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 program can be the first step towards Soft Landings in the U.S. through Pittsburgh. Our team conducts the market discovery work to help the entrepreneurial team identify and validate if there is a U.S. market niche for their innovation or service as well as opportunities for technology, product, or process transfer and distribution. Services include

  • technology and market assessments
  • industry and competitive landscapes
  • financial modeling
  • international marketing strategy and more

Focus areas

Since inception, Idea Foundry has been operating a unique Accelerator model which is today encompassed under the Impact Innovations brand. Our focus areas have evolved with the changing needs and priorities of the region. While the innovations 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

  1. Idea Foundry accepts inquiries for 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. Then, you can download the “Global Programs” application via the download link below. We use this application as an initial point of reference for our Impact Globalizer Program, Virtual Acceleration, and Soft Landings programs. From this completed application, the Idea Foundry team will work with the applicant to identify the tier of programming which best suits them.
  4. The completed Application form and any additional attachments must be submitted via email to
  5. At the present time, Idea Foundry can only receive applications and inquiries in English, Mandarin, and Spanish.
  6. The Idea Foundry team will get back to you within approximately 2 weeks regarding next steps.

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