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China for Startups: 5 Things You Should Know

Shanghai Waterfront by Li Yang - https://unsplash.com/photos/5h_dMuX_7RE

Startling economic growth, a colossal population with staggering spending power and a large, active and growing investment community are just a few of the reasons why startups are beginning to ponder the opportunities in China.

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Discover China's Booming Fintech Sector - Digital Mission China Fintech

Shanghai Riverfront - Riku Lu on UnSplash

Digital Mission China Fintech 2017 is designed to connect the UK's world-leading Fintech startups, advisors and investors with their peers in China. 

Following the establishment of the UK China FinTech Bridge, the mission will bring together the two ecosystems that are transforming financial services. This week-long trip to Shanghai and Beijing will provide a deep-dive into China's Fintech ecosystem exploring the speed, sophistication and rapid disruption taking place.

Fancy taking part? We'd love to understand your objectives so the mission programme can be tailored into the best possible knowledge gathering, networking and inspiring experience.

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Space Mission UK: Tips on finding US investment (video)

Getting US Investment - Space Mission UK Pitch Event in Silicon Valley

Looking to raise investment in the US? A big focus for the recent Space Mission UK trip was understanding the funding landscape, meeting and pitching to investors in Silicon Valley and LA.

What did they learn? Plenty. Here's the (slightly less than) 3 minute video download:

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Space Mission UK: A Week of Science, Innovation and Inspiration in California. And an Election, too.

Space Mission UK - 3rd mission to California

Witnessing the US election up close was surreal. I was lucky enough to spend that week travelling the length of California with ten of the UK’s top “New Space” companies for the third Space Mission UK trip.

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GOOD TO GROW Workshop

GOOD TO GROW provides advice and guidance for Founders and Management Teams to successfully expand their brand and secure the right advice for growth.

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Date: 17 November 2016
Location: Atlas Tower Marketing Suite, UK

GOOD TO GROW Workshop

GOOD TO GROW provides advice and guidance for Founders and Management Teams to successfully expand their brand and secure the right advice for growth.

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Date: 3 November 2016
Location: Atlas Tower Marketing Suite, UK

Go to Market USA - Seminar

Join Lucid Fusion, an award-winning US digital marketing agency and creators of SparkMag.com, at an exclusive event to learn the essential steps for launching in the US using digital. The event will be hosted by Moore Stephens and sponsored by Avalara, and Morrison & Foerster in collaboration with Brand Remedy, UKTI, and London & Partners.

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Date: 6 September 2016
Location: Moore Stephens LLP, UK

Success in the US: Getting Investment, Building Business

Join us for an evening exploring the world’s biggest tech market, the USA. Discover the market opportunities, how to build your business and hear how to target US VCs to secure investment. Oh, it's free!

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Date: 18 July 2016
Location: Club Workspace London Bridge, UK

The Europas Awards and Conference

The Europas, the European Tech Startup Conference & Awards will be held on June 14, 2016, in London. On one single day you will see great speakers from the US and Europe, deep-dive into niche discussion groups relevant to your business, network with Europe's key founders and investors, and enjoy a stunning awards dinner and party.

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Date: 14 June 2016
Location: Old Billingsgate, UK

Matter Battles - Tool Up Your Business

Do you want to learn how to grow makers innovation? Don't miss the opportunity to be part of the European Maker Week! An exclusive local event in London where you can learn from successful entrepreneurs and build a strong community within the maker world.

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Date: 2 June 2016
Location: Somerset House, UK

Chat with Dave McClure, Founder of 500 Startups

Join Dave McClure, founding partner of 500 Startups when he visits London.He'll share the view from Silicon Valley and join a panel of local founders and VCs who will discuss growth & fundraising, the M&A market and other perspectives on Europe.

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Date: 13 June 2016
Location: Central Foundation Boys' School, UK

Mosaic Ventures: Fireside chat with Y Combinator's Sam Altman

Join Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, and Simon Levene of Mosaic, for a talk and Q&A session on what it’s really like to start a startup. Hear stories and get advice on forming a winning team, developing a great idea, raising money from investors and more

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Date: 7 June 2016
Location: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, UK

Last Chance: Mayor of London's Smart Cities & CyberTech / FinTech Missions June 2016

Mayor's International Business Programme

Last call. Interested in European expansion? Is your company scaling up? Focused on Fintech / Cybertech / Datatech? Read on, for a trade mission that might be just the ticket.

The Mayor of London's International Business Programme (yup, quite a mouthful, but also very useful for London firms) is running a short European market visit in June. As the name suggestions, for fast-growing London-based tech firms.

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[email protected] Cloud Startup Contest - London

Want to take your startup to next level? Want to stand on a global stage and show the world your business? Then it’s time to learn a bit more about [email protected] Cloud. To enter and for more info: https://intl.aliyun.com/startup/events/CACSC-UK/

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Date: 23 June 2016
Location: Huckletree Shoreditch, UK

Last chance: Digital Mission NYC (22-26 Feb) including Social Media Week, Facebook, VaynerMedia, WeWork, PSFK

Last chance to join the Digital Mission NYC to Social Media Week NYC

The Digital Mission NYC is almost here (22-26 Feb) and you're in luck, there's a couple of places up for grabs if you'd like to join some of the UK's top tech startups and agencies in the Big Apple. Apply here.

The trip organised by Chinwag and UK Trade & Investment USA includes a specially-designed week long programme of the Big Apple's top tier digital media, marketing and advertising players including Facebook, VaynerMedia, WeWork, PSFK, a VC panel, a VIP reception at the HM Consul General's residence in NYC and lots more.

Based in London? More good news. Thanks to UKTI London there are a limited number of grants towards travel/accommodation.

The mission also takes in Social Media Week NYC Insider Pass providing access to 150+ speakers, workshops, the exclusive opening event and the infamous closing party.

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