Heartland Export Accelerator

Go Global with the Heartland Export Accelerator!

The Heartland Export Accelerator, powered by World Trade Center Kansas City, prepares businesses to compete and grow successfully in the global marketplace. Companies will have the opportunity to learn from and engage international trade experts while building a customized, strategic export plan.

Delivered virtually, companies will participate in six days of educational programming covering the key sectors in an export plan, including finance, logistics, marketing, legal, and more. The program will conclude with mentoring sessions to aid companies in the development of a personalized export plan.

BUSINESSES WILL LEAVE THE PROGRAM WITH:

  • Essential contacts and resources
  • Intimate knowledge of global trade
  • Fully vetted export plan

BUSINESSES WHO ENGAGE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE:

  • Weather economic downturns better
  • See increased profits through access to more consumers
  • Expand their product’s lifecycle
  • Minimize the effect of seasonal sales fluctuations

THE HEARTLAND EXPORT ACCELERATOR IS IDEAL FOR BUSINESSES:

  • Looking to grow their company through international sales
  • Looking to diversify their existing international sales
  • Interested in becoming more strategic regarding their international business growth
  • Approached by international customers, but yet to engage them

How To Apply

The Heartland Export Accelerator program is currently accepting rolling applications. Businesses interested in enrolling should submit an online application.

Program Cost

The Heartland Export Accelerator is valued at $5,000 USD, however, through generous program sponsorship we are able to offer a discounted rate of $495 USD per company.

Additional grant funds may be available to help offset program cost. To see if your business is eligible, please contact Melissa Miller at mmiller@kcchamber.com.

Key Dates

  • Rolling Applications Accepted
  • Welcome Network Event - August 26
  • Program Starts – Week of September 6
  • Program Ends – Week of October 24
  • Cohort Graduation - November 10
  • Public Showcase Event - December 6

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Melissa Miller!