Making the world a more accessible and supportive place for innovators.

Our mission is to enable global market access and business growth for innovators entering new markets by providing world-class knowledge, connections, and resources. 

What we do

WEVE Acceleration is NYC’s premiere acceleration program for international startups expanding to the US. Formerly NUMA New York, WEVE enjoys more than twenty years of experience introducing the world’s most promising startups to the world’s largest market. Since opening our NYC office in 2017, we’ve accelerated over 120 startups from 25 different nationalities, and counting!

Our startups benefit from a targeted US-expansion curriculum, 1:1 mentorship, and introductions to a warm network of top US investors, corporates, and entrepreneurs. In addition to our standard 10-week program, we also offer customizable acceleration programs for international government agencies looking to advance innovation and entrepreneurship through US market entry. 

Our Innovation Expeditions consist of custom-tailored programs on the industry topics and verticals most relevant to our government and corporate clients. Over the course of an Innovation Expedition, participants are encouraged to step out of their usual setting and comfort zone, for 2-4 days of inspiring and educational panels, talks with industry leaders, social activities, and expert facilitations. Innovation Expeditions are leveraged by corporate leaders like Google, Samsung, and IBM to strengthen their customer relationships, understand their unique challenges, lower sales resistance, showcase their unique value proposition, and, ultimately, close deals with their highest-value clients.

What we Offer

A 10-Week US Soft-Landing Accelerator supporting US market entry for early and growth-stage international startups.

Customized Acceleration Programs and Bootcamps for international governments and their corporate partners.

Corporate Learning Expeditions exposing corporate leaders to industry trends through tailored programming and networking with industry experts and innovators.

Our programs serve:

Non-US Startups

Connect and build relationships with mentors, corporates, and investors, enabling you to take your business to the next level!

International Governments

Inspire innovation and growth in your country’s tech ecosystem through customized in-person and virtual accelerator programs, workshops, and learning experiences.


Map, strengthen, and scale your tech ecosystem. Our Innovation Expeditions promote collaboration and make a lasting impact, enabling your community to thrive.


Leverage our extensive startup network, tools, and resources to make impactful investments. Connect with our ecosystem through dedicated programming and events.

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Our leadership

Frances Simowitz

CEO and Managing Director


Program Director

John Lynn


Ariela Bitansky-Shai

Program Director, Americas

Leonore Morgenstern

Director of Strategic Development