A fantastic team!
Over a period of six months, our GAP-team (Global Access Program) from UCLA in Los Angeles has worked on a business plan for Optoga under the supervision of Faculty Advisor Paulo de Rezende.
The final presentation took place on December 2, in front of a jury of well-known names in the United States such as Michael L. Stark (COO American Financial Network Services), Stephen Torres (Project Manager Southern California Edison)
and Brian Yeh (Strategic Consultant).
We wondered if we at Optoga were the most shaky because the GAP team was super cool. The presentation is the crown of the work after a 3-year MBA program and GAP is the international focus when the students draw up an introduction plan for established companies for the United States. We received a lot of new information about working to better benefit our customers both in the US and in Europe.
Now what? Well, we have a very good basis to start our venture on the US market. In 2018 we will start the work.
Thank you Timothy, Joseph, Sandra, Mert and Seth. Hope to see you again soon.
What is GAP?
Every year, the Global Access Program (GAP) sends a team of talented professionals around the world to work with selected technology companies. These last year’s MBA students invest thousands of hours in research with one goal in mind: finding new growth opportunities to take a business to their next level of development. Focusing on foreign new market access, GAP helps companies expand with precision to all countries in the world.
Read more about GAP on UCLA Anderson’s website.
How do you get in GAP?
In Sweden, ALMI is the contact person for UCLA and GAP. Contact your local business development office and ask how you do to kickstart your international investment.
Read more about 2017 Swedish GAP companies on ALMI’s website.