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Build Your Tech Business in the United States

Why the United States?

There is no shortage of reasons why many international companies of all sizes, including from Portugal – from start-ups to multinationals – have set up operations in America’s thriving business community.  With an annual GDP of $18 trillion and population of over 320 million, the United States is the world’s most attractive consumer market, offering unmatched diversity, a thriving culture of innovation, and the most productive workforce. Companies of all sizes – from start-ups to multinationals – can find the ideas, resources, and market to succeed and grow.

SelectUSA Tech Seminar

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Auditorium Azure A & B, Microsoft Portugal

What can participants expect from our SelectUSA Tech Seminar?

The United States hosts world-class start-ups in its ecosystem, along with the greatest number of venture capital firms in the world.  Approaching venture capital firms and businesses in the U.S. can be daunting.  The SelectUSA Tech Seminar is specifically designed for Portuguese high-tech start-ups that are seeking to establish operations in the United States.  The seminar will focus on:

  • What you need to know about the legal, tax, accounting, insurance, visa/immigration and other issues related to the practical aspects of expanding to the United States
  • Information on accessing the U.S. market, venture capital and debt financing
  • One-on-One sessions with experts from Fried Frank, KPMG, La Playa Insurance, the U.S. Embassy and SelectUSA.

SelectUSA Tech Seminar Agenda

  • Guest Arrival and Networking
  • Welcome remarks by:
  • João Couto, General Manager, Microsoft Portugal
  • Robert Sherman, U.S. Ambassador to Portugal
  • Panel on Practical Aspects of U.S. Expansion
  • Gus Franklynbute of SelectUSA, U.S. Embassy London
  • Robert Mollen of Fried Frank, Legal Issues
  • Elaine Lamb of La Playa Insurance, Insurance issues
  • Julio Castro and Michael Santos, KPMG – Tax Issues
  • Break
  • Panel on Accessing Finance
  • Robert Mollen of Fried Frank
  • Maria Dramalioti-Taylor of Beacon Capital
  • Walter Palma of Caixa Capital
  • Microsoft Accelerator (UK)
  • Closing Remarks by Jason Nadal, Head Evangelist, Microsoft Portugal
  • Networking Buffet Lunch sponsored by Microsoft Portugal
  • Final Pitch and Start-up Challenge Winner Selection

DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that this agenda is subject to change.

Contact us

For additional information and assistance, please contact:

Pedro Ferreira, Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +351 217 702 572

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