New York City, NY (March 22, 2016)
German Accelerator Tech, a growth acceleration program supporting German startups in entering the U.S. market and scaling globally, welcomed over 100 guests from the New York City startup community to the 4th edition of its Captivate event.
Captivate New York City
German Accelerator Tech’s Demo Day took place at Rise New York and was sponsored by the CleanTech Innovation Center located in Berlin-Marzahn, Germany. In collaboration with the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) and support from community partners German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI), the German Consulate in New York, as well as NYU Tandon School of Engineering, German Accelerator New York welcomed over 100 guests from the NYC startup and innovation community.
Along with German Accelerator New York’s current Q1 program participants, MiNODES and MeteoViva; Brandnew IO, who is currently in the extended program phase, gave an update on their continued expansion into the U.S. market. After a short introduction of German Accelerator’s CEO Dirk Kanngiesser and a few words by the President and CEO of the German American Chamber of Commerce Dietmar Rieg, the audience was introduced to the event rules and the sequence of the participants’ pitches:
Brandnew IO is the world’s leading tech platform for influencer marketing on networks such as Instagram or YouTube. Brandnew IO enables brands to run global influencer marketing campaigns while delivering key insights via analytics. Brands can also use Brandnew IO’s tech platform to manage all their influencer marketing needs from monitoring to contracting, campaign tracking, rights managements and payments.
MiNODES is the Big Data partner of offline retailers and enhances retailers’ performance by offering comprehensive consumer behavior analytics and retargeting solutions.
MeteoViva helps customers to save 15-40% of energy costs in corporate buildings with a unique SaaS solution.
After each pitch the judge panel consisting of Alicia Syrett (Founder & CEO at Pantegrion Capital LLC), Urs Cete (Managing Partner at Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments), Anton Waitz (Managing Director at U.S. Digital Ventures, Axel Springer SE), and Dr. Ulrich Quay (Managing Director at BMW i Ventures) provided immediate feedback for the startups’ products and their success potential in the U.S. market.
In addition, German Accelerator New York was delighted to welcome Prof. Dr. Kurt Becker, Vice Dean for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the NYU Tandon School of Enginnering, who introduced the event sponsor CleanTech Innovation Center and their project manager Christian Graeff. Mr. Graeff explained how the CleanTech Innovation Center (CIC) based in Berlin is the ideal place for startups and budding companies in the Clean Tech sector. It offers ample space and flexibility for Clean Tech projects and provides a collaborative environment for young entrepreneurs to develop innovative technical solutions and build prototypes. Startups at the CIC benefit from the close proximity to the CleanTech Business Park – Berlin’s largest industrial park for production-driven companies from the Clean Tech industry.
Before and after the pitches, the attendees were provided opportunities to expand their professional network while engaging first-hand with some of Germany’s best startups at their individual demo tables.
The next edition of Captivate will take place on June 21 (New York City) and on June 23, 2016 (San Francisco).
About German Accelerator:
The German Accelerator Tech program is a growth acceleration program that supports German startups from tech related sectors to enter the U.S. market. It provides startups with hands-on monitoring and office space at its locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and New York City. German Accelerator identifies and selects the most promising German startups and assists them in their pursuit of becoming category leaders with lasting competitiveness and success in the global market place. The accelerator’s vision is to establish a permanent bridge between Germany and the U.S. that facilitates transatlantic startups, provides inspiration and drives demand, innovation, research, and development in Germany.
Matthias Groo, Marketing & Project Manager
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