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Silicon Valley’s Accelerator Launches Rapid Growth Program for Georgian Startuper Women

Silicon Valley Accelerator USMAC, in partnership with the USAID Economic Security Program, Launches First Rapid Growth Program for Women-led Startups in Georgia!

US Market Access Center is proud to announce a new rapid growth program for Georgian women-led startups! The Program will help female entrepreneurs to develop. The US Market Access Center, Silicon Valley's largest accelerator, is helping international startups expand into the global marketplace.

"As we've observed the growth of Georgia's tech ecosystem, we are excited to introduce this comprehensive program to support women-led startups, building on the success of last year's pilot program in Palo Alto - where 40% of the program participants succeeded in raising more than $100 million in capital from Silicon Valley and global investors," said Alfredo Coppola, Co-CEO of USMAC.

The Georgian Women in Tech (GWIT) initiative is a six-month online program that aims to connect Georgia and Silicon Valley, and to early-stage women, entrepreneurs in Georgia, to significantly increase their chances of global success. Under the GWIT program, women-led startups will undergo intensive business training, and get the support and guidance from powerful leaders, industry experts, and investors from the world’s most innovative tech ecosystem: Silicon Valley.

The main partner, the USAID Economic Security Program in Georgia will support 5 women-led startups from Georgia. One more startup will get support from the UN Women project “A Joint Action for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Georgia”, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway; and another one from Business and Technology University (BTU).

The organizers are Alfredo Coppola, Co-CEO and Kate Bunina, Managing Director from USMAC; with GWIT's Co-Chairs Amy Peck (EndeavorVR) and Gail Gannon (WaveEdge Capital).

US Market Access Center helps international startups to access global markets through Silicon Valley. Over the past 10 years, USMAC has helped more than 1300 startups in 37 countries. The startup alumni of USMAC's programs have raised $ 1.49 billion, while 17 companies have been acquired for a total value of $ 1.13 billion.

Female startups have until December 1 to register. The selected applicants will start practical and theoretical training in February. For more information and to register, follow the link: