US Fintech Expansion Workshop

GTM Global in association with Innovate Finance
21st & 22nd April, 15:00 - 18:00 BST


Wednesday 21st April 2021
15:00 - 18.00 BST

Thursday 22nd April 2021
15:00 - 18.00 BST



Land and expand your fintech business in the US.

In 2020 the pandemic made fintech solutions essential for business survival, at a time when US consumers had to have new transactional solutions to open their wallets.

A National Retail Federation (NRF) survey found that 19% of US consumers made their first contactless payment in May, with 57% predicted to continue to use contactless payments in 2021 and beyond.

The opportunities for UK fintech companies to land and expand in the US are huge, but in a complex, litigious and competitive commercial and regulatory landscape – how can this be done to maximise opportunity and mitigate risk?

Join us on 21st or 22nd April at one of our interactive GTM workshops, where we will highlight some great go-to-market opportunities – especially with the Arizona Commercial Fintech Sandbox. Where ambitious UK fintech companies can connect with a qualified pool of US National and Regional financial institutions, and subject to stated success criteria – test and develop their solutions – in-market.

These 1-2-1 workshops offer a unique format of FREE consultations with Economic Development Organisations and mission-critical in-country financial service providers, covering topics such as legal, accounting, operational, HR & investment/finance, and invaluable business development connections that will help ensure the success of your US venture.

Event Partners

Our global support network
Silicon Valley Bank
Indiana Economic Development Corp

Event Mentors

Key global expansion experts

Get bespoke advice and guidance from regional Economic Development Organisations and mission-critical in-country financial service providers.

Paul Schaus

President, CEO, Author & Speaker, CCG Catalyst Consulting Group

CCG Catalyst is a leading management bank consulting firm connecting strategy to innovation, transformation and disruption.

Stephane Frijia

Senior VP, Strategy, Greater Phoenix Economic Development Council

As Senior Vice President of Strategy, Stephane Frijia leads the formulation of forward-thinking strategies initiatives and programs, in alignment with GPEC’s mission and action plan.

Jan Mul

Director, International Business Investment, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Primary role is to assist foreign firms with their market entry into the U.S. and Fairfax County. Management of the five overseas offices that the FCEDA maintains in Bangalore, Berlin, London, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

Michaela Brady

Vice President - FinTech at Silicon Valley Bank

We are the only bank in the UK focused solely on the innovation economy. We work with the brightest minds in technology – and can help you move your big idea forward.

David Ellis

Director, PGC Group

As Director of Business Development at PGC, my main contribution is to the ‘front-end’ of our business. I focus on sales, marketing, partnerships, and representing PGC's brand out in the world.

Mark Magnacca

Founder & CEO, gigCMO

gigCMO provides marketing expertise on demand. Our team of experienced, international, and talented Chief Marketing Officers are available to drive your business and global growth forward with pragmatic advice.

Thomas Thorelli

Attorney & Founding Partner, Thorelli & Associates

Thorelli & Associates specializes in assisting small and medium-sized foreign companies in minimizing their legal risks when doing business in the U.S. through taking advance preventive action.

Antoine Guillaud

Accountant & President, International Management Solutions Inc

International Attest Solutions LLC is Certified Public Accountant firm dedicted to provide audit services to US subsidiaries of European companies.

Michael Sankey

Tax Technology Solutions Specialist, Avalara

Business Development, leadership, marketing.

Sandy Findlay

Innovation Funding, Partnerships Director, ABGi

ABGI-UK is an international consulting group, working to accelerate our clients’ innovation activity by identifying and securing appropriate sources of funding: grants • tax incentives • commercial funding.

Henry Hatton

UK Sales Manager, WorldFirst

Experienced in building and growing Sales teams in the deliverable FX space.

Stephen Bridges

Director UK and Ireland at Indiana Economic Development Corp

Indiana Economic Development Corp is Indiana's lead economic development agency, helping businesses launch, grow & locate in a state that works.

What People Are Saying

In the last four years, GTM has built an active community of 4,000+ UK tech and digital scale-ups which it has helped develop and execute their international expansion plans.

Read testimonials below to see what our community says about our events.

I wanted to say a huge thank you for organising the extremely informative webinar yesterday. With the wide-spectrum of specialists, from the UK and USA, providing extremely useful advice and guidance on VC and business setup in the States, I was inspired to setup our operation in the USA.

Charanjit Randhawa

Chief Executive Officer, Epcot Career Solutions Limited

Thank you for connecting so many good people, the exchange with everyone was worthwhile and put the US market into context.

Elizabeth Jones

Founder, Real Good Ketchup

In a little under two hours I had discussions with eight mentors who really opened my eyes to the many business critical issues and challenges that need addressing. I also came away with a much deeper understanding of why businesses succeed or fail in their overseas pursuits.

Spencer Brace

Director, XenZone

About GTM Global

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 on go-to-market strategy and international expansion planning.

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

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US Fintech Expansion Workshop

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