We truly hope our proposal will be chosen based on quantifiable outcomes, the IBA's proven success, LMU's expertise and resources and the target market of women and minority owned businesses.
Either way, the IBA and LMU are committed to creating this program as a perpetuating economic engine to provide small businesses the resoures and expertise from our programs. Moreover, it provides a critical opportunity for college students to work one-on-one with high-growth companies.
The long term plan is to help local companies as well as invite foreign founders to Los Angeles for new market entry and US operations. This will provide a structured yet soft landing to entrepreneurs around the world eager to access the US' 25% of global purchasing power... from within.