J-1 Soft Landing Program

This program provides interested participants J-1 Soft Landing Programs at Incubators/innovation Centers of Universities.

  • Core Services: Hosting, Education, Supervision and Coaching of  EuropeanTech Entrepreneurs (Erasmus For Young Entrepreneurs Global and NGI Explorers included) and Intrapreneurs (French VIEs included).
  • Access to the ENRICH Community Platform: Enhanced Education, Mentoring, Access to Local Events, Custom Activities, and Connection to potential partners and investors.
  • Programs' lengths: 6 months up to 5 years. 18 months in average.
  • Pricing: $1,400 to $2,500 per month depending on the university and program.
  • Special introductions to local angel networks and accelerators willing to support and co-finance specific programs 

Here is a first list of universities that are considering such a program (with variations) starting in 2021:

  • UC Berkeley, CA
  • Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA
  • University of Missouri (Mizzou), Columbia, MO
  • University of Massachusetts (UMass), Boston, MA
  • University of Boise, Idaho
Office, Admin & Support
  • Mailing address
  • Open workstation, or a closed office (on request - extra cost)
  • 1 telephone line with virtual receptionist (on request - extra cost). Calls sent back to mobile (communication and phone line charges not included)
  • Mail processing
  • Access to common facilities: photocopiers, kitchen, etc.
  • Access to conference rooms - by reservation
  • Reception of visitors
  • Access to incubator (partner organization serving as a host) events
  • Access to first level soft landing services: help to review the business plan, legal, technical and administrative support (or introduction to partners), access to US companies database as needed, help to prepare for arrival and return of hosted person, etc.
  • Access to common facilities: photocopiers, kitchen, etc.
Supervision and Mentoring Services
  • Daily supervision and mentoring by a supervisor of the incubator chosen for the mission
  • Weekly/bi-weekly mentoring, in person or via video-conference by the ENRICH in the USA team - 5 hours in total per month
  • Introduction to the local ecosystem and 4 mandatory networking / workshop/cultural activities per month
  • Support by a local bi-national chamber - membership mandatory (extra cost)
  • Access to monthly workshops provided by the ENRICH in the USA team.
  • Access to entrepreneurship/innovation management classes provided by the University Extension Programs (on demand)
  • Support by ENRICH throughout your project implementation and / or sustainability of your activities in the US; also in partnership with Enterprise Europe Network, and in close collaboration with US institutions such as Select USA, States/Cities’ Economic Development Agencies, and funding sources for research and innovation such as NIH, NSF, DoE or DoD.
Added Services

For any additional needs/requests such as pre-sales efforts, contacting customers, support to establish commercial or financial partnerships, scheduling business appointments, helping with negotiations, helping with recruitments, open innovation initiatives, etc., we will put you in contact with the appropriate ENRICH in the USA partners also called Ambassadors.