Startup & Entrepreneur Program

Change the way you think about your startup! Immerse yourself into our 5-day Startup Bootcamp.                           Meet our community of industry experts, mentors and VCs that will show you how you can successfully enter the U.S. market!

Now introducing STEP USA Virtual!

STEP Virtual, a 5-day immersion program for startups and entrepreneurs, is uniquely designed and adapted in direct response to the current needs of startups to enable companies to join and work from anywhere.

Be prepared for inspiration, moments of success, deep learnings and the excitement of getting to know a whole new world of opportunities!

Features

Access to Venture Capital

Pitch your company to hand-selected Venture Capital investors and business angels | Learn from VC’s about best practices and red flags when raising money

Strategy Workshops

Market entry | IP law | Immigration landscape | Branding | Pitch Training | Story Telling | Sales Training

Company Insights

Learn from successful entrepreneurs | Meet German and US founders | Experience best practices and failures

Clients & Network

Groundwork for personal network in the US | Company Introductions | Networking Events | Insights into US customer acquisition

Vision

A first-hand take on what it might be like for you to start your business here

Market Entry Services

Legal Services | Incorporations | Market Studies | Virtual Offices | FDA agents

Registration

Upcoming STEP USA Programs:

STEP Virtual: Aug. 31 – Sep. 04, 2020 (open to all startups)

STEP USA Saxony Cohort: Oct. 04 – Oct. 09, 2020

STEP 2.0 in Partnership with TechDay New York: late Oct. 2020 date to be announced

STEP USA New York: Dec. 06 – Dec. 11, 2020 (open to all startups) 

Facts and Figures

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STEP USA Trips
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German Startups
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U.S. Subsidiaries Founded
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Successful U.S. Investments

Next Trip: August 30 – September 4, 2020 (New York)

Alumni

The brands we have had the pleasure to serve
LindaBra
Labs.ai
ibi systems
Hochschule der Medien

News

Testimonials

  • The STEP USA program is a great opportunity to understand the ecosystem and the U.S. environment from a business perspective. It offers great opportunities to make new contacts and build sustainable business relationships in the USA. I can recommend this program to anyone who wants to enter the U.S. market.

    Benjamin Zaczek, SalesViewer®

  • Das STEP NYC-Programm hat uns in sehr kurzer Zeit ein holistisches aber auch detailliertes Bild des amerikanischen Marktes gegeben und uns gleichzeitig für Herausforderungen und Stolpersteine einer Expansion in die USA sensibilisiert. Am spannendsten war es für uns, auch im Hinblick auf zukünftige Geschäftsbeziehungen, die interkulturellen Feinheiten und Unterschiede des amerikanischen „Way of doing Business“ hautnah erleben und in vielen Gesprächen, Meetings und Workshops anwenden zu können. Wir können das Programm allen empfehlen, die mit ihrem Unternehmen einen ersten Feldversuch starten und eine solides Basis für ein amerikanisches Netzwerk aufbauen wollen. 

    Jakob Höflich, Groovecat

  • The STEP program provides a unique opportunity for German startups, investors, and corporations to expand their understanding of the US startup ecosystem and develop new and impactful relationships. For German startups and other organizations looking to get a deeper understanding of the US startup ecosystem and develop new business relationships, STEP provides a unique opportunity that will undoubtedly help put them on the path to success .” 

    Josh Cohen, President, GIANT Innovation

  • Das [Startup and Entrepreneur Program der GACC NY] Programm unterstützt deutsche Unternehmen bei den ersten Schritten auf dem US-amerikanischen Markt. Denn wer dort Fuß fassen möchte, benötigt das richtige Netzwerk, gute Beziehungen und eine durchdachte Geschäftsstrategie. Hier hilft das STEP NYC-Programm mit spannenden Workshops zu allen wichtigen Business-Bereichen, wertvollen Kontakten zu ameri­kanischen Unternehmen und der Chance, das eigene Geschäftsmodell vorzustellen und knallhart bewerten zu lassen. 

    Nelly Kostadinova, Lingua-World GmbH

  • STEP NYC is truly a great program for startups who wants to do business in the United States. Lots of helpful information about American business culture, company marketing, raising capital, immigration, legal and tax matters. Highlights to me we intensive coaching sessions and pitching with VC’s. And of course the vibrating atmosphere of New York City. Now we are ready to go.

    Ralph-Peter Müller, CFturbo

  • Die Teilnahme am STEP NYC Programm ist eine großartige Chance für uns, um weitere internationale Geschäftskontakte zu knüpfen und Investoren zu gewinnen“, so Eduard Andrae vor seiner Abreise nach New York City. […] Das Entrepreneur-Programm STEP NYC bietet deutschen Startups in konzentrierter Form die Möglichkeit, den US-Markt kennenzulernen, ihre Business-Idee zu testen und an die amerikanischen Bedürfnisse anzupassen. 

    Eduard Andrae, trusted blogs GmbH

  • Being able to experience the start-up ecosystem in New York first hand was really impressive. We were able to establish an extraordinary amount of new contacts with other start-ups, mentors and investors as well as with the incredible people at GACCNY and VentureOut – within just a few days this city and its networks completely draw you in. […] 

    Nicole Werhausen, Konato GmbH