Startup 425 Global Passport

International expansion can sometimes seem like the last frontier of the startup world. The requirements are not always clear—especially in the technology space—and it can be difficult to get past the jargon to make an impact. If you’re a mid-stage technology startup and you’re interested in growing your international presence, consider Global Passport.


Have you ever thought about what it takes to go global?

Join Startup 425 and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, as well as subject-matter experts and entrepreneurs, for a series of in-depth conversations about global operations and all that they entail—from intellectual property protection to localization and digital privacy laws. You’ll even get an opportunity to hear from mid-stage startups about their own international pitches.

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Delegation to MWC

Startups interested in honing their hands-on business development skills can even take it a step further by joining Startup 425 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. While the 2018 cohort is currently full, look for information on the 2019 cohort in late summer 2018.

In 2017, Global Passport participants presented to a group of leaders from Volkswagen, met with potential joint venture partners and investors, and generated more than 300 sales leads. 


Join our series of workshops this winter designed to prepare your company for international business development. Held in partnership with the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle and the Washington State Department of Commerce, these workshops will cover such topics as intellectual property protection, localizing your product, and data privacy regulation. Learn more and register below.

Internationalizing Your Tech Business in a Globalized Economy

Technology represents 17% of American exports, and the global economy only continues to grow. This presentation will focus on how to localize your product and service for high growth markets, adapt your sales and marketing strategy for specific countries, and analyze various risks associated with international business.

International Pitch

Get an up-close look at what it takes to pitch a technology startup in a fast-paced environment, as the 2018 Global Passport cohort competes in a mini pitch competition.

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