The U.S. is the world’s largest economy, offering a vast array of business opportunities for startups from a wide variety of sectors. Whether you want to explore the East Coast, West Coast, or somewhere in between, our strong network across the U.S. is ready to support you in gaining a lasting foothold on the ground.
Facts & Figures
About the U.S.
in the world
World-class resources: access to
talent, capital, and numerous investors
More than 10 top startup ecosystems
in the world (top 30+ runners-up)
Combined startup ecosystem value
of top 5 U.S. cities
Source: Startup Genome
U.S. Snapshot Report
The United States is the global leader in startup incubation. Home to many of the top global startup ecosystems and more VC firms than any other country, this entrepreneurial powerhouse bursts with opportunities across a wide variety of sectors. Download the U.S. Snapshot Report to get comprehensive insights, top tips, and opportunities to expand your business to the U.S.!
for German Startups
Highly-diversified market with incredible access to funding, exceptional talent, and business infrastructure.
Major opportunity for German startups to establish themselves in the climate tech sector of the largest economy in the world with a focus on electrification, carbon capture, and green hydrogen.
An ever-evolving U.S. FinTech sector through the rise and growing influence of the individual investor, mainstream cryptocurrency, new embedded finance services, and more.
Main Offices in the U.S.
Programs We Offer in the U.S.
Market Access Program
The Market Access program helps startups to enter the U.S. market with the support of our expert mentors and local team. Startups get access to and enter the local ecosystem and the program length will be individualized according to their company’s needs.
Life Sciences Program
This market access program is specifically designed for life science startups to prepare for international expansion and access the U.S. market, and addresses the individual needs and challenges of startups in this industry.
Additional U.S. Market Access Program Elements for Climate Tech Companies
U.S. Market Access Program Climate Tech Cohort: Startups from the climate tech sector can participate in the U.S. Market Access program to prepare for and successfully enter the U.S. market.
Valuable Knowledge Exchange as Part of an Industry-Focused Cohort: The cohort will be made up of top climate tech startups, giving you the opportunity to learn with and from your peers, facing similar industry-specific challenges.
Gain Expert Insights on Climate Tech Topics To Address Your Specific Challenges: Benefit from German Accelerator’s 10+ years of knowledge and experience as well as industry deep dives with mentors and partners in the climate tech space.
Engineer like a German but Pitch like an American
Written by German Accelerator
“If you want to make it in the States, you must have an inspiring vision. Germans are just too honest, too realistic, and 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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The Best Visa Options for German Entrepreneurs in the U.S.
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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Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes – Learning From Failure
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.,
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Our Offices in the U.S.
Boston – Cambridge
Our office is located in Cambridge, in the heart of one of the world’s leading life sciences innovation clusters. We sit within a shared office space at the Cambridge Innovation Center. Massachusetts is home to multiple biotech companies, well-funded hospitals, and top-notch colleges and universities – this density of relevant stakeholders has led to a thriving startup scene and highly valuable ecosystem.
German Accelerator in Boston
Cambridge Innovation Center One Broadway | 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
New York is a vibrant startup hub and the most diverse city with 50% of all tech-workers being foreign-born. The region attracts high-quality and creative talent, and more than a quarter of all residents hold a bachelor’s degree in a variety of different fields, making the city one of the most dynamic innovation hubs in the world. New York offers great opportunities for B2C companies, and startups from the following industries can thrive in this vibrant environment: AdTech, AI, Big Data & Analytics, Cybersecurity, FinTech, and InsurTech.
German Accelerator in New York
Cubico 46 Howard Street | 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Silicon Valley is the #1 startup hub in the world and while other regions are thriving and growing, it remains a vibrant ecosystem offering outstanding growth trajectories. Being located with neighbors like Apple, Google, or Twitter, startups have easy access to expert mentors, high-class talent, and capital – the numbers speak for themselves. Companies from the following industries can thrive in Silicon Valley: AI, AR/VR, Big Data & Analytics, FinTech, Hardware, Semiconductors, and more.
German Accelerator in Silicon Valley
325 Forrest Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
What Others Say
Understanding a different market: We knew that the U.S. market is different from Germany and that this is often underestimated. The German Accelerator program prepared us for it when we participated.
Dirk Schart, CMO and President U.S. of RE’FLEKT
As Germans, it is seen as unforgivable to make mistakes and for Americans, it’s a pat on the back or the shoulder when failures happen. Americans just tend to move on from their mistakes.
Daniela Caserotto-Leibert, Head of Business Development U.S. at Speedinvest
The Life Sciences program validated our business proposal from the U.S. perspective and helped us to get access to local key opinion leaders. Additionally, we were able to validate our clinical plans with different clinical experts in the U.S. The U.S. being our most important target market, this has significantly enhanced our exposure to world class expertise.
Marco Janezic, CEO & Co-Founder at Eternygen