Impact Globalizer - Navigate

The Navigate level of the Impact Globalizer helps foreign companies take a deeper dive into business model adaptations to best serve the U.S. market to avoid setbacks and unnecessary costs.

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After validating market potential, this tier of services support established foreign companies in assessing business model adaptations to enter the U.S. market. We take a deeper approach to help you determine what kind of presence in the U.S. is the best fit for your company and avoid setbacks and unforeseen costs.  A program fee of $15,000 covers our team's research and consultation. The Navigate level is the second of 3 tiers of services which comprise the Impact Globalizer program; for information on the other tiers visit the Explore and Soft Landings pages.

Program Advantages:

A) Virtual support from Idea Foundry's Pittsburgh-based team during the three month program, connections to Idea Foundry's business network, and continuing opportunity to apply for other Idea Foundry programs

B) Business model adaptations assessment and consultation, customized to the needs and industry of each company, including:

- exploration and presentation of business pathways, regulations, licenses, import and export requirements, and more

- connections to business and immigration lawyers if applicable

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

C) By the end of the program, companies will have an understanding of how their current business model fits into the U.S. ecosystem and what adaptations may help penetrate the U.S. market.

Focus areas

Since inception, Idea Foundry has been operating a unique Accelerator model which is today encompassed under the Impact Innovations and Equitable Entrepreneurship brands. 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 necessities.

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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.

How to apply

We are currently not accepting applications for this program. Nevertheless, we encourage interested parties to reach out and have meetings with our team in the meantime.
  1. Idea Foundry accepts inquiries for the Impact Globalizer program at all levels on a rolling basis throughout the year.
  2. Please contact us at info@ideafoundry.org 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. Then you can apply online using the link below.
  4. At the present time, Idea Foundry can only receive applications and inquiries in English, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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