About Us

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Ellis Accelerator is a four-month program designed to empower international startups as they expand to the US market and become global companies.

Startups receive mentoring, workshops, office space and housing in New York City, access to our community and a 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.


Why New York City?

Ellis Accelerator is strategically based in Soho, the heart of downtown Manhattan. New York City is the perfect landing pad for international startups expanding to the US. New York City…

- Is the largest economic hub in the US with 47 Fortune 500 companies.

- Has a thriving startup ecosystem with 7K+ startups and 200+ VCs.

- Is the home to a diverse and highly educated talent pool.

- Is a great place to be an international startup founder, 25%+ of startup founders in New York City are immigrants.