CzechInvest is the national investment and business development agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. Its mission is to support foreign direct investment, develop local companies, implement development programs and to improve business environment. Its New York office, covering the entire US east coast, is supporting investment inflow, servicing current and potential future investors from the region as well as leverages the network to support Czech startups through its programs and beyond. The start-up department aims to support innovative Czech small and medium sized enterprises and to increase their attractiveness for investment capital and help them gain business experience in advanced foreign markets. CzechInvest is currently running acceleration programs in Silicon Valley, New York, Singapore and London.