Company Information

Our Global Access Program (GAP) allows teams of five FEMBA students in the last year of the program to work closely with the top management of international companies. Both foreign and domestic high-tech companies looking to expand into an international market participate in GAP. Not just any company can participate in GAP and work with our students as there is a very selective process involved.

Corporate Requirements
While no two GAP companies are the same, they often share common characteristics. Companies that qualify for GAP enrollment will meet one of the following corporate requirements:
• A technology-based product or service company with emphasis in high technology*
• Independent business or a business unit within a larger corporation
• U.S. or foreign-based company that wants to sell outside their home country
• Entrepreneurial company with a track record and current revenues for a product/service

Additional Requirements
• A project requiring business or strategic plan development
• Fluency in English at the senior management level
• Senior executives with business experience
• Customer validation of products or services
• Management commitment of personal time to work with students
• Full disclosure of financial information & corporate strategies
• Significant funding and/or a positive cash flow to continue operations for 1-2 years

Investment Requirements
To ensure the success of GAP projects, we require a modest investment of time and money, along with access to relevant data. These include:
• Top management’s time to meet with students (~2 hours/week over 24 weeks)
• Top management participation and attendance at events on July 19-21, 2012 and December 8, 2012
• Full access to strategic and financial data
• Positive or near positive cash flow to continue operations beyond December 2012
• Host students at their company headquarters
• Payment of $15,000 program fee (up to $12,000 is available for market research travel)

Assurance of Confidentiality
The FEMBA GAP program maintains stringent confidentiality standards regarding each field study project. All students, faculty, staff, and company executives must sign a program non-disclosure agreement in order to participate. Over the course of 14 years and 431 successful projects, we are not aware of any breach in confidentiality.


2012 Global Access Program Companies
Australia
AMPCo
AOS
CapturePlan
ConnectiX
KeithEngineering
MedAdvisor
PacSoft
UberGlobal

Brazil
Mercado Electronico
Quanta

Estonia
Reach-U
Codeborne
Finland
Corrosion Control
Specim
Visual Components
Frosmo
Scoopshot
Surma
TWID
Vianova
PowerKiss
BioMediTech
Mendor
Rightware

Italy
Bloonn
AKEnquire
CTS Electronics
Italy (cont.)
Moving Box
Valente
Electro Power Systems
XENIALAB
Experientia
GEODATA
Farmen ICD
Gascom Renew
Tessitura Mabiel
DIPROMED
Simpro
VASS Technologies

New Zealand
Bluelab
Fisher & Paykel
Kitomba
New Zealand (cont.)
Reveal
Saito Labels
Starnow

Russia
Optogan

Spain
Cuestos Mobile
CAF Power

United States
Ardica Technologies
Turn Key Wine
Advnaced Steel Recovery
Aleratec
ThelioPulse

 

2011 Global Access Program Companies
Australia
Blue Reef
Convic Skateparks
Posse Holdings
The Crucible Group
Unify Solutions Pty. Ltd.

Brazil
Gtt-Goods That Talk
Lumis
Sofhar Gestão & Tecnologia S.A., TechResult

China
MyLab

Finland
Blancco
Confidex
Finland (cont.)
DealDash
GameBook
Healthy Life Devices
Idean Enterprises
Lewel Group
Microtask
Mitron
NEAPO
Numcore
Oilon International
Pegasor
RapidBlue Solutions

Italy
CELI Language and Information
DMS Multimedia
Eton Engergia
Italy (cont.)
Inkmaker
Neodata Group
Oikytech
Prima Electronics
SIEL
TESCO GO
ULIXE

New Zealand
Arc Innovations
Areograph
AuCom Electronics
Aviarc
DC Ross
HTS-110
i-ORA
MedRecruit
New Zealand (cont.)
Mobile Mentor
Monitor Business Machines
Scott Technology
SnapComms
Winscribe

South Korea
KMSLAB
TranSono

Spain
Narada Robotics

United States
G2 FinTech
X1 Technologies

 

Complete List of Past Companies
Past Global Access Program Companies
Australia
2011

Blue Reef
Convic Skateparks
Posse Holdings
The Crucible Group
Unify Solutions Pty Ltd.
2010
AllHomes
Dyesol
Lockbox
Omni Tanker
Pod Orthtic
RedTxt
Rotacaster
Simmersion
Thinksmart

Brazil
2011

Gtt-Goods That Talk
Lumis
Sofhar Gestao & Tecnologia S.A.
TechResult
2010
Angelus
Canova do Brasil
Milenia

China
2011

MyLab
Finland
2011

Blancco
Confidex
DealDash
GameBook
Healthy Life Devices
Idean Enterprises
Lewel Group
Microtask
Mitron
NEAPO
Numcore
Oilon International
Pegasor
RapidBlue Solutions
2010
Analyse2
Creoware
Darepro
Firstbeat
Footbalance
Formia
GreenStream
Powernet
Rannikon
Scan Logistix
Sintrol
Viola
Vivid Works

Israel
2010

amdocs
LiveU
NICE
Italy
2011

CELI Language and Information
DMS Multimedia
Eton Engergia
Inkmaker
Neodata Group
Ilkytech
Orima Electronics
SIEL
TESCO GO
ULIXE
2010
CTS Electronics
Edizioni
Filtra
Loquendo
Netsystem.com
SICMAT
Teoresi
TUBIFLEX

New Zealand
2011

Arc Innovations
Areograph
AuCom Electronics
Aviarc
DC Ross
HTS-110
i-ORA
MedRecruit
Mobile Mentor
Monitor Business Machines
Scott Technology
SnapComms
Winscribe
2011
COMRAD
Derceto
Gencom
Magic Memories
Vista

South Korea
2011

KMSLAB
TranSono
2010
ESTsoft
New Optics

Spain
2011

Narada Robotics
2010
Genaker
Libelium
theChanner
Visual Engineering

United Kingdom
2010

eXpansys

United States
2011

G@FinTech
X1 Technologies
2010
Mobile-XL
Temptime

Australia

Blue Reef
"GAP was a wake-up call for our vision to expand," says Danny Gruber, Chief Operating Officer of Blue Reef, which focuses on Internet management and security solutions for the SME and enterprise markets. He adds, "The program allowed us to clearly articulate and understand what to do and what not to do in regard to our prospective U.S. market entry. It was a truly enlightening experience for our company."

Convic Skateparks
The GAP team visit to the company produced dramatic results."The team identified a cultural divide with the organization," says Simon Oxenham, Managing Director of Convic, which designs and constructs skate parks. "We immediately implemented the recommendation and saw a cultural shift, which boosted morale. It was as though we had a different company."


Brazil

GTT-Goods That Talk
For Guido Dellagnelo, CEO of GTT, which develops intelligent Auto-ID solutions using RFID technology, one of the best benefits of participating in the GAP Program was for his employees. "I used GAP as a training tool for my employees in Brazil.They learned the English language by working with the GAP team and they also learned how to think differently." Mr. Dellagnelo points out another benefit. "We learned that what would be considered an innovation in Brazil is not in America, so the positioning needs to be different."

Lumis
Andre Matos, CEO of Lumis, a Brazilian software company specializing in portal platforms, web content management and collaboration tools for digital environments, says of the GAP students, "We had a great team. They were all very interested and dedicated." He adds, "I would recommend GAP to any company with a product they wish to market in the U.S. as a way to find out their market potential."


Chile

Angecom Computacion
For Genaro Castro, founder of Angecom, which provides consulting service for the telecommunications industry, the GAP project influenced the company before the project ended. "We made some changes before the project ended and we prepared for certification, which we needed for the U.S.," he says. "This project helped us reach our final goal."

Colegium
"We learned a lot," says Ariel Gringaus, CEO of Colegium, which provides software to manage schools in Latin America. "The team was exceptional and very professional." Colegium had already made changes before the project ended: "After the primary research at the beginning of the project, we made changes with our customers and we moved people around in our organizational chart at the team's suggestion."