Connector

Philip Delvecchio

Philip is an operations expert, startup advisor, and international speaker. He is the Founder and Principal of Hapday Group, a market acceleration firm helping international companies enter and scale in the US market. Former Program Director of a New York Tech US market entry accelerator for post-seed startups, he has dedicated his career to helping companies enter new ecosystems. To the goal of supporting cross-border business, he serves as a Director of Accathon Capital, a corporate innovation organization devoted to cross-border innovation and investment between China and the US. He also mentors for international accelerators including NUMA, the German Accelerator, and STEPnyc. As the Entrepeneur-In-Residence of Starta and the Global Startup Ecosystem as well as Director of Startup Boost’s New York chapter, he is frequently providing strategic support to companies at all stages. Prior to this, Philip lived and worked in Taiwan focusing on education, international relations, and technology development. As a Fulbright scholar and a former Microsoft employee, his expertise uniquely combines international exchange and ICT management.

Describe the Impact of a Project you’re focused on.

The impact of my current company is to help level the playing field for international founders, giving them more tools, skills, and better leverage for succeeding in this market.

What results do you hope for when the impact is amplified?

I hope to transform the FDI and technology import ecosystem such that it has a permanent positive impact on our economy, our cultural and racial biases, and our society as a whole.

What do you have to offer as a connector? What can you give as expertise to others?

I have connections to various leaders in the tech space: founders, investors, and stakeholders who are interested in promoting and growing the entrepreneur landscape in NYC. I can also offer unique insight on early stage startup growth as well as provide support and mentorship across verticals such as pitch coaching, fundraising, sales, and growth hacking.
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