Pre-Landing Program Terms & Conditions

  • ACTION Innovation Network is an association of technology innovation centers that represent an established community of committed partners from industry, academics, private sector, and government in the Boston/greater Boston area. The Plymouth Rock Pre-Landing program uses the aggregated connection power of these partners to help international startups generate a first network in the US that could not be built otherwise without the support of local stakeholders.
  • The cost to participate in the Pre-Landing program, Healthcare 2020 edition, for accepted startups is $1,495.  This is subsidized through a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (actual program cost $3000). The subsidized cost will only be available for startups that apply through the application form by July 15th. The services included are:
    • Online sessions included in the agenda from Sept 8th to Sept 29th.
    • Meetings with investors. Meetings will take place on Sept 21st. Each startup will be allowed to schedule up to a maximum of 48 meetings, on the condition that they find available time slots for the startup and investor. Startups will use the investor-startup matchmaking platform and partnering tool that Life Science Nation will make available to them. Startups will register for the digital event (Digital RESI), following the instructions provided by Life Science Nation, for access to the platforms and the ability to schedule and conduct meetings with investors.
    • Introductions to innovation ecosystem stakeholders and at least 1 session per month for a minimum of 2 additional months, starting in October.
  • In the event that there is the possibility to attend in-person investor meetings in September (due to loosened COVID-19 travel restrictions), and the startup is comfortable traveling to Boston, the startup will pay an additional $500 to attend the on-site (RESI) event. If the RESI event is run on-site, the Digital RESI version will also be run in parallel, for those startups who prefer not to travel to Boston.
  • A two-day online partnering option to meet with investors is also available through Digital RESI, which will take place on September 21st and September 22nd. There is an additional $250 fee for the startup to register for an additional day of investor partnering. One day partnering is already included in the basic fee.
  • We feel that it is most important to establish trusted in-person relationships in Boston as you prepare your US market entry. The Pre-Landing program offers an additional 3-day agenda after the remote program is completed (dates to be set once startup is comfortable traveling to Boston). We highly recommend this 3-day option, which includes in-person meetings with the speakers of the online sessions, meetings and visits to local life science incubators (offering potential US office space), founder presentations, expert talks, and office hours with experts in Boston. An additional cost of $300 will cover the on-site portion of the program. This does not include airfare or accommodations.
  • The selection process will be conducted by an evaluation panel composed of ACTION Innovation Network staff, members in the Life Sciences and independent advisors.
  • If your company is selected to participate in the program, a signed enrollment agreement and payment in full is due by July 31st.
  • ACTION Innovation Network is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Your personal information will only be used to administer your account and to provide the products and services you receive.