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The UK as a destination for Latin American Entrepreneurs: Opportunities & challenges

  • The Royal Institution, London W1S 4BS & Online
  • 15:00-17:15 BST

Although the UK possesses a relatively welcoming business environment for overseas entrepreneurs, it can still be a complicated process establishing a business in a new country. Canning House, Google and the Department for International Trade’s Global Entrepreneurs Programme are hosting a joint event hearing from Latin American entrepreneurs’ experiences in the UK.

The UK as a destination for Latin American Entrepreneurs:

Opportunities and Challenges

Although the UK possesses a relatively welcoming business environment for overseas entrepreneurs, it can still be a complicated process establishing a business in a new country. To this end, Canning House, Google and the Department for International Trade’s Global Entrepreneurs Programme are hosting a joint event hearing from Latin American entrepreneurs’ experiences in the UK, to identify ways to help improve the experience for those wanting to start a business in the UK to make it an even more attractive proposition.

Coinciding with London Tech Week 2022, this hybrid event will convene a panel of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and UK government representatives, on 15th June, 15:00-17:15.

This event intends to:

  • Hear from successful Latin American entrepreneurs about the benefits of starting and growing a business in the UK
  • Hear from the UK government about why the UK is a good place to start and grow a business, and what resources are available for Latin American entrepreneurs
  • Identify the difficulties facing Latin American entrepreneurs when trying to run a business in the UK
  • Identify solutions and propose feasible policy recommendations that would help improve the business environment for startups and established businesses wanting to grow
  • Raise awareness of the Google HOLA Entrepreneurs programme and the benefits it can bring to Latin American businesses expanding into the UK market
  • The UK as a destination for Latin American Entrepreneurs: Opportunities & challenges

  • Words of welcome

    Joe Brandon, Policy, Research and Operations Officer, Canning House

  • Why is the UK a good place for Latin American Entrepreneurs wanting to start a business?

    Google HOLA Entrepreneurs presentation followed by Q&A session moderated by GEP representative

     

    Moderator: Tony Kypreos, GEP Dealmaker

    Speakers:

    Calvin Lau, Program Manager, Google Digital Garage

    Marco Giorgini, International Growth Marketing Lead, Google Market Finder and Google ThinkGlobal

    Mike Jackson, Global Entrepreneurs Programme Dealmaker

  • What can be done to help improve the business environment for Latin American entrepreneurs wanting to start a business in the UK? 

    Q&A session moderated by GEP representative

     

    Moderator: Tony Kypreos, GEP Dealmaker

    Speakers: 

    Dan Etenberg, Founder, Lia Aerospace

    Francisco Silberberg, CEO, Copptech

    Juan F. Dávila y Verdin, Founder, FuturED

  • Closing remarks

    Joe BrandonPolicy, Research and Operations Officer, Canning House

Speakers

Tony Kypreos

Founder & CEO of DUPL, Global Entrepreneurs Programme Dealmaker

Calvin Lau

Program Manager, Google Digital Garage

Marco Giorgini

International Growth Marketing Lead, Google Market Finder and Google ThinkGlobal

Mike Jackson

Global Entrepreneurs Programme Dealmaker

Dan Etenberg

Founder, Lia Aerospace

Francisco Silberberg

CEO, Copptech

Juan F. Dávila

Managing Director, FutureED

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