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We've built a shortcut for early stage startups to enter US market
Starta Global Residency
Starta Global Residency is a 6-months program for international startups entering USA market for global expansion.
The program focuses on helping founders
Adapt to cultural and business environment in the USA
Make it or break it in NYC.
If you you can make it here you can make it anywhere.

Complete and define product/market fit
fail and reiterate…
… and find one that is working
Get traction and become part of local startup and investment ecosystem in the USA
We invest in up to 20% of startups post-acceleration. We have our own seed fund, investment platform and network of co-investors.
If you survive, we've got you covered
Lifetime perks
Co-working, event space & Virtual office in Manhattan
You are always welcome in our office in Flatiron in case you need workspace, hosting an event, or just want to say hi.
We can receive your mail, too
Investor network &
Follow-on IR support
We have our own network of investors that is expanding exponentially every year. Also, you can always rely on us if you need advise on further fundraising and exits (we've been there!)
Potential $200k-$500k investment
Potential $200k-$500k follow-on investment post-graduation from Starta Capital Fund II
Alumni Success Rate
8 batches, 115 companies, 234 founders
You are in a good company
65%
ACTIVE
Still crushing it
55%
RAISED FOLLOW-ON
Total of $50M+ raised by Starta alumni
35%
STAYED IN USA
Startups with US-based revenue
Program terms
Selection criteria
  • Pre-seed, seed, and early growth stages
  • Functional MVP
  • Traction in home country (pilots, clients, revenue, etc)
  • Product global vision and potential
Financial terms
  • 3-6% advisory fee (TBD individually based on company stage)
  • $20K relocation costs covered (TBD, if you really need it)
After the program
  • Potential $200k-$500k follow-on investment post-graduation from Starta Capital Fund II
  • Follow-on strategy & IR support
  • Family perks (access to our coworking space, alumni network & events, partner perks, etc)
Program structure
Lifetime Benefits of joining the Starta Alumni Network

    • Access to Starta Alumni events & Investor Summits
    • Investor Support (introductions to relevant investors)
    • Media & PR Support
    • Access to Starta's extensive network of business contacts and accelerator alumni
    • Partner perks (such as credits/discounts for AWS, Hubspot, Microsoft, etc)
    • Strategy consultations with Starta Partners.
          Month 1: NYC
          Focus: relocation, company set-up & NYC local ecosystem deep dive

          Introduction to Program and Life in NYC
          • Relocation guidance, introductory workshops
          • Guidance on rapidly adapting to local business practices and regulations
          Kickoff Event
          • Get a feel of the local ecosystem, meet Starta family and present your business
          Starta Partners Weekly One-to-One Strategy Sessions
          • Develop a clear, long term-vision and roadmap of your US market business strategy
          Matching with an EIR
          • Connect with an industry specific advisor, that will guide you through your journey and help make the right connections
          Product-Market Fit Boost
          • Obtain feedback from potential customers, UX/UI consultation, adapt pricing and business model
          Communications and Pitch Coaching
          • Develop a clear pitch for your product in the US and learn to communicate effectively.Cultural differences and communication tips in US. Networking tips and practice
          Weekly Pitch Contests
          • A weekly opportunity to practice your pitch in front of an expert judge panel
          Legal, Accounting & Hiring Support
          • Office hours with mentors, avoid mistakes and pitfalls common amongst international founders
          Key Business Workshops (2-3 per week)
          • Sales, Marketing, Fundraising
              Month 2: NYC
              Focus: traction, investor feedback & relations, strategic partnerships

              Fireside Chats
              • Experiences and business journeys of successful American entrepreneurs
              Investor Feedback
              • 1-1 meetings with our circle of investors in NYC to get initial response and establish connection
              Marketing Plan and Go-to-Market Strategy
              • Expert mentor guidance to test drive marketing channels
              Strategic Partnerships
              • Learn best local outreach practices and start working on building local partnerships
              Demo Day & Investor Summit Events
              • Pitch your company to VCs & angels, as well as potential clients and partners
                    Month 3: NYC
                    Focus: traction, sales, pilots, fundraising

                    • Work Closely with Your EIR and Starta Partners on Strategy
                    • Follow-Up Meetings with Investors from Demo Day and Potential Clients
                            Months 4-6: Online

                            • EIR & Starta Partners support (optional: online or in NYC/office space)
                                    Starta Global Residency Application Process is open

                                    Coaches & Mentors
                                    Your future part-time team members
                                    Communication Coach
                                    Product & UX
                                    Strategy
                                    Sales Coach
                                    Sales Coach
                                    Sales Coach
                                    CEO & Founder
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                                    Founder
                                    Business Development & Strategy Coach
                                    Product Marketing Coach
                                    Product Marketing Coach

                                    Strategy & Development Coach
                                    Investor Relations
                                    Growth & Strategic Partnerships
                                    Terms & Negotiations


                                    Legal Counsel
                                    Financial Coach
                                    Sales & Growth Coach
                                    Media Engagement & PR
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                                    Financial Coach


                                    Tax & Compliance
                                    Principal at OTM Systems
                                    Finance and Analytics

                                    Business Development
                                    Partner at Flint Capital

                                    Partner at Mindset Ventures

                                    CEO at Blanc Labs
                                    Strategic Marketing
                                    Executive Recruiter
                                    COO at Velocia
                                    CEO of Scalabl
                                    Partner & Program Director at Rebelbio

                                    Head of Corporate Venture at Elsys
                                    Head Growth & Marketing Strategy at Rappi
                                    Head of Strategic Alliances at M&A

                                    CEO at SOLOMOTO
                                    Angel Investor, CEO at Invert UP
                                    Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Dolik Ventures
                                    Want to get the vibe of Starta?
                                    Check out this video from our latest DemoDay (Batch 8)
                                    More questions? Read our FAQ
                                    WHAT HAPPENS AT STARTA?
                                    What happens at Starta stays at Starta! Just kidding. Here's what actually happens.
                                    WHAT DOES STARTA DO FOR YOU?
                                    Starta Global Residency Track is a program for startups with international roots which are seeking to expand to the U.S. We look for startups with a significant technology focus, in any sector, and the potential to have a global product. Most applicants already have a Minimum Viable Product and proven traction in their home country.

                                    Our program is three long, and focuses on helping startups establish operations in the US and move forward on the path to attaining revenue and raising funds.

                                    We have two cohorts per year, each comprised of up to 20 startups.

                                    Participants in our program work directly with our partners and mentors, and will have access to our extensive network of investors. We have outstanding, expert mentors that focus on improving each startup's communications, business development, sales, marketing, and fundraising - providing both strategic and tactical advice which is tailored to the U.S. business environment.

                                    Participation in the Global Residency Track will have flexible terms for companies at pre-seed, seed, and early growth stages, operating on an advisory fee of 3-6% (calculated based on the stage of the company). Earlier stage companies looking to cover relocation costs will be eligible for initial cash investment.

                                    Participants are required to be physically present at our co-working space in New York City for the first two months of the program.

                                    What makes our program unique is our proven ability to ease the transition of international startups to the U.S., from the biggest issues to the smallest details - that is our core competency - as well as our extensive network of established business connections, which has taken our Partners years to cultivate. We treat our startups like family, both during and after the program.

                                    Be aware that Starta Global Residency Track is an intense program that requires a very firm commitment from participants - but the results can be extremely rewarding. To date, over 100 startups have completed our accelerator program and they have gone on to raise over $90 million.
                                    CAN I RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FROM STARTA VENTURES AFTER THE PROGRAM?
                                    The new program format has been specifically tailored to sourcing and vetting companies for Starta's new $50M Fund, which has a target of investing into 15-20 companies per year. The fund offers $200k-$500k to the top performing residents and will provide further support in co-investment deals. The companies will be selected based on the product-market and investment fit.
                                    SHOULD I APPLY?
                                    Do you see the US as your next target market? Can your product be scaled globally? Do you have a working MVP? Do you have at least some traction in your home market? Do you have a strong team? Are you ready for 12 intense and adventurous weeks? If you answered yes to all of these questions then you are our perfect fit!

                                    Please apply here!
                                    WHAT TYPES OF COMPANIES ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
                                    We are agnostic. We work with tech companies in various industries, with the exception of very narrow ones, like biotech, this is because these companies might need very specific accommodations and facilities provided (like a fully equipped lab) and we believe it might be better for them to apply to an industry accelerator.
                                    ARE YOU LOOKING FOR PARTICULAR STAGE COMPANIES?
                                    We have no specific stage requirements, but most of the companies we accept already have an MVP and proven traction in their home country. However, we do not reject companies just for being earlier than that as long as we fall in love with your idea and see a strong committed team.

                                    New to Batch 8: early-growth stage companies with consistent revenue and an established business model are welcome to apply.
                                    HOW DO I APPLY?
                                    Fill out your application here. The more information you provide in your application the better are the chances that we will contact you for an interview. Don't worry once you submit your application you can always edit it and update the responses if necessary.
                                    HOW DO I KNOW IF MY STARTUP IS ACCEPTED?
                                    We usually start getting in touch about 2 weeks before the application process closes. We will reach out to you via email and then have 2-3 calls during which you will talk to different members of our team. Soon after you will receive an email with our feedback and in case you are a good fit - an invitation to join the Global Residency program.
                                    YOU NEVER CONTACTED ME. WHY?
                                    This can be for many reasons, so please don't take it personally. Perhaps your application was not fully filled out or did not provide enough information. We receive hundreds of applications and there are physical limitations on how many people we can interview.
                                    CAN WE APPLY MORE THAN ONCE? CAN WE APPLY AGAIN FOR THE NEXT BATCH?
                                    Yes! You can only submit one application from a startup per program. But you can definitely re-apply for the next batch. It is not rare that we can not accept a project into our program because it's too early stage, but we are happy to reconsider it for our next batch if we see good potential! Several of our Batch 8 startups initially applied for batches 7 and 6 and after getting feedback from us were able to work on their companies and successfully get accepted into Batch 8.
                                    CAN I SUBMIT TWO STARTUPS?
                                    Yes! But keep in mind that we are looking for full commitment from the founders when it comes to a project. It is quite rare that a founder can keep up with two different startups at a time.
                                    WE'VE ALREADY RAISED FUNDING. CAN WE STILL APPLY?
                                    Yes.
                                    IF WE PARTICIPATED IN ANOTHER ACCELERATOR, CAN WE STILL APPLY TO STARTA?
                                    Yes.
                                    WILL WE NEED TO INCORPORATE IN THE US?
                                    Yes, we require that you incorporate the company in the United States after you've been accepted into the program. We help you with the incorporation process.
                                    WOULD IT BE REQUIRED TO LOCATE MY COMPANY IN YOUR SPACE DURING THE PROGRAM?
                                    Yes
                                    DO YOU REQUIRE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF FOUNDERS? HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN COME?
                                    We are eager to host either 1 or several representatives of your company in NYC.
                                    DO WE HAVE TO BE US CITIZENS? WHAT KIND OF VISA DO WE NEED?
                                    No. B1/B2 visa is enough, most of our founders come here on B1/B2 Visas.
                                    CAN YOU HELP US WITH VISAS?
                                    We don't get directly involved with visas, but we can give some advice. We also have quite a mailing list of founders who had to get one at some point. We will be happy to make introductions and connect you.
                                    WILL YOU PAY MY TRAVEL EXPENSES?
                                    No, we do not reimburse any interview-related travel expenses.
                                    I'VE NEVER BEEN TO THE US BEFORE. IS THAT OK?
                                    That's is totally ok. Actually about 70 percent of our founders have never been to the US before Starta. During the program we will do our best to help you solve your relocation problems and help you acclimate as smoothly as possible.
                                    HOW GOOD DOES MY ENGLISH HAVE TO BE?
                                    We expect you to be able to freely communicate, pitch and hold Q&A's about your product in English. Don't worry if your English doesn't seem to be very good yet. Once you immerse yourself into the English speaking environment you will quickly improve. Most people do. We also provide communication classes as part of the program.
                                    HOW CAN I TALK TO STARTA ALUMNI?
                                    You can always reach out to our alumni or read their reviews here. Another good idea is follow Facebook or come to the events we organize all over the world. You can find them on this page.
                                    DO YOU SIGN NDAS?
                                    We do not. Like all the VC firms, we hear too many ideas to sign NDAs. We are committed to respecting the confidentiality of the information you submit to us during the application process and will not share it outside of the Starta Ventures team.
                                    ARE YOU HIRING?
                                    We aren't, but companies we've funded are. Working for a startup that went through an acceleration program can be a great opportunity for future founders.
                                    What founders are saying?
                                    Check out more on our Youtube channel
                                    More about Starta
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                                    Contact us
                                    (or visit us!)
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