10th Oct

US West Coast Fintech & IoT Expansion Workshop

GTM Global in association with DIT, GPEC, ASU, AZ Attorney General's Office, AZIP, SVB & RocketSpace

US West Coast Fintech & IoT Expansion Workshop

Thu 10th Oct 2019, 12.00 - 18.00


The USA accounts for 57% of the Global Fintech market and over 30% of the Global Smart-City market. The opportunities for UK businesses in Fintech and Smart-Cities across the US West Coast from Arizona are exponential.


For Fintech products, there has never been a better time for UK Fintech solutions to access the lucrative US FS marketplace and the creation of the Arizona Fintech Sandbox provides an accredited market entry process into US market.

The Arizona Fintech Sandbox mitigates the deterrent effect that fintech businesses face as they weigh high upfront compliance costs and regulatory responsibilities against the uncertain benefits, while still ensuring that the public interest is adequately protected. It provides a fintech business with valuable market insights while maintaining compliance, as well as greater knowledge of the laws surrounding its product or service and the opportunity to begin building a relationship with regulators.


For Smart-City products the demand in AZ to engage innovative UK smart-city solutions to sustain this growth is immediate and palpable. The Greater Phoenix region, consisting of two counties and more than 30 unique communities, is one of the fastest growing economic centres in the United States.

Since 2000, the region has added more than 1.5 million residents. This growth has led Maricopa County to become the 4th largest County in the U.S. and Phoenix to grow to the 5th largest city. With an economy of nearly $243 billion per year, the region's growth both in terms of population and economy are predicted to remain well above the national average over the next five years.


Attend a dedicated 2-hour 1-2-1 FREE session and get mission critical advice and guidance on market entry / expansion into the lucrative US Financial Services and Smart-city markets from Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Arizona Attorney General's Office, Arizona State University, Institute for Digital Progress, Silicon Valley Bank, RocketSpace & Department for International Trade

  • Evan Daniels - Fintech Sandbox Counsel, Arizona Fintech Sandbox; Unit Chief, Government Accountability Unit
  • Professor Diana Bowman - Smart-city and IoT research and innovation @ Arizona State University
  • Dominic Papa - Smart-city and IoT innovation and delivery @ Arizona Institute for Digital Progress
  • Stephane Frijia - Senior Vice President Strategy @ Greater Phoenix Economic Council


The format:

A series of 1-2-1 consultations with the experts in the room who will give you personalised advice and guidance around your specific needs and circumstances.

To facilitate this, the organisers will contact you in advance of the workshop to capture your needs so that the appropriate 1-2-1 mentoring sessions can be organised.

Please note, attendance is subject to the approval of the organisers who will contact you after you have registered.

Who should attend:

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


Workshops run in two-hour slots throughout the day and are organised so that you have a series of one-to-one consultations with select experts relevant to your business needs and international expansion plans. There is also opportunity for peer to peer networking.

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.

What to expect from the GTM Workshop Programme:

This workshop is part of the GTM programme which supports mid-market tech/digital companies on their international expansion journeys. By participating in the programme you can expect a mix of the following:

  • 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

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 Arizona Attorney General's Office / Fintech:

The Sandbox enables a participant to obtain limited access to Arizona's market to test innovative financial products or services without first obtaining full state licensure or other authorization that otherwise may be required. The Arizona Attorney General's Office is responsible for the admission process into and oversight of the Sandbox.

About Arizona State University:

Arizona State University is ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world. Since 2002, the university's mission has been to create a new model for higher education in the United States, one that meets the challenges of the 21st century. This New American University is measured by who it includes, not who it excludes; pursues research and discovery that benefits the public good; and assumes major responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural vitality and health and well-being of the communities it serves. ASU serves more than 70,000 students across 5 campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

About Arizona Institute for Digital Progress:

The Institute for Digital Progress (iDP) is an innovation-driven, non-profit firm that serves all levels governments, technology-driven companies, innovators and entrepreneurs. We provide access services and connections to our clients to help them design, build and implement smart technologies in the smart city and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) space. iDP also provides access to economic development and grant consulting services that leverage our expertise and experience in designing, building and operating collaborative civic technology initiatives.

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.

About Department for International Trade:

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade


Thu 10th Oct 2019

12.00 - 18.00

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