Discover Ellis Accelerator for expansion into the US

Ellis Accelerator is an equity-free three-month program designed to empower international startups as they expand to the US market and become global companies. We support international B2C and B2B startups by providing them with all the resources required to scale successfully in the US - including 150+ mentors, housing and office space in NYC, workshops, $350k benefits package, and access to an exclusive community.

The program begins once a startup is accepted - we work with them prior they arrive to NYC, helping them get their visas, set up their legal US entity, and refining their US go-to-market strategy. Thus, providing the participating startups the foundation necessary to focus on strategic initiatives and generating traction in the US once they arrive in NYC.

Upon arrival, startups go through a two-week bootcamp comprised of 15+ workshops to give them a thorough understanding of key concepts vital to scale successfully in the US. Our bootcamp is comprehensive and covers everything from pitch coaching, to building a US company, to sales and more.

Startups are paired with one or two lead mentors and have access to an additional 150+ specialist mentors. Our mentors and our team work with the participating startups 1:1 throughout the program to empower them to achieve their goals.

As part of the program, Ellis provides office space in SoHo, inclusive of free rooftop event space and conference rooms. Ellis is one of the only accelerators in the world providing furnished housing for the entire duration of the three-month program - allowing the startup founders to focus on running their company, instead of searching for accomodations.

While the program is three months long, once a startup is a part of the Ellis family, they are in it for life and will always have access to our community and our benefits package worth over $350K. The Ellis community consists of 150+ mentors, entrepreneurs and investors that will enable participants to scale dramatically faster.

As the Ellis program is equity-free, there is a participation fee which covers all program components. Third parties, including governmental, educational organizations and others, may sponsor participation.


Applications for the Fall 2019 cohort are open until July 15. Startups may apply here.

Additionally, we will be hosting the Ellis Accelerator Spring 2019 Demo Day at SAP Next-Gen in NYC on July 9th. This event will feature pitches fromEllis Accelerator's Spring 2019 cohort,Artboost,Bearaby, and DerButton. Register here and use code "EAS19" for a free ticket.If you are in New York at that time then we hope to see you there!