Digital businesses get chance to make links with USA

DIGITAL businesses with a hunger for some US action will be able to get in the faces of leading lights from the government and companies such as Microsoft in July.

DIGITAL businesses with a hunger for some US action will be able to get in the faces of leading lights from the government and companies such as Microsoft in July.

The US Department of State, Deloitte, Echo Ditto, Affinity Lab, DC Tech Meetup and Rock Creek are among the organisations that are getting involved with Chinwag’s first Digital Mission to Washington from July 11 to 15, organised alongside FutureGov, Bright Lemon and Kathryn Corrick.

The trip will feature masterclasses, a tour of Annapolis, briefings and networking events, and is open to UK-headquartered business with two years’ trading history or fast-track potential, who are ready to do business stateside. Applications close on Friday, June 10, and can be completed through http://chinwag.com/ digital mission/dc11

Speakers include Maryland CTO Bryan Sivak, US Small Business Administration deputy director Jack Bieno and Department of State deputy director Lovisa Williams.

Williams said: “Our focus, through our participation in the Digital Mission to Washington DC, is to help these entrepreneurs understand how technology is being used for the diplomacy mission and promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the UK.“

Dominic Campbell, founder of FutureGov and co-organiser of the Digital Mission said: “There is such a vibrant scene on both sides of the pond, we are very keen to bring our networks together to share experiences.”

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