We started the PLUG Scale Up program in 2016 with one goal: To help entrepreneurs coming from outside the United States succeed and gain access to the resources they need to succeed faster and build global companies.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE.
CULTURAL FITWe understand the challenges faced by international entrepreneurs in adapting the solution and themselves to a new market. We provide English language and relocation support.
STRUCTUREImmigration and Legal Structure support needed to build a company and work in the US.
OUR NETWORKA network of dozens of entrepreneurs and investors, many of them immigrants themselves who understand the challenges.
SALESWe help you execute your sales and marketing strategies to close your first deal and build your credibility and brand.
Our vision is to establish a permanent bridge between LATAM and the US that supports startups, provides inspiration, and drives innovation, research, and development in Latin America.
Boston is home to over 75 Colleges and Universities in addition to being home to the Top STEM Universities in the world.
Boston is home to one of the largest base of Investors, Mentors, and support organizations.
Boston placed second in the US for the availability of Capital. From Angel Investors to Large-Scale Institutional Investors, we have it all.
Define U.S. Go-to Market Strategy
Assess your product market fit Identify potential customers, partners & channels
Modify marketing and investment materials for US audience. Adjust storyline and pitching style. Understanding Cultural Differences Networking
US Legal Structures
Review and Understand: - US Option Plans - Term Sheets - Compensation Standards - Incorporate in the US
Determine Financial Requirements - Identify Financing Options - Investor Pitch
Acquire Customers & Partners - Pitch to Potential Investors - Build Team
What we are looking for
Our program is designed to benefit companies that have the potential to become global market leaders and aim to enter the U.S. market.