Last chance: Digital Mission NYC (22-26 Feb) including Social Media Week, Facebook, VaynerMedia, WeWork, PSFK

Last chance to join the Digital Mission NYC to Social Media Week NYC

The Digital Mission NYC is almost here (22-26 Feb) and you're in luck, there's a couple of places up for grabs if you'd like to join some of the UK's top tech startups and agencies in the Big Apple. Apply here.

The trip organised by Chinwag and UK Trade & Investment USA includes a specially-designed week long programme of the Big Apple's top tier digital media, marketing and advertising players including Facebook, VaynerMedia, WeWork, PSFK, a VC panel, a VIP reception at the HM Consul General's residence in NYC and lots more.

Based in London? More good news. Thanks to UKTI London there are a limited number of grants towards travel/accommodation.

The mission also takes in Social Media Week NYC Insider Pass providing access to 150+ speakers, workshops, the exclusive opening event and the infamous closing party.

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Planning Your Startup's Global Expansion? Register Interest for Digital Mission NYC, China or Pitch NYC

Digital Mission

It’s almost the holiday season! Christmas is coming and we’re hard at work creating some new and exciting Digital Missions and events for 2016.

We like to keep it simple, so we’ve put it all into one easy calendar (sorry, it doesn’t contain any chocolate :-()

We’d really like to know if you’d like to join a Digital Mission, Pitch NYC or have any suggestions / other destinations you’re considering for international expansion.

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Event Alert: Success in the US

Success in the US - Free Event - 10 Sep

Chinwag's new project, Pitch NYC kicks off next Thu evening (10 Sep) in London with a free evening event, Success in the US. The event features speakers from across the US as we explore how to raise investment and develop a commercial strategy on the other side of the pond.

The event marks the start of Pitch NYC, a new initiative supporting the UK's top tech startups in raising investment from US investors. The programme features an intensive Investor Readiness Bootcamp in the UK, followed by further training and Pitch NYC itself on 11 Nov in New York City.

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Success in the US

Success in the US is an event for UK tech startups looking to grow in the US, located at WeWork in Spitalfields on Thursday 10th September. It's hosted by UKTI, Fried Frank, and Pitch NYC, and will include an expert panel of speakers of UK entrepreneurs and teams from UKTI USA.

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Date: 10 September 2015
Location: WeWork, UK

TechPitch 4.5: Pitch Workshop (March 2015)

Pitch-training workshops that provide the crucial first step for startups looking for funding.

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Date: 19 March 2015
Location: Thomas Eggar LLP Offices, UK

Boris Launches US Tech Mission - FinTech & EnterpriseTech Visit to Boston & NYC 9-14 Feb

Boris Launches US Tech Mission - 9-14 Feb 2015

Taking place 9-14 Feb the mission includes a week-long programme of briefings, company visits, networking receptions and pitch sessions coinciding with the Mayor's visit to Boston and New York in February.

Organised by the Mayor's Export Programme, UK Trade & Investment and TechCityUK with support from Chinwag, this is a unique opportunity for the UK's top FinTech and EnterpriseTech firms. The catch? The deadline for applications is: 14 January.

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Boris Johnson Backs Great Enterprise Tech Expedition to US as London Tech Firms Hit $1bn Invesment [press release]

Great Tech Expedition Group

London's Mayor, Boris Johnson added his support to this week's Great Tech Expedition to the US, organised by the Mayor's office, UK Trade & Investment with support from Chinwag's trade mission experts, who programme the Digital Mission series.

He said, “We are a city packed with entrepreneurs who are experts in their field and my commitment to them is to provide whatever assistance I can to set them on the path towards international success. The opportunities that this whirlwind tour presents will convert into dollars for the companies and regeneration, jobs and growth back home in London."

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Digital Health and Space Sessions Feature at Commonwealth Games British Business House

City Chambers by Stewart Priest

Alongside the sporting elite headed to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, UK Trade & Investment are launching a series of high-profile international business sessions including Digital Health and Space/Satellite Applications.

The sessions taking place at the City Chambers, which for 23-25th July will be transformed into the British Business House. Other sessions include agri-tech, global sport, energy, rail, transport, security, and opportunities in the growth of African cities as well as showcases of British expertise.

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SME Growth Hack Programme Announced: Duedil, Market Invoice, Eventbrite, Startup Britain & more

SME Growth Hack Speakers Mosaic

Want to grow your business? Spending too much time working in the business and not enough developing it?

Help is at hand with next week's SME Growth Hack day (Thu 21 Nov), which thanks to support from UK Trade & Investment is free to attend.

The day includes a programme of expert speakers from Market Invoice, Eventbrite, Constant Contact, Duedil, Alibaba, Startup Britain and more.

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SME Growth Hack - Sell - Sell. Sell. Sell.

Sell. Sell. Sell

In just three weeks as part of Global Entrepreneurship WeekChinwag have partnered with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), to present SME Growth Hack: Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire.

It takes place on 21 November at Shoreditch Village Hall.

If you are an entrepreneur or SME with a fast-growing UK business with export potential, book your free ticket.

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SME Growth Hack - Build - Brick by Brick.

Build. Brick.

Chinwag have partnered with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for Global Entrepreneurship Week, a cornerstone of which is a free event entitled SME Growth Hack: Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire.

It takes place on 21 November in Shoreditch, London.

If you are an entrepreneur or SME with a fast-growing UK business with export potential, book your free ticket.

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SME Growth Hack. Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire. (Nov 21)

Open For Business

Chinwag and the UKTI have collaborated on the up and coming event SME Growth Hacking. Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire. (Thurs 21 Nov) This event is completely free to attend and is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (18 - 24 Nov).

The day will be split into panels, case studies, mentoring sessions & an exhibition all focused on the 4 key themes: Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire. The ticket also includes complimentary lunch and coffee for all attendees.

This event is for SMEs and entrepreneurs with potential for fast-growing UK businesses with export potential.

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UK Trade & Investment Enabling Innovation: ICT Trade Mission to China

ICT mission to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing and Chendu. Offering innovative UK SMEs the opportunity to hear from and network with leading ICT provider Huawei and the supply chain. Relevant sectors; Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things and its Applications, Machine-to-Machine, Mobile/ Wireless, Network Infrastructure and Technology.

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Date: 2 June 2013
Location: China, CN

UKTI Multi-Platform App Developer Mission to Sillicon Valley Applications Open

Silicon Valley

Registrations are open for Multi-Platform App Developer Mission to Silicon Valley 17-21 June 2013.

This is the third mission hosted by UKTI and is designed to help B2B or B2C Companies with Mobile App Strategies.

Applications close on May 17, for more information and to apply click here.

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Applications Open: UKTI India Trip to Big Tent Activate Delhi - 21 March

Indian Posters

UKTI and Guardian Activate have joined forces to provide a fantastic opportunity to visit India for a special invite-only day conference on Mar 21 - Big Tent Activate Summit New Delhi at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.

Space is very limited for this high profile event which features Google's Chairman, Eric Schmidt, reknowned commentator Jeff Jarvis, new TCIO boss Joanna Shields, Google's MD India Rajan Anandan, advisor to India PM Sam Pitroda, Guardian Editor, Alan Rusbridger amongst a host of others.


Apply to join the trip and secure a place at the event, a travel grant of £550 towards flights/hotel and additional activity planned by UKTI's team in Delhi.

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