The only accelerator of its kind, the IBA's new ABCD+E Accelerator is for Global Growth.
High-growth companies will implement frontier technologies AI, Blockchain, Cloud/Data, 3D Printing
for Export Growth and International Expansion.
Applications Open for ABCD+E Accelerator for Global Growth
The cohort workshops are held at USC Marshall School of Business launchpad with access to the resources of the Viterbi School of Engineering. The program consists of four evening workshops and weekly 1-on-1 business coaching. Every company will design and implement a roadmap for international expansion focusing on a specific market. The roadmap is then duplicable for subsequent new cross-border markets.
Follow a customized road map incorporating frontier tech to deploy a successful and globally competitive company.
Frontier Tech & Expertise for Global Growth
Knock it down
While implementing any of the ABCD technologies in your business, you'll create a global strategy via the IBA's proven curriculum for cross-border growth.
Enjoy access to international experts in tax, IP, data governance, market research, customer acquisition & matchmaking, cross-cultural communications and more. Via one-on-one business coaching, your corporate entity is protected and your product/service is prepared for the international markets.
To go global, you don't know what you don't know. We'll fix that, guaranteed.
Graduates can expect to to nail that first international sale within 90 days.
USC Cohort Details
WHERE: The IBA's ABCD+E cohort will take place at USC's Blackstone Launchpad within USC's Marshall School of Business.
HOW: The three-month program consists of four to eight participating companies meeting for four, four-hour evening workshops with hands-on growth hacking and subject matter expert presenters. Weeks without workshops feature one-on-one coaching for OKRs, KPIs and benchmark progress.
WHO: Workshops feature hands-on work with IBA staff as well as expert presenters and industry experts. Founders and key BizDev employees should attend. Companies may enjoy a three-month USC intern to help with acceleration. Space is limited.
Workshop 1 - Export Readiness, Market Identification, Research
Workshop 2 - Legal and Accounting
Workshop 3 -Finance and Funding
Workshop 4 - Sales, Marketing and Market Entry
HOW MUCH: Your investment into growth via this program is five thousand dollars for co-founders and additional team members are welcome. Space is limited. Scholarships may be available.
WHAT IF: Due to the realities of startups and early-growth companies, nobody can guarantee success. However, if after three months, a company doesn't make that first international deal or doesn't build out the technology to do so, the IBA support will remain available until that first international deal is secured.
Our host and partners...USC Marshall
Select participants get a USC intern during the 90-day program!
Leverage the Expansive USC Business Network!
Contact us for program details.
Many IBA companies have pitched at the annual USC Demo Day
And USC Viterbi's Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things
Build with Frontier Tech Experts!
CCI brings together more than 35 faculty across Viterbi and 8 faculty from other USC schools, with expertise spanning many key “horizontal” transformational technologies and “vertical” applications undergoing revolutionary changes.
A fast track into Europe via the UK.
European Market Entry via a Trusted US Partner.
With a similar language, business culture, rule of law and general expectations, the London and greater UK is the ideal entry point for US businesses to market, sell and dominate in Europe.
A fast track into the Middle East via SmartDubai.
Middle East Market Entry via a National Initiatives.
Accelerator participants will have access to governmental initiatives and programs for customized market entry into the Middle East via Dubai's departments of AI, Blockchain and others.
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