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IA Global Selection Event

Sep 21 | Austin, TX, US

https://iaccelerator.com
IA is the only U.S. accelerator helping foreign-born entrepreneurs enter the U.S. market.

About this Program

IA focuses solely on foreign-born entrepreneurs seeking customer access to U.S. markets and funding. IA sources more than 1,000 applicants from around the world and selects up to 12 early-stage (pre and post revenue) companies per year. Its program is customized for each startup and includes access to seed capital and VC funding, customer acquisition, quality mentors, strategic workshops, and services providers.

The Problem
Highly qualified foreign-born entrepreneurs are starting successful businesses across the world, but are failing to expand in the U.S. because of lack of proper networks, funding, legal assistance, and advanced knowledge about how to do business in the U.S.

IA is the only accelerator in the U.S. focused on foreign-born entrepreneurs. It provides early-stage companies with customized support to help them launch and scale in the U.S. Companies receive the following:

1. A network of U.S. investors, customers & partners
2. One-on-one coaching
3. Relocation & expansion support
4. Funding

The program takes place over two 6-month phases. Phase 1 includes relocation and Visa assistance, company incorporation, and developing and executing a U.S.-centric investment and growth strategy. IA Mentors assist portfolio companies in strategic planning, networking, and customer acquisition. Phase 2 focuses on scaling and growth.

Funding Information

  • Funds up to $500k per team
  • Takes up to 15.0% equity
  • Accepts 1000 companies

Industries

Aerospace, Business Services, Clean Technology, Education, Electronics / Instrumentation + 13 more