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Doing business in the United States: what you need to know about the US start-up ecosystem

Webinar | 21 MAR 2024 16:00 - 17:00

Embracing Global Markets Webinar Series

The webinar series ‘Embracing global markets’ supports European small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups to innovate and expand in Asia, Africa and the Americas. The webinars are hosted by experts of various European Commission services and the 'Enterprise Europe Network', the world's largest business service provider.

Who should attend?

The webinar aims at European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups (ready to scale internationally), beneficiaries or holders of seals of excellence of the European Innovation Council, European clusters and cluster managers, business advisers of the Enterprise Europe Network and other European business support organisations, including all stakeholders of the ‘Friends of EEN’ initiative.

Learning objectives

The webinar provides an overview on the legal framework and regulations when opening a start-up in the United States including:

  • the U.S. startup environment, start-up communities across the US, the fundamentals and challenges of building a startup in the U.S
  • VCs and other funding options; things you should know about ‘cross-border startups’, the U.S. landscape of funding options for early stage companies – friends and family, incubators, VC investors, debt providers, what you need to know when looking for funding and working with U.S. investors
  • tax issues as they relate to incorporating and fundraising; ways to incorporate your business in the U.S. and the tax implications of investing through a C corporation, Subsidiary, LLC, or a Partnership
  • the 10 key legal issues to consider when entering or operating in the US market


Jean-David Malo
  • Director

Jean-David Malo

European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

Jean-David Malo is the Director of the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA).
Erin McKelvey
  • President & CEO

Erin McKelvey

European American Chamber of Commerce Texas

Erin McKelvey has extensive experience in association management having served for 11 years as Director of both the Dallas/Fort Worth and San Francisco Chapters of the French-American Chamber of Commerce.
Daniel Glazer
  • Partner

Daniel Glazer

Wilson Sonsini

Daniel Glazer is an American technology lawyer, strategic business advisor, and the founding partner
of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's London office.
Oliver Hecking
  • Partner

Oliver Hecking

Rödl & Partner USA

Oliver Hecking advises companies in all industries from their market entry into the USA, through their tax structuring and ongoing tax advice, to the auditing of annual and consolidated financial statements.

Kevin Koym
  • CEO and founder

Kevin Koym

Tech Ranch® Austin

Kevin Koym is a seven-time startup veteran, CEO and founder of Tech Ranch® Austin, a venture accelerator for early-stage technology companies.
Crispin Waymouth
  • Deputy Head of Unit, Industrial Forum, Alliances, Clusters

Crispin Waymouth

European Commission

Crispin jointly leads the European Commission team responsible for policy towards the Enterprise Europe Network.
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