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Start your Business in the United States TODAY! East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

J-1 Visa International Innovation Program

Guidelines for Participation INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES, ENTREPRENEURS AND INVENTORS East Stroudsburg University’s J-1 Visa Program Five-year opportunity to plan and launch your business in the U.S.


Monroe County • One of the fastest growing counties in PA • Population: 169,842 • Located 70 miles (113 km) west of New York City and 85 miles (137 km) northeast of Philadelphia Monroe County may be known for its luxurious resorts and family-oriented attractions, but it’s an equally impressive home to businesses ranging from sophisticated software companies and traditional manufacturers, to one of the nation’s largest continuously-operated vaccine and pharmaceutical operations. When you locate your business in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, you’ll have an ideal group of world-class industries as corporate neighbors. One reason so many companies grow–and stay-here is our region’s unparalleled quality of life.

Pennsylvania Market access/location • Pennsylvania is located within a day’s drive of 60 percent of the United States and Canadian populations and purchasing power, including six of the 10 largest markets in the United States. • This area also represents 40 percent of all U.S. manufacturers and 41 percent of the nation’s domestic trade and service industries.

Thank you to our business partners:


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

East Stroudsburg University (ESU) is proud

New York City (70 miles/113km.) and

to launch its new J-1 Visa International

Philadelphia (85 miles/137km.) Such

Innovation Program (IIP) for inventors,

destinations provide expanded global

entrepreneurs and businesses. This newly

business opportunities and convenient

expanded J-1 Visa option, approved by the

international air transportation. An added

U.S. Department of State, it yet another

value is the quality of life and exciting

opportunity for ESU to provide

four-season adventures that are available

international entrepreneurs with access to come to the

to all who call East Stroudsburg and the Pocono

United States for up to five years to develop new

Mountains their “home.”

businesses. Individuals participating in the program will

Lastly, ESU’s award-winning Business Accelerator

work with the ESU Business Accelerator management

program, founded in 2001, includes companies from

team in developing and growing their businesses in the

several industry sectors: 3D printing, additive and

United States.

advanced manufacturing, software engineering,

We are proud to partner with the PA Department of

information technology, biotechnology, computer

Community and Economic Development’s International

security, e-commerce, and healthcare.

Investment Office, French-American Chamber of

We invite you to come to Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Commerce, the Welcoming Center for New

and to discover for yourself why East Stroudsburg

Pennsylvanians, and numerous other organizations to

University is a great place for you to develop your vision

support international business development right here in

for a successful business in the United States. Thank you

the expansive Pocono region of northeastern

for your consideration and I look forward to working with

Pennsylvania.

you.

Best of all, international companies will benefit from ESU

Sincerely,

faculty and staff expertise and from student internship and job opportunities. ESU currently enrolls over 6,800 undergraduate and graduate students from over 30 states and 25 countries, and offers more than 60 competitive academic degree programs.

Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D.

ESU is also a prime location for international companies

President

with close proximity to major metropolitan areas such as

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International Companies

Business Accelerator Empowering Innovation

START YOUR BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY The ESU Business Accelerator offers:

J-1 VISA EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM

J-1 Visa opportunities for non-U.S. residents interested in starting a U.S.-based business 5-year opportunity to plan and launch a new business Significant financial savings Expert support, networking and advising

CONTACT: Keith Modzelewski, Director Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurship J1Visa@esu.edu • 570-422-7953 • esu.edu/J1Visa


East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

J-1 Visa International Innovation Program (IIP)

Table of Contents • INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION PROGRAM OUTLINE

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• INTRODUCTORY LETTER - INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION PROGRAM

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• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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• PRE-QUALIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE

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• APPLICATION – INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION PROGRAM

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• ESU BUSINESS ACCELERATOR GUIDELINES

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Business Participation

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Industry Sectors Eligible Projects and Companies

Admission Process

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Admission Guidelines

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Semi-Annual Review Termination of Participation in the Program Graduation Criteria

Business Accelerator Services

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Pocono Mountains Keystone Innovation Zone

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Pocono Mountains Angel Network

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• PENNSYLVANIA PROFILE

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

J-1 Visa International Innovation Program Who can apply? The East Stroudsburg University (ESU) J-1 Visa International

International Entrepreneurs – The IIP is a perfect venue for experienced professionals to launch new ideas, business concepts and technologies in the United States. This section of the IIP is limited to foreign nationals with at least five years of

Innovation Program (IIP) is part of

experience who plan to start a new venture in the United States. The goal should be the creation of an enterprise in the United States.

the ESU Business Accelerator, which is unlike any other

International Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) – The IIP is also a great avenue for foreign business looking to expand operations to the United States market. This section of the IIP is limited to enterprises that have been real, active, and operating

accelerator/incubator in the United States. In addition to world-class research facilities and access to leading theorist and researchers in many sectors of

abroad for at least three years who wish to transfer key personnel to the United States. The goal of the enterprise should be to develop a for-profit US-based subsidiary/spin off. International Inventors – The IIP’s third program is for foreign inventors who have developed or are in the process of developing a new technology or product. The investor must have developed a prototype or theory that could be ready for testing and market entry within 3 years of arrival in the United States. The goal of the international inventor should be obtaining a U.S. Patent (or other intellectual

economic and scientific development, the IIP provides an

property protection) and the creation of a corresponding enterprise in the United States.

unparalleled soft landing turnkey

How can you use the J-1 Visa IIP Program to your advantage?

solution for foreign entrepreneurs

The IIP places a foreign national in as close proximity as possible to U.S. workers

through a special use of the J-1 Visitor Visa Program.

wanting to develop an enterprise in the United States. In fact, the IIP may even provide greater advantages due the fact that IIP participants are given full access to the wealth of knowledge, experience and resources available at East Stroudsburg University. The following are just a few of the key advantages provided through IIP enrollment. Foreign nationals are allowed to enter the United States for up to 5 years to develop their business. Foreign national members of the IIP are provided J-1 status that can be valid for up to five years! This five-year window of visa classification gives a new company or concept time to mature without the pressures associated with other traditional new

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company visa classifications such as the L-1 (intracompany transferees) and the E-2 (treaty investors). . NO need for corporate formation Forming a company requires commitment and considerable

• Access to the network of Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors • Support with family adaptation to the US (e.g. schools, moving, etc.)

expense. As the J-1 Visa provided by the IIP is not tied to an

Most importantly, we will help you not only create a strategy for

intracompany relationship or an investment, but instead an

your business, but also for your personnel growth whether you

individual, corporate formation can occur when the business is

look to transfer additional employees from an overseas entity or

ready rather than for the purpose of a visa.

tap into the wide-range of talented U.S. workers. We want you to

NO need to invest extensive capital

become a long-standing and contributing member of not only the ESU community but also the community at large.

While the IIP does carry costs for enrollment, these costs can be born over an extended period of time and on a month-to-month

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basis. This factor is different from a standard enterprise launch

We firmly believe that there is no better location or mechanism

where extensive funds are needed to get the business off the

for entering the United States market for those looking to

ground.

develop a new enterprise than the IIP at East Stroudsburg

NO need to procure expensive equipment

University. We invite you to explore the wealth of information and resources available on the IIP website (www.esu.edu/J1Visa).

In most instances the IIP can provide the enterprise with access to

For more details about the program, we invite you to explore

most of the equipment needed to commence operations and

our Frequently Ask Questions. Of course, you are more

develop a product. This means you have a turnkey office and lab

than welcome to reach out to Keith Modzelewski or calling

space with NO commitment, 30-day move out notice

+1 570-422-7953.

You are not alone! Enrollment in the IIP will provide its members with a wealth of resources rarely, if ever found in an incubator setting. These extensive resources include: • Mentoring on doing business in the U.S. • Business development support from business plan to the first sales • Logistics support • Monthly Workshops • Access to professors and researchers engaging in similar fields of endeavor

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

J-1 Visa International Innovation Program Introductory Letter Dear International Entrepreneur,

designation, foreign nationals are allowed to enter the United

Thank you for your interest in the East Stroudsburg University J-1

States for up to five years to develop their venture.

Visa International Innovation Program (IIP) – a part of our

From product research, design, and testing to market research

Business Accelerator.

and launch, the IIP is the perfect partner for a foreign national

The J-1 Visa program was established through the United States

researcher, inventor and entrepreneur. Currently, the IIP is looking

Department of State in order to promote cultural exchange

for the most innovative and dedicated foreign nationals to

between the United States and foreign countries. Currently, there

become part of the ESU community within Pennsylvania!

are over 170,000 foreign nationals in the United States in J-1 classification for a variety of purposes ranging from summer work travel to foreign national physicians obtaining medical training.

How can you use the J-1 Visa IIP Program to your advantage?

One of the most important J-1 Visa uses is for visiting professors

The main benefit of the IIP is that the five-year window of visa

and research scholars.

classification gives a new company or concept time to mature

East Stroudsburg University (ESU) has held the ability to issue J-1 Visas to visiting professors and research scholars since 2008. According to the Department of State, “the exchange of professors and research scholars promotes the exchange of ideas, research, mutual enrichment and linkages between research and academic institutions in the United States and foreign countries”.1 Based on the amazing accomplishments of current and former members of the Business Accelerator Program (est. 2001), ESU witnessed first-hand how entrepreneurs, especially in the life science fields, were able to use university resources to augment research accomplishments and hasten time to market for product development. Recognizing the important of foreign ingenuity, ESU sought to create a mechanism whereby foreign national investors and business leaders could use the Business Accelerator Program to serve as a soft landing for expansion to the United States market. From this idea, the IIP was created in 2014. ESU successfully explained the synergy between the university’s educational objectives and the purpose and spirit of the J-1 visiting professor and scholar program to the Department of State. ESU secured permission from the U.S. Department of State to issue J-1 Visas to foreign nationals successfully enrolled in the IIP. With J-1 Visa IIP

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without the pressures associated with other traditional new company visa classifications such as the L-1 (intracompany transferees) and the E-2 (treaty investors). Unlike other Visa opportunities, in most IIP cases there is NO need for corporate formation, NO need to invest extensive capital, and NO need to procure expensive equipment. Your business can truly grow organically. As a result the softest of landings is provided. In addition, as part of your successful enrollment in the IIP, you and your company are provided with expert guidance from University personnel and resources as well as our IIP partners. You will receive mentorship from Global Access Pennsylvania and the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. In addition, we have a team of lawyers and service professionals available to answer questions related to all aspects of starting a successful business in the United States. Whether it is a marketing question, a tax question, access to grants and capital, or a legal question regarding immigration and business formation, these resources are readily available for your use. Furthermore, and without question, you will have access to not only the full range of equipment available at the Business Accelerator (such as wet labs and “smart rooms”), but also access to professors and researchers engaging in similar fields of endeavor.

http://j1Visa.state.gov/programs/professor-and-research-scholar

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Finally, the IIP runs monthly seminars on key skills needed to

all J-1 Visa holders are required to possess 100% nonimmigrant

succeed in the U.S. market that are provided by national and

intent. As such, all applicants are provided a one-hour immigration

regional leaders. These group learning sessions are not only

consultation as part of the application fee in order to determine

informative, but also wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas

whether or not the IIP program is the best fit their needs. As such,

and interact with the IIP community.

all applicants are provided an hour immigration consultation as part of the application fee in order to determine whether or not

What does the future hold after completing the IIP?

the IIP program is the best fit their needs.

It is our intention that the resources provided by the IIP will allow

available on the IIP website (www.esu.edu/J1Visa). Contact

your business to flourish in the United States well before you

Director, Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurship by writing to

reach the maximum five years of stay afforded by the J-1 Visa

J1Visa@esu.edu or calling +1 570-422-7953.

classification. At numerous junctures throughout the development of your enterprise, we will meet with you to discuss

We invite you to explore the wealth of information and resources

Sincerely,

your progress and how you can best transition to a full-fledged operation outside of the ESU campus. We will help you not only create a strategy for your business, but also for your personnel growth whether you look to transfer additional employees from an overseas entity or tap into the wide-range of talented U.S. workers.

Mary Frances Postupack Vice President, Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

Duration and Timing The J-1 Visa can be held for up to five years. When you successfully enroll in the IIP, you will be given the J-1 classification for an initial two-year period. Within three months of the end of this initial stay, if your business requires additional time to develop, you can apply for an extension that can be granted for up to three years. Because ESU has the authority to issue permission to obtain J-1 status (Form DS-2019), the processing time after a successful application to the IIP is very fast. Normally, the time lag between IIP approval and entering the United States can be accomplished in less than 1 month. Please note that the J-1 Visa holders can be subject to a two-year home residency requirement and not all nationalities have a clear access to valid status after the J-1 term is completed. In addition,

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

J-1 Visa International Innovation Program Frequently Asked Questions What is the Duration and Timing of the International Innovation Program (IIP)?

Can I create a US entity under a J-1 Visa IIP?

The J-1 Visa can be held for up to five years. When you

Program (IIP) is not tied to an intra-company relationship or an

successfully enroll in IIP, you will be given J-1 classification for an

investment, but instead an individual, corporate formation can

initial three-year period. Within three months of the end of this

occur when your business is ready rather than for the purpose of

initial stay, if your business requires additional time to develop,

a visa. We highly recommended that an entity in the U.S. be

you can apply for an extension that can be granted for up to two

formed prior to bringing a product to market even if the

additional years.

enterprise is still housed at ESU to limit liability and in line with

Because ESU has the authority to issue permission to obtain

other important legal considerations.

J-1 status (Form DS-2019), the processing time after a successful application to the IIP is very fast. Normally, the time lag between IIP approval and entering the United States can be accomplished

Yes, as the J-1 Visa provided by the International Innovation

What are the fees associated with the J-1 Visa International Innovation Program? • There is a $300 application fee per foreign national individual

in less than 1 month. Please note that the J-1 Visa holders can be subject to a two-year home residency requirement and the intent of the J-1 program is that all J-1 Visa

that includes the assessment of the eligibility for J-1 classification and of your idea/enterprise.

holders will return to his or her home country. As such, all applicants are

• There is a visa processing fee charged by the U.S. Government in

provided a one-hour immigration consultation as part of the application

the amount of $160. You may also be responsible for the SEVIS

fee in order to determine whether or not the IIP program is the best fit

fee of $180. • The IIP carries a monthly fee and those charges start at $950.00

their needs.

per month for companies. The full cost is dependent on the

What are the visa options after the J-1 Visa IIP?

size of the office/lab space, accelerator services needed and

At numerous junctures throughout the development of your

Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurship by writing to

enterprise, we will meet with you to discuss your progress

J1Visa@esu.edu or calling +1 570-422-7953 for a quote.

number of people, please contact Keith Modzelewski, Director,

and how your enterprise can best transition to a full-fledged operation outside of the ESU campus. We will help not only

Can my spouse and children join me?

create a strategy for your business, but also for the enterprise’s

Yes, immediate family members (spouse and children under 21

personnel growth whether you look to transfer additional

year old) are eligible for an initial J-2 status. In addition, once your

employees from an overseas entity or tap into the wide-range

spouse arrives in the United States, he or she can complete an

of talented U.S. workers.

application for employment qualification.

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How many foreign national employees can be sent to the U.S. in J-1 status through the IIP? Due to the unique nature of International Innovation Program (IIP), companies are limited to 3 employees in the United States under J-1 classification.

Will I have to pay income taxes in the U.S.? Yes - most foreign nationals in the U.S. in J-1 status are responsible for paying income taxes in the United States. However the amount is dependent on nationality and it is highly recommended that you speak with an international tax expert.

per year. The J-1 Visa holder must be willing to have personal accommodation at a commutable distance from ESU Accelerator.

What are the requirements for a foreign company willing to expand its operation to the U.S. Market? a. Enterprise that has been real, active, and operating abroad for at least three years that wishes to transfer key personnel to the United States to ultimately establish a foreign subsidiary, affiliate, or branch; b. Proof of available funding for the entire first year of the

What are the requirements for a foreign entrepreneur willing to start a venture in the USA?

c. Completion of the pre-qualification questionnaire and one-hour

a. At least five years of experience;

Please note that the J-1 Visa holders can be subject to a two-year home

b. Proof of available funding for the entire first year of

residency requirement and the intent of the J-1 program is that all J-1 Visa

the program;

program;

immigration consultation;

holders will return to his or her home country. As such, all applicants are

c. Plan to launch new ideas, business concepts and technologies in

provided a one-hour immigration consultation as part of the application fee in order to determine whether or not the IIP program is the best fit

the United States; d. Completion of the pre-qualification questionnaire and one-hour immigration consultation; Please note that the J-1 Visa holders can be subject to a two-year home residency requirement and the intent of the J-1 program is that all J-1 Visa

their needs.

d. The company’s business plan has to be approved by the Business Accelerator Review Committee based on submission of the Business Accelerator application; and

holders will return to his or her home country. As such, all applicants are

e. The Foreign National must follow the Business Accelerator

provided a one-hour immigration consultation as part of the application

Guidelines, and under the IIP must spend 125 days at the

fee in order to determine whether or not the IIP program is the best fit

incubator (50% of their time) and at least 184 days in the U.S.

their needs.

per year. The J-1 Visa holder must be willing to have personal

e. The Business model has to be approved by the Business Accelerator Review Committee based on submission of the

accommodation at a commutable distance from ESU Accelerator.

Business Accelerator application; and f. The Foreign National must follow the Business Accelerator Guidelines, and under the IIP must spend 125 days at the incubator (50% of their time) and at least 184 days in the U.S.

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What are the requirements for a foreign inventor willing to start a venture in the USA? a. Foreign Nationals who have developed or are in the process of developing a new technology or product; b. The inventor must have developed a prototype or theory that could be ready for testing and market entry within 3 years of arrival in the United States; c. Proof of available funding for the entire first year of the program;

g. The Foreign National must follow the Business Accelerator Guidelines, and under the IIP must spend 125 days at the incubator (50% of their time) and at least 184 days in the U.S. per year. The J-1 Visa holder must be willing to have personal accommodation at a commutable distance from ESU Accelerator.

What are the Business Accelerator Admission Guidelines? See Guidelines, Page 19 Businesses selected to participate in the Business Accelerator

d. A goal of obtaining a U.S. Patent (or other intellectual property protection) and the creation of a corresponding enterprise in the United States;

Program are expected to: a. Operate in a legal and ethical manner; b. Pay invoices promptly;

e. Completion of the pre-qualification questionnaire and one-hour immigration consultation; Please note that the J-1 Visa holders can be subject to a two-year home residency requirement and the intent of the J-1 program is that all J-1 Visa holders will return to his or her home country. As such, all applicants are provided a one-hour immigration consultation as part of the application fee in order to determine whether or not the IIP program is the best fit

c. Establish the company as a legal entity; d. Identify and protect intellectual property (e.g. patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks); e. Be considerate of other company clients in regard to noise, use of common areas and equipment; f. Provide an updated list of employees (full-time and part-time), interns, and contractors who will be working in the Business

their needs.

f. The prototype/concept has to be approved by the Business Accelerator Review Committee based on submission of the

Accelerator and reference any individuals who have keys, ecards, etc. on an ongoing basis;

Business Accelerator application. The priority industry sectors

g. Participate in monthly meetings and adhere to metric reporting;

include:

h. Spend 125 days at the incubator (50% of their time) and at least 184 days in the US per year; and

• Homeland Security • Information Technology • Biotechnology/Life Sciences

i. Be willing to have personal accommodation at a commutable distance from ESU Accelerator.

• Healthcare

How to Terminate the Program?

• Advanced Manufacturing

A Business Accelerator company client may depart from the

• Social Entrepreneurship

program at any time by notifying the Business Accelerator

• Financial Services

Manager in writing 30 days prior to exiting.

• PA High Priority Occupations • Sectors associated with ESU’s academic programs

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What are ESU Business Accelerator Services?

Financial Resources

The following services are provided to clients based on availability

• Investment Opportunities

and need:

• Access to Loan Programs i.e. Micro-Loans

Facilities/Equipment

• Angel Networks

• Close proximity to metro areas

• Venture Funds

• 24/7 secure access

Networking

• Office Space, Wet Labs, Computer Labs, Conference and

• Peer-to-Peer

Meeting Rooms, Parking

• Advertising/Promotional Events

• Video Conferencing and A/V equipment

• Business and Community Collaboration, Referrals

• ESU Kemp Library services • Copier/Scanner/Fax Equipment • Telephone Services, Voice Over IP, Wi-Fi Connectivity • Flexible License Agreements Support Services • Student Interns and Graduate Assistants • Faculty and Business Mentors • Business Development Assistance • Access to entrepreneurial, economic development and business networks • Grant support: funding searches and grant development • Workforce training grants (WEDnetPA) • Mattioli Recreation Center membership options • J-1 Visa access for International Companies Training • Business Plan Development • Marketing and Branding Strategies • Management Team Development • Government Contract Bidding • Legal – Incorporation, Taxation, Licensing, etc. • Commercialization, Intellectual Property

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Economic Development and Entrepreneurship J-1 Visa International Innovation Program (IIP)

Business Accelerator Pre-Qualification Questionnaire for International Nationals Before answering, please visit http://www.esu.edu/J1Visa/.

A. Questions Pertaining to the U.S. Project 1

Project Name / Company Name _______________________________________________________________________________

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Please chose one of the 3 categories of the IIP ■ a. International Company – I represent a foreign business seeking to expand operations to the United States market. The company has been operating abroad for at least three years. ■ b. International Entrepreneur – I have at least five years of experience and I plan to launch new ideas, business concepts or technologies in the United States ■ c. International Inventor – I have developed or I am in the process of developing a new technology or product. I have developed a prototype or theory that could be ready for testing and market entry within 3 years of arrival in the United States.

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Do you have funding to support your U.S. venture for 1 year (personal expenses and business expenses)? We recommend a minimum of $35,000 USD. ■ Yes ■ No

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Briefly describe your business/project. What is your idea? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ What is the solution/products you are offering? ___________________________________________________________________ Who are your target customers? _______________________________________________________________________________ What is the market need? _____________________________________________________________________________________

B. Questions Pertaining to the Foreign National 1

Full Name of Foreign National and contact info First Name:________________________ Middle Name: _________________ Last Name/Family Name: ______________________ Email address: _____________________________________________ Cell phone number: ________________________________

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Nationality & Citizenship: _____________________________________________________________________________________

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Current Address: __________________________ City: _________________________ Country: ____________________________

3a Please provide full immigration history to the United States and corresponding documentation, past and current type of Visas, date issued, expiration date and place of issuance. Visa type: ________________________________________ Dates: from ______________________ to _______________________ Place of Issuance: _________________________________

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Current work situation Employee

■ Yes ■ No

Business Owner

■ Yes ■ No

Other – please detail _______________________

4a If your current situation is Employed, please provide details about your position. Company Name:___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________ City: _________________________ Country: _________________________________ Current position and duties: _________________________________________________________________________________ Years with Company: ______________________________ 4b If your current situation is Business Owner, please provide details about the Company. Address: __________________________ City: _________________________ Country: _________________________________ Website: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Global Gross revenue (USD): ________________________ Number of Employees: ____________ % of ownership: _________ 5

Will you require a J-2 Visa for your spouse and/or children under 21 years of age – If so, please provide a copy of all family passport bio pages ■ Yes ■ No

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Please provide your Resume/Curriculum Vitae _________________________________________________________________

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Have you ever been arrested for a previous immigration violation to any country? If yes, please describe in detail. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please read carefully: My signature below certifies that all of the information contained in this application is true and complete. I authorize the ESU Business Accelerator Program to verify the information contained in this application. I understand that this questionnaire, when submitted, becomes the property of the ESU Business Accelerator Program and will be retained by the ESU Economic Development and Entrepreneurship division whether or not the application is approved. All personal Information will stay confidential. Once ESU has received and reviewed this pre-qualification questionnaire, I understand my information will be transferred to the immigration law firm Green & Spiegel, LLC. Green & Spiegel, LLC will contact me directly to plan a one-hour immigration consultation call conference to assess my eligibility for J-1 Visa classification. The fees for the consultation with the immigration lawyer are $300 USD. I understand my eligibility for J-1 classification does not guarantee the selection of my business project at the ESU Business Accelerator Program.

Signature: __________________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________________ Name (Print): ________________________________________________________________ Title: ____________________________ To submit this questionnaire: • Please submit the form via email to J1Visa@esu.edu. For any concern, please call +1 570-422-7953. • Or mail the completed application to: Keith Modzelewski, Director Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurship East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center 562 Independence Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 USA East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania | J-1 Visa International Innovation Program

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Business Accelerator Application, International Company – U.S. Entry Strategy Stage Before answering, please visit http://www.esu.edu/J1Visa/.

A. Questions Pertaining to U.S. Project / Company (part I) 1

Company name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

2

Industry / Sector: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

3

Address of foreign parent company: __________________________________________Country: _________________________

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Website: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

5

Phone number: _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Fax number: ________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Global Gross revenue (USD): ___________________________________________________________________________________

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Total Export sales (USD):______________________________________________________________________________________

7b

U.S. Gross revenue (USD) – if any: ______________________________________________________________________________

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Do you hold proprietary rights (patents/licenses) for the technology you are developing? Do you have the trademarks? Property Rights: ■ Yes ■ No

Details: ______________________________________________________________________

Trademarks: ■ Yes ■ No ■ Yes ■ No

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Is your venture incorporated in the USA? If No, go to No. 11

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If Yes, date established, and state: ______________________________________________________________________________

9b Corporate U.S. Address – if there are multiple entities in the U.S. please list all. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9c

Type of business formation – e.g. corporation, LLC, partnership, branch/liaison office, sole proprietorship, joint venture, subsidiary. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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If applicable, Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) _________________________________________________________

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Name, title and contact information of person in the United States signing forms on behalf of the Company: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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A. Questions Pertaining to U.S. Project / Company (part II) 12

Please describe products/services that your company supplies ___________________________________________________

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What are your competitive advantages? ______________________________________________________________________

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List the countries your products/services are sold ______________________________________________________________

15

Describe your channels of distribution (direct sales, sales agents, distributors, integrators, other) In your home country and internationally ______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

16

Describe your target market(s) and customers _________________________________________________________________

17

List your main current clients _______________________________________________________________________________

18

Please list your main competitors in the United States __________________________________________________________

19

Describe your Sales/Marketing Strategy to enter the American Market_____________________________________________

20 Additional Information (business plan, comments, etc.) ___________________________________________________________

B. Questions Pertaining to the Investment in the United States 1

Please provide a 3-year forecast of your revenues and expenses in the United States. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2

Have you secured any of the following to capitalize your U.S. development to date Government grant/contract:

■ Yes ■ No

Amount: $__________ USD

Angel investment:

■ Yes ■ No

Amount: $__________ USD

Venture capital:

■ Yes ■ No

Amount: $__________ USD

Corporate partner investments:

■ Yes ■ No

Amount: $__________ USD

Self-funded:

■ Yes ■ No

Amount: $__________ USD

Other sources of funding:

■ Yes ■ No

Amount: $__________ USD

Details: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3

How will you fund your operations for the first year? (i.e. cash reserves, credit cards, investment, operating revenue, bank loan, grant, etc.) ___________________________________________________________________________________________

4

Are you looking for more sources of funding?

4a

If yes, please indicate

■ Yes ■ No

Amount: $__________ USD

Time Frame: __________

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C. Questions Pertaining to the Employees 1

Total number of current U.S. employees, names and contact information (if applicable): _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

2

Name of the Foreign National pre-qualified for ESU J-1 classification (maximum 3 persons) Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Email address: ____________________________________________Cell phone number: ______________________________ Position: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Email address: ____________________________________________Cell phone number: ______________________________ Position: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Email address: ____________________________________________Cell phone number: ______________________________ Position: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

3

Please insert number of employees you expect in the United States TOTAL Managerial Executives

This Year (N) ________

N+1 ________

N+2 ________

Specialized Essential

This Year (N) ________

N+1 ________

N+2 ________

All Other Employees

This Year (N) ________

N+1 ________

N+2 ________

D. Questions Pertaining to ESU Business Accelerator Services ■ Office

■ Wet Lab

1

What type of space do you need in the Business Accelerator?

1a

Approximately how much space will you need? Floor space or number of desks ____________________________________

2

When do you anticipate needing the space? (mm/ yyyy) _______________________________________________________

3

If you will be conducting research or manufacturing operations that require the use of any chemicals, please list them. Name of Chemical 1: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Chemical 2: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Chemical 3: ______________________________________________________________________________________

4

Which of the following resources would benefit your company? Accounting:

■ Yes ■ No

Legal:

■ Yes ■ No

Financial: ■ Yes ■ No

Production:

■ Yes ■ No

Marketing:

■ Yes ■ No

Technical: ■ Yes ■ No

Management: ■ Yes ■ No

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Intellectual Property: ■ Yes ■ No

Other (specify): __________________

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5

Are you interested in utilizing student interns or graduate assistants? If so, in what capacity and when? ■ Yes ■ No

6

Do you have an existing relationship with ESU’s faculty, staff, students or programs? If so, describe. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

7

How did you hear about the ESU Business Accelerator Program? ________________________________________________

8

Will you require accommodations due to a disability?

■ Yes ■ No

E. Evidencing U.S. Business and Investment (Checklist) Please provide the following documentation description of attached document 1

Corporate organizational chart (if applicable) _________________________________________________________________

2

Promotional material (brochure, video, etc. if applicable) ________________________________________________________

3

The Business Accelerator Guidelines, signed _________________________________________________________________

4

This Business Accelerator Application, completed and signed ___________________________________________________

5

Business plan (if available) _________________________________________________________________________________

6

3-year forecast of your revenues and expenses in the United States______________________________________________

7

Misc. – Please list any additional document you are providing ___________________________________________________

My signature below certifies that all of the information contained in this application is true and complete. I authorize the ESU Business Accelerator Program to verify the information contained in this application. I understand that this application, when submitted, becomes the property of the ESU Business Accelerator Program and will be retained by the ESU Economic Development and Entrepreneurship division whether or not the application is approved.

Signature: __________________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________ Name (Print): ________________________________________________________________ Title: ___________________________ To submit this Application: • Please submit the form via email to J1Visa@esu.edu. • Or mail the completed application to:

Keith Modzelewski, Director Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurship East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center 562 Independence Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 USA

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Business Accelerator Program BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

BUSINESS PARTICIPATION

Mission

INDUSTRY SECTORS

To provide an entrepreneurial environment that supports

Business Accelerator/Pocono Mountains Keystone Innovation

business start-ups, encourages innovation and enhances the

Zone (PMKIZ) company clients typically represent the following

economic vitality of the region.

industry sectors:

Goals

• Homeland Security

1) Promote international business and collaboration

• Information Technology

2) Develop new companies and entrepreneurs

• Biotechnology/Life Sciences

3) Collaborate with faculty and students

• Healthcare

4) Cultivate business networking opportunities

• Advanced Manufacturing

5) Encourage capital investment

• Social Entrepreneurship

6) Create life-sustaining jobs

• Financial Services

• The Business Accelerator Program was launched in December

• PA High Priority Occupations

2001 with the goal of encouraging economic development,

• Sectors associated with ESU’s academic programs

building a diversified business base, and increasing lifesustaining job opportunities in northeastern Pennsylvania.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS AND COMPANIES

In 2014, the ESU Business Accelerator was approved by the

INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES

U.S. Department of State to host foreign entrepreneurs and to grant J-1 designation as part of the University’s visiting professor and scholar program. • The Business Accelerator Program provides an entrepreneurial

International Entrepreneurs – Foreign professional with at least five years of experience who plans to launch new ideas, business concepts and technologies in the United States. The goal should be the creation of an enterprise in the United States. In

environment that encourages creativity and innovation.

addition, the foreign national must have proof of available funding

Participants have access to management and technical

for the entire first year of the program.

resources including faculty and student participation. • Projects selected to participate in the program typically are

International Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) – Foreign business looking to expand operations to the United

connected to the university and its academic programs and

States market. Limited to enterprises that have been operating

should reflect the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s high

abroad for at least three years and wish to transfer key personnel

priority occupations.

to the United States. The goal of the enterprise should be to

• Business offices are available for start-up entrepreneurs.

develop a for-profit US-based subsidiary/spin off. In addition, the

Wet-labs are available for biotechnology, advanced chemistry

enterprise must have proof of available funding for the entire first

and other life science projects.

year of operation.

• Typically, businesses participate in the Business Accelerator Program for 3 to 5 years.

International Inventors – Foreign National who has developed or is in the process of developing a new technology or product. The investor must have developed a prototype or theory that could be ready for testing and market entry within 3 years of arrival in the United States. The goal should be obtaining a U.S.

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Patent (or other intellectual property protection) and the creation of a corresponding enterprise in the United States. In addition, the Foreign National must have proof of available funding for the entire first year of the program.

ADMISSION GUIDELINES Businesses selected to participate in the Business Accelerator Program are expected to: • Operate in a legal and ethical manner

ADMISSION PROCESS

• Pay invoices promptly

1. Foreign National applicants complete the pre-qualification

• Establish the company as a legal entity

questionnaire. Applicant and will be provided with one-hour of immigration consultation as part of the application fee in order to determine whether or not the ESU Business Accelerator Program would best fit their needs. 2. Business selection is based on submission of the Business Accelerator application and the required documentation. 3. Applicant will return completed documents to the Business Accelerator Manager who will verify that all documents are complete. Documents will be submitted to the Business Accelerator Review Committee. 4. Upon recommendation of the Review Committee, Applicant may be invited to make a formal business presentation. The Review Committee will:

• Identify and protect intellectual property (e.g. patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks) • Be considerate of company clients in regard to noise, use of common areas and equipment • The Program will assist clients in establishing a business advisory team. The advisory team will offer mentorship, monitor milestones, ensure business development progress, and provide assistance where necessary and as requested. • On an ongoing basis, clients must provide an updated list of employees (full-time and part-time), interns, and contractors who will be working in the Business Accelerator and reference any individuals who have keys, ecards, etc. • Clients must participate in monthly meetings and adhere to

• accept the company/project for admission to the program;

metric reporting in the areas of:

• accept the company/projects with contingencies.

a. Management

Companies/Projects accepted with contingencies are referred to the Business Accelerator Manager for further assistance in developing the business concept; or

b. Number of Employees c. Sales and Marketing d. Financials

• reject the application

e. Product Development/ Commercialization The Review Committee’s decision is FINAL. 5. The ESU Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (EDE) division reserves the right to conduct criminal background checks and review credit reports of the principals of prospective client companies/entrepreneurs.

f. Internship/Externship Opportunities • Business Accelerator Clients are subject to escalating license fees. • Foreign Nationals participating in the J-1 Visa International Innovation Program must spend 125 days at the Business Accelerator (50% of their time) and at least 184 days in the US per year. They should be willing to have personal accommodations at a commutable distance from the ESU Business Accelerator.

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SEMI-ANNUAL REVIEW

• The company has out-grown or no longer requires the support

The Business Accelerator Manager will review the performance of

and services of the Business Accelerator Program (number of

each company twice each year. The purpose of this review is to

employees, facilities, etc.).

collect information necessary for reporting requirements

The Business Accelerator will discuss comprehensive exit

including but not limited to: jobs created, jobs retained,

strategies quarterly with all clients and assist in identifying

internships, funds leveraged, commercialization opportunities,

optimal graduation sites.

and financials.

BUSINESS ACCELERATOR SERVICES TERMINATION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM A Business Accelerator company client may depart from the program at any time by notifying the Business Accelerator Manager in writing 30 days prior to exiting. The ESU Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (EDE)

The following services are provided to clients based on availability and need: Facilities/Equipment • Close proximity to metro areas

reserves the right to terminate a company's participation in the

• 24/7 secure access

Business Accelerator Program due to:

• Office Space, Wet Labs, Computer Labs, Conference and

• Actions which are illegal or detrimental to the program

Meeting Rooms, Parking

• Failure to occupy and utilize office space

• Video Conferencing and A/V equipment

• Failure of Business Accelerator client to pay participation fees

• ESU Kemp Library services • Copier/Scanner/Fax Equipment

when due • Failure of client to perform/observe terms of the Business Accelerator Guidelines

• Telephone Services, Voice Over IP, Wi-Fi Connectivity • Flexible License Agreements

• Violation of any of the IIP guidelines or requirements • Clients will receive a written notice 30 days prior to termination. Security deposits may be refunded following the return of all issued keys and the inspection of the space to insure that no damages occurred during participation in the program. Security deposits can be used to cover the last month’s participation fee.

Support Services • Student Interns and Graduate Assistants • Faculty and Business Mentors • Business Development Assistance • Access to entrepreneurial, economic development and business networks

GRADUATION CRITERIA

• Grant support: funding searches and grant development

Companies are eligible for graduation based on criteria that promote the success of the business accelerator participants. The following guidelines are used to determine criteria for graduation. • The company is approaching or has exceeded the program

• Workforce training grants (WEDnetPA) • Mattioli Recreation Center membership options • J-1 Visa access for International Companies

participation timeframe. • The company has been acquired.

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Training

Business Accelerator Affiliations:

• Business Plan Development

• Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) NE Business Incubator

• Marketing and Branding Strategies

Network

• Management Team Development

• International Business Innovation Association (IBIA)

• Government Contract Bidding

• Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation

• Legal – Incorporation, Taxation, Licensing, etc. • Commercialization, Intellectual Property

(PMEDC) • Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) • Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA)

Financial Resources • Investment Opportunities • Access to Loan Programs i.e. Micro-Loans • Angel Networks

• Pennsylvania Angel Network (PAN) • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) International Investment Office

• Venture Funds

• Pocono Mountains Angel Network (PMAN)

Networking

• Pocono Mountains Keystone Innovation Zone (PMKIZ)

• Peer-to-Peer

• University City Science Center Port of Technology

• Advertising/Promotional Events

• University Economic Development Association (UEDA)

• Business and Community Collaboration, Referrals

• Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians (WCNP)

Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) Resource Room

• Global Access Pennsylvania (GAPA)

Articles, brochures, books, and web-based subscriptions on a

• French American Chamber of Commerce

variety of entrepreneurial and business topics are available in the ELC Resource Room. Networked computers are available.

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POCONO MOUNTAINS KEYSTONE INNOVATION ZONE The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) established the Keystone Innovation Zone Program to create innovative technologies and new entrepreneurs – utilizing the Commonwealth’s world class

POCONO MOUNTAINS ANGEL NETWORK

colleges and universities. The KIZs are geographically designated

www.poconoangels.org

zones that are established in communities that host institutions of

A member of the Pennsylvania Angel Network

higher education. These zones are designed to foster innovation and create entrepreneurial opportunities by aligning the combined resources of educational institutions with public and private partnerships.

The Pocono Mountains Angel Network (PMAN) is underway as a regional group of accredited investors who are interested in investing in seed and start-up; early stage; expansion; and later stage companies including, but not limited to, investments in the

The Pocono Mountains Keystone Innovation Zone is located in

areas of Homeland Security, Life Sciences/Biotechnology,

Monroe County, Pennsylvania, one of the fastest growing counties

Financial Services, Information Technology, Healthcare, Financial

in the Commonwealth. The PMKIZ includes properties within a

Services, and Advanced Manufacturing. This members-only

2-mile radius of East Stroudsburg University and the Pocono

organization is designed to operate as a network of private equity

Mountain Corporate Center East in Mt. Pocono, a 231 acre site.

investors who meet on a regularly scheduled basis to evaluate and

What companies qualify for participation in the Pocono Mountains KIZ Program?

consider investment opportunities. PMAN provides the opportunity for members to invest collectively as a group to efficiently and effectively evaluate investment opportunities. In

• Companies that are 0-8 years old in designated industry sectors

addition, members may invest on an individual basis.

• Companies focused on Pennsylvania’s high-priority occupations

The Pocono Mountains Angel Network is a member of the

including the following target industry sectors: Information

Pennsylvania Angel Network (PAN), a statewide organization

Technology, Homeland Security, Biotechnology/Life Sciences,

designed to offer support to angel groups consisting of more than

Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Financial Services

650 angels throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

What are the benefits of being located in the Pocono Mountains KIZ?

www.paangelnetwork.com. For more information, contact Keith Modzelewski, 570-422-7953, J1Visa@esu.edu.

• Transferable (Sellable) tax credits up to $100,000 per year • KIZ internships/externships opportunities • Commercialization and tech transfer support • Access to a Business Mentoring Networks to assist start-up companies develop business plans, establish business goals and to provide opportunities for Venture Capital and Angel Funding • Access to the University library, labs and academic resources as available • Flexible occupancies and graduation sites

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I, _________________________________________________________, herby state, that by signing these Guidelines, I agree to and will abide by the operations that are set forth by the ESU Business Accelerator Program.

Company Name _______________________________________________________________________________________________

By: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ User Name

Title: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Date: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY By: Keith Modzelewski Title: Director, ESU Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurship

Signature: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Date: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Business Accelerator is operated by the ESU division of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. Contact Keith Modzelewski, Director, ESU Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurship +1 570-422-7920, J1Visa@esu.edu

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Pennsylvania Profile Pennsylvania’s growing industries, established business

• Impact measures

community, and well-known heritage brands are the keystones to

- $82 Billion economic impact

our successful and diverse economy. We are building on this foundation while stimulating innovation and renewal, by bringing brains and expertise to the table. With a well-trained workforce,

- 8th largest manufacturing output in the country - 571,023 employees

strategic location and abundant resources, Pennsylvania is well-

- 14,524 establishments

positioned to help business and communities thrive.

- $57,460 average annual wage

People

• Top Manufacturing Industries by Employment - Fabricated metal product manufacturing – 82,485

Workforce/talent • In one year, nearly 300 of Pennsylvania’s colleges and

- Food manufacturing – 69,637

universities add highly skilled graduates to a labor force of more

- Machinery manufacturing – 47,669

than 6.4 million.

- Chemical manufacturing – 40,243

• Partnerships between Pennsylvania’s workforce training programs and world-class colleges and universities drive collaboration and strengthen our growing workforce, attracting new growth across the state.

- Transportation equipment manufacturing – 39,726 - Primary metal manufacturing – 38,363 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturing – 36,839 - Computer and electronic product manufacturing – 30,997

• Pennsylvania’s WEDnetPA Training Program enables employers to determine their own training needs and select among a wide

• ENERGY

range of training providers, as well as how and where the

- The second-largest producer of natural gas in the U.S. and home

businesses will receive the training. • As of FY 13-14, more than 17,800 businesses were assisted and more than 1,027,000 employees were trained through the WEDnetPA program.

to the largest unconventional natural gas field in the world, Pennsylvania is driving down energy costs and opening new opportunities for manufacturers. • Impact measures

Industry concentration

- 5,917 employers

• MANUFACTURING

- $71,952 average annual wage

- The manufacturing industry has long formed the foundation of Pennsylvania’s economy — a status maintained over the years through dynamic evolution to meet modern needs, and the

• Rankings - 2nd in natural gas production

incorporation of world-class R&D and innovative methods. With

- 2nd in electricity production

PA’s strategic location within a day’s drive of six out of the 10

- 3rd in total energy production

major U.S. markets, as well as 60 percent of the U.S. and Canada’s population, it is no wonder manufacturers look to the state to grow their businesses.

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• LIFE SCIENCES

• Impact measures

- Pennsylvania’s leading and highly concentrated life science

- 4,200 employers

industry comprises more than 2,300 companies performing groundbreaking life sciences research, engineering medical devices, and developing pharmaceuticals that save lives and fuel innovation. The state consistently ranks among the top tier across the nation in key measures of bioscience R&D and innovation, including in academic R&D, NIH research funding, venture capital investments, and patenting.

- 69,500+ employment - $34 billion in shipments - $2 billion in exports • Agriculture production – leading the U.S. - #1 producer of mushrooms - #3 producer of apples

• Impact measures

- #4 producer of corn

- 78,294 employment

- #4 producer of strawberries

- 2,309 life sciences establishments

- #4 producer of Christmas trees

- 5th for life science-related patents

- #5 producer of maple syrup

- $1.5 billion 2014 NIH funding

- #5 producer of milk

- $1.7 billion in Bioscience Venture Capital - 1,000+ research, testing and medical labs - 1 of 6 states with a tradeable R&D tax credit • Rankings - 4th in R&D expenditures - 4th for research, testing, and laboratory facilities - 4th in NIH funding - 4th in pharmaceuticals industry strength - 5th in bioscience venture capital investments - Top 10 biotech industry growth • AGRICULTURE - Pennsylvania is a global brand in agriculture. With more than $2 billion worth of agricultural commodities exports in 2014, food manufacturing now ranks among the top ten fastest growing exporting industries in the state.

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East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center 562 Independence Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

May 2018

J-1 Visa International Innovation Program 2018  

J-1 Visa International Innovation Program 2018 ESU division of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

J-1 Visa International Innovation Program 2018  

J-1 Visa International Innovation Program 2018 ESU division of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

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