Virtual Business Matchmaking Option: Virtual Business Matchmaking includes virtual introductions via teleconference or videoconference with up to five interested agents, distributors, or partners in various given target markets who have been pre-screened and pre-qualified. Florida companies have two options to choose from, depending on the market of interest:
Enterprise Florida’s international representatives in the following markets offer the virtual matchmaking service: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In each market or region, the office will connect Florida companies with five pre-qualified partners/distributors through teleconference or videoconference.
Similar services are offered in additional markets through Enterprise Florida’s partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service and their International Partner Search Plus Virtual Introductions
. The U.S. Commercial Service program includes virtual introductions with up to five pre-qualified contacts, with options for additional introductions.
In-Person Reimbursable Gold Key/Matchmaker Option: Gold Key Services can be provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, while similar one-on-one business matchmakers can be conducted through select Enterprise Florida international offices or a pre-approved third-party such as an AmCham. Gold Key/Matchmaker Grants reimburse qualified companies for the entire Participation Fee for Enterprise Florida trade missions, or the full cost of a stand-alone Gold Key/Matchmaker service provided by the U.S. Commercial Service. Other options are available.
The following documents will be required file uploads during the online application process:
- Proof of company registration with Florida Division of Corporations from www.sunbiz.org.
- Current IRS W-9 Form.
- Proof of payment for matchmaking appointments.
Click here to download the complete Virtual Business Matchmaking Grant Criteria / Application & Reimbursement Process and Corporate Terms & Conditions. Click here to download the complete In-Person Reimbursable Gold Key/Matchmaker Grant Criteria / Application & Reimbursement Process and Corporate Terms & Conditions.
Grant applications MUST be received and approved by Enterprise Florida BEFORE the trade event takes place.