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STEP Alumni Party 2022

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June 8, 2022 | Bielefeld



Obernstr. 50

33602 Bielefeld

05:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Mix & Mingle in Bielefeld!

Tickets are free of cost, but limited to 150!

After two years of Corona break, our popular STEP USA Alumni Party will finally take place again in the context of the German American Business Day! The German American Chamber of Commerce New York (GACC New York) is proud to partner with the legendary FoundersFoundation in Bielefeld for this year's STEP USA Alumni Party!  Meet successful startups, investors and corporations and help us celebrate the successes of the STEP USA program

The STEP USA program was developed in 2014 by GACC New York to support German startups in their US market entry. It exists in two formats: virtual and as a trip to New York or Boston

Our Milestones:

  • STEP USA Travel Program: 27 runs with 360 participating companies.

  • STEP USA Virtual Program: 8 runs with 150 participating companies

  • STEP USA University Program in cooperation with the German Science and Innovation House New York, which focuses on university incubators and tech transfer centers. We have been offering this program since 2021.


05:00 pm: Reception & Networking
05:30 pm: Opening by FoundersFoundation & GACC New York
05:45 pm: Fireside Chat „Best of STEP USA“

Three of our most successful alumni reveal how they successfully entered the U.S. market.

Moderation: Andrea Diewald (GACC New York)

06:30 pm: FoundersFoundation Pitch

Three exciting FoundersFoundation startups introduce themselves. The most successful FoundersFoundation startup will win a STEP USA ticket (value: EUR 3,300.00) and travel to New York!

Jury: Corinna Powalla (FoundersFoundation), Dietmar Rieg (GACC New York), Björn-Christian Ningel (Verband Deutsche Startups)

07:15 pm: Announcement of the STEP USA ticket winner and award ceremony
07:30 pm: BBQ & Networking
09:00 pm: End of the Event

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