About Us

Supporting UK tech, digital and e-commerce scale-up businesses to expand globally through a highly focused programme of events.

GTM GLOBAL
OVERVIEW

Who We Are

GTM Global is a unique interactive ecosystem that engages with ambitious tech and digital scale-up companies to help them expand internationally.

We do this through a curated and bespoke programme of virtual and physical events, online resources, and consultancy services, leveraging our close connections with economic development organisations, key trade associations, member bodies and curated private sector partners.

GTM Global Co-founders - international expansion support
GTM Events - Panel Session

Our Story

Back in 2014, Mark Stimpfig organised, with a cohort of tech and digital scale-ups from the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme and an LA based digital marketing Agency, a quarterly suite of advisory workshops on how these ambitious businesses could ‘Go-to-Market’ in the USA.

In early 2015, Ian Collins attended one of these events as an advisor and in conversation with Mark could see that these entrepreneurs were not just interested in digital marketing: They also needed ‘right-size’ advice and guidance on funding, compliance, regulatory, operations, accounting and a raft of other market-entry considerations.

We also recognised their need for connections to key international business networks and partners, and access to overseas and UK government support and Foreign Direct Investment incentives. Later that year GTM Global was born.

Community Benefits

Today our network of 400 + partners internationally means GTM can support ambitious digital and tech companies through the discovery, planning, execution, and growth stages of their international expansion.

In a matter of a few hours, pre-selected companies attending a GTM event will get prescient information and introductions to significantly refine and advance their international planning, without having to leave either their office or their country.

An Ecosystem Is Born

To support our programme, GTM has developed a virtual platform that provides a seamless journey for delegates from registration, through consultation, programme delivery, strategy development, execution, and in-country growth.

GTM is now a unique international business development hub critically supplementing the resource gap for overstretched scale-ups, where strategic partnerships are created, incremental sales are delivered, without having to leave the office or the country until the right contacts are established and confirmed.

Where We Are Today

In the last eight years, GTM has built an active community of 6,000+ UK tech and digital scale-ups connected to a global partner network of some 400+ government trade and commercial partners around effective advocacy and delivery around agile, digital, and borderless trade.

We are developing a strong sector specific focus in Life Sciences, Aerospace, Defence, Security, Smart Cities, ESG, Cyber, Insure tech & fintech; alongside this more sectoral focus GTM is actively promoting Virtual Roadmap Sessions and Virtual Trade Mission programmes., alongside qualified F2F meetings.

Recent examples include the collaboration we’ve had with UK embassies and regional healthcare clusters in Nordics, Europe and Israel delivering a highly effective virtual UK market entry programme. Other highlights include the recent UK Trade Missions from Lausanne and Cologne building valuable FDI links in bioscience, insurance, e-health, and aerospace.

Looking forward GTM is now building a highly focused set of messages, content and interactive events around US Operations and Expansion with our key strategic partner Frazier & Deeter.

6,000+
Scale-ups
600
Events
37
International Locations

400+

GLOBAL PARTNERS

Our Mission

To be the 'DESTINATION' and 'GO TO HUB' for ambitious tech, digital and e-commerce scale-ups looking to expand internationally.

At GTM Global we recognise the increasing opportunities in borderless, agile, digital global trade, and how important it is to connect the new ideas that come from the scale-up community to new markets, resonant partners, and both national and regional government networks. Our aim is to be the ‘go-to’ space where innovative international expansion gets done.

Our Core Team

The people behind the mission

Ian Collins

Co-Founder

30 years’ experience of business development and general management in hi-tech industries, investment and strategic ICT consulting in the UK and internationally.

Mark Stimpfig

Co-Founder

30 years’ experience of business development, partner management, publishing and marketing in technology, education, retail, government in the UK and internationally.

Chris Howie

Director of Life Sciences

A Life Sciences specialist with over 30 years of experience. He excels in fostering collaborations across key sectors, boasting strong connections in clinical trials, regulatory networks, and academia.

Tamara Medina

Head of Partnerships

20 + years of experience in business development and B2B strategic partnerships in the UK and Latin America. Tamara is also co-leader of TLA Latam.

Mindy Daeschner

US LS Channel Director

An e-health practitioner with expertise in commercial strategy, problem-solving, and storytelling for businesses focused on the transformation of healthcare provision, delivery of technology products, services, and exit strategies.

Celina Ploskonka

Event & Marketing Support

10 years’ experience of B2B marketing and event management across a range of sectors in the UK and internationally.

What People Are Saying

Don't just take our word for it

Thanks for your partnership, Mark and the GTM team, it was a huge success!

Ronit Applebaum (Tong)

Innovation Sector Lead, UK-Israel Tech Hub

It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to host an event that showcased the unrivalled potential of our Cologne-based insurance and health & life sciences hub in the esteemed Insurance Hall in the City of London. We extend our sincere thanks to our partners from Go To Market Global for helping us with the organisation of this event - once again you did an amazing job!

Amadeus van Lier

Foreign Investment Advisor, KolnBusiness

It was wonderfully organised and we have tons of action items!

Hagay Levy

Co-Founder and CEO, Iluria Health

The workshop was highly informative; it was great to meet a variety of people that all gave a range of insights… And I liked the breakout room approach for us to network with the different specialists. Thanks for inviting us!

Mat Barrow

MD, X-Lab Systems

Great event! Thank you for bringing us along Mark Stimpfig and Chris Howie.

Nikke Osterback

Owner, Saari Ltd

Thanks Mark. Its been a great pleasure to organise these successful events together. Looking forward to the next edition!

Frederic Reymond

Key Account Manager, Innovaud

Thank you again for inviting me to the GTM North American Expansion workshop, it was one of the best events I’ve been to and I learned a huge amount from the specialists. My meetings went well in the US this week so I will certainly be following up with the contacts I made.

Emily Carter

Founder, Emily Carter London, award-winning British Designer

Thank you Mark and GTM Team. A truly impressive mix of high-quality healthcare and life sciences propositions from Israel! Great to be involved as an advisor in the event.

Thomas Wells

Senior Manager, Frazier & Deeter

Great meeting, thank you Mark and GTM team.

Neta (Sadeh) Barashi

Co-Founder & CEO, Point6 Bio

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