In this interview, we talk with Christian Busch CEO of the German Accelerator New York. The German Accelerator (GA) is a program, backed by several institutions, including the German Government.

The GA offers several opportunities to enter the United States for companies with a legal entity in Germany. One of the places where startups are supported on the ground in New York City, where the GA is located in SoHo on Broadway. We meet there on the rooftop with Christian to talk about the program, especially New York, and the benefits.

The other locations, where GA supports German startups with local programs are in Boston, Silicon Valley and newly in Singapore.


The next application deadline is June 15th, 2018. Learn more about the German Accelerator below and apply for the program HERE.

German Accelerator Tech is a three to nine-month growth accelerator empowering high-potential German tech startups to successfully enter the U.S. market with a program tailored to their needs. Through extensive hands-on mentoring, free office space, and immediate access to a top-notch network selected companies are fully immersed in the Silicon Valley or New York City ecosystem right upon arrival. In the world’s capitals for innovation and startup success, they are exposed to a dynamic and international environment. With the support of German Accelerator Tech, startups save precious time and money in building their business in the largest market on earth.

German Accelerator Tech was initiated in 2012 and is funded by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs as well as corporate partners. The startups do not provide any equity or pay any fees. More than 150 companies have graduated from the program thus far. German Accelerator also supports young German Life Sciences companies to enter the U.S. market via Boston. Since early 2018, there is also a Singapore office helping German tech startups looking to expand to Southeast Asia.