Prepare your organization for the next stage by participating in ELITE USA.

ELITE USA is a business growth program of the London Stock Exchange Group that assists middle-market companies in achieving their growth trajectory.  As a global leader in supporting SMEs, ELITE leverages a worldwide network of experts, partners, advisers, investors and other stakeholders to help you achieve your goals. Committed to a long-term strategic partnership and high impact with tangible benefits, ELITE serves the most exciting and ambitious businesses with a strong business model, clear growth strategy and the commitment to implement useful changes for ongoing leadership development. 

Exclusively for the C-Level Management Team, ELITE Access Requirements include: 

High quality and ambitious company 
Evidence of past growth and future potential 
Commitment to participate in the program and motivated to implement valuable changes 
Desire to obtain funding in the future to accelerate growth 
Credible company management;

Proven Benefits: 

Grow Revenue: generate revenue 2 to 7 times that of peers. 
Grow Jobs: create 2 to 4 times as many jobs as peers. 
Grow Capital: have access to a network of experts and capital resources. 
Grow Communities: show sustainable growth over a three-year period. 

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Program Structure

The program takes place over 12 months, with 5 two-day sessions hosted locally, culminating with a Capstone Course and an invitation to participate in the Global ELITE day in London, England.

Program components:   
A 12-month custom version of the ELITE program curriculum, delivered by global experts and local partners, and tailored to local needs  
Digital platform/diagnostic tools to help companies benchmark their starring and ending points  
Access to the global ELITE network – for business matching, supply-chain introductions, and accessing investment capital
Company mentoring by global experts  
Partner matching  
Invitation to participate in the Global ELITE day in London
Capstone course

Program start date is anticipated in Q1-2020. 

Ohio is the first entry for ELITE into the United States, and businesses in Southeast Ohio have already demonstrated exciting results: 

“The LSE’s Elite Program has already provided us with a deeper understanding of our future growth options and access to customers and resources in our market that we would have been unable to reach without their assistance.  We are looking forward to our future with Elite and how we may better serve our clients.” Seth Stockmeister – CEO Stockmeister Enterprises 

For more information about this exciting opportunity to become an ELITE Company, please contact  
Sarah Boyarko 
Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber 
330-744-2131 ext. 1108 

The ELITE USA program in Ohio is co-sponsored by JobsOhio, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and the London Stock Exchange Group. 

ELITE is an ecosystem, learning and networking platform helping ambitious private companies prepare for the next stage of growth, scale up and capital. Originally launched in 2012 in Italy to assist Italian SMEs recover from the economic downturn, ELITE has grown to include over 1,000 businesses in more than 40 countries. The program graduates significantly outperform their peers in growth and results – up to 7x the revenue growth and up to 4x the job creation vs. industry benchmarks. The G20- the top 20 economies of the world- has endorsed ELITE as one of the best practices in helping grow SMEs and their communities.