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Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

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About the Metro Export Challenge

The Atlanta Metro Export Challenge is a regional grant program designed to engage and challenge small-to medium-sized companies in metro Atlanta to think about their international expansion and to encourage action.

The program works to challenge companies to develop proactive international sales plans for their products and services, drive companies to implement plans, and increase exposure and awarenss for the impact of exports of services and products in metro Atlanta.

Each grant recipient receives a reimbursement grant of $5,000 that can be used for expenses related to growing international sales. Grant recipients also benefit from a series of workshops and meetings that assist in the development of global sales plans.

MEC Applications

Applications are currently closed. 

 

Grant Eligibility

To be considered for grant funding, an authorized representative of the company must certify that the applying company is eligible to receive an Atlanta MEC grant under all of the following elements of SME eligibility:

Small Business Administration Standards

Eligibility

Small Business Administration Standards

Eligibility

Complies with Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards found at 13 C.F.R. Part 121

Number of Employees

Eligibility

Number of Employees

Eligibility

Has at least three employees

Business

Eligibility

Business

Eligibility

Has been in business on or before June 20, 2018.

Location

Eligibility

Location

Eligibility

Is located in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical

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Business and Headquarters

Eligibility

Business and Headquarters

Eligibility

Is registered as a business in the State of Georgia and headquartered in metro Atlanta

Preference will be given to companies located in the metro Atlanta area that have less than $50 million in annual revenue. Additional consideration will be given to companies that are certified as a women business enterprise (WBE), a minority business enterprise (MBE) or a veteran-owned business.

Metro Export Challenge Pitch Day 2019 Winners

Congratulations to the three Metro Export Challenge Pitch Day winners!

1. Compass Technology Group ($20,000)

2. Vital4 ($10,000)

3. Skillshot Media ($5,000)

Huge thank you to the sponsors, partners and finalists for supporting the Atlanta Metro Export Challenge. Over the last three years, the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge has supported over 90 metro Atlanta companies with grants to grow their international sales.

2018/2019 Export Challenge Grant Recipients

Company Name County Industry Sector
AreoSafe Products, Inc. Gwinnett Aviation
AGRI International LLC Cobb Agriculture
AKESOgen, Inc. Gwinnett Bioscience and Healthcare
Alexander Babbage, Inc. Fulton Internet Services
Americo Manufacturing LLC Bartow Manufacturing
Atlantic Pacific Agricultural Co., Inc. Fayette Manufacturing (Agriculture)
Black Mermaid's Handcrafted Soaps & Products Gwinnett Manufacturing
Brandon Hall School Fulton Education
Cognosos Fulton Technology (IoT)
Compass Technology Group LLC Fulton Technology
DataSeers Fulton Internet Services
Delta Sigma Company Cobb Manufacturing and AI
Discover Destinations Gwinnett Hospitality & Tourism
Enviropouch® Fayette Medical Devices
Eva Jane Beauty LLC Fulton Consumer Goods
Florence Healthcare Fulton Internet Services
Women's Telehealth Fulton Bioscience and Healthcare
Goza Tequila Fulton Consumer Goods and Services
LivFul Forsyth Bioscience and Healthcare
LTL IT Gwinnett Internet Services
Maria Beug-Deeb Inc., dba T&M Associates Fulton Business and Professional Services
Micro C Imaging Fulton Bioscience and Healthcare
MuniRem Environmental, LLC Gwinnett Utilities and Environment
Pacesetter Graphic Cobb Manufacturing
Poriferous LLC Coweta Medical Devices
Quantam Pharmaceutical Supply & Services LLC Forsyth Bioscience and Healthcare
Skillshot Media Fulton Sports and Entertainment (esports)
Tecme Corporation Gwinnett Medical Devices
Universal VAT Services Fulton Finance and Insurance
Vital4 Cobb Technology (Fintech and Regtech)
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