The Wichita Export Accelerator Program
The Export Accelerator Program is an exclusive 12-month intensive program to take Wichita businesses to the international market. It is a low cost, low risk way to explore a global market and increase international sales.
Through this program, we help businesses assess their export potential and identify the best regions to consider through a global market scan. We will introduce you to 3 to 4 global partners who help detail the country’s culture, your business potential and the process to export if you choose to move forward. Businesses will leave this program with a strategic approach and executable plan to export products.
Key benefits to exporting include:
Participants receive more than $30,000 in services including:
Global Market Scan
Landed Cost Analysis
Through a grant provided by the City of Wichita, the businesses who participate must only provide a $1,500 copay, which reserves your position within the cohort. While this is a 12-month program, our team does the heavy lifting and only asks for 2-4 hours every two weeks for status calls, email communication, and global partner meetings. As an added value, we plan events throughout the cohort for businesses to network.
Questions? Reach Out
Interested but not yet ready to commit? No problem. Reach out and let’s start the conversation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Through our partnership with the City of Wichita, most fees are covered, with the exception of a $1,500 copay required up front by the interested business.
As little as a couple of hours every two weeks, dedicated toward status calls and global partner meetings.
No! The purpose of this program is to help businesses identify whether they would be successful exporting in the global marketplace.
If you are curious, we want you to reach out. Prior to accepting a business in the cohort, we will go through a brief intake to assess whether you have an exportable product or service.
We ask that participating businesses be available for about 4-hours each month and to provide our team with transparent and accurate information. The more we get to know your business, the better we can do at developing a strategy that works for you.
No. We understand that in order to successfully export, your business might require some operational adjustments depending on your current size and infrastructure. That said, we do hope that businesses that apply are open-minded about the opportunity and seriously interested in identifying opportunities to grow their company globally.