“Doing Business in the USA” - A Tale of Two Cities

Doing business in the USA

Doing Business in the USA was a highlight of SXSW Interactive, demystifying what’s involved and letting digital entrepreneurs connect in the grand arena of Austin City Hall.

A welcome from Mayor Leffingwell (@TheLeeTeam - yes, he's on Twitter) started the day, with the Brits thanked for bringing the rain with them.

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More Doing Biz Summit Speakers Announced: TechStars, ustwo, The Next Web


Our SXSW masterclass, Doing Business in the USA, is happening on March 8, in Austin, Texas.

We still have some speakers to spoil y'all, including Hermione Way and Jason Seats.

Tickets are still here.

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13 Handy Sites for SXSW 2013 (International Style)

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Eulogised, mythologised and other -oligised, South by South West Interactive (SXSW) is hard to ignore, even if you're not a fan. Tens of thousands of delegates flock to Austin, Texas for five days of conference, networking and not to be forgotten the parties.

For the several thousand international delegates, the UK being the largest group, it can be a little daunting. The official schedule alone will take several hours to navigate. So, we've pulled together thirteen - it's lucky, right? - handy resources to help those intrepid travellers to Texas navigate SXSW.

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Digital Mission Success Story - ValoBox Goes From SXSW to NYC

With just over one month till our next Digital Mission to Social Media Week in New York, it seems like a great time to look back on how one of our Mission alumnae took advantage of the countless opportunities to network and connect with like-minded individuals on a Digital Mission trip and what success it was brought them less then just two years later.  

Anna and her colleague Oli, come along on the Digital Mission to SXSW 2011 to help promote their new start-up a book publishing hub which enables writers to access professional design, printing and distribution services and use the power of the web to promote their books. 

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Chinwag and SXSW Join Forces and Announce "Doing Business in the USA" Conference


We're very excited to announce our latest event in the USA, working with our friends at the amazing SXSW Interactive festival, we're announcing a one-day masterclass, "Doing Business in the USA", designed for international digital firms expanding into the US taking place on Fri 8th March 2013 in Austin, Texas.

Backed by SXSW and building on Chinwag's experience within the Digital Mission series, helping UK firms expand internationally this official SXSW event provides the essential guide for Founders, CEOs and C-level executives planning to enter or expand their business in North America.

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SXSW & Chinwag Present: Doing Business in the USA

Come and join SXSW and Chinwag for the inaugural Doing Business in the USA Masterclass - the essential guide for Founders, CEOs and C-level executives planning to enter or expand their business in North America.

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Date: 8 March 2013
Location: Austin City Hall, US

Get Your Company Noticed at SXSW - Enter The Founder Awards 2012

SXSW is just a couple of days away and the whole tech world is gearing up to fill their boots with the latest and greatest from one of the biggest events of the year. Last year the event saw attendance of over 49,000 from all over the world, with ±40% of that number firmly in the Tech camp - AKA Interactive.

So with the tech world watching, and the entire event on the look out for the next big thing, its no surprise that SXSW will be awash with a flood of new product noise, as founders and start-ups jostle to promote the next big thing.

So this year to help out, Publicate and Sarah Austin from Pop17 have joined forces with a host of companies (Rackspace and StartUpBus to name a few) to host The Founder Awards 2012, a big celebration of the good, the bad and the bust of the start up world.

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Heading to SXSW Next Month? Come and Find Team Chinwag!


Are you making the trip over to Austin, Texas next month to South by South West?

Team Chinwag will be there, along with the UKTI Mission to SXSW companies, so if you'd like to catch-up, please come and find us! Check out the list below to see where we'll be.

Also, if you're heading out and would like the chance to chatter with other UK delegates who'll also be there, come along to our Pre-SXSW 2012 Mixer, 6.30 - 9.30pm on Wednesday 29th Feb in Central London.

You may also find it useful to check out these 50 Essential SXSW Tips.

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Apply Now! UK Demo Day, Sunday 11th March at SXSWi

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UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Thomson Reuters have teamed up to provide UK technology companies with the chance to demo their products at UK Demo Day on Sunday 11th March at this year's South By Southwest Interactive (SXSWi)

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Pre-SXSW 2012 UK Mixer

Taking place in London immediately before SXSW, and hosted by Finers Stephens Innocent, the Pre-SXSW 2012 UK Mixer is the perfect opportunity for you to catch up with other UK-based companies heading out to SXSW before joining the other 25,000+ delegates in Austin.

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Date: 29 February 2012
Location: Finers Stephens Innocent, UK

Chinwag's Great British Tea Party at SXSW 2012

Join us for Chinwag's Great British Tea Party, an official SXSW party, for all the international folks heading to Austin for South by South West (SXSW). Sample the delights of British Afternoon Tea, complete with the finest selection of English afternoon tea cuisine along with Pimms, beer, wine and soft drinks for those non-drinkers.

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Date: 11 March 2012
Location: Brush Square Park, East Tent, US

Dell Announces pre-SXSW Unconference: Social Media and Technology Trends in Small Business

#DellSTU11 - Dell's Social Media & Community Unconference by Dell Inc.

Heading out to Austin for this year's SXSW extravaganza? Or you'll be in the neighbourhood? Interested in meeting startups from around the globe and spending time at Dell's HQ, then take a gander at this event our friends at Dell are putting together the day before SXSW kicks off.

Centered on their HQ campus at Round Rock a few miles from Austin, Dell are  hosting a full day Unconference March 8th, 2012 (the day before SXSW), on social and technology trends in small businesses- a fast-paced, intense and fun event environment that allows participants to control the agenda.

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Great British Breakfast at SXSW 2012

The Great British Breakfast is the premier international networking event at South By Southwest Interactive organized by UK Trade & Investment and Chinwag. Over 250 digital practitioners, press and investors working in the interactive space will descend on 4th Street for a traditional British fry-up.

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Date: 13 March 2012
Location: Cedar Street Courtyard, US

Dell Unconference on Social Media and Technology Trends in Small Business, March 8th in Texas

Dell is hosting a full day Unconference March 8th, 2012, on social and technology trends in small businesses- a fast-paced, intense and fun event environment that allows participants to control the agenda...Supported by Chinwag

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Date: 8 March 2012
Location: Dell Inc, US

UKTI Mission to SXSW 2012: The Companies Announced

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Congratulations to the 40 leading UK digital companies selected for this year's UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Mission to South by South West 2012.

The exciting mission will see the companies travel out to Austin, Texas for an action-packed 5 days at SXSW Interactive, one of the largest and most well known conferences focused on digital media and technology.

Each of the companies joining the mission are listed below, don't hesitate to drop them a line directly to arrange a time to meet up in Austin, or follow their progress via their Twitter accounts. You can follow the UKTI team's coverage of the mission on Twitter @uktiatsxswi.

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