The German Accelerator opens its doors to New York City, welcoming high-ranking Government officials from Germany and New York

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The German Accelerator, which began in Silicon Valley three years ago, has expanded to New York, bringing the most promising German technology startups to the city. The German Accelerator is a growth acceleration program that supports German ICT and Green-IT startups in tapping US market and financing opportunities.  New York is the perfect place to mesh Germany’s outstanding innovation and engineering talents with the voltage of American startup culture. The accelerator in New York is operationally supported by Genesys Partners and German American Chamber of Commerce New York.

On Friday, October 24th, The German Accelerator will welcome high-ranking government officials and leaders from Germany and New York City to celebrate technology, entrepreneurship, and this new transatlantic partnership, at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering “Urban Future Lab” in Brooklyn, New York.

Highlights of the event, will include The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy & Vice  Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Sigmar Gabriel, along with high ranking officials from New York City government, energy and academia. There will also be an introduction to the first round of German Accelerator startups who are participating in the New York City program.


About German Accelerator:

The German Accelerator is a growth acceleration program that supports German startups from ICT related sectors to enter the US market. It provides startups with hands-on mentoring and office space at its locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and New York City. The German Accelerator identifies and selects the most promising German startups and assists them in their pursuit of becoming category leaders within the ICT global marketplace. The accelerator’s vision is to establish a permanent bridge between Germany and the US that facilitates transatlantic startups, provides inspiration and drives demand, innovation, research and development in Germany.


About German American Chamber of Commerce:

The German American Chamber network is one of the largest bilateral trade organizations worldwide. With 2,500 member companies and office locations in Atlanta, Chicago and New York as well as branch offices in Detroit, Houston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, the members and clients of AHK USA benefit from a nation-wide service network. Additionally, its liaison office in Washington, DC, the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT), represents the interests of the German business community vis-à-vis both the US administration and the international organizations based in Washington, DC. The German Chamber Network (AHK) provides experience, connections and services worldwide through 120 locations in 80 countries.

Participation in the German Accelerator program is free of charge for all selected companies. The German Accelerator is now accepting applications from qualified startups, with the application deadline for the next round set at March 7, 2015. For more information and to submit an application visit, engage on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GAccelerator.

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