BAJ Accelerator May 2020 Program Registration Is Open (March 22, 2020)
May 17-22, 2020 6-Day Program registration is open. Early Seed to Series A+ stages startups can apply for the second cohort at BAJ Accelerator Registration page.
BAJ Accelerator Strategic Sponsor is Announced (February 22, 2020)
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has become a Strategic Sponsor of Baltic-Armenian-Jacobs Accelerator – Firing Range (BAJ Accelerator)
On February 12, 2020 the BAJ Accelerator of New York City and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) established partnership with SVB becoming the Strategic Sponsor of the BAJ Accelerator. SVB will bring their investors’ group, funding plans and training sessions to the BAJ Accelerator.
SVB services are designed for every stage of business’ journey: Seed, Series A, Series B & C. Series A+ companies are of major interest in all industries with a focus on companies with enterprise solutions, Fintech, Energy, Health Care, and Life Sciences.
SVB has been working with startups for 35+ years. Nobody knows tech banking like SVB. About 50% of VC-backed US tech startups bank with SVB. Companies like Pinterest, Cloudera and Jive all started with SVB early.
We obtain and register a patent, trademark, or a copyright, by conducting the proceedings IP protection, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights, is crucial and must be considered for most start-ups. Obtaining IP protection minimizes competition and defends against infringement claims.
Since its beginning, the U.S. has maintained the world’s strongest protection for IP rights, which stands unrivaled as the most inventive and powerful.
The patent laws in the U.S. allow any inventor, regardless of his or her citizenship, to apply for a patent on the same basis as a U.S. citizen. There are, however, a number of particular points of special interest to applicants located in foreign countries. The preparation of a patent application and conducting the process in the US to obtain the patent is an undertaking that requires knowledge of patent law, as well as science and technology.
We acquire various types of IP via purchasing intellectual assets, investing in, and / or partnering with VCs, start-ups, or individual inventors.
Our services are performed by specialists in industries such as technology, art, biochemistry, medicine, and manufacturing. We collaborate with highly qualified firms in legal, financial, marketing, and technical areas in IP promotion and acquisition services.
We offer interest-based loans to VCs, start-ups, and individual inventors to support IP pipeline, idea, and innovations.
We work with entrepreneurs and investors who are supportive of progressive ideas, passionate about innovations in various industries, and ready to make a long-term commitment on their investments.
Our consulting services cover the full spectrum of Treasury functions including cash management (cash concentration and disbursement) financial market risk management (currency, commodity interest rate) and bank & investor relations.
ACCELERATING GO-TO-MARKET FOR STARTUPS AND ENTREPRENEURS
January 2020 will mark the establishment of New York based exclusive accelerator, the Baltic-Armenian-Jacobs Accelerator – Firing Range.
BAJ Accelerator was made possible by the collaboration and partnership of three organizations: Baltic American Chamber of Commerce, Orion Worldwide Innovations LLC and Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute is established jointly by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
The BAJ Accelerator comes to the market at a critical time when startup investors fear a subsidy bubble. As The Wall Street Journal reports Tech startups are facing pressure from investors to come up with new business models. Intel’s $2 billion deal last month to buy Israeli startup Habana Labs marks the biggest AI deal (WSJ).
BAJ Accelerator offers two bespoke programs open for founders from the Baltics, Armenia, the U.S. and the rest of the world:
– 14-Day Seed Program for early-stage founders.
– 6-Day Advanced Program for Series Funding.
IP Protection and Monetization Program (IPPMP)
Our IP Protection and Monetization Program (IPPMP) is a full life cycle four-step process to accelerate go-to-market for startups and entrepreneurs. The program promotes innovation for all industries and is offered to startups (for profit and not for profit), institutions and organizations, as well as to innovators and scientists. The target market for IPPMP services are foreign and domestic (US) startups, investors, venture capitals (“VCs”), and individual inventors.