25 Feb

US West Coast Fintech & IoT Expansion Seminar


By GTM Global in association with DIT, Silicon Valley Bank and Greater Phoenix Economic Council

US West Coast Fintech & IoT Expansion Seminar

Mon 25th February 2019, 18:00 - 20:00


US West Coast Fintech & IoT Expansion Seminar

The West Coast of the United States is home to 8 out of 10 of the world’s top technology businesses. Arizona’s open innovation environment and thriving technology ecosystem, coupled with its proximity to Silicon Valley makes it the ideal location for UK firms planning to enter the US market in 2019-2020.

To find out how UK tech and digital business can expand into this dynamic US fintech and IoT marketplace, register and attend a series of presentations from mission critical UK and US agencies and trade bodies, including Silicon Valley Bank, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Department for International Trade:

  • Sonya Iovenio - Head of Venture & Growth Banking, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Chris Camacho - President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
  • Hemant Maini - Director of Start-Up Services RocketSpace
  • Timothy Poole - Trade advisor at Department for International Trade
  • Plus - Q&A panel, drinks and networking

Who should attend:

CEOs, founders and senior managers of digital and tech scale-ups looking to expand into the USA in the next 3 to 6 months and with turnover in the range £2m to £50m.


Places are limited so early registration is advised. Please note also, attendance is subject to the approval of the organisers who will contact you after you have registered.

*a more detailed seminar agenda with additional speakers and times to follow…

About Silicon Valley Bank:

For more than 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative businesses, enterprises and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides a range of targeted financial services and expertise through its office in the UK. With commercial and international banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. The UK's leading technology and life science businesses, in all stages of development, look to SVB’s niche expertise, experience and unparalleled network, as they grow at home and tackle new markets abroad. Learn more at svb.com/uk. @svb_uk

About Greater Phoenix Economic Council:

A true public-private partnership, GPEC is the regional economic development organization for the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Working with its 22-member communities, Maricopa County and 150 private investors, GPEC attracts quality businesses to this dynamic region. By creating a high-performance economy through capital investments and jobs, Greater Phoenix companies enjoy a business climate where they can compete and thrive in today's global economy. Since 1989, GPEC has worked to achieve an economically sound and sustainable region.

About RocketSpace Startup Services:

RocketSpace Startup Services aims to help high growth businesses achieve their fundraising goals. The program includes everything from getting companies investment ready to building out the investor roadshow. They help raise Series A+ capital from VCs, CVCs, Family Offices and High Net Worths globally. RocketSpace has an investor network spanning across the US, Europe and Asia.

About GTM Global:

Connects UK scale-up brands in digital and tech to a designated panel of experts from government, trade bodies and commercial partners to provide on-going advice and guidance for them to go market and expand internationally.

What to expect from the GTM Programme:

This clinic is part of a programme of events that support mid-market tech/digital companies on their international expansion journeys. By participating in the programme you can expect a mix of the following great benefits:

  • Advice & guidance from experts in international trade
  • Export readiness audits & market research reports
  • Access to a network of in-country specialists & trade partners
  • Go-to-market strategy development & market expansion planning
  • Compliance, regulatory & risk management planning
  • In-country distribution, sales & business development services
  • Access to overseas EDOs, accelerator programs & government support
  • Funding via an international network of investors & VCs
  • Curated promotions & offers for businesses transacting overseas

For more information, contact GTM Global here.


Mon 25th February 2019

18:00 - 20:00

25-02-2019 18:00 25-02-2019 20:00 Europe/London US West Coast Fintech & IoT Expansion Seminar Attend this GTM Global seminar to find out how UK tech and digital business can expand into the dynamic US west coast fintech and IoT marketplaces, with a series of presentations from mission critical UK and US agencies and trade bodies %0D%0A https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Silicon+Valley+Bank/@51.521846,-0.086258,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x619424e8300bba7c!8m2!3d51.521846!4d-0.086258 Silicon Valley Bank, Alphabeta Building, 18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1BR


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