US Market Entry For Tech Founders 8 November 2023: 2pm - 4pm GMT

Tacking the top five challenges to US tech market entry...

With a number of common challenges being encountered by almost all UK tech ventures looking to land in the US, or to formalise trading with customers in the States following early export orders, a free hybrid panel event is being held to provide key insights.

GBM is joining forces with the Department for Business and Trade US teams to host the event for UK founders in early stage funded tech ventures. The aim is to give straight-forward answers to the most common questions, along with all the associated detail, connections and costs that would be useful to many UK tech businesses launching or expanding in the US.

We’re partnering with DBT’s experienced tech team in Boston to deliver the hybrid event as part of the UK’s International Trade Week . The panel includes experts in tech and SaaS sales strategy, marketing, legal and regulatory, accounting and tax and immigration, all of whom are based on the ground in Boston, one of the most welcoming and accessible landing points for UK tech ventures headed to the US. 

To register for the live event, taking place in the conference suite of law firm Gesmer Updegrove at 2pm on Wednesday 8 November, founders and execs of tech ventures can register here or complete the form below for a quick sign up direct with GBM.

Key Topics

The five most common challenges to US market set up:

1. Delaware or elsewhere? How to set up an entity, and what it costs…
2. US taxation overview – how to set up for optimal tax solutions…
3. Sending staff to the US – the overview and costs of viable visa options for UK tech ventures…
4. Does a US SDR really cost more than a UK CEO? The low down on tech hiring and sales strategy…
5. Differentiating in the US – how can UK ventures compete for profile with lower marketing budgets…

We will also poll all registered attendees for their key priorities and needs for advice, and these will also be included in the 90-minute discussion and panel event.

The Panel

Paul Snape -GBM, experienced marketer assisting UK firms to set up and grow US ventures.
Steve Snyder – Entrepreneur in Residence at Tech Law Firm Gesmer Updegrove, has personally assisted 40+ UK tech firms enter the US.
Bill Starr – Fractional CFO, holds the part time role of CFO for numerous UK based tech ventures.
Catherine Macris – Partner Fragomen, Boston, Immigration expert attorney helping entrepreneurial US start ups.
Simon Stillwell – Fractional CRO, has led sales teams for UK tech firms in the US, advises US tech ventures on sales strategy.
Mike Hendy – former software sales leader with US market experience and now Trade and Investment specialist at British Consulate Boston.
Michelle Lampa – Head of US, Riverlane Tech leader with 14 years’ experience in Boston tech market.

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Agency Match FAQs

How does Agency Match Work?

Our US/UK marketing agency matching service is a unique custom process. We take a brief, compare that to the experience and capability of our panel and provide you with the agencies that best match your project. You then decide whether you want to meet these agencies or not…

Who gets to see the information I give you?

We hate it when people give out our contact information. No agencies or other third parties are given your data or contacts without express permission, you get a short list of qualified agencies, and you decide if you want us to make a personal introduction to our US market contact at the agency…

What type of agencies can I find?

We have a wide range digital, design, branding, creative, advertising and marketing agencies on our panel, all of whom have experience working with US clients or within the US market…

How is the panel vetted?

GBM knows the panel agencies and their experience and capacity, and we match the most suitable provider to your US market project by hand. This concierge service ensures you don’t waste time meeting agencies who can’t deliver, and the agencies only invest valuable resource on briefs that fit their skills and expertise…

Who pays for Agency Match?

There are no fees involved for the client, and even if you use one of the Agency Match panel for a project you won’t pay a penny. The vendor pays a small (10%) commission to cover the costs of marketing and match making on successful pitches…

If you have any further questions, please contact our founder Paul Snape here

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