WEVE Acceleration Overview

WEVE is the US soft-landing partner for international startups. Our goal is to assist innovators in exploring new markets and achieving business growth by providing exceptional knowledge, connections, and resources. We collaborate with a network of public and private partners to deliver customized programs for startups across the globe. Since WEVE Acceleration (formerly NUMA New York) was launched in 2017 to identify the most promising early and growth-stage international startups and support them reaching global market. Since then, we’ve accelerated over 300 international startups, and counting!

We do this through

Flagship Accelerator

Government & Partner Programs

Delegations, Missions & Bootcamps


The hybrid program allows startups to accelerate their US expansion goals anywhere globally. We utilize a suite of virtual tools and flexible co-working options to deliver a seamless hybrid experience. Startups participating in the program have the option to leverage office space in US Tech hubs throughout the 10 weeks as well as participate in our hybrid Demo Day in-person.

Our mentor network is made up of 700+ industry experts, serial entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders committed to the success of our startups.

Mentors support startups in a multitude of ways including: Selection Committee evaluations, 1:1 strategy meetings, group workshops, panel discussions and fireside chats, networking and pitching events, and opening their network for tailored introductions.

Every startup in the program is matched with a Lead Mentor, selected based on the company’s specific priorities and industry, as well as 15-20 Specialist Mentors to help them navigate the 10 weeks!

Raphael Schmideg


Melissa Withers

Founding Partner at RevUp Capital

Kirat Anand

Head of General Merchandise Pricing Strategy at Walmart

Kelcey Gosserand

Program Director at IBM

Franklin Williams

Director, Global Commercial Excellence at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Lisa Patti

Executive Voice and Communication Coach, Founder at C3Speech

Armand Patella

Startup Advisor

Kristina Finseth

Director of Growth Marketing at Interseller

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