ACCELERATE YOUR STARTUP SUCCESS
AND GET ACCESS TO FUNDING IN THE US

7-week Acceleration Program starting May 15

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Deadline May 2

With the support of:

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The CEO of UserZoom shares why join our program:

Startups we are looking for

Tech company
Defensible technology or proprietary IP
B2B
MRR > 10K €
Funding raised > 200K €
Planning to expand or raise capital in the US

What startups get from our program

US Market Launch

With our team of lead mentors, advisors, and industry experts we open the doors to the US market through Silicon Valley. We help you launch in the US by helping you find the right business model, the right partners and the right go-to-market strategy.

Hands-on Preparation

You will have hands-on support through weekly 1-on-1 meetings with expert mentors. We will work closely with you to help you craft the right entry strategy in the US markets and plan any necessary raise of capital. The first part of the program is online. The second is on-site in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Access to Success

Silicon Valley is the most successful technological ecosystem in the world. By participating in our program you will be able to access the knowledge, experience and contacts that have made many tech companies successful, raise millions of $ and be acquired.

Connections

Our well-established mentors and advisors are deeply connected in the fabric of Silicon Valley. They are veterans of the US tech industry and can connect you with the right client, partner or investor your business needs. Our network is one of our greatest assets.

Office Space

Your 2 week stay in San Francisco will be the foundation for your launchpad to success. You will share the workspace with other entrepreneurs from the Bay Area, creating an enriching one-of-a-kind experience and coming away with amazing contacts and relationships.

Demo Day in San Francisco

After 7 weeks of intense and accelerated learning and execution, you will present your company to a room full of accredited US investors. This is the combination of years of hard work and we hope that it will be the trigger to find the right investor in the US, close a round and build your dream.

Deadline approaching May 2

Apply right now and begin your journey to raising funding in the US!

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Lead Mentors

mentor

Kal Deutsch

  • Executive positions at Fortune 100 companies including Visa, Wells Fargo, and Price Waterhouse
  • Founding Investor of Batchery, a Berkeley-based startup incubator. Served as CEO through the end of 2016, during which time 50 startups graduated
  • Member of Berkeley Angel Network
  • MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business
mentor

Jeff Wallace

  • Founder and CEO of Global Kinetics
  • Long-standing enterprise mobility industry veteran
  • Founder and Global​ ​Practice Head for the Mobility practices​ at Cognizant and Brillio, focused on IoT and UX
  • Serial entrepreneur since the mid-90s and Angel investor

Advisors

Rick Lazansky

Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Catalyst incubator. Ex-President and member of Sand Hill Angels

Michael Eckhardt

Managing Director at the Chasm Institute. Global thought leader. Co-author of the book "Crossing the Chasm"

Alfonso de la Nuez

Co-Founder and CEO at UserZoom Inc. 10+ years experience and $34M raised in the US

Frederic Hanika

Head of M&A and Corporate Ventures at Software AG. Former Venture Partner at Earlybird Ventures

Program Director

Francesc Bach

Founder of Barcelona Ventures. Managed different international acceleration programs, bootcamps and investor forums for startups. Previously CFO of a group of 20+ early stage companies, raised more than 3M € in funding

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Program Timeline

Online

Week 1

Day 1 Curriculum Value Proposition & Product/Market Fit
Day 2 Company 1-on-1 Mentoring

Week 2

Day 1 Curriculum Customer Validation & Business Model
Day 2 Company 1-on-1 Mentoring

Week 3

Day 1 Curriculum Go-to-Market Plan
Day 2 Company 1-on-1 Mentoring

Week 4

Day 1 Curriculum Team Building
Day 2 Company 1-on-1 Mentoring

Week 5

Day 1 Curriculum Financials & KPI's
Day 2 Company 1-on-1 Mentoring

San Francisco

Week 6

Day 1 Welcome Reception
Day 2 Curriculum Fundraising Strategies in the US
Day 3 Workshop Doing Business in the US - Immigration and Working in the US - Corporate Requirements - IP Strategy - Taxation Considerations
Day 4 Company 1-on-1 Mentoring
Day 5 Workshop Workshop on Go-to-market strategy - "Crossing the Chasm" by Michael Eckhardt

Week 7

Day 1 Curriculum Creating and Managing the Company Board
Day 2 Company 1-on-1 Mentoring
Day 3 Workshop Talk by a successful entrepreneur - "When and how to cross the pond"
Day 4 Workshop Pitch Coaching
Day 5 Demo Day
Day 6 Closing Dinner

Program fee for the first 8 startups is just 2750 €

Application deadline approaching: May 2, 2018

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* travel expenses are not included

Supporting Partners

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