The Capital’s Accelerate and Scale Tech Superstars (CASTS) Programme invites pre Series A London based companies committed to expanding to the USA market to be part of the UK’s first formal organised presence at TechCrunch Disrupt.
TechCrunch Disrupt (Disrupt) is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what is top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators.
Benefits for selected companies will include:
Free entry to Disrupt for up to 2 people per company
3 nights’ accommodation for 1 person per company
Strong platform to build relationships with USA investors*, channel partners, customers and learn from peers and inspirational thought leaders
Pre-mission roundtable Q&A discussion on US expansion and fundraising, facilitated by NYC/London-based Daniel Glazer, a Tech City UK Fellow and the lead partner in the US Expansion group at Silicon Valley-headquartered Wilson Sonsini.(www.linkedin.com/in/danielcglazer)
What will you do during the mission?
Sunday 17 September: Arrive in San Francisco
Monday 18 September: Exhibit, as part of the UK pavilion at Disrupt
Tuesday 19 September: Visit Disrupt
Wednesday 20 September: 1-2-1 meetings with potential partners
Who is this mission for?London early stage technology companies in any sector or industry - B2B, B2C and B2BC capable of leveraging Disrupt to take the business to the next stage. Generally, the company should be less than 36 months old and with under $.2.5m in funding.
How will we select delegates?
Places will be awarded to those candidates and companies best placed to take advantage of this significant opportunity
The first stage selection will be made on the basis of the application forms received
The second stage will require applicants to present to a selection panel to be accepted to the mission
The Capital’s Accelerate and Scale Tech Superstars (CASTS), co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), specialises in increasing the number and range of early stage SMEs that can successfully obtain the capital risk necessary to prove market and scale their business, providing them with the resources, expertise and know-how to both expand and enhance their business/opportunities.*Ultimately the strength of your business is key to attracting the interest of investors and commercial partners however CASTS will ensure that participating companies are fully prepared for the opportunity through coaching and training from US expansion experts.