U.S. Accelerator Programs for European Startups

U.S. Accelerator Programs for European Startups

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Leverage external resources to support your expansion

Numerous support programs exist for European startups who wish to enter the U.S. market. Some are fully subsidized and others come at a cost. These programs can be a great way to hit the ground running, or to evaluate your chances before investing considerable time and resources into the expansion.

🇫🇷 For French Startups

Business France is a government agency with a mission to foster business relations of France worldwide. With 110 people in 8 offices throughout the USA and Canada, Business France North America caters to companies that seek to invest in France, partner with French companies or source French products and services. Our success relies not only on our pool of in-house industry experts, but also an extensive and efficient network of public and private business-centric partners, in France as well as in North America. Among the many programs operated by Business France, SaaS Lander is the most well-known.

Cost? It depends on the specific program. SaaS Lander is+15k€.

🇩🇪 For German Startups

German Accelerator empowers German startups to scale globally. We take high potential companies on a fast-paced learning journey in some of the world’s leading innovation hubs. Our programs are highly customized to the participants’ individual needs in order to help them access international markets and succeed quickly. German Accelerator is run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and proudly financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) – it is their belief that investing in startups is directly investing in innovation.

Cost? Free for participating startups.

“With the German Accelerator program, we incorporated our U.S. office and had 6 months access to great mentorship and built great connections to important construction firms wanting to work with us,” says Mostafa Akbari, CEO of HoloBuilder Inc.

🇺🇸For All Startups

SelectUSA is the U.S. government program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce that focuses on facilitating job-creating business investment into the United States and raising awareness of the critical role that economic development plays in the U.S. economy. Since its inception, SelectUSA has facilitated more than $146 billion in investment, creating and/or retaining over 166,000 U.S. jobs.

The annual investment summit and pitch competitions are a great way to connect with U.S. investors and other startups.

Cost? Ticket fees for attending the summit