STEP USA University Program

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere! Join us for this unique opportunity.

Virtual 4-day Bootcamp on international entrepreneurship in the U.S. Market.

Learn the basics of expansion to a market like the U.S.

The DWIH NY is joining forces with the German American Chamber of Commerce New York to offer the latest addition to their already successful STEP USA Program.

In 2021, DWIH NY and the GACC will offer a virtual STEP USA program for companies founded within the university environment. 

Participation is limited to applicants with an affiliation to a German university or publicly funded science/research institution.

About the GACC NY STEP USA Programs:

The German American Chamber of Commerce New York (GACC NY) introduced the STEP USA programs in 2014. Since then more than 550 companies have participated in the programs and are now part of the STEP USA Alumni Network. Both the travel and the virtual STEP USA format are uniquely designed as 4-day immersion programs for startups and entrepreneurs to scale and internationalize their businesses.


Date: Nov. 15 – 18, 2021 | 3 – 6 pm (Central European Time)

Format: Virtual, remote program

Attendees: Founders of startups or spinoffs that began in the university or research contexts. Maximum 20 startups.


  • Clear interest in internationalizing your business
  • Affiliation with a German university or publicly funded science/research institution.


Normally €1000. Now €200 with DWIH NY sponsorship, if selected.

Sponsorship Application process: 

  • Send your pitch deck to by September 30, 2021
  • Jury will review applications in October 2021 and select 15-20 sponsorship recipients.


STEP USA University Program – Content at a glance:

Nov 15-18, 2021 from 3-6 pm CET – daily workshops and webinars

  • US Economic Update
  • Cultural Differences: How to Do Business in the US
  • Legal Requirements: Setting up your U.S. Entity, Visa Regulations, Employment & Product Liability Law
  • Pitching & Storytelling in the US
  • Sales Strategies
  • How to Engage with US Investors and Build Your Investor Funnel
  • Investor Insight: Fireside Chat with a US Investor
  • Fireside Chat with a Startup Entrepreneur on their US Market Entry Experience

Please note that the agenda is subject to change and will be adapted to the needs of the participants. All times are in German time zone. 

Event Information

November 15, 2021, 9:00 AM to November 18, 2021, 12:00 PM

Organizer(s): DWIH New York, GACC New York