Impact Globalizer Program

Impact Globalizer is a 2 month virtual program for established foreign startups interested in exploring the U.S. market.

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The Impact Globalizer 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.

Program includes: 

A) Virtual consultation from Idea Foundry's Pittsburgh-based team during the two-month program, connections to Idea Foundry's professional network, and the opportunity to apply for additional Idea Foundry programs and services

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 Accelerator with over 17 years in the ecosystem

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. Foreign companies must be established and revenue generating
  2. Demonstrate an innovative solution, either through a disruptive methodology, process, or technology
  3. Demonstrate that they make a positive impact socially and/or environmentally on a local and/or global scale
  4. Support job creation locally and/or globally
  5. Idea Foundry’s primary focus areas include life sciences and healthcare, environment, education, energy, safety and security, agriculture, and advanced technologies
  6. Idea Foundry’s global initiatives have regional focuses on Asia and Latin America, but applications will be evaluated from other parts of the world as well

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 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, please apply using the link below.
  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.

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