Programming that moves you from where you are right now to the next big milestones in your startup’s journey.
Joining an incubator means more than occupying a desk or a lab bench.
You’re committed to building an impactful business, not just a product, and we’re committed to helping you achieve your goal.
Building a business takes time, just like science. Putting the pieces of a business together is a learning process and the NSIV North Star programming helps you focus on the business, not just the technology, in a way that makes sense for you.
North Star is about curated guidance, using all the tools – people, time, labs, offices, money, networks, education – to advance a startup’s promise and probability of success.
Every sailor knows the North Star is a reference point. How you use the reference point, the decisions you and your team make, ultimately determine success.
Customized mentoring, development of your business advisor network, and movement towards a fiduciary Board of Directors
Assistance and connections towards funding including a robust SBIR Assistance Programming, presentation reviews, and introductions where appropriate
Focus on helping you develop your critical business systems and culture, so you don’t waste time once you graduate
A vibrant community, sharing knowledge and interacting regularly
On-going educational seminars with topics drawn from the issues faced by you and other NSIV members
Soft landings. Not crashing into docks.
Moving into a new country or new region is stressful. You don’t know the rules (spoken or unspoken), the people, the players, the networks, the laws, the taxes, the costs. It’s easy to assume that the ecosystem operates just like the one you’re familiar with. It doesn’t.
NSIV’s Soft-Landing programming provides a supportive, cost-effective environment for companies looking to expand into New England or the U.S. markets. It’s cost-effective AND learning-effective for your staff as they work on market strategy and entry.
A certified Soft-Landing site, we provide a full-range of services and networks.
Understanding how US markets work, how to gain entry, how to pitch and form strategic relationships
Corporate structure, immigration, licenses, import/export assistance, agreements and contracts.
Assistance with banking, accounting & bookkeeping, establishing credit, insurance, access to capital/investors
Business development training, prepping for US culture of business, tactical tips for doing business in the US, referrals for translation services and English language training.
Assimilation into the North Shore community, introduction to local services (government, schools, extracurricular activities), housing and relocation guidance, help solving everyday living problems.
Interested in incubating your company with NSIV? Submit your application today!