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A soft landing program in New York designed to help international startups scale their US market presence and raise capital
Lifetime Perks
Opportunity to raise $200K-$1M
Starta Capital puts all program graduates at the top of the list for investment consideration.
Co-working, event space & virtual office in Manhattan
You are always welcome in our office in Flatiron!
Lifetime investor network, relations, & support
You will get lifetime access to our own network of investors that is expanding every year.
Perks
Credits/discounts for AWS, Hubspot, Microsoft and many more!
Access to Starta alumni events & Investor Summits
As part of the Starta family you are always welcome to join us at all of our events.
Strategy guidance from Starta partners
Ongoing support on strategy and execution from the Starta Partners - tap into years of industry experience.
Alumni Success
11 Batches
150+ Companies
300+ Founders
55%

Raised Follow-on

Total of $75M+ raised by the program alumni

65%

Active

Still crushing it!

35%

Stayed in the US

Startups with US-based revenue
Hear from the Founders

And many more!

Get to Know Us
FAQs
What happens at Starta stays at Starta! Just kidding. Here's what actually happens.
We work with founders from the very beginning, helping them successfully adapt to and enter the US Market. We also help the founders work with other investors, and of course, we invest into the top performers upon completion of the program.
What does Starta do for you?
Our Accelerator program is for startups with international roots which are seeking to expand to the U.S. We look for startups with a significant technological focus, in any sector, and that also wield the potential to have a global product. Most applicants already have a Minimum Viable Product(MVP) and proven traction in their home country.

Our program is 3 months long (with an extra 3 months of follow-on strategic support), and focuses on helping startups establish operations in the US and move forward on the path to attaining revenue and raising funds.
We have two cohorts per year, each comprised of 10-15 startups.

Participants in our program work directly with our partners and mentors and will have access to our extensive network of investors. We have outstanding, expert mentors that focus on improving each startup's communications, business development, sales, marketing, and fundraising - providing both strategic and tactical advice which is tailored to the U.S. business environment.

Participation in the Accelerator Program will have flexible terms for companies at pre-seed, seed, and early growth stages, operating on an advisory fee of 2-6% (calculated based on the stage of the company). Earlier stage companies looking to cover relocation costs will be eligible for initial cash investment.
Participants begin with 6 weeks of online sessions(both group and individual)and afterward will be required to attend the 6-week offline portion of the program in person.
Why Starta?
What makes our program unique is our proven ability to ease the transition of international startups to the U.S., from the biggest issues to the smallest details - that is our core competency - as well as our extensive network of established business connections, which has taken our Partners years to cultivate. We treat our startups like family, both during and after the program.
Be aware that the Accelerator is an intense program that requires a very firm commitment from participants - but the results can be extremely rewarding. To date, over 150 startups have completed our accelerator program and they have gone on to raise over $75M.
Can I receive additional funding after the program?
The new program format has been specifically tailored to sourcing and vetting companies for Starta's new $50M Fund, which has a target of investing into 10-15 companies per year. The fund offers between $200k-$1M to the top-performing residents and will provide further support in co-investment deals. The companies will be selected based on the product market and investment fit.
Should I apply?
Do you see the US as your next target market? Can your product be scaled globally? Do you have a working MVP? Do you have at least some traction in your home market? Do you have a strong team? Are you ready for 12 intense and adventurous weeks? If you answered yes to all of these questions then you are our perfect fit!

Please apply here!
What industry sectors do you work with?
We are sector agnostic. We work with tech companies in various industries.
Are you looking for particular stage companies?
Our Launchpad Program works with companies at any stage of their life cycle, even at idea or prototype stages.

Our Accelerator Program has no specific stage requirements, but most of the companies we accept already have an MVP and proven traction in their home country. However, we do not reject companies just for being earlier than that as long as we fall in love with your idea and see a strong committed team.

Our Advisory Program works with early-growth stage companies with consistent revenue and an established business model.
How do I apply?
Fill out your application here. The more information you provide in your application the better are the chances that we will contact you for an interview. Don't worry once you submit your application you can always edit it and update the responses if necessary.
How do I know if my startup is accepted?
We usually start getting in touch about 2 weeks before the application process closes. We will reach out to you via email and then have 2-3 calls during which you will talk to different members of our team. Soon after you will receive an email with our feedback and in case you are a good fit - an invitation to join our Program.
You never contacted me. Why?
This can be for many reasons, so please don't take it personally. Perhaps your application was not fully filled out or did not provide enough information. We receive hundreds of applications and there are physical limitations on how many people we can interview.
Can we apply more than once? Can we apply for the next batch?
Yes! You can only submit one application from a startup per program. But you can definitely re-apply for the next batch. It is not rare that we can not accept a project into our program because it's too early stage, but we are happy to reconsider it for our next batch if we see good potential! Several of our portfolio companies applied multiple times and after getting feedback from us were able to work on their companies and successfully get accepted into the Program.
Can I submit two startups?
Yes! But keep in mind that we are looking for full commitment from the founders when it comes to a project. It is quite rare that a founder can keep up with two different startups at a time.
We've already raised funding, can we still apply?
Yes.
If we participated in another accelerator, can we still apply?
Yes.
Will we need to relocate to the US?
Yes, we require that you incorporate the company in the United States after you've been accepted into the program. We help you with the incorporation process if needed.
Do you require a certain number of founders? How many people can come?
We are eager to host either one or several representatives of your company in NYC. Based on our experience, however, two founders is the ideal number
Do we have to be US citizens? What kind of VISA do we need?
No, there is no requirement to be a US citizen or resident. B1/B2 visa is enough, most of our founders come here on B1/B2 Visas, since it is also a business visas. After the program many choose to apply for another type of visa, such as an O1/O2.
Can you help us with VISAs?
We don't get directly involved with visas, but we can give some advice and provide a confirmation of your participation in the program for visa assistance. We also have quite a mailing list of founders who had to get one at some point. We will be happy to make introductions and connect you.
Will you pay for travel expenses?
No, we do not reimburse any travel-related expenses. But once you are accepted into our program, we could offer an additional relocation-related investment.
I've never been to the US before. Is that okay?
That's totally ok. Actually, about 70 percent of our founders have never been to the US before Starta. During the Program, we will do our best to help you solve your relocation problems and help you acclimate as smoothly as possible.
How good does my English have to be?
We expect you to be able to freely communicate, pitch, and hold Q&A's about your product in English. Don't worry if your English doesn't seem to be very good yet. Once you immerse yourself into the English-speaking environment you will quickly improve. Most people do. We also provide communication classes as part of the program.
Do you sign NDAs?
Like all the VC firms, we hear too many ideas to sign NDAs. We are committed to respecting the confidentiality of the information you submit to us during the application process and will not share it outside of the Starta Ventures team. Once you, join our program we will sign a contract that includes a confidentiality clause.
How can I talk to Starta Alumni?
You can always reach out to our alumni or read their reviews here. Another good idea is to follow our Facebook page or come to the events we organize all over the world.
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