Startup Dreams in the US and in Europe | Pitch and Grow

Nov 16, 2023, 5:00 – 7:00 PM


Whether you're a European entrepreneur eyeing the American dream or an American visionary seeking opportunities in Europe, this event is your gateway to informed decision-making and successful market expansion. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect, learn, and grow your global business presence.

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About this event

Event: Startup Dreams in the US and Europe

The event is designed to provide invaluable insights and knowledge to European entrepreneurs and professionals looking to expand their horizons into the American market and, conversely, American entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in Europe. Our event bridges these two vibrant Startup ecosystems, offering a platform for cross-continental learning and collaboration.

It is an immersive experience where to gain a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that come with expanding your business across the Atlantic. Our expert speakers, comprising successful entrepreneurs, seasoned investors, legal experts, and industry leaders, will share their first-hand experiences, strategies, and tips for navigating the complexities of international business expansion.


Xavier Lederer: With his dynamic executive career in Belgium in his luggage, Xavier embarked on a transatlantic journey to channel his expertise 13 years ago. After a hectic debut in the United States working as the CEO of multiple companies, he is today, wholly committed to facilitating the expansion of businesses from the United States into Europe and vice versa.

Jolien Demeyer: Over the past decade, Jolien has been traversing the Atlantic between the US and EU for both work and leisure, affording her a keen understanding of the nuances of working on these two continents. In addition to her role in her real estate company, MyCataleya, which rents apartments in the sunny state of Florida, she plays a pivotal role at Jelloow, where she assists companies in expanding their marketing efforts across borders by connecting them with the right marketing agencies. Her expertise spans market insights and marketing.

Enida Rrapaï: As a lawyer specializing in international corporate law, Enida Rrapai will provide expert advice on the differences in the regulatory and legal systems.

Key highlights of this event include:

  • Market Insights: Delve into the specific market dynamics, consumer behaviors, and regulatory landscapes of Europe and the United States. Gain a nuanced understanding of the opportunities and challenges each region presents.
  • Cross-Border Networking: Connect with a diverse and dynamic network of entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals from both sides of the ocean. Forge valuable partnerships and collaborations that can propel your expansion plans forward.
  • Legal and Regulatory Guidance: Receive expert advice on legal and regulatory considerations when entering new markets. Learn about compliance, intellectual property protection, taxation, and more to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Fundraising Strategies: Discover the nuances of fundraising in different regions and how to attract investment from local sources. Explore the various funding options available and understand investor expectations on both continents.
  • Success Stories: Hear inspiring success stories from entrepreneurs who have successfully expanded their businesses across the Atlantic. Learn from their triumphs and challenges and gain practical insights you can apply to your own venture.
  • An interactive session: Share your questions, we’re here to help.

Pitch your project: Pitch your project: Want to test your project pitch in a friendly, supportive setting and receive constructive feedback from our experts? Apply by Oct. 22 to "Test your Pitch".

Event Agenda

Speakers’ introduction and their success stories

  • Discussion:
  • Market Insights
  • Legal and regulatory differences
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Cultural differences and networking habits
  • Break and networking opportunities in the breakrooms
  • Startup Pitch: Pananosis Laboratories and Rocket BI
  • Conclusion

Check out what happened


  • Xavier Lederer

    Ambrose Growth


  • Enida Rrapai

    Dewit Law Office

    Corporate Lawyer

  • Jolien Demeyer


    Founder & CEO




Thursday, November 16, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


Speakers’ introduction and their success stories
Panel Discussion
Break and networking opportunities in the breakrooms
Startup Pitch


  • Yuxi Guan

    Startup Grind

    Brussels Director

  • Jason Kraus

    Prepare4Vc/Startup Grind Boston

  • Yevgeny Ioffe




  • Yuxi Guan

    Chapter Director


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Ambrose Growth

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Dewit Law Office logo

Dewit Law Office

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