NYC Immersion Program is designed for businesses 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 connect with providers across Australia, the UK, and the USA to facilitate a successful USA launch. Businesses who have started to scale into the USA, and require additional traction in NYC are also encouraged to apply.

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

Are you ready to meet your future?

Then join us for this prestigious program which has stood the test of time.


Simple: Prove to us you are ready for the USA market.


Key Dates

Applications Open – Wednesday 20th January – 2nd March
Interviews and notification – Week of 9th March
Program Commences –
– Discovery Calls: Week of 16th March
– Webinars: Week of 30th March
– New York City in-market program: Week of 4th May.


How do I apply?

Apply on our website now! Your sales pitch deck and investor pitch deck (if you are seeking investors) are required. Your pitch decks must be based on the US market.

Who can apply for the Program?

Businesses scaling into the USA from Australia and UK can apply for the program.

It is mandatory for participants to attend all virtual workshops prior to the program, as well attendance at the week of presentations and meetings in New York.

Is there a fee to participate?

The fee to join the 2020 NYC Immersion Program is AUD10,000 (ex GST). If more than 1 employee joins, an additional small fee also applies (AUD1500).

For Australian companies, also refer to Austrade’s Export Market Development Grant to determine if you qualify.

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

Airfares and accommodation are additional expenses, as are some meals.

Airfares and accommodation are to be organised by each individual company.

Also see Q&A #13 – Grants.

How many places are available in the program?

There is a maximum number of 7-10 individual spaces available. Each company is to nominate 1 employee to participate, and additional employees pay a small additional stipend.

What happens after the Program ends?

FD Global Connections has an established network across the USA who we connect with you and who can support you as you continue to scale.

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

No. If you are seeking capital, we will ensure you meet with the right investors however we offer no guarantee that you will receive investment from these investors.

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

No – selling into the USA takes time. However, a key feature of our program is that we arrange one-to-one meetings for you with interested parties.

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?

We do not:

  • Take Equity from participating companies
  • Own the 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?

Australian participants are encouraged to investigate the following grant:





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

FD Global Connections specialises in working with companies to prepare for the USA. Contact us to schedule a time for a discussion on your International Readiness.