American Councils Innovation Services
APPLICATION NOW CLOSED
The application is currently closed. Please check back for opening dates for the 2017 Startup application.
American Councils Innovation serves as a dedicated international network to support international business and technology exchange. Through working visits to the United States and customized virtual programs, American Councils Innovation services connects selected international startups to U.S. mentors, business development experts, potential partners, researchers, and industry associations.
Learn more at www.americancouncils.org/services/innovation
Startups, university faculty members, regional economic development organizations, or students working outside of the United States are eligible to participate. We encourage applications from startups with a product or prototype looking to scale in the global market. We encourage applications from startups working in healthcare, education technology, and engineering.
Commitment: Must be available to travel to the United States. Contact person must devote 1-2 hours per week with American Councils to prepare for exchange program.
Selection: Industry-specific cohorts
Commitment: Contact person should devote 1-2 hours per week to develop their project with American Councils via Skype/email over a 6 month period.
Selection: Up to 10 projects/startups
American Councils is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance international exchange in innovation and entrepreneurship. We do not take company equity in exchange for providing services. Selected startups may be eligible for travel support in the United States. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Read through the eligibility requirements and if you are ready, start your application today.Start an Application
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WORKS WITH 1,000s OF PARTNERS, including educational institutions, governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations across the globe.
Unlocking the latent power of international collaboration is critical to solving global challenges. Leveraging our network of universities, business incubators, and trade associations, American Councils connects international startups to U.S. faculty, experts, industry leaders, and incubators to advance collaborations in joint research and market entry.