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First Austrian Startup coaching days in New York City

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March 24, 2015

ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA New York organized three days of coaching, workshops and networking for eight Austrian startups in New York City between March 11-13, 2015. Advantage Austria realized the need for Austrian startups to improve and optimize their business pitch in order to launch in the US after having organized Pitching Days in London and Tel Aviv.

Great Idea, bad pitch? Even the greatest idea will be nipped in the bud when delivered through a bad pitch. In fact, a bad pitch can prevent startups from attracting attention and investment. In corporation with the internationally acclaimed accelerator TECHSTARS ( and our local network of entrepreneurs, Austrian founders received hands-on pitch coaching, real-time feedback from pitching in front of investors and mentors, and learned useful tools for running a successful startup.

NYC is the fastest growing tech metropolis worldwide. About USD 3 billion is invested in NYC tech startups every year. The city of New York supports these efforts with targeted financial aid or incubators and accelerators. Venture capital firms, valuable mentors, diversified and highly educated talent, and the presence of the finance, media and entertainment industry are many of the advantages of the Big Apple.  

Hence, New York City was the ideal place to host the three day “Train Your Pitch” workshop for eight entrepreneurs between March 11 - 13, 2015. Advantage Austria organized the first Austrian startup mixer where the participating Austrian startups pitched their business to a jury, and networked with over 50 startup savvy guests. A Google objective and key result workshop, a visit to the successful startup Etsy in Brooklyn, and guests lectures of NYC based entrepreneurs, lawyers, and marketing professionals provided a better insight into the NYC startup scene.

The event was part of the go-international export initiative funded by the Austrian Trade Commission and Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.

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