Slots Added to IBA@LAX Cohort; Deadline Extended to June 30

When we  announced the IBA@LAX Coastal Chamber at the beginning of May, we weren’t sure how many companies would be interested in the West LA location. We’ve done a lot of outreach and have received an amazing response.  We met our minimum goal of applications this week and so we received the go-ahead to add four additional slots. To allow additional companies to apply, we are extending the application cut-off date to June 30. For additional information about the IBA@LAX program and the link to the application, go the IBA@LAX page (


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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