Business Acceleration for Global Businesses


The Community Vitalization is excited about the second cohort for the International Business Accelerator (IBA). Civic 180 teamed up with K5 Partners  in 2014 to launch an accelerator to help startup and early stage companies successfully enter global markets. Starting last September, the IBA has had a brick and mortar location in Long Beach, CA at Long Beach Community College.

Participants in the program receive:

  • six workshops on the nuts and bolts of international business covering everything from cross-cultural issues to market development to financing,
  • one-on-one business coaching that help companies implement business practices based on what they learned in the workshops, and
  • company specific assistance drawing on experts from the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development network (SBDC).

Applications are open until March 17. Here is detailed information about the program. Spread the word to companies you may think would qualify.

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