05. Juni 2019 - 17:30 bis 22:00
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STEP USA Pitch Night 2019 | IHK Berlin | Mittwoch, 05. Juni 2019

Mark your calenders! 
The annual STEP Alumni Party will take place in Berlin on June 5, 2019 this time.
What is STEP USA?
STEP USA is a 5-day startup bootcamp designed to assist German startups with their U.S. market entry. It has taken place 21 times already, the alumni network comprises 250 German startups, out of which 53 U.S. subsidiaries have resulted. Almost 30 of our alumni managed to raise a series A/B investment in the meantime.
In order to offer our guests even more content and excellent networking options we have decided to extend the program with two workshops on internationalization and a panel discussion in addition to the STEP Alumni pitches. Space is limited to 150 participants.
Another highlight: The winner of this year’s STEP Alumni Pitch will not only receive a free ticket for the “Newcomer of the Year Award” – a major performance show organized by the GACC New York in November 2019 - but will also be able to rock the stage and present his / her company to the corporate audience in New York!
As for the STEP Alumni Party we expect around 150 guests consisting of a great mix of startups, investors and corporates all active in the field of growth and innovation.
If you are a STEP USA Alumni or an aspiring STEP participant and would like to pitch your company to this amazing audience and reserve one of our limited pitch slots, please send an e-mail to adiewald(at)gaccny.com.
This event is free of charge.
5:30 pm: Admission & Registration
6:00 pm: Welcome: GACC New York 
6:10 pm:  Presentation 1: How to start internationalization from your home base?
Starting at home: How to build your VC- / Client Network abroad?Do you have what it takes to successfully start your business abroad? You should start this venture at your home base in Germany. How?
In this workshop startups will learn methods on how start building their VC - / Client networks abroad starting at home in practices will be demonstrated on how to successfully interact with future business contacts, service providers, future employees and Venture Capital givers. Startups will learn first hand how to use their intercultural skills to get the ball across. Target group for your product / service abroad
6:40 pm: Presentation 2:  What does it take to be successful on the American market?
In this presentation, the individual steps of the U.S. market entry will be explained:

Location search – where to start?
Legal basics on how to found your U.S. subsidiary
Custom topics
Insurances you should have
Certificates and approvals you need
Tax situation
How to obtain a work visa…

 7:20 pm: Panel Discussion – Timon Meyer (T Base Consulting)
3 STEP Alumni discuss their experiences with U.S. market entry.
7:50 pm: 5 STEP USA Alumni Pitches
(the winner gets a ticket to the “Newcomer of the Year Award” in New York in Nov. 2019
8:15 PM: Networking & Reception
8:30 pm: Announcement of the winner of the “Newcomer of the Year Award” ticket
9:30 pm: End of the event