Next program: June 22 until September 11, 2020
The12-week program will help you accelerate your market entry and increase your chances for success in the US. You will adapt your formula for success and learn how to make it in the US.
We pair you with a lead mentor, a dedicated advisor. With him/her you agree on your goals and key performance indicators for Scale. Each week you measure your progress against KPIs and discuss what to change to make more progress.
Each week, you meet additional mentors in 1-on-1 meetings, attend workshop and speakers' series. In addition, you benefit from office hours, landing services and partner benefits. You get access to ERA's impressive network of entrepreneurs, industry leaders and investors.
It ends and culminates with a Pitch Night. At the end of the program, you get the unique opportunity to showcase your venture during an exclusive Pitch Night that attracts key players in the NY tech ecosystem.
Besides your lead mentor, you get to meet other mentors (entrepreneurs and industry leaders) on a weekly basis. During 1-on-1 meetings, you also get their advice and input. ERA has a unique network of 500+ active and involved mentors.
You attend weekly workshops on relevant topics including marketing & sales, technology, fundraising, and operations.
You get to ask questions related to legal, financial, marketing, IT or other topics to ERA’s partners and sponsors who hold office hours.
(Lead) Mentors, speakers and partners will introduce you to their network once you are ready for it. You attend several events where you can make useful connections or you meet them at ERA whenever they’re around.
You get trained every week in pitching your business to customers and to investors. At the end of the program, you potentially pitch at 2 demo-days: one in New York and one in your home market.
You get practical input related to incorporation, immigration, personnel hiring. You get in touch with curated lawyers and accountants. Before the program, you get support for housing and other pratical matters.
Successful US and European entrepreneurs share their stories, help you understand the cultural differences and answer your questions. Felix Van de Maele, Peter Hinssen and Wim Sweldens have been previous guest speakers.
You get benefits from ERA’s partners including office space, AWS, Amazon and Google credits, banking benefits, and various legal and accounting services.
You become part of a network where you can reach out to other alumni for advice and connections. You receive our newsletters and have access to our ERA Global branded events.