In this interview, we talk with Johanna Joch (https://de.linkedin.com/in/johanna-joch-796574109) Managing Director of Speech Again (https://www.speechagain.com). Speechagain is the world’s first digital speech therapy for stuttering. We talk to her since she was at the time of recording (May 2018) member of the current batch of the German Accelerator (GA) Tech in New York.
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. 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 just around the corner. Learn more about the German Accelerator below and apply for the program here: http://bit.ly/2J5uY9a
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.
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[00:00:20 Joe] Hello and welcome everybody, this is Joe from startuprad.io. Once again for you here in lovely New York on the rooftop terrace of the German accelerator and I do have a start-up here from the accelerator program. Most current batch you’re right now here in New York. Can you just briefly introduce yourself to our viewers?
[00:00:39] Johanna: Of course. Hi everyone, I’m Johanna from Speech Again and I’m part of the German accelerator since October 2017.
[00:00:51] Joe: Talking about Speech Again, what did you guys actually develop or what are you guys doing?
[00:00:57] Johanna: Yeah Speech Again is a digital speech therapy for people who stutter. So, we are offering an evidence-based therapy method and it’s available anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
[00:01:10] Joe: So, we talked before and it’s a web platform [00:01:13 Crosstalk] and how do people use it?
[00:01:17] Johanna: Actually, they can register and go directly online there. And use it have a really good dashboard and can monitor their learning progress and they’re learning a soft on set method is a method to overcome the blockages. So, they can really use the speech technique in every situation when they need it.
[00:01:37] Joe: That sounds pretty good. When we talked before you talked about when it’s going live.
[00:01:44] Johanna: Yes, yeah, it’s going live in September this year and at the moment we are testing and doing our beta.
[00:01:54] Joe: And what is the accelerator program bring for you like chill today. You’re right now in the current program you have been here for some time and how useful was it for you? What did it bring to you?
[00:02:07] Johanna: The German accelerator tech is far as a really great program and offers for us then, yeah, the lovely office space here. And we also get a mentoring program and our whole network is actually based on the on German Accelerator tech and we got very good contacts. And makes it makes it’s much easier for us to do the market and entry.
[00:02:34] Joe: Are you considering staying in New York after at the end of the program for you?
[00:02:38] Johanna: Yes, we will stay here and we will, of course, we still have some visa issues but we fixed this at the moment and then we will stay here in New York City
[00:02:50] Joe: Well then best of luck good luck for the for the go life. We will publish this close to your goal life so when you see this go down here and you’ll pretty soon be able to have a look at the tool.
[00:03:07] Johanna: Yeah, that’s great, thank you.
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