New York Accelerator

SOSA’s New York Accelerator expands international companies into new markets, creating a bridge to the corporate innovation landscape.

We've crafted over 40 diverse programs, from two-day bootcamps to immersive six-month accelerators, expanding over 250 companies in the US market.

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4

years running

20

PARticipating
startups

₪3,4M

in grants
distributed

250+

companies accelerated

100+

MENTORS

$150m

RAISED BY ALUMNI COMPANIES

Costa Rica

Canada

Australia

Chile

Japan

Portugal

Poland

Singapore

Czech Republic

Brazil

Taiwan

Spain

USA

COUNTRIES we collaborated with

US Expansion Programs

SOSA offers a diverse range of programs tailored to meet specific needs and goals.
01
Bootcamps

A short-term program providing essential workshops and networking opportunities.

02
Accelerators

An intensive program focused on tangible business outcomes such as deals, partnerships, and fundraising. Participants gain access to dealmaking opportunities, strategic introductions, mentorship, and valuable networks to accelerate their growth

US Expansion Programs

SOSA offers a diverse range of programs tailored to meet specific needs and goals.
01
Bootcamps

A short-term program providing essential workshops and networking opportunities.

02
Accelerators

An intensive 8-week program focused on tangible business outcomes such as deals, partnerships, and fundraising. Participants gain access to mentorship, resources, and networks to accelerate their growth.

SOSA's Unique Position

4

years running

20

PARticipating
startups

₪3,4M

in grants
distributed

SOSA's approach to startup acceleration is underpinned by our extensive experience in corporate consulting and managing investment deal flow. Leveraging our strategic network of investors who rely on us for deal flow and corporate executives tasked with partnering with startups, we offer a unique blend of expertise and connections.

By integrating these elements into our methodology, we provide startups with a comprehensive support system. This includes mentorship, strategic guidance, and crucial access to capital.

Our holistic approach ensures that startups participating in SOSA's accelerator programs receive the resources and support necessary to thrive in today's competitive market landscape

Participants gain access to the following benefits:

05.
Access to Opportunities

Startups indexed on Savvy, SOSA's innovation platform, gain unparalleled visibility, opening doors to collaboration with corporate and government teams.

02.
Mentorship

Sessions designed to give startups the tools and best practices needed in order to expand to the US market. These include workshops ranging from ‘how to pitch’, ‘how to reach a product market fit’, and ‘how to build a successful global company’.

01.
Workshops

Startups receive workshops led by experts on a variety of subjects, including: 
→ Go-To-Market
→ Cultural adaptation
→ Fundraising strategy
→ Pitch coaching
→ Setting up a US Entity
→ Sales Strategies

03.
Pitch Events

Startups participate in conferences, networking events, and consultations with key stakeholders like VCs, investors, and multinational corporations. They also get introductions to innovation hubs, R&D centers, and academic researchers.

04.
Site visits

Startups become fully immersed in the tech ecosystem by visiting corporate HQs, incubators, government agencies, and other tech sites across the city.

06.
Access to SOSA's Network

Alumni receive access to New York offices for a year post-program, plus dedicated support from SOSA's team and access to a dynamic network, propelling them towards U.S. market success.

Why New York

4

years running

20

PARticipating
startups

₪3,4M

in grants
distributed

SOSA strategically established its U.S. headquarters in New York in 2017, recognizing the city's unparalleled importance as a gateway to the American market and its status as the economic capital of the United States. New York, hailed as the world's most expansive and diverse capital center, serves as an unrivaled hub for international business, fostering connections worldwide.

Leveraging the city's evolution into a tech powerhouse, with a strong financial, entertainment, and media presence, SOSA capitalizes on New York's vibrant tech community to provide a soft landing for international startups through its accelerator programs.

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What our government partners say

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Maykool Lopez
"SOSA has played a pivotal role in advancing our companies, propelling them to big heights and facilitating their evolution to the next level of success."
Maykool Lopez
Director
Matej Zahradnik
"The program was incredibly well planned, run, and the feedback from our participants was super positive. We are excited to work with SOSA again in the future."
Matej Zahradnik

Director of East Coast Operation
Amb. Dave Sharma
“Israel, in terms of Startup density, is probably the highest in the world, or close to Silicon Valley, and the Israeli ecosystem is the best in the world. This is why we put a landing pad here. We knew we had a lot to learn from Israel."
Amb. Dave Sharma
Member of the Australian Parliament
Rodrigo Rodrigues
"SOSA showcased outstanding professionalism, skillfully navigating our startups through global market challenges and delivering exceptional results. Their proactive approach and expertise were pivotal to the success of new entrepreneurs, boosting the presence of Brazilian entrepreneurship globally."
Rodrigo Rodrigues
Innovation Project Analyst and Startup Data Steward

What our alumni say

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Ursula Aleixo
“SOSA's Land to Launch Accelerator Program provided the ideal platform for us to amplify our global presence. The immersive experience, paired with virtual learning, business introductions, and workshops, resulted in closing a number of deals with U.S. clients and forming strategic partnerships. These outcomes not only propelled our growth but also created new revenue streams globally.”
Ursula Aleixo
Co-Founder


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Navigating the Tech Boom - SOSA's Impact in NYC

Explore SOSA's impactful role in New York City's tech surge, strategically positioning itself in the vibrant ecosystem. Learn how SOSA serves as a premier landing pad for startups, fostering connections, and empowering global innovation.

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SOSA's Chilean Startup Mentorship Program

Explore how SOSA's mentorship program fueled U.S. expansion for Chilean startups, offering tailored guidance, investor meetings, and global visibility

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SOSA x SEBRAE: Empowering Brazilian Startups Globally

Discover how the SOSA and SEBRAE collaboration fosters innovation, connectivity, and global recognition, amplifying opportunities for growth in the Brazilian Innovation ecosystem.

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Fastdezine's Global Ascent: A Land to Launch Success Story

Discover how Fastdezine, a leading Brazilian startup, soared to international heights through SOSA's Land to Launch accelerator program. Uncover the challenges conquered, innovative solutions implemented, and the tangible results that transformed Fastdezine's journey into a testament of global success and strategic growth.

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December 7, 2023
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Introducing Cohort 2 Start-Ups from SOSA-HTX Open Innovation Challenge!

The SOSA-HTX Open Innovation Challenge, in partnership with HTX in Singapore, has launched its second cohort. This program accelerates cutting-edge technologies for homeland security.

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December 18, 2023
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SOSA and CTA Launch Retail Tech Accelerator in NYC

Explore the success story of the 2023 Retail Tech Program, where Canadian startups delved into the U.S. market. From virtual training to the vibrant Demo Day in New York, discover how the participants gained actionable insights and valuable connections.

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December 12, 2023
SOSA editorial team

SOSA and CzechInvest's Bootcamp in NYC Empowers Czech Startups

SOSA and CzechInvest joined forces for the impactful 2023 Czech Startup Bootcamp in New York, a bespoke two-day program amplifying Czech startups' U.S. expansion journey.

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