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IC² Global Startup Program – 2014 Call for applications

IC² Global Startup Program – 2014 Call for applications
Applications: June 1-30, 2014
Due Diligence: July 1-August 31, 2014
Applicant interviews: September 15-19, 2014
Final Selections: October 31, 2014

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The Global Startup Program – powered by the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin- began in 2013 with the mission to provide business development, soft-landing, incubation, and acceleration opportunities to Portuguese technology-based companies. Its purpose is to assist the success of Portuguese entrepreneurial endeavors in different phases of development:

1. Early stage startup ventures: typically based on a technology that is under development, no sales, and ambitions to move to the United States to obtain funding, development and commercialization roadmaps.

2. More mature ventures, typically with sales in domestic markets, that desire to initiate the internationalization process in the United States and other international markets.

Although Austin is the central doorway to the North American market, the Institute makes use of its network to reach other points of market entry as appropriate to each company. The CEO, co-founders, and leaders of these ventures should have the capacity to support travel and accommodation in the United States for short term stays (typically 1 to 2 weeks long when needed) to work with the Global Startup Team. For companies that wish to have a constant presence in Austin – encouraged, but not mandatory – office space next to the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) is provided for free during the first year enrollment in the program.

This program builds on the experience from the past edition of US Connect in 2011 and 2013 that has produced excellent results for Portuguese startups such as Bioalvo, Feedzai, Technophage, Innovapotek, Tecla Colorida, Tuizzi, Omniflow, Auditmark, Abyssal, and Celfinet, both in terms of business development, incubation, and closure of deals.

This second edition will be open to companies in all technology sectors with ambitions to reach US and world markets.