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June 7-11, 2021

SelectUSA Tech

The SelectUSA Tech program connects early-stage and startup technology companies to prospects for advancement in the U.S. market. The 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit will feature exciting opportunities and programming for SelectUSA Tech participants, including:
  • Exhibit products and or services at a branded booth, with the opportunity to upload a three-minute in-depth product/service demo video;
  • Apply to pitch in front of a panel of judges and an audience;
  • Attend specialized talks on how to finance and scale your startup;
  • Tune into SelectUSA Tech Investment Academy Sessions on investment trends and opportunities in key industry subsectors, as well as on topics like smart cities, soft-landing programs, startup ecosystems in the United States, and more;
  • Utilize the networking app and website to set up one-on-one meetings with economic development officials, accelerators, incubators, and others; and
  • Join invite-only networking opportunities.

Companies interested in applying for SelectUSA Tech must fit the following criteria:
  • Less than 10 years old (founded on or after January 1, 2012)
  • Up to $10 million in annual revenue
  • Up to 40 total employees
  • Developing a new technology product or service, or delivering an existing technology to a market in new ways
  • Planning to expand to the U.S. within the next 2-3 years

Incubators and accelerators, private equity investors and venture capitalists, and other startup ecosystem representatives can qualify for a discounted rate to participate in the Investment Summit as a Tech Partner. To apply, email SUSAEvents@trade.gov.

Call for Pitching Session Judges: Please submit your interest to judge a Pitching Session at the 2022 Investment Summit. We will reach out to you directly. For any questions, please email SUSAEvents@trade.gov.

Startup Pitching Sessions

Industry sessions offered include the following categories:
  • CleanTech
  • Cybersecurity
  • eCommerce & Retail Tech
  • FinTech
  • MedTech
  • Software
  • Other

The 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit will also feature regional pitching sessions. Startups who win an in-market pitching event in their country or region, held in select markets in the months leading up to the Investment Summit, will receive an invite to compete against other winners from their region during the Investment Summit.

Companies in all pitching sessions will make their pitch in front of an audience of Investment Summit attendees and a panel of 3-4 judges, including venture capitalists, corporate investors, representatives from startup ecosystems, and industry experts. All pitches are limited to four minutes, followed by two minutes of Q&A from the panel.

Startup Pitching Session Winners

  1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Regional Sessions
Africa & Middle East Dots Soil (Israel) Steer Campaign (Jordan) TradeBrics (South Africa)
Asia-Pacific PiQuant (South Korea) MAEKO (Malaysia) SomJot (Cambodia)
Europe Likvor (Sweden) Celus (Germany) Stratox Cloud Native (Czech Republic)
Western Hemisphere Thummi (Brazil) PolyNatural (Chile) Agilpagos (Argentina)
Industry Sessions
CleanTech Continest (Hungary) SunGreenH 2 (Singapore) Shiok Meats Pte LTD (Singapore)
CyberSecurity Lydsec Digital Technology Co (Taiwan) Flexxon Holdings Private Limited (Singapore) Cyscale (Romania)
eCommerce+Retail Expivi (Netherlands) betterECO (Germany) Dabchy (Tunisia)
FinTech LOQR (Portugal) Salarium (Romania) Unfrauded (Tunisia)
MedTech Astron MedTech (Taiwan) CancerFree Biotech (Taiwan) Breathonix (Singapore)
Other Tevel Aerobotics Technologies (Israel) Legitary (Austria) Gastronomous (Canada)
Software DocDigitizer (Portugal) SueApp (Israel) Haris Digital (Hungary)

Select Global Women in Tech Mentorship Network

SelectUSA Tech programming features a series geared towards international female founders, entrepreneurs, and executives in the tech sector, called the Select Global Women in Tech Mentorship Network. The program aims to promote American competitiveness and technology leadership by attracting talented female leaders in emerging technology sectors to spur economic growth and innovation, as well as to support women’s economic empowerment globally.

Any SelectUSA Tech participant who identifies as female is eligible to participate in the Select Global Women in Tech Mentorship Network, which is a six-month long program that formally launches at the Investment Summit and offers:
  • Matchmaking with an experienced, successful mentor who will hold 1-on-1 meetings at least three times during the program;
  • Mentors will help mentees develop a market entry strategy, tailor their product and promotion for the U.S. market, and overcome other obstacles and challenges;
  • Educational content such as workshops and webinars;
  • An exclusive networking platform to network and meet with peers; and
  • Chances to hear from successful global female founders.

Select Global Women in Tech mentees also have access to all the benefits and opportunities offered to SelectUSA Tech participants during the Investment Summit, including broader networking opportunities available at the Investment Summit.

Interested mentees should indicate their interest on their application to attend the 2022 Investment Summit. Any SelectUSA Tech participant approved to attend the Investment Summit who identifies as female and indicated their interest will be registered as a mentee.

The application deadline to apply to mentor for the 2022 cohort has passed. To express your interest to engage with us as a mentor for future Select Global Women in Tech cohorts, please use this form. We will contact you when the application opens for the 2023 cohort. Thank you for your interest.


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What Happened in 2021

Pitching Moonshot to investors and winning first place at SelectUSA Tech was critical to our international expansion strategy.

— David Suriol, CEO of Moonshot

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