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The Global Launchpad

May 18, 2023 @ 12:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Irving Theater, CODE Building
225 W Water St

Virginia SBDC’s International Business Development (IBD) Program evaluates startups for export potential and assists startups and existing businesses to compete globally via one-on-one technical assistance and connection to state, national and international resources.Recognizing these specific opportunities and challenges for technology enabled startups, the Virginia SBDC is convening a one-day event in Charlottesville, VA that will bring experts and successful global startups to share their experience entering foreign markets. Specifically, the program will:

  •  Highlight startups that have had success in global markets.
  •  Provide compliance training for early stage companies to understand when and how export controls might impact their business.
  • Host IP and trademark filing training for startups with a focus on how to mitigate costs and prioritize markets for IP protection.
  • Present information on the proper storage and handling of data in foreign markets with a focus on the European Union.
  •  Introduce the taxpayer-funded resources available to companies for global expansion.

**Purchasing multiple tickets for your organization? Add 1 General Admission ticket at $40 and then apply the “GlobalPass” (case sensitive) promo code to unlock $26 discounted tickets for others on your team! Contact Shira Goldeen at events@cvsbdc.org with any questions.**

Program Agenda

  • Remarks from Antwaun Griffin, Head of Socially Responsible Purchasing, Amazon Business
  • Securing Intellectual Property Rights in Foreign Markets
  • Top Regulatory Compliance Issues for STEM Exporters
  • Proper Data Handling Under GDPR
  • Ample opportunities for networking with panelists, resource providers, and the startup community, culminating with a closing reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and Virginia craft beverages