Over the past year, Tech Ranch has been growing…and growing…and growing. Whether it be moving into a new space last December, increasing our numbers across all Austin-based programs, or exponentially expanding our “community of practice” internationally we have been proud at what 2015 has brought our way so far.
Much of the work we’ve been doing is outside of Austin, and even outside of the United States – ranging from a joint venture in Japan to visiting delegations from Norway, Japan, France and Denmark over the past month. As we’ve reflected on this network that has been created, as well as Kevin’s most recent trip to Semana del Emprendedor in Mexico City, we realized that we need to not only travel for our international entrepreneurs but invite them to visit Austin to learn and connect.
Therefore, we’ve decided to launch our first ever “Austin Bound” seminar, focusing on U.S. Market Entry and the Austin entrepreneurial ecosystem for international entrepreneurs. Austin Bound will be a 2-day seminar with a packed schedule to not only help with potential market entry but also build bridges across countries by bringing entrepreneurs from across the globe together. The program is meant to be interactive and focus on the entrepreneur and their business success. The cohort will be empowered to explore and fine-tune alongside one another.
According to one our international program participants, Laurent Dubuisson of Belgium, who we were lucky enough to have spend two weeks with us in September, “Tech Ranch has helped me realize that I can grow my business both in the U.S. and Europe, as long as I full develop my mission, goals and strategic plan for each market with the help of trusted mentors and a community of entrepreneurs.”
The program will include both learning objectives and networking opportunities including but not limited to:
- Austin Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
- Creating and Fine-Tuning your Vision for New Market Expansion
- Panel of International Entrepreneurs
- Position and Messaging Products to the U.S. Target Customer
- Customer Lead Generation and Escalation
- Campfire Networking
Please feel free to reach out to us for more information and share with your international entrepreneurial communities!