Actions and Detail Panel
Expanding Your Startup to the United States
Wed. 16 March 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm AEDT
Interested in becoming more cyber-secure? Keen to expand your business to the United States? Or tossing up what visa might fit your move?
The U.S. Government is here to help!
BlueChilli, in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General Sydney, will host an informal panel discussion for startups interested in expanding operations to the United States.
The U.S. Consulate General Sydney will be represented by: Karen Ballard, U.S. Commercial Service; Shawn Tenbrink, Consular Section; Andrea Aquilla, Political and Economic Section; and Craig Goldstein, Regional Security Section.
BlueChilli CEO, Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin will moderate the event.
Topics covered include:
E3 Visa Opportunities
Consular Officer Shawn Tenbrink will discuss the different requirements of the E3 work visa. The E3 visa has become the most popular way for Australians to work in the United States. The United States have long benefited from Australia’s talent pool to fill positions in the U.S. market. As the exchange of employees, skills, and knowledge between the U.S. and Australia becomes ever more important and beneficial for both nations, the E3 work visa is increasingly used by Australians to facilitate this exchange.
SelectUSA & an Investment Summit
Commercial Officer Karen Ballard will share information on tools available to help SMEs and entrepreneurs grow their business in the U.S. as well as information on the upcoming SelectUSA Investment Summit taking place June, 19-21. The SelectUSA Summit highlights the many advantages the United States has to offer as a location for business expansion.
Startups and Capital in the United States
Political and Economic Officer Andrea Aquilla will discuss the success of the startup culture in the United States and the pros and cons of popular sources of capital. The supportive ecosystem of networking, academic, and government support make the United States a top destination for many seeking to launch a startup.
Regional Security Officer Craig Goldstein will provide a short briefing and answer questions on cybersecurity. Craig will also gauge the appetite for further discussion on the topic. Cybersecurity has become a growing concern in Australian startups.
Make sure you RSVP to secure your spot!