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    pitch contest that was held in San Francisco with companies from both Nablus and Gaza in the Middle East A big thanks to all who participated including our panelists Chris Burry of Fenox Ventures and Co CEO of Read More When will you exit and how much will I make usmac Jul 01 2013 Blog At a pitch event in San Francisco recently one of the companies was asked this question by a participant on the investor panel Frankly the question made me bristle Sort of like asking about the pre nup before the first date Still entrepreneurs do sometimes hear this question and accordingly it Read More Lean Founders Lean Startups the Low Effort Way to High Energy usmac Jun 10 2013 Blog The life of an entrepreneur is a demanding one in every sense The uncertainty of a early stage business presents new challenges on a daily basis Many entrepreneurs especially in Europe have spouses who also have demanding jobs Many have young families The life of an entrepreneur Read More Three Steps to Better Pitching usmac May 21 2013 Blog Pitching has become a popular theme in bootcamps seminars and workshops Everyone has advice to offer mostly on how to do better slides what size fonts to use how many slides how many minutes how to use graphics how to hook your audience how to project your voice into Read More Who Needs Honesty Industry and Quality usmac May 13 2013 Blog Answer People who want entrepreneurial success Recently I was a guest at Artiman Ventures Concept Spring event at the Santa Clara Marriott It featured some keynote speakers followed by wine tasting and dinner It was entertaining and edifying in every way and I am not just talking about the Read More What Silicon Valley s A Round Crunch Means for International Entrepreneurs usmac Mar 24 2013 Blog Recently a number of articles and report have appeared in the San Jose Mercury news Silicon Valley s leading daily newspaper and in venture industry reports highlighting the A Round Crunch The so called A Round Crunch refers to a dearth of funding opportunities for companies who need that follow on round of funding after Read More 3 Traits of Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs by Lili Balfour usmac Mar 15 2013 Blog Our good friend Lili Balfour just shared her most recent article with us and of course we wanted to share it with you Just click on the image below to check it out cameroon site down or not Cote d Ivoire language translator Read More There s more to Canada than just maple syrup usmac Mar 14 2013 Blog As many of you know our CEO of US MAC is Canadian and people are rather fond of him up there especially the latest batch of Executive MBA students from the University of Ottawa s Telfer School of Management Each year they have the privilege of visiting the Bay Area and Read More Posts navigation Page 1 Page

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  • March 10, 2014 - US Market Access Center
    We would like to share with you the case of a customer Volotea an European airline Volotea has been created by the same people that founded Vueling another popular European airline Volotea is one of the most promising European airlines With 114 routes throughout the continent in 2012 only one Read More Search for Search Categories Blog Recent Post Press Release European Billionaire Launches new Accelerator and Selects USMAC as Silicon Valley Partner Success Case Volotea one of the European airlines with the greatest growth is already managing its documents with Athento It s World Cup time think you re up for the challenge Meet the three teams that won a Silicon Valley investor pitch event in Palestine When will you exit and how much will I make Stay Informed with Our Newsletter Email US Market Access Center Silicon Valley PAD 1370 Willow Road Menlo Park CA 94025 primary mailing address info usmarketaccess com RocketSpace 180 Sansome Street 4th Floor San Francisco CA 94104 USA 1 650 376 0082 Get in Touch Name Email How did you hear about us Which Program Category Are You Interested In Which Program Category Are You Interested In Programs for Startups Programs for Government

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  • It's World Cup time - think you're up for the challenge? - US Market Access Center
    or as we call them Groups 1 Digital Media 2 HealthTech 3 FinTech 4 Next Gen Technology 5 EdTech 6 Enterprise Software the icons for each attached if you want to use them H ow to apply Please fill out all boxes in the application form online and upload an Executive Summary of no more than two pages together with a 2 min video pitch video pitch is optional but will be required if you qualify and used in the online voting process submitted no later than March 31st The 30 qualified startups will be announced by April 10th The application criteria and process can be found here Criteria Startups that apply must have a product or service available as of May 20th 2014 but not introduced in the Global marketplace for more than a few months prior to the event Executive Summaries and video pitches will be evaluated by a board of judges within the different tech categories Not sure if your company fulfills the criteria ask us by sending an email to launch svforum org The qualified startups within the different tech categories Groups will be invited to attend Launch Silicon Valley to demo in the expo hall and present on stage for 4 minutes followed by 5 minutes of Q A and constructive feedback from a panel of top Silicon Valley investors The startup most likely to succeed will be selected by votes from the panel audience as well as points from the online voting in each of the 6 Groups The winners will take home great prizes sponsored by the Group sponsors as well as one on one meetings with VC s and corporate executives in Silicon Valley Startups from all over the world will be competing for a spot at Launch Silicon Valley 2014 The

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  • March 9, 2014 - US Market Access Center
    your startup and your country at Launch Silicon Valley May 20th About For the last 8 years Launch Silicon Valley has been a premier product launch platform for startups from around the world Presented by SVForum and hosted by Microsoft at their Mountain View Campus in Silicon Valley Read More Search for Search Categories Blog Recent Post Press Release European Billionaire Launches new Accelerator and Selects USMAC as Silicon Valley Partner Success Case Volotea one of the European airlines with the greatest growth is already managing its documents with Athento It s World Cup time think you re up for the challenge Meet the three teams that won a Silicon Valley investor pitch event in Palestine When will you exit and how much will I make Stay Informed with Our Newsletter Email US Market Access Center Silicon Valley PAD 1370 Willow Road Menlo Park CA 94025 primary mailing address info usmarketaccess com RocketSpace 180 Sansome Street 4th Floor San Francisco CA 94104 USA 1 650 376 0082 Get in Touch Name Email How did you hear about us Which Program Category Are You Interested In Which Program Category Are You Interested In Programs for Startups Programs for Government Programs for

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  • Meet the three teams that won a Silicon Valley investor pitch event in Palestine - US Market Access Center
    agencies with local communities LionWorker an online community and marketplace for craftsworkers e g mechanics carpenters electricians and housecleaners as well as doctors and pharmacists Fresco a gesture recognition solution for smartphones and tablets similar to XboX360 motion sensing device Kinect MagicTech a software that visualizes 3D models designed for use in advertising gaming education and teleconferencing Darlequin an interactive educational game that also runs on smart hardware designed to offer edutainment for young learners AnaLancer a Gaza based platform that connects local freelancers and companies to global clients for outsourcing deals After a round of judging Souktel took first Fresco second and Analancer third The investors were all very impressed with the companies especially Souktel and Fresco said Coppola This was a fantastic opportunity to pitch our venture to top tier VCs The feedback we received from the panel has already helped us enhance our business model said Jacob Korenblum founder of Souktel PALinnO is a great network for startups and we re honored to be a part of it As the first place winner Souktel will also win US 50 000 in seed funding and will be eligible for a free ticket to Silicon Valley to pitch at the Arab Innovation Demo Day this October although out of the three startups listed Souktel probably needs that ticket the least it s already raised US 1 million from Sadara Ventures Following a slew of initiatives this year including Hi Tech Hub in Ramallah and Fast Forward the West Bank s new accelerator PALinnO is the latest to champion Palestinian startups and work to build bridges with Silicon Valley We appreciate the high level of Palestinian startups that we selected for first round of PALinnO program called P2SV Palestine to Silicon Valley said Michal Zalesak the executive director at PALinnO

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  • September 4, 2013 - US Market Access Center
    to feature this just released article about our recent videoconference pitch contest that was held in San Francisco with companies from both Nablus and Gaza in the Middle East A big thanks to all who participated including our panelists Chris Burry of Fenox Ventures and Co CEO of Read More Search for Search Categories Blog Recent Post Press Release European Billionaire Launches new Accelerator and Selects USMAC as Silicon Valley Partner Success Case Volotea one of the European airlines with the greatest growth is already managing its documents with Athento It s World Cup time think you re up for the challenge Meet the three teams that won a Silicon Valley investor pitch event in Palestine When will you exit and how much will I make Stay Informed with Our Newsletter Email US Market Access Center Silicon Valley PAD 1370 Willow Road Menlo Park CA 94025 primary mailing address info usmarketaccess com RocketSpace 180 Sansome Street 4th Floor San Francisco CA 94104 USA 1 650 376 0082 Get in Touch Name Email How did you hear about us Which Program Category Are You Interested In Which Program Category Are You Interested In Programs for Startups Programs for Government Programs for

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  • "When will you exit, and how much will I make?" - US Market Access Center
    mind is on getting acquired it almost never happens Kind of like walking into a cafe thinking Gotta score gotta score gotta score You almost definitely won t walk home with that gal or guy on your arm At TouchWave we were focused on anything but getting acquired when we got an email from an obscure group at Ericsson a group from Austria no less not Stockholm Five months later we were taking down the TouchWave sign and putting up the Ericsson sign But before it happened it was the furthest thing from our minds Interestingly I have mostly been asked this question by angel investors not venture capitalists In fact I have never been asked this question by a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and I have been asked an awful lot of questions by an awful lot of Silicon Valley venture capitalists I don t know if this is a question of timeline experience or something else Often angels get squeezed out in later rounds and this may make for a great Angst when it comes to when will I exit So how should entrepreneurs respond to this question The numbers a professional investor needs to estimate your exit potential are your market size and projected revenue and earnings From that they can extrapolate a market capitalization Very roughly but at this stage roughly is all that s possible site down or not So you should have a good handle on your market size and projections and of course they know that Beyond that I would emphasize my commitment to building a business cameroon As the guys at 37Signals put it Building to flip is building to flop You need a commitment strategy not an exit strategy Rework Jason Fried David Heinemeier Hansen Investors who aren t committed to

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  • July 1, 2013 - US Market Access Center
    San Francisco recently one of the companies was asked this question by a participant on the investor panel Frankly the question made me bristle Sort of like asking about the pre nup before the first date Still entrepreneurs do sometimes hear this question and accordingly it Read More Search for Search Categories Blog Recent Post Press Release European Billionaire Launches new Accelerator and Selects USMAC as Silicon Valley Partner Success Case Volotea one of the European airlines with the greatest growth is already managing its documents with Athento It s World Cup time think you re up for the challenge Meet the three teams that won a Silicon Valley investor pitch event in Palestine When will you exit and how much will I make Stay Informed with Our Newsletter Email US Market Access Center Silicon Valley PAD 1370 Willow Road Menlo Park CA 94025 primary mailing address info usmarketaccess com RocketSpace 180 Sansome Street 4th Floor San Francisco CA 94104 USA 1 650 376 0082 Get in Touch Name Email How did you hear about us Which Program Category Are You Interested In Which Program Category Are You Interested In Programs for Startups Programs for Government Programs for Universities Corporates

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