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The Global Launchpad

Thursday, May 18, 2023 (12:45 PM - 5:15 PM) (EDT)



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. 

Program Details: 

  • 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. 

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

Irving Theater, CODE Building
225 W Water St
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
Event Contact
Ariel Bredder
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Thursday, May 18, 2023 (12:45 PM - 5:15 PM) (EDT)
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