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May 26, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions

Written by German Accelerator

In this edition of our Coffee Sessions, Andreas Hofmann, Program CEO German Accelerator Silicon Valley, interviewed Chinese born German founder Han Jin, who launched Lucid, the world’s first AI-powered 3D vision platform, without a cent in his pocket. Read the full interview with Han – who is also one of our dedicated Mentors – to find out how Judo and Chinese war strategies helped him succeed, and much more!

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May 14, 2020

Startup Stereo Episode #03 – Life Sciences Companies In the Fight against COVID-19 – With Dr. Daniel Mark and Dr. Oliver Uecke

Written by German Accelerator

In the third episode of “Startup Stereo”, Dr. Oliver Uecke of Lipotype and Daniel Mark of Spindiag share how their companies are involved in tackling the #coronacrisis, the impact of the situation on their business, and how they both perceive the “gold rush” in life sciences field at the moment. #ProudSupporter

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May 14, 2020

Tackling Your Startup’s International Expansion in Light of Coronavirus

Written by Sheena Cheong

Why Startups Should Still Think About Internationalization and How to Best to Make Use of the Current Situation | Given the current crisis, should startups still internationalize or focus on existing markets? Are there ways startups can make the most out of this situation? We post these questions to our #GAmentors, Jordi Castello (Letgo), Dr. Bert Grobben (Budding Innovations), Samer Hamadeh (Zeel), and David Segura (Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur) to get their insights.

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May 7, 2020

With a Passion for German Culture, Investor Anula Jayasuriya Is Hard at Work Promoting Female Entrepreneurs & Investing in Women’s Health

Written by Lauren Desrosiers

#GAmentor Anula Jayasuriya shares her insights from personal experience in the pharmaceutical industry and venture capital world. We sat down with her to speak about the barriers of entry into the VC world for women, the importance of organizations which support female entrepreneurs, and her investments in women’s health.

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April 28, 2020

Beim German Accelerator geht es trotz Corona-Krise weiter voran! 

Written by German Accelerator

Munich Startup hat nachgefragt, wie der German Accelerator und betroffene Startups mit der aktuellen Situation umgehen. Das Ziel des German Accelerator bleibt auch in der Corona-Krise gleich: Startups bestmöglich bei ihrer internationalen Expansion zu unterstützen.

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April 22, 2020

Yes, You Can do This! – How to Digital Detox and Meet Yourself

Written by Franziska Rammel

Not only in times of the coronavirus crisis but in general we feel the urge to be available for anyone, anywhere, at any time. We asked Natalie Sennes, business woman, founder, and mindfulness coach, for her advice on how we can cope with the pressure, her essential tips on how to reduce screen time, and how she personally manages to detach.

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April 7, 2020

Startup Stereo Episode #01 – Why Receiving Feedback Can Feel Like Going to the Dentist – With Jenny von Podewils

Written by German Accelerator

The very first episode of German Accelerator’s podcast “Startup Stereo” is live! In episode #01, Jenny von Podewils, Co-Founder of Leapsome, a platform for people enablement, shares her insights on the importance of feedback and how meaningful reviews can serve as rocket fuel for both learning and a healthy company culture.

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April 2, 2020

Subservience, Meekness, Invisibility – an Investor’s Take on Female Founders Working With the Cultural Stereotypes and on Raising Funds in Asia

Written by Lydia Koh

It’s 2020, and the “old boys’ club” in venture capital should be a thing of the past. Only that it isn’t, especially in Asia. Monthida McCoole, Investor and German Accelerator Mentor, shares her experience on what it’s like to be (at most times) the only woman in the room and raising funds in Asia.

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March 25, 2020

Survival Tips for Your Startup in an Uncertain Economy

Written by Sheena Cheong

Navigating the Repercussions Caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak. Nicolas Keravec, Managing Director of Asia Pacific Internet Holding Group & #GAmentor, shares his experiences and advice to help startups navigate through the current economic uncertainty due to the widespread impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19). Here are his top five risk mitigation strategies for startups around the globe to consider.

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March 19, 2020

How a Woman From Stuttgart Built a Global Community For Female Entrepreneurs: Meet Anne Cocquyt, Founder of The GUILD and #GAmentor

Written by German Accelerator

“The entrepreneurial journey is an exciting journey. It’s a rollercoaster with many ups and downs – be prepared, stay excited, and enjoy the ride.” Anne Cocquyt, serial entrepreneur and German Accelerator mentor, shares what it’s like to work in a male-dominated world and how she founded the GUILD, a global networking platform for female innovators and entrepreneurs.

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March 12, 2020

More Talent, Less Gender

Written by Judith Sterl

A Male Feminist and Executive Search Consultant on Glass Ceilings and Gender Disparities
Harald Fortmann is a digital expert, executive search consultant, entrepreneur, and author who chooses to support and write about female leaders and new work topics. This interview gives us a male perspective on gender bias and concrete tips on how men can support women in business.

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March 11, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions

Written by German Accelerator

Sophie Chung, MD (Qunomedical) | Democratizing access to high-quality healthcare (Part 2) “The time to start a company has never been better for female founders.” In part 2, Qunomedical founder Sophie Chung talks about managing the challenges of a multicultural team, getting away with 3-4 hours of sleep and what pattern recognition and intuition have to do with fundraising.

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March 9, 2020

Exploring Female Entrepreneurship From a Scientific Perspective

Written by Judith Sterl, Franziska Rammel

There is lots of research and studies analyzing female entrepreneurship, women in business, and the gender gap in today’s working world. We asked Nadine Chochoiek, Doctoral Candidate & Head of Teaching at Max Planck und LMU EC, about the potential reasons and the scientific perspective on this topic.

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March 8, 2020

Celebrating Women

Written by Marie Klemme-Lacus, Judith Sterl

Strong, innovative, purposeful. The women in our current German Accelerator classes around the globe are on a mission to scale their business internationally. Here’s what they have to say:

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March 4, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions

Written by German Accelerator

Sophie Chung, MD (Qunomedical) | Democratizing Access to High-Quality Healthcare (Part 1) What happens when an ambitious medical doctor and stem cell researcher quits her job, goes into management consulting and then works for a digital health startup? This #GAcoffeesession tells the founder story of Sophie Chung and her mission: Qunomedical.

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February 27, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions

Written by German Accelerator

Felix Plog (foodpanda) | Scaling to 40 Markets in Two Years (Part 2) In part two of this #GAcoffeesession interview, foodpanda co-founder and angel investor Felix Plog spills his secrets around fundraising and shares an insider take on the non-profit mentality in the U.S.

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February 20, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions

Written by German Accelerator

Felix Plog (foodpanda) | Scaling to 40 Markets in Two Years (Part 1). “We embarked on a crazy expansion that took us to 40 markets in two years”. In round two of our #GACoffeesessions, foodpanda co-founder Felix Plog talks to German Accelerator about scaling like no tomorrow.

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January 30, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions

Written by Christian Busch

Philippe von Borries (Refinery29) | From German Exchange Student to Media Entrepreneur (Part 2). “I do things that push me out of my comfort zone all the time.” In Part 2, Philippe von Borries shares the advice he would give his 20-year-old self and a sneak peek into what’s next for Refinery29.

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January 22, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions

Written by Christian Busch

Philippe von Borries (Refinery29) | From German Exchange Student to Media Entrepreneur (Part 1)German Accelerator talked to Philippe von Borries, Co-Founder of Refinery29, about how he and his team built and sold one of the fastest-growing media brands in the U.S.

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January 8, 2020

“Drink lots of water and warm up your voice!”

Written by German Accelerator

Johanna Joch of Speechagain participated in our New York program and wrapped it up by winning the Best Pitch Award during German Startup Night. Back then, the trained speech therapist spent several hours working with one of our pitch coaches. End of 2019, she became a coach herself and we and picked her brain about her top workshop takeaways.

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October 22, 2019

From Expanding Your Business To Expanding Yourself

Written by German Accelerator

At the beginning of October, twelve young companies arrived from Germany in the United States to start their expansion journey with the help of German Accelerator. What have they been up to during their first few weeks in the program?

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October 17, 2019

Understanding Asian Business Culture – Chapter 1

Written by German Accelerator

We’ve compiled some helpful tips to learn more about Asian (business) culture from a German perspective that will also benefit your communication skills at home. The tips are split into three academy articles.

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October 2, 2019

Go Far, Grow Fast – Wie deutsche Startups erfolgreich expandieren

Written by German Accelerator

Startups gibt es viele. Die Zahl der Neugründungen in Deutschland lag, je nach Definition, 2017 bei 60.000. Die meisten Startups planen, auch international zu expandieren – und das nicht nur innerhalb der EU (95%), sondern auch darüber hinaus. Mit knapp 39% ist Nordamerika hier das am häufigsten genannte Ziel, gefolgt von Asien mit ca. 25%2.

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March 19, 2019

Für Gründer Top 50 – Two German Accelerator Companies

Written by German Accelerator

The “Für Gründer” magazine ranked our alumni companies COMPREDICT GmbH and Toposens as one of the top 50 Startups of 2018. We also want to congratulate Celonis and Hydrogenious Technologies. They are part of the former Top 50 startup ranking.

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March 19, 2019

The Hundert – Nine German Accelerator Companies

Written by German Accelerator

The Hundert, a startup print magazine, rewarded the best 100 German startups. We are proud that nine of our alumni made the cut. Congrats to i2x, KINEXON, Mesaic, Mitte water, Opinary, Replex, Silexica, SMACC, and Stoyo!

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March 5, 2019

German Accelerator Success Story: Startup Guide

Written by German Accelerator

Startup Guide, the lonely planet for entrepreneurs, is a series of city-focused entrepreneurial guides on the local startup ecosystem. Each book is packed with useful information and tips, exciting founder stories and insightful interviews with local experts.

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January 31, 2019

German Accelerator Success Story: AMBOSS

Written by German Accelerator

AMBOSS empowers healthcare professionals around the world to perform to the highest evidence-based medical standards. The company’s knowledge engine is built on the latest medical research and cutting-edge technology. A group of young physicians launched AMBOSS in 2012 as a one-stop medical education platform that promotes best-in-class outcomes.

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December 14, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: N26

Written by German Accelerator

With a full European banking license, state-of-the-art technology, and no branch network, N26 is redesigning banking for the 21st century. N26 is launching its banking app in the U.S. in 2019.

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November 6, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: Scopis

Written by German Accelerator

Scopis is a medical device company that was founded in July 2010 out of Charité and Fraunhofer in Berlin. The company designs surgical navigation systems that use augmented reality (AR) technology, where real-world imaging data from the surgical environment is enhanced by integrating computer-generated imaging data.

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October 30, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: Movilizer

Written by German Accelerator

Founded in 2006 and based in Mannheim, Germany, Movilizer empowers enterprises to connect and orchestrate their field operations. In March 2016, Movilizer was acquired by American Fortune 100 industrial giant Honeywell.

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October 29, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: iNDTact

Written by German Accelerator

iNDTact’s precision sensor systems in the IoT field saw traction in the Singapore market in under 5 months. Despite the longer sales cycle for B2B businesses, iNDTact secured key clients and partners in Singapore in the areas of smart buildings and railways.

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October 29, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: Protembis

Written by German Accelerator

Protembis is an Aachen, Germany based medical device startup. It develops a novel catheter-based filter device for use during cardiac interventions. The device is designed to minimize the risk of stroke and other neurological injuries during these interventions – particularly during catheter-based heart valve implantations.

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October 29, 2018

The Best Visa Options for German Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Written by Jason Finkelman

For foreign nationals seeking to live and work in the United States, obtaining a visa is one of the most challenging barriers to overcome for a successful entry into the country. Generally speaking, there are limited visa options for German entrepreneurs.

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October 29, 2018

The Basics of U.S. Business Taxes

Written by Paul Venokur (EA, Principal at Tarlow & Co. )

Before starting your international expansion in the U.S., it is crucial to have a basic understanding of your businesses’ U.S. tax obligations. Your tax compliance requirements will depend on the type of entity you form. This is the essential first step when planning operations in the U.S.

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October 29, 2018

Getting Around in New York City

Written by Eric Erli

New York City is no stranger to visitors. There are multiple ways to get around in the greater New York City area, and plenty of resources available to ensure that commuters know what to expect. We have briefly detailed some of the most popular and convenient ways to get around in the world’s fastest-growing tech hotspot.

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October 29, 2018

Engineer like a German but Pitch like an American

Written by German Accelerator

“If you want to make it in the States, you need to have an inspiring vision. Germans are just too honest, too realistic, too modest. When we tell Americans about our big vision, most likely they will tell us that it is not big enough.”

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October 29, 2018

The Basics of Transfer Pricing and the IRS

Written by Rita Chung (International Tax Partner at Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP)

Transfer pricing has become a key area of focus for tax authorities around the world.  Maintaining appropriate documentation to support a company’s transfer pricing policies mitigates the risk of a potential tax adjustment during a transfer pricing audit and eliminates the risk of potentially substantial penalties.

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October 29, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Startup Boards

Written by Samer Hamadeh, Adam Dinow

Every company has a board of directors – but few founders and entrepreneurs give the matter of board composition much thought. This piece is aimed at U.S.-based startups who are, or are intending to incorporate, as C-Corp companies.

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October 29, 2018

Traveling to the U.S. as a Temporary Worker – The 101 on ESTA and Visas

Written by Sarah Ames (Partner Quarles & Brady LLP)

When planning to come to the U.S., a foreign national will have to either register online for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) in order to travel to the U.S. under the visa waiver program (without a visa) or apply for a visa. This article will give an overview of the necessary steps to either register for ESTA or obtain a non-immigrant work visa.

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October 29, 2018

PlagScan CEO Markus Goldbach on How His Passion for Fairness Changed His Career

Written by Geoff Baum (German Accelerator Mentor in Silicon Valley)

PlagScan is a Cologne-based plagiarism detection service for academic institutions and businesses. The company participated in German Accelerator as part of the Class of Fall 2014 in Silicon Valley. In this interview CEO and co-founder Markus Goldbach, who was trained as a neuroscientist, recounts Plagscan’s founding story and how what started as a hobby turned into a fast-growing technology company.

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October 29, 2018

How to Obtain a U.S. Office and Business Address

Written by Eric Erli

Establishing a U.S. office is a crucial initial step when expanding your business to the U.S. This is because an American business address is needed for many tasks that require documentation. Having a U.S. office address is a good way to show that your company is on the ground and committed.

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October 29, 2018

Recruiting for Startup Jobs – Where to Post Vacancies

Written by Eric Erli

In the U.S., finding someone to fill a vacancy is easy, but finding the right person to fill a vacancy is hard. Having a strong team can determine the success or failure of a company. The most common way to find talent is to post open positions on online job boards.

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October 29, 2018

ProGlove Finds Their Fit in NYC

Written by German Accelerator

The Munich-based startup, ProGlove, develops smart gloves that enable manufacturing and logistics staff to work faster, safer, and easier. Last January they joined German Accelerator New York Class of Spring 2018. Munich Startup reached out to German Accelerator and sat down with founder and COO Jonas Girardet to get an update on how things have fared for ProGlove in the U.S. market.

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October 29, 2018

Robotics Startup Franka Emika Is Silicon Valley-Bound

Written by Sally Schönack

Franka Emika entered the German Accelerator program in Silicon Valley. Munich Startup interviewed founder and CEO Philipp Zimmermann on his expectations about the program, the company’s first steps in the U.S., and the biggest challenges they are facing as a robotics business.

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October 29, 2018

Creating a B2B SEO Strategy for Startups That Drives Leads

Written by Kevin Indig

Roughly 8 years ago, B2B marketing changed at its core. What was handled by eager salespeople got replaced by the Internet? In the enterprise segment, Salespeople are still necessary to close deals. But nowadays, customers have become very allergic to cold outreach and would rather do research by themselves.

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October 29, 2018

European Challenger Bank N26 Moving Swiftly to Launch Its Mobile App in the U.S.

Written by German Accelerator

As one of Europe’s fastest growing retail banks, N26 already has more than 850,000 customers across 17 European markets. Nicolas Kopp, U.S. CEO of N26, recently sat down with Samer Hamadeh, CEO of on-demand mobile wellness startup Zeel and German Accelerator mentor, to talk about plans for introducing N26 to the U.S. market

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October 17, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: Celonis

Written by German Accelerator

Celonis, a spin-off from the Technical University Munich, was founded in 2011 and joined German Accelerator Silicon Valley in 2013. The signs that Celonis would stand out among other startups were there right from the start: Profitable from its very beginning and in 2011, it was ranked as Germany’s fastest-growing technology company in 2015.

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October 17, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: labfolder

Written by German Accelerator

Labfolder offers a well-designed productivity and collaboration platform for research teams, supporting scientists in their quest to make groundbreaking discoveries. The software as a service makes it easier to record, retrieve, share, discuss, and validate research data as a team, helping researchers save time and to make analysis more effective.

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October 17, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: ProGlove

Written by German Accelerator

By developing industrial wearables and analysis tools, ProGlove connects the human workforce with the Industry 4.0. The Munich-based company was founded in December 2014 by Thomas Kirchner, Jonas Girardet, Paul Günther, Manuel Bönisch and Alexander Grots after winning the Intel “Make it Wearable” Challenge in Silicon Valley.

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January 10, 2018

ProGlove Prepares for New York City

Written by German Accelerator

In October 2017, the Munich-based Startup, ProGlove was selected to participate in German Accelerator New York program. Munich Startup interviewed the founders.

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January 9, 2018

Hiring Interns in the U.S. as a German Company

Written by Klaus-Peter Statz (German Accelerator Mentor in New York)

Hiring interns is a great way to ease a startup’s workload while giving a young talent the chance to experience an exciting work environment. However, the onboarding can become challenging for German companies in the U.S. if they are not yet incorporated.

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