Ready, Set, Pitch – German Accelerator New York Hosts Captivate New York (7th Edition)

New York, March 23, 2017

For the seventh time, German Accelerator New York hosted its quarterly Captivate New York event, featuring pitches from the 2017 Q1 class, consisting of ArtiMinds Robotics, Kaia Health, MyPostcard, NavVis, and Opinary.

Once again, German Accelerator New York welcomed around 100 guests from the New York tech community to its 7th edition of Captivate at Rise New York. The quarterly event, Captivate, features best-in-class German startups that have recently completed and graduated from German Accelerator Tech’s three-month acceleration and immersion program.

German Accelerator New York CEO, Christian Busch, kicked off the event and welcomed the crowd and introduced the panel made up of Venture Capitalists and experts from the startup space. Teddy Goldstein, Head of Operations, then introduced the format – 5-minute pitch, followed by a 5-minute Q&A. In addition, it was announced that the audience would have the opportunity vote for the “Best Pitch Award.”

Following each pitch, the expert panel, consisting of Josh Guttman (Partner at SoftBank Capital), Marc Michel (Managing Partner at Runway Venture Partners), and David Segura (Entrepreneur and Angel Investor) provided business insights, along with challenging questions, as well as astute feedback.

One after another, each company took the stage and pitched their business (in order of appearance):

NavVis: With NavVis one will not get lost in indoor spaces anymore. The company’s trolley creates photorealistic 3D models of indoor spaces such as airports, train stations, malls, etc.

Kaia Health: Kaia is a digital pharmaceutical company, offering a mobile application that helps people with chronic back pain.

MyPostcard: With the MyPostcard App, one can snap a picture, upload it to the app, and send it as a physical postcard to and from anywhere in the world.

Oliver Kray, CEO and Founder of MyPostcard


ArtiMinds Robotics: ArtiMinds specializes in the development of complex, sensor-adaptive motion programs for robot arms, grippers and tools.

Opinary: Opinary makes opinions matter. The interactive technology lets users grasp a debate at a glance and voice their opinion with a single click.

Throughout the night, attendees were provided ample opportunities to expand their professional network, get to know German Accelerator, while engaging first-hand with Germany’s thriving startup environment.

Congratulations to the 2017 Q1 New York graduates


German Accelerator is happy to announce that Oliver Kray, CEO and Founder of MyPostcard won “Best Pitch Award.” Captivate New York (7th Edition) wrapped up the first quarter of 2017. German Accelerator is now looking forward to the incoming class – Adnymics, AdSquare, and Spacebase.

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.

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