These 10-day to 2-week programs combine group informational sessions on internationalization and the U.S. market, one-on-one guidance from the Idea Foundry team to support the companies' specific priorities and plan for the U.S. market, and individualized connections with relevant stakeholders in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. We can conduct GIBPs virtually or through in-person trips to Pittsburgh, which also include an added value of business and cultural immersion.
Idea Foundry seeks institutional partners outside of the U.S. to collaborate on a GIBP for the entrepreneurs in their network. Through working with partners, we are able to make a more personalized program which suits the needs and focus areas of the participating companies.
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
1. Entrepreneurs and professionals must represent companies registered outside the U.S.
2. These companies must be based on an innovative solution, through a disruptive methodology, process, or technology. They must also demonstrate a positive social or environmental impact.
3. Participants should have concrete goals to expand opportunities for collaboration and partnership in Pittsburgh that will generate impact in their home country, Pittsburgh, or both.
4. Participants must have a professional proficiency in English in order to participate in group and individual meetings with Pittsburgh stakeholders during the program. If you believe that language may be a barrier for your ability to participate in the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to accommodate your needs to the fullest extent possible.
Additional, definitive, requirements or focus areas will be included in each specific program announcement