International Expansion: What Every Startup Needs to Know (GABA)



  • In today’s globalized world, a young company can launch its products into international markets very quickly. Product development and production can also be located in overseas markets early in a company’s life, to leverage the global talent base. But there are many important legal, organizational, administrative, financial, and operational issues that must be understood and taken into consideration to ensure that international expansion is implemented efficiently, to expedite the process, to maximize opportunities, and to avoid creating problems later on. Being opportunistic must not mean remaining ignorant of critical rules, regulations, and processes.

    In this panel discussion, five experts will discuss key issues and offer advice based on real-world experience. Issues to be addressed include:

    • How do you recruit and hire foreign-based employees?
    • What is the most appropriate corporate structure for doing business overseas?
    • What are the tax implications, or opportunities, of generating revenue in foreign markets?
    • How can venture capital investors help you set up and manage your overseas divisions?

    Members of the panel will offer advice based on many years of real-world experience advising or managing startups and large companies.

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    Ram Srinivasan, Venture Advisor, Wellington Partners
    Tom Brehmer, Principal, VPTax
    James C. Chapman, Partner, Bingham
    Tia Waldron , International Controller at Enphase Energy
    Moderator: Ragu Bhargava, CEO, Global Upside

    Early Bird until June 18: $10 for Members, $15 Non-Members
    Regular: $20 for Members, $30 Non-Members, $40 at the Door

    6:00 – 7:00 pm Registration and Networking Reception
    7:00 - 8:30 pm Program and Q&A
    8:30 - 9:00 pm Networking

    Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres will be served.