Application for the Rising Stars Award 2019
Startup Requirements:

1. Less than 10 years in business
2. US company founded or co-founded by a German or a German company with a presence in the US (office, customer, etc.)
3. Rising startup: innovative/technology solution, name recognition, funded, market traction, MVP/revenues

Learn more about the event here:

Email address *
Application deadline is June 30th, 2019
Your company's name: *
Website: *
Contact name: *
Contact position: *
Contact email address: *
Contact cell phone and/or office number *
Founding year: *
How is your company connected to both Germany AND the U.S.? *
How many employees does the company have in Germany, the U.S., or elsewhere? *
URL for 1-2 minute video introduction of team and/or product (not required, but highly recomended):
Please send us a one-page executive summary.
Please send your pitch deck presentation. (limited to 15 slides) *
At what funding stage are you?
Please list awards and recognitions the company has received so far, if any.
Please indicate your revenue: *
Why do you think your company would be an interesting candidate for the GABA Startup Award? *
How did you hear about this award program?
Will at least one founder be available to attend the award ceremony on September 5th, 2019 in Silicon Valley (at your own cost)? *
Would you also be interested in participating in a program for German Industrie 4.0 startup companies as part of the “Year of German-American Friendship” (, which is expected to take place during the same week in the San Francisco Bay Area (e.g. September 3-6)? *
Do you plan on attending the VIP Workshops before the evening program?
Rate your interest in the following workshop topics
Not interested
Go to market & cross-cultural strategies
Understanding the Silicon Valley ecosystem
Effective and compliant HR: hiring/firing, incentives, benefits, stock options
Managing data security: GDPR compliance and NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Co-working space options
Funding trends and exit strategies
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