Greater Seattle Export Accelerator

When: Sunday, March 24, 2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: In Person and Online

Greater Seattle Partners (GSP) is launching Cohort 2 of the Greater Seattle Export Accelerator (GSEA), continuing its mission to empower local businesses and drive economic growth through international trade.

Important Dates 

  • Applications Due: March 24, 2024
  • Steering Committee Review & Application Notification Period: March 25 - April 5, 2024
  • Training Dates: April 8 – May 31, 2024

In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, GSEA collaborates with community, state, and federal international trade assistance entities to provide advanced export training, export advising services, and access to international trade opportunities to support small businesses. This program is designed to equip businesses in Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties in Washington state with the tools and resources needed to expand their reach in the global marketplace.

Through a comprehensive curriculum, in-person export advising, and networking events, the accelerator aims to catalyze international trade for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The program covers topics such as building an effective export organization and researching foreign market opportunities. It will include an overview of financing tools provided by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM).

How to Apply:

Interested companies must submit a completed application to be considered. Applications are due March 24th and can be found at