WHO WE ARE

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 to offer a world-class New York Accelerator program for selected EU startups with perceived high potential on the US market.

The selected EU companies attend an intense 3-month program at ERA in NYC, with industry-leading mentors, landing services, followed by investor presentations at the FNYA Pitch Night in New York.

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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, 10 venture partners and 35 corporate partners.

ERA portfolio companies have raised more than $350M and are worth more than $2.5B.

THE PROGRAM

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.

PROGRAM CO-CREATOR AND PROGRAM LEAD
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Catalina Daniels

CEO/Entrepreneur/Advisor


PROGRAM BENEFITS

Mentoring

Workshops

Office Hours

Connections

Pitch Events

Landing Services

Speaker Sessions

Partner Benefits

Alumni Network






MENTORS

Tarik Abbas

Transcendent Capital

Akin Akintola

Nokia

Karl Alomar

DigitalOcean

Karl Andersen

Amundsen Ventures

Barry Appelman

AOL, Angel Investor

John Ason

Angel Investor

Michael Baldwin

Pitch coach

Olga Bartnicki

CUNY Startups

Rami Bitar

Skillhire

John Brennan

ConsenSys

Christian Busch

German Accelarator

Artie Byrne

L'Oréal

Eric Cantor

ConsenSys

Reilly Carpenter

Kindur

Joel Cartun

Angel Investor

Pauline Chiou

MSNBC anchor

Solomon Choi

16 Handles

Dora Chomiak

Inflection Point Strategy

Jeana Chung

Missha

Alan Chung

Perka Inc

Brian Cohen

New York Angels

Katya Constantine

Digishopgirl Media

Joseph Coyne

Studio VC

Vittorio Cretella

MARS

Jean Jacques Dandrieux

FourDice

Alexander Do

Consulting

Hisham El Haddad

HOF Capital

Josh Ellstein

Backstage

Murat Emirdag

Instacart, Zynga

Alon Ezer

Cups

Benoit Flammang

Beninvest & Associates

Andrew Flett

InvestCo

Cameron Foster

Cape Falcon Capital

David Frerichs

Amazon

Joe Galarneau

Verve

Shlomo Garbi

Zemingo Group, Zikapp

Len Gilbert

Digital Prism Advisors

Gokce Gizer

OnKaro

Marc Goldberg

Trust Metrics

Sanjeev Gupta

Angel Investor

Mikhail Gurevich

Dominion Capital

Ariel Halevi

Vayomar

Andrew Hancox

Block 8 Ventures

Heather Hartnett

Human Ventures Capital

Brian Hecht

ClaimFame

Adam Hershey

Shore Ventures

Debbie Hidajat

Angel Investor

Rachael Holmes

Pitch coach

Jason Hunt

Amazon

Wendy Hutter

Silver Streak

Jennifer Jang

Oath (Yahoo+AOL)

Joerg Joergensen

Amundsen Ventures

David Joo

Knowre

Joseph Juhn

KOTRA

Jeremy Kagan

Columbia Business School

Mat Kaliski

Rubicon Venture Capital

KK Kambhampati

FUSAR, Cloquet Capt.

Samuel Khamis

Khamis and Associates

Pat Kiernan

NY1

Daphne Kis

Litmus Health

Lizzy Klein

LK Ventures

Harman Kochar

RetSKU

Brittany Laughlin

Lattice Ventures

Danielle Lay

NEA

Svetlana Lebedeva

SquareOne

Jason Leder

Google

Khee Lee

LH2 Ventures

Sang Lee

DarcMatter

Brian Lee

Maker Studios

Adi Levanon

Symmetrical Ventures

David Levy

Amazon

Jeff Lindsey

King

Allen Liu

Vimeo

Jibreel Lockhart

CEB

Gwenna Lucas

The Rainy Group

Joshua Lustgarten

Say Media

Jimmy Lynn

AOL

Bill Mehleisen

Grand Central Tech, Mandalah

Ana Milicevic

Sparrow Digital Holdings

Nick Miller

Facebook

David Moon

EY

Kelly Moulton

Think Outside AS

Erik Mumford

G2Strategy

Lauren Musto

Goldman Sachs

Phil Neches

NJIT; National Academy of Engineering

Tereza Nemessanyi

Microsoft

Suok Noh

Inmost Partners

Michael Nogen

GAP

Lieven Nuyttens

Global PMI Partners

Chris O'Brien

Everyday Health

Galina Ozgur

GCT

Fatih Ozluturk

Soryn Capital

Sonu Panda

Prescriptive Data

Lisa Patti

AccentC3

Jessica Peltz

MDC Ventures

Bernard Peperstraete

Acuamark Diagnostics

Matt Pestritto

Plated

Edwin Philogen

Bond Inc.

Susan Pinkwater

Atmosphere/BBDO

AJ Plotkin

ffVC

Beth Polish

League of Change

Matt Prohaska

New York Times

Nael Rasamny

Outbound Ventures

Jodd Readick

User Centric

Andrei Rebrov

ScentBird

Julia Rhee

Sante Capital

Chris Rill

Trinetic Solutions

Daniel Roever

AFLAC

Tsipi Ryngler

Dynamic Yield

Reese Schonfeld

Angel Investor, CNN

Rishi Sethi

Method Mill

Matt Shampine

WeWork

Jessica Sheft-Ason

Angel Investor, Glossier

Joyce Shen

Investor at Tenfore Holdings

Brian Shimmerlink

Vengo Labs

Leigh Shull

VISA

Cari Sommer

RAISE Communications

Peter Stern

Datek Online, Bitly

Andrew Stroup

EIR at Bank of America

Jeanne Sullivan

Sullivan Adventures

Benjamin Sun

Primary Venture Partners

Beth Temple

MIMA

Joseph Titlebaum

Mezzobit

Chantal Tjong

Nike

Are Traasdahl

Tapad/Spring Capital

Roland Turck

Angel Investor, BAYER

Dina Ufberg

Ernst&Young

Degerhan Usluel

Usluel Group; Hurriyet

Frank Vallese

MD5 Launch Acceleration, NYU Tandon

Felix Van De Maele

Collibra

Benedikt von Shroder

Angel Investor

Deborah Weinswig

Fung Global

John Williams

Rayvn

Michael Wolf

Classpass

Helena Wong

Top Trend International

Jane Wulf

Miranda Media

Kenji Yakushiji

Itochu

Simon Yi

Growth Hacker

Jun Yoon

Culinary Agents

Sung You

PBM Capital Group

Mike Zung

Fung Global and Retail





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