Incubators that qualify for the Soft Landings International Incubator designation offer special programs and types of assistance that help foreign companies establish in the incubator’s domestic market. These could include translation services, language training, help meeting government regulations, cultural training, immigration and visa assistance and much more. NBIA also offers a Provisional Soft Landings International Incubator designation for programs that are working toward having foreign and nondomestic clients, but haven’t had success serving those segments for at least 18 months. Click here to learn more about that option.
NBIA member incubators who meet the qualifications are eligible to apply. Member incubators may be designed exclusively to serve foreign business clients or may serve both domestic clients and foreign clients. Regardless, the incubator must have developed resources and programs specifically designed to meet the needs of foreign companies. Eligible incubators meet the following criteria:
NBIA believes that designated Soft Landings International Incubators will attract new clients and differentiate their programs as being specially designed to work with a unique clientele. As NBIA is the world’s largest association of business incubation professionals — with more than 900 member organizations — the designation should help your incubator achieve additional credibility worldwide. You can gain positive exposure from this designation, and show your leadership in working with foreign companies.
All NBIA Soft Landings International Incubators will receive the following benefits:
How do I submit an application?
Once payment has been received by NBIA, we will process the application and let you know about our decision. Please allow for 4 to 6 weeks processing time from the date we receive your payment
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