International Accelerator Open Enrollment

Jan 1 - Dec 31 | Austin, TX, US
IA focuses solely on non-U.S. citizen founder startups.

About this Program

At the International Accelerator, we provide access to seed funding, quality mentors and experts, and unique time-saving services you need to scale your startup in the United States, worry free.

In a few words: IA is focused solely on investing in companies with foreign-born founders (born outside of the U.S.). We provide access to seed funding, quality mentors, and services you need to scale your business in the United States in a 12-month program customized to the needs of each startup.

We are more than an accelerator program; IA is a trusted co-founder of your stateside venture. We are dedicated to helping non-U.S. citizen entrepreneurs set up their U.S. company, give it an “American look and feel,” by securing a US based advisory board and mentors and lay a sturdy foundation to build a successful global business.

Our experienced team leverages years of international business, design, and entrepreneurial expertise, as well as access to industry experts, active investors and potential customers.

At IA, our goal is to bring startups in and send them out with impressive products and the capability to stand on their own feet. Being foreign born entrepreneurs ourselves, we clearly know the hardships and worries you all have. We make small investments in return for small stakes. Apart from money, we are always here to give the help customized for you, so you can focus on your product and leave the rest to us.

The International Accelerator takes 10%-15% equity of any startup that joins the acceleration program for services that it provides. A small part of this equity ask (3-5%) is tied to our own performance in providing intense business development and commitment to raise up to $500,000 per startup from additional investors through a convertible/SAFE note or equity.

Funding Information

  • Funds up to $500k per team
  • Takes up to 15.0% equity
  • Accepts 12 companies


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