InBIA is a global non-profit organization that serves entrepreneurship centers, program managers, directors and policymakers, by helping to guide and develop viable entrepreneur support programs across a host of industries.
The Soft Landings designation recognizes entrepreneurship centers that excel in providing international companies with various services to ensure a smooth landing in the United States. The designation was given to a select group of U.S. and international entrepreneurship centers and is effective for two years.
EI2 is the Georgia Institute of Technology’s chief business outreach and economic development organization. Its core mission is to help business, industry, entrepreneurs, and economic developers across Georgia grow and remain competitive.
In the last several years, EI2 has worked with several international companies and clients through its Startup Ecosystems program, which works with communities and organizations to analyze and apply innovation-based ideas to drive economic development.
“We are pleased that we were able to receive this valuable designation from InBIA, it will serve to open more opportunities for companies and entrepreneurs to consider Georgia as a landing spot for their U.S. market entrance,” said Lynne Henkiel, Startup Ecosystems’ director of innovation ecosystems practices. “This designation will bring a new level of exposure for international companies looking to establish themselves in the U.S., and specifically Atlanta in the heart of our innovative ecosystem here at Georgia Tech.”