• Export Accelerator Curriculum

    Workshop One

    The Global Business Environment

    Industry Expert Presentations

    • Becoming a Global Company
    • Working Effectively in Other Countries
    • International Negotiation Strategies
    • How the Global Business System Works
    • Entity Formation
    • Resources for Only For US Exporters
    Follow-up Participant Assignments
    • Target Market Identification Worksheet
    • Export Strategy Worksheet

    Workshop Two

    Nuts and Bolts

    Industry Expert Presentations

    • International Contracts
    • Taxes
    • Copyrights and Trademarks
    • Internet Privacy Requirements
    • Banking Relationships
    • Keeping Out of Trouble – Avoiding Legal Traps
    Follow-up Participant Assignments
    • Operations Planning
    • Demo Day Slide Deck

    One-On-One Business Advising

    The Cornerstone of the Export Accelerator

    To build out an individualized global market strategy, the business advisers will work with the participants in between workshop sessions. Each company will receive specialized training. Topics that can be covered include:

    • For Product Companies: Standards, Labeling, Tariffs, Shipping, Landed Cost, Logistics, Trade Finance and Finance Programs for Exporters, International Patent Protection and more
    • For Service Companies: Online marketing in other countries, payments strategies, SEO strategies in foreign markets and more
    • Additional Specialized Topics: Foreign Exchange Risk Reduction, Cryptocurrencies, Bootstrapping Strategies, Equity Finance (angel, VC or crowdsourcing)
    Deliverables for each company include:
    • Export Strategy, 
    • Expansion Plan 
    • Country Market Research Report
    • Investor/Client Presentation for Demo Day.

    Demo Day

    Presenting Your Plan to the World

    The capstone for the IBA is Demo Day when the portfolio companies present their global business plans to a panel of global business experts. The portfolio companies have worked on the various elements of the presentation throughout the workshops and Demo Day provides the opportunity to get feedback from successful practitioners in the field on specific company plans and strategies.

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