The International Business Accelerator Expands to Silicon Beach and LAX


Civic 180 is proud to announce its partnership with the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce to expand the International Business Accelerator (IBA) program to the Silicon Beach and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) area. This dynamic region in west LA is home t0 hundreds of small manufacturers and more than 500 tech startups. The IBA uses proven business acceleration techniques with those kinds of existing small businesses and start-up companies to successfully launch into global markets.

The IBA was started in 2014 as a joint venture between K5Launch and Civic 180 with support from the Santa Ana district office of the SBA. The IBA, as a cohort-based training and mentoring program, was launched with Long Beach City College (IBA@LBCC) in 2016.

IBA@LAX is accepting applications from now until June 23 for the first cohort-based training and management program at the LAX Coastal Chamber. The first IBA@LAX cohort will run from August 12 to September 13.