NYC Immersion Program is a program designed for Australian businesses that are ready to expand into the US, with New York as their market entry point. The fully curated program offers carefully selected companies the opportunity to prepare for and be connected with providers across Australia and USA to facilitate a successful USA launch.

This program has been specifically designed for Women in Tech, or companies which have strong evidence of diversity policies.

FD Global Connections and Tyro FinTech Hub will conduct these workshops with experts in scaling internationally and learn from companies who have successfully entered the USA market.

Lab1492, in partnership with FD Global Connections, has designed a fully curated week of presentations and individual meetings for each participating company. Participants can expect personal introductions to trusted professional service firms, investors and potential clients.


To support participants after their return to Australia, they will be required to present their US market strategies to an audience of international C-Suite experts. Each participant is also matched to a mentor to support their ongoing USA market entry.


  1. Can demonstrate strong diversity practices and policies
  2. Ready to scale-up into US, or have already started to scale
  3. Earning revenue
  4. Seeking investment in New York
  5. Require Sales/Lead Generation
  6. Connections to trusted Professional Services firms

Note: when we review applications, we take into consideration your whole business; ie even if you don’t meet 1 element of our criteria, this does not mean you won’t be accepted.  We encourage all companies to apply which are ready to scale.

Key Dates - To Be Confirmed

Please register your interest and we will advise of specific dates soon.


How do I apply?

Applications will be open in February 2019. You can apply by filling out this form.

Who are the Partners involved in the Program?

FD Global Connections partners with the organisations in Sydney and New York to ensure a bespoke experience for each participating company.

What is the cost of the program?


Are accomodation, airfares and meals included in the program fee?


Also see Q&A #13 – Grants.

How many places are available in the program?

There is a maximum number of 7 individual spaces available. Each company is to nominate 1 employee to participate. If additional staff participate, a small fee will apply.

When can I apply?

Register your interest in this program so we can keep you updated when applications open.

When will I find out if I have been accepted into the program?

FD Global Connections and Tyro FinTech Hub reviews each application as they are submitted. Feedback will be provided to each applicant within one week of their submission whether or not they have been accepted into the program.

I don't live in Sydney, do I have to attend the workshops?

Yes. It is mandatory for all participants to attend all workshops in the program in Sydney and New York.


Am I guaranteed that I will receive investment from Investors I meet in New York?


Am I guaranteed to sign up any of the clients I meet during the program?


Who organises USA Visa's and Travel Insurance?

Participants are responsible for ensuring they organise the following:

  • Travel insurance to the USA
  • Relevant Visa’s to travel to the USA.
What else do I need to know?

Partners in this program do not:

  • Own Intellectual Property of any participants. All Intellectual Property developed by the applicants is retained by each respective applicant


  • Guarantee the ultimate success of each participants entry into the USA market.
Are there any Grants available to assist me financially with the program?

Participants are encouraged to investigate the following grant:





I'm interested but my business isn't quite ready. What can I do?

You can register your interest in future programs here.