Pre-Announcement: Business to Business Bootcamp
ENRICH in the USA organizes a two-week Boot Camp in the United Sates and provides participants with perspectives on their market in various US regions. All Boot Camp participants will start and end the program in Boston where they will receive an introductory coursein “Conducting Business in the US” and engage in unique networking opportunitieswith local innovation experts. In between, participants will be hosted for up to 10 days by a certified Soft Landing site in the US which will provide programming/services especially themed to the various industry sectors andmatched to the needs of each applicant.
In preparation for the Boot Camps, a pre-departure workshop will be provided to ensure the participants to make the most of their two weeks in the US.
This call will fund 10 participants for the Business to Business (B2B) Bootcamp in October 2018.
The costs for the venue, materials, guest speakers and some meals are covered via grants provided by ENRICH in the USA to selected participants.
Participants will however have to cover the costs for flights to and from the United States, their hotel accommodations, most meals, travel within the United States as well as other costs not mentioned above (e.g. ESTA/VISA application costs, health insurance, etc.).
Target Group and Eligibility Criteria
Small to medium competitive enterprises incorporated in the EU Member States or Associated Countries (EU MS/AC) that are post-revenue and are interested in commercialization in the United States are encouraged to apply.
In order to qualify for the provided service, applicants have to meet the following requirements:
- If an individual, applicant must be a tax payer in an EU MS/AC AND/OR be an EU MS/AC passport holder
- If incorporated, applicant must pay taxes in an EU MS/AC AND/OR have as the majority of shareholders EU MS/AC passport holders
- Be able to communicate (read and speak) in English
- The company should have some track record in their own markets, and where it has been tested that the solution/technology is ready and working
- The company must have some form of “tangible assets” – have secured at least one piece of intellectual property (either internally generated or licensed from another entity) and/or have an inventory of product.