Through Global Bridge™, we offer customized accelerator programs to entrepreneurs outside the U.S., and connect them with the resources and connections we have built in the U.S.

We are also able to make our global connections available to our U.S.-based customers. Entrepreneurs in our portfolio receive valuable one-on-one assistance from industry and domain experts and use our tools to create their own roadmap to commercial success.

The entrepreneur is the driver of innovative technology ideas, while governments, foundations and other institutions are the key funders of these ideas, especially at the earliest stages of their development. We partner with these entities to develop customized Global Bridge™ cycles. In doing so, we offer these client-partners across the world policy guidance on setting up commercialization accelerator programs, institutionalizing innovation in their countries and building support networks locally that can continue these efforts long after our program cycle in those countries has ended.

Because of Larta, I've grown from an innovator to the president of a public company. Larta showed me how to take my innovation and fly to the moon with it.

Loretta Mayer

Larta Alumni

Co-Founder & CEO

Larta’s Global Bridge™ accelerator program has assisted 21 International Partnerships including 240 Entrepreneurs served outside the United States.

Innovation is global — something we learned almost as soon we opened our doors as a California-centric enterprise, working with the State at a time of economic turmoil. Three years later we were global. We understood then and understand even more today that to be innovative, you need to be globally aware. To be globally aware, you need to be open to ideas and expertise available around the world. Today, Larta is a global company with strong roots in the U.S., the most innovative country in the world.

Starting in 1997, we sought to build a network in developing our global awareness and to serve global ideas and to serve these ideas with global expertise. The result is a robust and well-regarded cornerstone of Larta’s international presence, Global Bridge™; an umbrella under which we engage with overseas partners, clients, and connections.

We plan to continue our outreach and support more countries and entrepreneurs in the future.

Program Details

Program Overview

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Who's Eligible?

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Enrollment Deadlines

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Entrepreneurs enrolled in our Global Bridge™ accelerator program experience a comprehensive range of coaching and customized assistance, including, but not limited to:

  • Commercialization Strategy Roadmap™ – practical action plans that encompass their key competitive challenges and opportunities, and all aspects of the commercialization of their innovations.
  • Targeted Outcomes™ – custom deliverables to facilitate U.S. market entry, such as licensing package, technical partnerships, strategic communication and branding, distribution and other deliverables as needed.
  • Pitch Document – Enabling them to pitch their company to U.S. investors or partner.
  • Feedback Sessions – Featuring key members of Larta’s extensive network, to provide insight and feedback on specific strategic issues and more general perspectives on what they see as critical to their own organizations.
  • Strategic Introductions – this is where we get to flex our muscle and demonstrate our network-centric model. We facilitate strategic introductions to encourage business and market development, investment and other transactional outcomes.
  • Action Visits – this is hands-on support in the U.S. to generate customer relationships, business development and investment.

If you would like to have Larta’s Global Bridge™ program come to your country, reach out

Tell us about your idea & vision — and our team will be in touch with next steps & more info.

Collaborate 1:1 with an expert Larta 'Principal Advisor'. We have a team of 125+ highly experienced mentors.

Our products are led by seasoned industry experts with deep sector knowledge. Each startup is assigned a dedicated Principal Advisor to guide their journey from idea to sustainable enterprise.

Sydney Edwards
Principal Advisor

Sydney Edwards

Executive experience working with startups on product and strategy development and increasing portfolio values in the Biotech and Life Science Industry
Principal Advisor

Farahnaz Forozan

Farahnaz has a wide spectrum of expertise and experience on pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, clinical trials, and more, working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Genzyme, and LapCorp.
Principal Advisor

Lisa Geller

With a distinguished career as a seasoned intellectual property expert, Lisa has served as the Head of Intellectual Property for multiple leading companies, bringing a wealth of strategic vision and legal acumen to safeguarding intellectual assets. Her renowned expertise in IP related to life sciences industry has proven very beneficial in supporting bioscience startups.
Principal Advisor

Sunil Maulik

Sunil has held management positions at Pangea Systems, Tripos (NASDAQ:TRPS), Hoffmann-La Roche (NYSE: ROCHE), Oxford Molecular (LSE: OXMOL), and IntelliGenetics.
Principal Advisor

Min-Yi Shih

Min-Yi is a a multi-faceted technologist and an experienced business executive with key knowledge focuses on non-dilutive funding, R&D, defense, and medical equipment.
LeAnne C. Tourtellotte-01
Principal Advisor

LeAnne C. Tourtellotte

CEO and Co-Founder of JL Biosciences, experience in IP management, business development, strartup management, and commercializing technology in startups
Principal Advisor

Kwame Ulmer

Kwame Ulmer brings 20+ years of experience evaluating medical technologies in the government and serving in senior operating roles at medical device companies.
Principal Advisor

Xiao-Wei Zhu

Xiao-Wei is a Commercialization Advisor for SBIR grantee companies with phase I and phase II awards from NSF, NIST, NIH, and DOE, help awardees build business models with optimal financial structure and establish market positions through effective go-to-market strategies.

Access our global innovation platform & ecosystem.

Larta’s network includes some of the most forward-thinking startups, investors, businesses, philanthropists, community organizations, and government agencies.

Our innovation platform & ecosystem power our startup programs to accelerate new science & technology – by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding.


In 2023, Larta and The National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) in Uruguay, are joining forces to promote the local biotech and agtech ecosystems.

Larta Institute will provide a range of comprehensive services and activities which will aim to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation. The overall objectives of this program are:

  • To create value for local biotech innovators by providing best practices, tools, and services developed through innovation and immersion programs.
  • To frame the objective of developing innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems in Uruguay in biotech.
  • To help support and empower the entrepreneurial culture


Global Bridge — Uruguay 2023

In partnership with The National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII)

About The National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII)

Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación (ANII)

The National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) is a government entity that promotes research and the application of new knowledge to the productive and social reality of Uruguay. ANII makes funds available to the public for research projects, national and international postgraduate scholarships and incentive programs for innovative culture and entrepreneurship, both in the private and public sectors.

ANII developed the National System of Researchers, a program of economic incentives for national researchers categorized based on a strict evaluation system. He also created the Timbó Portal, which allows free access to all kinds of scientific publications from around the world for all Uruguayans.

The ANII works as a mechanism for articulation and coordination between the actors involved in the development of knowledge, research and innovation.

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Because Larta is a network-centric organization, they are as strong as their network, and what's more, they are very generous with their network...their network is in play and at the disposal of the SBIR companies in attendance.

Matthew E. Portnoy, PhD

Division of Special Programs
National Institutes of Health


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About Larta Institute

Each year, we select over 500 founders and ventures to join our startup accelerators. We provide innovators with access to our programs, ecosystem, and funding, which all play a vital role in supporting the development and implementation of their solutions.

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