A Smarter Way into the USA

Virtual Trade Mission for Life Sciences Scaleups

20th & 21st March 2024 / 15:00 -19:00 GMT

Frazier & Deeter
QRx Partners
MedTech Bridge
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
Columbus Street Partners
gigCMO logo
Scale Up Global
DEX Innovation Center


GTM Global in Association with Frazier & Deeter and One Nucleus


Wednesday 20th or Thursday 21st March 2024
15:00 - 19:00 GMT


Online Zoom


Curated 1-2-1 bespoke advisory sessions tailored to your needs

Accelerate Your US Expansion

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to engage on a 1-2-1 basis with experts in U.S. market entry, setup, compliance and growth.

This unique and interactive programme offers a personalised roadmap to help you successfully expand your business in the USA. As a virtual event, it eliminates the need for travel and provides 1-2-1 bespoke advisory sessions that streamline operations, funding, and partnerships.

You'll have the opportunity to engage in individual meetings with US in-country experts from cities such as Boston, Irvine, Washington DC, Indianapolis, Virginia, Dallas, Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Tampa, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. These experts will provide invaluable advice, foster connectivity, and offer insightful perspectives on key areas of interest for your business:

  • FDA approvals and sourcing clinical trial partners
  • Risk mitigation on legal, tax, and compliance issues
  • Setting up and structuring a U.S. company entity
  • Identifying the right city location for your business needs
  • Understanding the U.S. sales tax landscape, including state taxes
  • Finding the right employment and talent solutions
  • Prioritising intellectual property protection
  • Obtaining local grants and incentives

Why Attend This Virtual Trade Mission

broad-ranging Bespoke Advice on U.S. Operations, Setup & Growth
  • Get expert advice from leading US market entry experts
    Our in-country experts will provide you with invaluable advice, guidance, introductions, & insights on all aspects of US market entry, setup, and compliance.
  • Develop a personalized roadmap for US expansion
    Our experts will work with you to develop a tailored plan for your business, taking into account your specific goals, needs, and challenges.
  • Build relationships with key US partners and resources
    You'll have the opportunity to connect with multiple regional 'tech-hubs', regulatory experts, commercial partners, funders, economic development boards, universities & accelerators.
  • Identify the ideal US location for your tech scaleup
    Our experts will help you find the city or region that offers the best combination of 'tech-hubs', grants, incentives, and ecosystem to support your business growth & success.
  • Save time and money
    By attending virtually, you can reduce your carbon footprint, optimize your planning, and make any subsequent physical US Mission really count.

Event Advisors

Key regional expansion experts

Malcolm Joy

Lead Partner, Frazier & Deeter UK LLP

Malcolm is the Lead Partner of Frazier & Deeter UK, a firm providing advisory services to mid-market businesses, with expertise in supporting cross-border businesses. In addition to leading the firm’s growth in the UK, Malcolm is responsible for tax advisory services and transaction advisory services. Malcolm is also the Global Leader of Transfer Pricing Services at Frazier & Deeter.

Thomas Wells

Senior Manager - R&D, Frazier & Deeter UK LLP

Thomas is a Senior Manager - R&D at Frazier & Deeter UK, a firm providing advisory services to mid-market businesses, with expertise in supporting cross-border businesses.

Michael Whitacre

Partner, Frazier & Deeter UK LLP

As Partner in Frazier & Deeter's Tax Practice, Michael specializes in federal and state tax issues such as mergers and acquisitions, controversy, cross-border planning and tax minimisation. He works across various industries including manufacturing/distribution, technology and service-based businesses.

Tony Jones

Chief Executive Officer, One Nucleus

Tony is the CEO of One Nucleus, a membership organisation for international life science and healthcare companies with basis in Cambridge and London UK, the heart of Europe’s largest life science and healthcare cluster.

Thomas Thorelli

Attorney & Founding Partner, Thorelli & Associates

Tom is a Founding Partner of Thorelli & Associates, who specialise 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.

Kylle Jordan

Global Principal, Medical Alley

Kelly is the Global Principle at Medical Alley, which partners to support, advance and transform the Medical Alley healthcare industry, and its connectivity around the world. They champion and facilitate an environment that enables health technology and care organisations to innovate, succeed and influence the evolution of healthcare.

Frank Jaskulke

Vice President of Intelligence, Medical Alley

As a Vice President of Intelligence at Medical Alley, Frank radically simplifies complex ideas, makes connections that transform people, business, and communities, develops the future leaders of Medical Alley and Medical Alley Association. He can help with making connections, and accelerating time to market for breakthrough health innovations.

Filip Kostal

Startup Principal, Medical Alley

Philip is a Startup Principal at Medical Alley, which partners to support, advance and transform the Medical Alley healthcare industry, and its connectivity around the world. They champion and facilitate an environment that enables health technology and care organisations to innovate, succeed and influence the evolution of healthcare.

Mindy Daeschner

E-health Practitioner, Daeschner Consulting

Mindy is an E-health Practitioner, offering consulting services, commercial strategy, problem solving and storytelling for businesses focused on transformation of healthcare provision, delivery of technology products, services and exit strategies.

Mark Swanson

Healthcare Regulatory Advisor, QRx Partners

Mark has been a leader in Quality and Regulatory for over 25 years. His career includes roles in quality engineering, design assurance, audit, and quality management for companies, including St. Jude Medical and Medtronic, and has provided guidance to numerous medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers of all sizes.

Dave Olson

Managing Partner, MedTech Bridge

Dave is an experienced MedTech executive and entrepreneur with broad knowledge of the Minnesota startup environment. As a Managing Partner at MedTech Bridge, Dave helps Nordic and European MedTech companies gain market access and commercialisation in the US Market.

Chris Howie

Director of Life Sciences, GTM Global

Chris has over 30 years of experience in key sectors such as MedTech devices, Pharma, Bio Pharma, CRO and Academia. He has great access to mission-critical clinical trial and evaluator channels as well as funding, investment, government, and regulatory bodies and networks.

Mark Paratore

Vice President, Business Development, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Mark is a Vice President of Business Development at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. His primary role is in the advancement of the technology and venture capital strategy for the Greater Phoenix region.

Stephane Frijia

President and CEO, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Stephane is the President and CEO of Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, helping to build a globally competitive economy in Northeast Indiana through business development, capacity building and job growth.

Stephen Bridges

Director UK and Ireland, Indiana Economic Development Corp

Stephen is a Director for UK and Ireland at Indiana Economic Development Corp - Indiana's lead economic development agency, helping businesses launch, grow & locate in a state that works.

David Rose

CEO, US Expansion Partners

As CEO at US Expansion Partners, David Rose leads a team that helps European technology companies navigate the complexities of launching, managing, and scaling operations in the United States. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience with Fortune 500, high-growth firms and start-up companies in the technology, Internet, and media industries.

Til Jolly

Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Columbus Street Partners

Til is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Columbus Street Partners, who offer small to mid-cap and early-stage healthcare companies access to markets in the United States and a return on their investments.

Robert Gangi

International Consultant, Embark Business Solutions

Former Citibank Commercial RM and current business consulting practice owner with a robust network, strong connections, and a vibrant Advisory Board.

Mark Magnacca

Founder, gigCMO

Mark is the Founder and CEO of gigCMO with over 30 years of business experience in senior leadership roles across a diverse range of industries. He recognises the biggest challenge of many established businesses and scale ups is getting access to the right talent at the right time.

Laurie Spicer

US Expansion Adviser, Foothold America

Experienced International Trade Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in international trade across several sectors. Strong operations, professionally skilled in Sales, Strategic Partnerships, IT Service Management and Consumer goods. Specialisms include US expansion and US market entry strategy.

Juhi Naithani

Principal, bGlobal Consulting

Juhi, with a background in economic development, offers a suite of strategic solutions for emerging technology businesses looking to land in the USA; especially in the Washington DC Metro region and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Will Miller

Founder, ScaleUp Global

Will is the Founder of Scaleup Global, one of the most advanced network/community platforms in the world for driving growth in scaling tech companies.

Ian Collins

Co Founder, GTM Global

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 GTM Global

Providing advice & guidance for tech and digital scale up brands to expand internationally & support companies looking to land & expand into the Greater Phoenix region USA

Tamara Medina

Head of Partnerships, GTM Global

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.

Like to Get Involved?

If you’d like to become a partner or sponsor, we have a range of programmes and events you could get involved in.


Virtual Trade Mission for Life Sciences Scaleups - USA


We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will only be shared with our partners, including the Department for International Trade, for the purpose of delivering information, advice and services to you. By providing your email address you agree to our privacy policy here.