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International Acceleration, a presentation at Open Coffee Athens December 2014

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International Acceleration, a presentation at Open Coffee Athens December 2014

  1. 1. AUSTIN IS READY when you are www.iatx.co 1
  2. 2. • Angelos Angelou & Dean Kakridas • Austin’s rise into a global tech hub • Difficulties for foreign founders in the US • Paving the way to Austin for non-US citizen entrepreneurs FOUNDING IA 2
  3. 3. • Bevy of talent through the University of Texas • Austin City Limits, SXSW, UT Football, F1-Circuit Of The Americas • Ranked #1 for: - Best cities in the next decade - Strong tech sector, booming entrepreneurial city - Fastest growing city in the U.S. and many more… WHY AUSTIN? 3
  4. 4. • Who to trust & listen to • Legal: Visa + setting up a legal entity • Housing & Transportation • Understanding U.S. Business & Capital market • Finding funding, experts, and talent • Networking CHALLENGES of founding in the U.S. 4
  5. 5. BUILDING MORE than a product • Business Partners & Investors • Assimilation to U.S. • Office space • Mentoring & Networking • Product Design & Development • Legal & Marketing services • Growth! (M&A/IPO, series A funding) 5
  6. 6. OUR PROGRAM • Rolling admission, 12 month duration • $50,000+ seed money & more in in-kind services • Personalized assistance from the visa process and founding in the US, all the way to Series A • American look & feel and ability to attract investors worldwide • World class mentorship from people who have been in your shoes 6
  7. 7. REQUIREMENTS • Exceptional non-US citizen founder team • One founder willing to move to the U.S. for a year • Public beta product, some customer/market validation will help • Fundraising process has started locally • Product addresses large market and is scalable 7
  8. 8. SUCCESS STORIES 8
  9. 9. Thomas Bebis thomas.bebis@iatx.co www.iatx.co THANKS Country Advisor, Greece 9

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