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APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applications for the 2024 Global Eddies will be open

on Monday, December 4, 2023.   

The Global Eddies is an Integrator Program, designed to help international innovative companies soft-land or launch in the U.S.

It culminates with a Virtual Showcase during which 

 the cohort companies present their technologies to the Northeast ecosystem.

The 2024 Global Eddies Showcase will take place 

on Wednesday March 27, 2024 at 9 am EST, via Zoom.

 

The Global Eddies serve a dual purpose:  

  1. To inform and educate international startups about all aspects of doing business in the Northeast, with an emphasis on Massachusetts, and 

  2. To serve as a Virtual Debut Platform, an Innovation bridge between countries, that creates awareness about global technologies and allows the formation of relationships between parties.

Eligibility Criteria for applying to the Global Eddies include:

  • A Cutting-Edge Product or Technology, beyond the Ideation Phase, in the areas of:

    • AI

    • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

    • Deep Tech & Artificial Intelligence

    • Green-, Blue- and Clean- Tech

    • Life Sciences

    • Healthy Living, Nutrition and Wellness

    • Robotics

    • Autonomous Vehicles

    • Smart Living, Buildings and Materials  

  • small- to medium- sized entities (not exceeding 150 employees or Series C Funding - or equivalent);

  • headquartered outside the United States;

  • with plans to enter the U.S. market and base their operations in Massachusetts. ​​

Selected companies will receive programming designed to help their familiarization with the local ecosystem. Some of the themes explored include: 

  • Basic Introduction to the Ecosystem,

  • Innovative Hubs & Clusters in the area,

  • Resources Available to Startups,

  • Incubator & Accelerator Overviews and Comparisons,

  • Alternative Legal Entities, Pros & Cons (Corporation, LLC, Subsidiary, Sales Office, etc)

  • The B.A.I.L. (Banker, Accountant, Insurance Agent, Lawyer) Team and what they each offer,

  • TradeMarks, Secrets and IP Protection across Countries,

  • Pitching U.S. Investors, and Slide Deck Guidance,

  • Refining your UVP (Unique Value Proposition),

  • Cultural Nuances Influencing Business Relationships.

Furthermore, they will receive 11-week bespoke mentorship, tailor-made to their specific objectives for entering the U.S. market, and guidance to deliver their most effective pitch on March 27th. The 5-minute online pitch will focus on their technology, and be followed by 5-minute Q&A. ​

APPLICATION FEE (non-refundable): $90​

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