Impact Globalizer - Explore

The Explore level of services are the first step in exploring the U.S. market for foreign companies, offering virtual services of market-potential analysis and validation by a company with almost 2 decades of experience helping companies launch in the U.S.
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The Impact Globalizer - Explore supports established foreign companies in identifying and validating U.S. market opportunities for their technology, product or service. It serves as a first step towards U.S. market entry and soft landing, identifying opportunities and challenges before investing additional time and resources into market development. A program fee of $6,000 usd covers our team's research and consultation over the course of the 2 months. The Explore level is the first of 3 tiers of services which comprise the Impact Globalizer program; for information on the other tiers visit the Navigate and Soft Landings pages.

Program includes: 

A) Virtual consultation from Idea Foundry's Pittsburgh-based team during the two-month program and the opportunity to apply for additional Idea Foundry programs and services, including Impact Globalizer - Navigate and Soft Landings programs.

B) Comprehensive market analysis report, customized to the needs and industry of each company, including:

- technology and market assessments

- industry and competitive landscapes

- identification of potential risks, challenges, and costs associated with an expansion into the U.S. market

C) Validation of U.S. market potential from a U.S.-based entrepreneurial-support organization

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Company must be registered outside of the U.S.
  2. It must be established and revenue generating.
  3. It should be based from an innovative solution, either through a disruptive methodology, process, or technology.
  4. Applicants should be able to demonstrate its impact, whether it be socially, environmentally, or through job creation on a local and/or global scale.
  5. Idea Foundry’s primary focus areas include life sciences and healthcare, environment, education, energy, safety and security, agriculture, and advanced/emerging technologies.
  6. The Impact Globalizer program includes 3 tiers of services, participants may apply to participate in all 3 tiers, but it is not required.

Focus areas

Idea Foundry's portfolio focuses on impact. Our focus areas have evolved with the changing needs and priorities of the region. While the innovations and businesses we work with address specific and often complex problems, they create an impact in areas which are basic societal or environmental necessities.

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How to apply

Applications for this program are by invitation only. We encourage interested parties to reach out and have meetings with our team.
  1. Idea Foundry accepts inquiries for all levels of the Impact Globalizer Program on a rolling basis throughout the year.
  2. Please contact us at with a brief description of your idea and needs. Our staff will get back to you to see if the program is a good fit for you.
  3. Applications are accepted through our online application form. Click on the button below to view the application and apply.
  4. At the present time, Idea Foundry can only receive applications and inquiries in English, Mandarin, and Spanish.
  5. The Idea Foundry team will get back to you within approximately 2 weeks regarding next steps.