Export 101

Interested in growing your firm’s international presence? Attend our Export 101 workshops! Held in partnership with the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, these evening discussions focus on topics important to mid-stage businesses exploring international operations and sales for the first time, and are meant to be interactive. Bring your laptop and walk away with some excellent tools, tips, and tricks!

Choosing Your Export Market

Are you considering international markets for your tech product or service? In today’s globalized economy, companies of all sizes must consider growth opportunities in markets outside the United States. 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.

Speaker: Aaron Rose, CEO of ROI3, Inc.

Financing Your International Expansion

Growing globally requires special capabilities when it comes to finances. Understand financial opportunities and success strategies by learning how to tap into government and private sources of financing and figuring out ways to make sure you are getting paid. While financing is always an issue, government interest in boosting exporting and recent financial innovations have made getting funding and getting paid easier than ever. One of the most popular sources of financing for businesses expansion overseas is the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Speaker: John Brislin, Director of Seattle Regional Office, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Program Partners

Startup 425 is proud to partner with the community to make our programs possible. We’re not interested in reinventing the wheel—outstanding organizations and program providers are already doing great work on the Eastside. Instead, we convene and collaborate with strong, independent partners to promote entrepreneurship and economic development.