Startup Global SoCal

Startup Global SoCal – Thrive In-Country: Market Entry, Matchmaking & Partnerships

Explore simple steps startups and small businesses can take to succeed globally



Monday, November 30, 2020


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Date & Time

Monday, November 30, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST


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Bookings are closed for this event.

Startup Global SoCal provides technical advice to small and early-stage companies interested in growing their businesses by expanding into international markets.  Startup Global SoCal virtually offers international trade training and resources covering the most pressing issues startups face while growing their businesses globally. This series will feature small businesses and expert speakers from the Southern California region, but all interested businesses are welcome to participate.

Event Speakers:

  • Erin Beck, Founder & CEO, Wana
  • Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Organization Los Angeles & Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
  • Dayle Smith, Ph.D, Dean, College of Business Administration Loyola Marymount University
  • Richard Swanson, Senior Advisor, U.S. Commercial Service
  • Vincent Iacopella, Executive Vice President Growth & Strategy, Alba Wheels Up International Inc.
  • Carlos Gimenez, Consul for Economic Affairs, Mexican Consulate, Los Angeles

Presented by:

With support from:

Power of a Global Network
The New Faces of American Trade
The New Faces of Transpacific Trade
European Startups: Global from the Get Go
Our Global Startups
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Housed under the National Foreign Trade Council Foundation, GIF is able to leverage the resources and expertise of a century-old organization dedicated to an open, rules-based global trading system.