New businesses in Atlanta looking to devel into international markets have less than a month to apply for an opportunity to make that happen.
According to a press release, the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Invest Atlanta launched the first Atlanta International Startup Exchange in 2016. The one-week international residency program provides selected companies a platform for global expansion through connections with potential partners, investors, and clients. Since, the program has enabled 14 startups to land new contracts with Global Fortune 500 Companies, secure several IoT pilot projects, and establish new partnership with industry leaders from across the globe.
The 2018 Startup Exchange will provide startups the platform to expand their global reach through a one-week international residency in Toulouse, France and Atlanta, United States.
During the Startup Exchange, startups will attend a leading innovation and tech conference in the host ecosystem. Past conferences have included Venture Atlanta and EmTech Europe. Startups learn about market opportunities and the resources available to support startup expansion. They also have chance to meet with regional decision makers and pitch to potential investors, partners, and clients.
Startup executives may apply via Google Forms by 11 p.m. Aug. 5. Five finalists from each market will be selected by regional investors, industry specialist, innovation leaders, and trade officers who will then be reviewed by the international selection committees who will select four participants that align with regional innovation and industry ecosystems.
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