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Acceleration program in New York for technology startups with European R&D roots

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Bridging the gap between Europe and USA

Customized program for European founders aiming to adapt to cultural and business environment in the US, complete and define product/market fit, get traction and become part of local startup and investing ecosystem in the US

Business dive into U.S. tech & startup ecosystem

OUR EVENTS

WHY THIS PROGRAM

Starta Accelerator’s mission is to introduce startups with European R&D roots to best practices, trusted advisors and mentors, and overcome cultural differences through a customized educational program that helps startups gain traction in the United States and become part of the local startup and investing ecosystem. To put it simply we do everything we can and everything that you need to expand into the american market and succeed globally.

We offer a global “big picture” approach together with expertise from local industry leaders and awareness of local specifics. Our program shows participants how to effectively avoid the pitfalls of expanding to the global market while staying focused on their priorities and company vision.

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SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Technology, MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

  • Traction in home country

  • Global product potential

  • Strong and dedicated team

  • Eagerness to take advantage of expanding globally

  • Ability to be physically present in New York during the program

PROGRAM RESULT

  • Successful and Easy Incorporation

  • Establishment in the Local Ecosystem

  • Product Validation

  • First Sales in the New Market

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Funding:

  • - 130K including $20K cash for 7% equity

    - Additional $20K cash for 1% equity after Demo Day

  • Office space in Manhattan (around Union Square) during a 3.5 month program

  • Coaching, mentors, lots of networking

  • Demo Day

  • Lots of perks through our partnership networks

  • Access to Starta’s community and investor network

TESTIMONIALS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

BLOCK 1

EDUCATION

1. Orientation how US market works.
2. Business Culture & communication.
3. Biz Dev: Competitors and Market Landscape.
4. Biz Dev: Sales initiation. Sales tools.
5. Communication Do’s & Don’t’s Marketing Essentials.

HANDS ON

1. Creating marketing essential habits.
2. Market analysis.
3. Biz Dev: Initiate first 5 sales meeting.
4. Potential clients: Research & Introduction.
5. Training in initiating business relationships in the US.

Results, key skills to gain

1. Gain sales experience right from the beginning of the program.
2. Analyze & adapt business model to better fit the US market (including pricing model).
3. Working experience using Sales tools.
4. Practice pitching.
5. Create essential Marketing materials.
6. Get feedback from real potential clients.

BLOCK 2

EDUCATION

1. Every Week: Dig Deeper in Biz Dev & Marketing.
2. Brand and Marketing Positioning. Inbound Marketing.
3. Establish market credibility.
4. Public speaking practice Do’s & Don’t’s.
5. Investors decks: "Preach & Pitch".
6. Guest Speaker: founders, learn from the veterans.
7. Corporation Law.
8. US accounting.

HANDS ON

1. Biz Dev: 10 sales call/ meetings a week.
2. Analyze & create NY based social environment (meetups, conferences & more).
3. Participate in daily 1:1 sessions with our mentors and coaches to get their feedback and guidance.
4. Participate in weekly Pitch Contests.

Results, key skills to gain.

1. Get comfortable with pitching your idea to mentors & potential clients.
2. Work with the feedback & iterate.

BLOCK 3

EDUCATION

1. Create Investors Landscape.
2. Pitching Do’s & Don’t’s.
3. Bootstrapping & Fundraising.

HANDS ON

1. Biz Dev: 10 sales call/ meetings a week.
2. Investors pitching.
3. Meetups.
4. Participate in daily 1:1 sessions with our mentors and coaches to get their feedback and guidance.
5. Hiring Process. How to find a perfect candidate for your sales.

Results, key skills to gain

1. Prep for pitching potential investors.
2. Make sure all the company's needs are met & business process set up.

BLOCK 4

EDUCATION

1. Mentor Progress Review: Present your progress for feedback.

HANDS ON

1. Recruit your first team members.
2. Sales and connecting with investors.

Results, key skills to gain

1. Grow the business per the terms set in the beginning of the program. Work on improvement.

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