The Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship‘s Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) and The International Center (Indianapolis) have created a partnership along with Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management to promote the growth of small business by supplying export-ready businesses with the tools and professional expertise necessary to export their goods and services successfully at the international level through the Export Indiana Fellowship Program.
Recognizing Indiana has a shortage of exporting consultants and experts to help entrepreneurs enter into international markets, the Export Indiana Fellowship Program was established in early 2015 to collectively grow the state’s efforts and capacity by teaching others the skills of exporting.
Small businesses are partnered with current and graduating Purdue University masters students to help develop a successful export plan for each business. The students work with the host business over the course of one year, first as summer fellows and then as part-time consultants through the Experiential Learning Project course.
The Export Indiana Fellowship Program is currently looking to partner with 10 Hoosier businesses interested in growing their export capacity. Selected businesses would begin hosting the fellows in May 2016.
To learn more about the program and the application process, click here.