About Overseas Dispatch Program
In the overseas dispatch program, about half of the program participants will be selected by the overseas dispatch selection committee. These selected entrepreneurs will be sent abroad for a period of about 10 days, where they will engage in a program aimed to create their first foothold for overseas business expansion. For the dispatched participants, the program will provide tailored on-site programs and necessary individual support.
As part of the on-site program, and through the cooperation of local supporters such as accelerators, academic institutions, local experts, venture capitals, public institutions, and other partner organizations, the participants will take part in pitch events aimed at raising their international profile and networking events to build connections with potential business partners, VCs, and fellow entrepreneurs. In addition, the program prepares the participants with necessary information and contacts regarding legal and administrative support. Each overseas dispatch program will partner with institutions distinct and relevant to the startup community in that region.
As individual support, the program will offer support prior and during the overseas dispatch based on the goals of each entrepreneur, whether it may be market research, search for business partners, organizing appointment itineraries or support in business negotiations. Although in principle the appointment schedules shall be made by the participant herself, the program members will provide advice and suggestions when necessary to identify promising business partners, arranging appointments, clarifying goals and strategies, and providing language support.
The destination and period of overseas dispatch is scheduled as below. Please note, however, that the destination and schedule may be subject to change.
- 1st Cohort (domestic program: October 2017– December 2017)
- Overseas dispatch to the East Coast of the United States,
mainly New York
- 2nd Cohort (domestic program: April 2018 – June 2018)
- Overseas dispatch to the West Coast of the United States,
mainly Silicon Valley
- 3rd Cohort (domestic program: October 2018– December 2018 Participants)
- Overseas dispatch to Singapore