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Six Critical Steps to Global Growth & Profits

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Cross Campus

85 N. Raymond Avenue · Pasadena, CA

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Venue is located on the 2nd floor. Free street parking until 11:00 am; except where valet signs are posted. 90 minutes free parking is also available at nearby parking lots.

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Six Critical Steps to Global Growth & Profits – The International Business Accelerator’s Roadmap for Cross-border Growth and Profits.

Learn the six critical steps to building, defending and perpetuating a successful global entity.

The International Business Accelerator helps catapult product, service and tech companies into the global markets. With 60% women-owned businesses and cohorts in Long Beach, Silicon Beach, USC Marshall, Menlo Park and online, the IBA accelerates startups and high-growth companies into becoming successful multinationals.

Christopher Lynch is a global business thought leader and founder of the International Business Accelerator (IBA). An economist by training, he was a career US Foreign Service Officer, dealing with economic and business policy issues around the world. His last post was as the U.S. Consul General to northern Germany.

After returning to the US, Chris has focused on local economic development and entrepreneurship mentoring more than 200 startups through incubators, accelerators and small business development programs. He is an adjunct professor of International Business and Economics at Golden Gate University and Long Beach City College.

Michael McClune has extensive experience in international business as a two-decade business owner. After European travel in high school, graduating University of Pennsylvania and working for a NYC tech company, he quickly left to develop the LATAM market from Chile and enjoyed assisting founders with international trade. Returning to the US (backpacking 7 months & 15 countries), he owned and operated successful international businesses including a PR & Marketing firm with an international client roster. Before joining Chris in 2017 to expand the IBA he co-owned a natural supplement company with an Eastern European team of scientists.