1-week program focused on US Expansion
Funding & Operations, Sales & Biz Dev, Marketing & PR
11 key meetings with professionals, mentors & venture capitals
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What we offer?
Revenue Growth
Top marketers will maximize your speed and success for market launch & expansion
Marketing & PR
Personalized training with experts who coached some of the most successful startups in the US
Funding
Top VCs themselves will explain what they seek, what to avoid and what founders should focus on
Mentorship
Discuss with the best mentors who created, developed and sold startups the US
Ecosystem
Workspace filled with founders who already established their startup at the lab
Logistics
Learn about recruitment, legal, fiscality, immigration, etc...
Are you ready for this program?
Proven Revenue Model
Strong Team
Ready for US Expansion
Successful US expansions
What’s the deal?
$2,990
PER PERSON
0%
EQUITY
11
KEY MEETINGS
PRICELESS
KNOWLEDGE & EXPOSURE
Agenda
  1. MONDAY
    1. US Fundraising strategy from seed to series B
    2. US Messaging branding & PR strategy
    3. Digital marketing, user acquisition & growth hacking
    4. Enterprise sales & channel partnership strategy
    5. Mentoring & pitch preparation
  2. TUESDAY
    1. Spark Labs Ecosystem & workspace
    2. US Startup meetings
    3. Venture capital meetings
    4. NY tech networking event
  3. WEDNESDAY
    1. Strategy for legal, IP, accounting & tax, immigration , etc...
    2. Spark labs ecosystem & workspace
    3. Investor pitch event
  4. THURSDAY
    1. Spark labs ecosystem & workspace
    2. Interviews, feedback & next steps
    3. NY tech networking event
  5. FRIDAY
    1. Spark labs ecosystem & workspace
    2. Meet spark labs members
Sessions Schedule
15 entrepreneurs/execs per session // 1 session per month

In order to provide founders with the best experience, we only accept 15 entrepreneurs or execs at a time & have 1 session per month, the last week of each month. You can APPLY for any of the session below:

SEPTEMBER
19 - 24
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OCTOBER
19 - 24
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NOVEMBER
19 - 24
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DECEMBER
19 - 24
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JANUARY
19 - 24
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Mentors
Christophe Garnier
Founder & CEO
Spark Labs
Ashley Heather
Managing Partner
White Space Group
Allen Morgan
Venture Advisor
Mayfield Fund
Rob Keve
Angel Investor & Advisor
Dynamix Capital
Anu Duggal
Founding Partner
F Cubed
David Tetan
Partner
ff Venture Capital
Luc Hardy
President
Sagax Inc
Paul Strachman
Venture Partner
ISAI
Hadley Harris
General Partner
Eniac Ventures
Ilan Abehassera
CEO
Insensi
Matt Turck
Managing Director
First Mark Capital
Abby Levy
Advisor
Seedling
Eric Martineau-Fortin
General Partner
White Star Capital
Nihal Mehta
General Partner
Eniac Ventures
Brian Frumberg
Founder
VentureOut
Daniel Glazer
Partner
Fried Frank
Jean-Christian Jung
Co-owner
Globe Trotoys
Josh Siegel
General Partner
Rubicon Venture Capital
Richard Sheldon
CFO
Complex Media
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Frequently asked questions

What do I get as a participant of the program?

As a participant of Expand NYC and in addition to the program described above, you will also automatically become a member of Spark Labs, the vibrant coworking ecosystem in New York along with a 1 year access to our online platform. Membership at Spark Labs includes:

  • Round-the-clock access to workspace. Spark Labs is equipped with a kitchen, two conference rooms and plenty of lounge space.
  • Access to our weekly events & workshops
  • Access to our network of investors & VCs
  • Access to our network of mentors
  • Access to our network of selected partners for legal, accounting & recruitment services
  • Access to our discounts for technology, education & classes, software

How long is the program?

Expand NYC is a 1-week long program in NYC. It takes place the last week of each month. As soon as you are accepted into the program, you will have access to our services as you prepare for the trip. It is always an option for you to extend your program beyond the 1-week mark if necessary. Let us know and we will be happy to provide you with more information about this.

Is Expand NYC only for Tech startups?

No. Expand NYC is not only for Tech startups. It is a program opened to all innovators whether the company is very early stage or generating millions in revenue already – we welcome all tech entrepreneurs, media executives, social entrepreneurs, and new business managers. Basically, we welcome a wide range of individuals ready and willing to grow their business in NYC.

If I apply, am I guaranteed a spot in the program?

No. We receive many more qualified applicants than space available. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a place to many candidates who would likely be very successful participants. For those who are denied admission, there will be the opportunity to reapply for the next batch, we have a new batch every month.

Do you provide me with a visa?

No & you do not need one. The United States has agreements with most countries to facilitate up to 3-month travel to the United States by applying to the ESTA. All questions you may have regarding the ESTA shall be answered here.

Can I stay longer than 1 week?

Depending on your ESTA situation you may be able to stay longer than 1 week. Most countries have agreements with the United States allowing their citizens to stay up to 3 months on a tourist visa. It is also possible, depending on your project and your situation, to apply for a visa. Our team is here to help you find the best option once you made the decision to stay in NYC longer or make the move for your business.

Where is Spark Labs located?

Spark Labs is located at 833 Broadway in New York, in the heart of Silicon Alley, subway stop is 14th street - Union square.

Need more info about Spark Labs NYC - click here.

How much does it cost to participate to NYC Immersive program?

Participant to the Expand NYC program will be charged a total of $2,990 for the entire week-long program. This includes all fees and charges, including application fees, enrollment fees, on-site assistance and access to the coworking space. The fee does not include your flight and your hotel, we can however make recommendations should you need any.

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