Chamber Launches International Business Accelerator

(Los Angeles, California -May 16, 2017) The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce announces a new International Business Accelerator program (IBA @ LAX) to shepherd start-ups and small businesses into global market expansion. Greater Los Angeles area business owners are encouraged to apply for the 12-week program. Applications are being accepted through June 23, 2017.

The IBA accepts early-stage startup founding teams and small businesses with global products, technologies and services who are looking to develop their international readiness. Participants will receive coaching, mentorship, market research, consulting services, education and more.

“The IBA @ LAX fits our mission of promoting business, community and the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It starts here in our global transportation, logistics and manufacturing around LAX and through Silicon Beach on to the greater Los Angeles area. We always take special pride in supporting the regional economy by helping businesses expand and create new jobs,” said Christina Davis, President/CEO of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce.

“The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce sits within the one of the largest export markets in the country with billions in export revenues. We’re excited to introduce IBA participants to this revenue pool by offering them a personalized fast-track into global markets and expansion of their international reach,” said Davis.

“The IBA goes far beyond ‘how-to-export’ workshops. The platform works with companies to launch them into global markets using proven business acceleration techniques. The extensive one-on-one business support participants receive is simply not available in any other program,” said founder Christopher Lynch,an international business expert and professor.

Participating companies will receive and have access to:

  • Business coaching and consulting,
  • Market research and development of a company-tailored export strategy,
  • Proven business acceleration techniques for entering the global market,
  • Resources through LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce extensive international business network,
  • Training in funding and financing tools,
  • Continued support through the completion of their first international sale.

Applicants can be pre-revenue, early-stage or established businesses with global growth potential. Proven prototype or process (beyond proof of concept), with founding teams of two or more preferred. Additional consideration for products or services in manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, clean tech, robotics and artificial intelligence.

The IBA @ LAX is a 12-week program with bi-monthly seminars on July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23, September 6 & 13 and six alternating weeks for implementation via one-on-one coaching and consulting with mentors.

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To learn more about the 2017 IBA @ LAX program and subsequent cohorts, business owners are invited to watch a video at the IBA’s website at, visit or contact Michael McClune at (858) 342.2626 and $1500 tuition and a limited number of scholarships may be available.

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