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

80 Pine Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005

phone: +1 (212) 974-8841

e-mail: ifuchs@gaccny.com

www.gaccny.com/germanstartup

 

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