Greater Phoenix: Where international businesses are supported
The GPEC Global Growth Accelerator helps international firms accelerate their U.S. growth plans by providing a low-risk, expert guided, soft-landing platform to do business in the United States.
Who should apply?
Scale-up or mid-tier IoT technology driven businesses seeking to expand to the U.S. to sell a product or service within the next 3-6 months.
How does it work?
Program participants will benefit from GPEC’s 30 years of experience in advising executives from start-up to global fortune companies, 3 months complimentary office space, access to our extensive professional network of industry insiders, university, workforce, state and local regulatory authorities and our suite of research and other services.
After the 3 month period, participants will be given the opportunity to expand to another Greater Phoenix location (including one of over 40 coworking spaces) or extending their ASU SkySong office space lease at the regular rate and continue receiving other after-care services.
Why Greater Phoenix?
The pro-business culture created by the state’s policymakers, coupled with a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem make the Greater Phoenix region an ideal location for companies from all over the world to consider growing their business and expanding their global footprint.
What will you get?
Three months of complimentary office space at ASU SkySong. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, ASU SkySong offers the ideal location to expand your business. SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, is home to a diverse business community that links technology, research, education and entrepreneurship to position ASU and Greater Phoenix as global leaders in the knowledge economy.
2. One-on-One Coaching
Team members and mentors will help find the right strategy for your business growth through one-on-one coaching sessions. Through the program you will have access to a network of mentors, university researchers, board members and other networks like Arizona Technology Council, Global Chamber Phoenix, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and other community networks.
3. Business Planning
Access operational services required to set up a business. Our partners are experts in legal services, accounting & financial services, insurance services, banking services, marketing & PR services, business development services, patent services, and visa services.
4. Connectivity to Key Resources
We know that your success is only as good as the quality and extent of your inputs. You will receive introductions to industry insiders, university, workforce, state and local regulatory authorities, job-training programs and start-up resources.
5. Partnership Searches
Support to search, connect and establish collaboration and partnerships with research teams from top-tier academic institutions – including Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University and others from an extensive partner networks – to deliver state-of-the-art market intelligence and contribute to the decision making of our companies.
6. Operational Cost Comparison and Modeling
Our team of experts perform annual operating cost comparisons across major markets to analyze transportation, real estate, tax incentives and labor costs customized to fit your company’s needs.
7. Regional Labor Market Data
Greater Phoenix provides access to world-class talent. Our team can provide current wage rates, labor force and skill levels based on occupation and industry, analyze labor force availability data, and connect you with local employers for HR insight.