ifridge Village: New York 2012
The next event will be from September 11-13, 2013. Feel free to reach out to Jesse with any questions: Jesse.Waxman@ifridge.com.
German entrepreneurs joined us from October 10-12, 2012 to learn everything there is to know about doing business in NYC and to meet potential partners who can help them make it here. The jam-packed agenda was designed to educate the entrepreneurs on what’s required to expand a business to this great city and included sessions such as:
- Incorporating 101: Inc. or LLC? Just the start of the many questions answered by Robert Wessely from Withers Bergman, an international law firm.
- Let’s Discuss Finances: How does the money thing work here? Taxes? We met with Reinhard Augustin, founder of Augustin Partners, an international tax consulting firm.
- Raising Capital, An Insiders Guide: Local Venture Capitalist, Mark Fasciano of Canrock Ventures, gave some tips and opinions on raising money.
- Act Globally, Think Locally: ifridge's own Daniel Kraft and Stefanie Lightman led a workshop on how to position your business in the U.S. market.
- Making Friends: The local’s guide to networking in NYC. We got to know Brian Frumberg, business networking guru and founder of VentureOutNY.
- Discover the Benefits of NYC: Chatted with Carlton Vann, Director of the International Business Division of the Mayor's Office, about how the NYC government is working to support technology entrepreneurs.
- Getting Started: Kurt Becker gave a tour of the NYU Poly Incubator, an elite program designed to provide necessary guidance, expertise, and resources to start-ups that are pursuing growth.
- How I Bit Into the Big Apple: NYC entrepreneurs shared their stories. Foreign founders, including Philipp Krueger and Andrew Tschesnok, explained exactly how they were able to do it.
- Soaked in the Culture: With fun activities such as a historical tour of Grand Central Station, eating cheeseburgers at the famous Palm Restaurant, watching a Yankee game at a pub, and yes, drinking lots and lots of Starbucks coffee.
And at the center of the whole event was the German Innovation Showcase, where our visitors were invited to pitch their businesses and receive feedback from a panel of major Venture Capitalists in front of an audience filled with 100+ players from the NYC technology scene!
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