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Thursday, 17th March

2016 | Location: Founders Space San Francisco, CA

Building a Global Unicorn

The world is smaller and represents greater opportunities today than ever before. However over 75% of company’s fail in international expansion. During the afternoon of 17 March at Founders Space in San Francisco, executives from mid-size, high growth companies will learn how to learn:

  • Ways to identify and validate the international markets most appropriate for your company and offering.
  • Best practice marketing approaches that can most effectively lead to sustainable profitability.
  • Keys to recruiting the right sales, business development team and partners for success.
  • Requirements for corporate structure, taxation and financial infrastructure to drive way.
  • Most important concerns of investors prior to funding an international expansion.

Target Audience:

The program will be beneficial for startups and small to midsize companies in the US seeking opportunties to expand internationally and/ or internationally based companies seeking to leverage the growing US economy for expansion into America.

Date: March 17 2016

Location: Founders Space in San Francisco, CA

1:00  Registration
1:30  Welcome / Intro
1:45 Defining the market for expansion
2:15 Building a presence and revenue globally
3:00 Break
3:30 Financial and taxation requirements
4:00 Ensuring legal compliance
5:00 Networking with Refreshments


Jennifer Vessels, CEO of Next Step a global 40 person consultancy based in Silicon Valley brings over 30 years proven experience driving successful business (revenue) growth for global companies including Adobe, Cisco, Google, Lily, Opera, Xing and many other technology, life sciences, services and sustainablity companies.

Jennifer holds a MBA from San Jose State and a Masters of Occupational Psychology from the University of London, as well as being a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

Mark White is a founding partner of White Summers Caffee & James LLP (formerly White & Lee), and leads the firm’s international practice. Mark represents emerging growth, mid-stage and mezzanine stage companies and investment funds on all matters relating to the formation, financing, growth and liquidity of technology-based enterprises. Over the span of 20 years Mark has represented companies in well over 500+ financings and over 200+ acquisitions.

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