• About the IBA

    The Acceleration Process

    Taking it Global From the Get-Go

    Companies that export have greater sales and growth trajectories. Yet only about one percent of all US firms are engaged in exporting. Studies have shown that many US companies with competitive products and services sit on the sidelines because of a fear of the unknowns in exporting, despite the broad network of training and support services. The challenge facing the US economy is to find more effective ways of getting more companies ready for and actively involved in international trade.

    Who We Are

    The International Business Accelerator is a joint venture between the Community Vitalization Council, a non-profit focused on local economic development, and K5 Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that partners with and invests in technology-driven businesses led by visionary founders.The IBA was started in 2014 with support from the US Small Business Administration.

    The IBA @ LBCC

    The IBA is pleased to announce the partnership with Long Beach City College and the Los Angeles Network of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). The IBA@LBCC is hosted in LBCC Building O-2 (4900 E Conant St, Long Beach) and the program is open to companies throughout Southern California. Special incentives are available to companies wanting to locate in Long Beach.

    The IBA @ LAX

    The IBA is pleased to announce the partnership with the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce. Located between Los Angeles International Airport and Silicon Beach, the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce has membership from the most dynamic and export savvy companies in the region. The IBA@LAX will offer parallel tracks for service and product companies to maximize export readiness.

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