Food for
Thought

Find out more about us, our companies, and other helpful tips around business and startup topics.

Illustrated Laptop with Article and facts
Dirk Schart Portrait
November 18, 2020

Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes – Learning From Failure

Written by German Accelerator

As part of our mini-series on the culture of failure, we spoke to Dirk Schart, CMO and President U.S. of RE’FLEKT who participated in our program in 2016. He shared his insights on working with German Accelerator mentors and the importance of having the proper mindset, both as an individual and as a society, when it comes to learning from failures.

Read article
daniel-lim-gtKcH3f5gh0-unsplash
October 27, 2020

Making Sense of the U.S. Visa & Travel Changes During COVID-19

Written by German Accelerator

Wondering about your current options for traveling or working in the U.S.? While it might seem impossible at the moment, you may be relieved to hear that it is not. There are many restrictions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we have simplified some of the current regulations and explained which visa categories are affected, how you might qualify for an exemption, and how you may be able to enter the U.S. as a business traveler.

Read article
Blog_Healthcare_Innovation_Regulatory_Trends_in_the_Time_of_COVID-19_Preview
July 7, 2020

Healthcare Innovation: Regulatory Trends in the Time of Covid-19 (Series 2 of 3)

Written by Lauren Desrosiers

As the race to fight COVID-19 is underway, the pandemic is profoundly impacting the FDA approval processes and ongoing clinical trials. In an effort to prioritize COVID-19 diagnostics and treatments, the FDA has allowed for changes to ongoing clinical trials and has introduced new procedures, such as Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP), to reduce approval waiting periods. 

Read article
visa1
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.

Read article
tax3
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.

Read article
pitch2
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.”

Read article
tax2
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.

Read article
architectural-design-architecture-ceiling-380768
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.

Read article
buildingteam1
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.

Read article
Article_25_Credit_Card
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

Read article
buildingteam2
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.

Read article
back
to top
Contact
a scout