A Technology Accelerator in New York City for Nordic Startups by ERA Global
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ERA Global helps global startups from around the world enter the US market through a 3-month, no-equity, intense acceleration program run at ERA’s offices in New York City and partnering with global tech ecosystems.
ERA Global takes full advantage of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator's deep expertise in helping talented founders change the trajectory of their businesses.
ERA Global is very excited to offer a world-class New York Accelerator program for selected Nordic startups with perceived high potential on the US market.
The selected Nordic companies attend an intense 3-month program at ERA in NYC, with industry-leading mentors, landing services, followed by investor presentations at the Nordic New York Accelerator (NNYA) Pitch Night in New York.
The program features intense one-on-one mentoring sessions by industry-leading mentors as well as workshops, speakers sessions and office hours by ERA partners and sponsors such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, etc.
ERA is an early-stage investment fund and technology accelerator based in New York City. With 165+ investments since 2011, ERA is the leading accelerator program in New York with hands-on mentoring from 400+ active industry-leading mentors, 12 venture partners and 35 corporate partners.
ERA portfolio companies have raised more than $350M and are worth more than $2.5B.
Our Acceleration Program is designed to help companies with one or many of the following according to each of their needs:
Product; Technology; Product/Market Fit; Marketing and Sales; Fundraising and Pitching in the US market.
The program is structured around multiple activities that include:
Mentorship: Our programs feature intensive one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry leaders.
Lead mentors: Each company is assigned a Lead Mentor, a dedicated advisor who typically meets with the company on a weekly basis to set strategy, program goals, KPIs and to assess progress.
Resident/Expert mentors: Every week, companies meet with additional industry leaders on a one-on-one basis. Companies and mentors are paired very carefully in order to match input and expertise with the needs of the companies.
Workshop Series: Mentors, investors and advisors from the ERA network lead instructive, interactive sessions on a variety of topics.
Marketing/Sales: These workshops focus on customer acquisition and sales, e.g. mobile user acquisition, brand strategy, building a strong UX/UI, etc.
Operations: These workshops focus on topics pertaining to logistics and operations of running your business in the US e.g immigration in the US, legal considerations for a startup in the US, accounting, taxes, hiring in the US etc.
Speakers Series: Successful American entrepreneurs and Belgian expat entrepreneurs lead these fireside chats to share their stories, tips/advice on how to navigate the US ecosystem and understand cultural differences. In the past, we have hosted Founder and CEO of Collibra, Felix Van De Maele, influencer Peter Hinssen, ex-Alcatel Lucent executive Wim Sweldens and many more.
Fundraising Sessions: These sessions are led by our in-house investment experts, to address various aspects of fundraising in the United States.
CTO Roundtables: The Roundtables are led by our resident technologists and are designed for CTOs to share their technology infrastructure and other best practices.
KPI Sessions: On a weekly basis, the ERA Global Staff and the companies reconvene as a group to report their KPIs and weekly accomplishments, learnings and ways to impove results in the next week.
Investor-focused Pitch Practice Sessions:
Investors from the ERA network are invited to the space to listen to pitches to give actionable feedback and advice to improve investor pitches.
Customer-focused Sales Pitch Practice Sessions: These sessions are in a role-play format where companies pitch their products to prospective customers.
Nordic companies that graduated from the NNYA program:
AOL, Angel Investor
Inflection Point Strategy
New York Angels
Beninvest & Associates
Cape Falcon Capital
Zemingo Group, Zikapp
Digital Prism Advisors
Block 8 Ventures
Human Ventures Capital
Columbia Business School
Rubicon Venture Capital
FUSAR, Cloquet Capt.
Khamis and Associates
The Rainy Group
Grand Central Tech, Mandalah
Sparrow Digital Holdings
Think Outside AS
NJIT; National Academy of Engineering
Global PMI Partners
League of Change
New York Times
Angel Investor, CNN
Angel Investor, Glossier
Investor at Tenfore Holdings
Datek Online, Bitly
EIR at Bank of America
Primary Venture Partners
Angel Investor, BAYER
Usluel Group; Hurriyet
MD5 Launch Acceleration, NYU Tandon
Top Trend International
PBM Capital Group
Fung Global and Retail