The Global Acceleration Program helps innovative firms develop export strategy plans and build international connections, according to the government.
DolphinWorxs said it received its place in the exclusive program in recognition for its cloud-based MIS software, PrintWorxs, which is aimed at printers with fewer than 20 staff.
Business manager Stephanie Gaddin went to Silicon Valley in May for a two-week series of seminars and to receive mentoring by chief executives from a range of industries.
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"It was an absolutely amazing experience. It was incredible being able to network with people who have many different connections across a range of industries," she told ProPrint.
"I learned an incredible amount about doing business in the US and focusing your business efforts and how the print market is doing in the US."
Gaddin said DolphinWorxs' push into the US would occur in the next 18 months, and that the company was excited by the market's potential.
"Our research indicates there are approximately 23 million small companies in the US employing 20 or less people. We are certain that our easy-to-use, cloud-based solution will suit a large number of these companies, particularly in the print and manufacturing sectors."
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