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Wednesday, May 4 • 10:00am - 11:30am
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Going international isn’t just for the big corporations.  Learn how small businesses from start-ups to boutique enterprises are expanding globally.  Learn from export experts Ben Ramirez with Texas Free Trade Zone, Karen Parker of U.S. Department of Commerce, and Phil Pompa of International Accelerator on best practices and what first steps need to be taken for your small business.


Moderators
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Casey Smith

International Program Manager, City of Austin Economic Development Department
Casey Smith, International Program Manager at the City of Austin Economic Development Department in Global Business Expansion Division focuses on supporting local Austin businesses to expand into new economies and welcome international businesses to Austin through partnerships established with economic development authorities and science parks around the world. Additionally, she works to develop policies and programs that improve economic... Read More →

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Ben Ramirez III

Founder and CEO, Cogitare Global, LLC
Ben Ramirez III, Founder and CEO of Cogitare Global, LLC.  Cogitare Global assists the transformation of local companies into global competitors.  Ben works with organizations to identify specific business goals and implementation strategies which match their objectives.  He excels at providing executives and their teams with the tools they need to achieve sustainable growth in a continually changing international marketplace.
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Karen Parker

Director and International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce/ International Trade Administration
Karen C. Parker is the Director and International Trade Specialist with the Commercial Service, Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center.  The U.S. Commercial Service is the key export promotion agency of the federal government under the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The U.S. Commercial Service maintains a worldwide network of offices whose primary mission is assisting small and medium-sized U.S. businesses in selling their U.S. goods and... Read More →
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Phil Pompa

CEO / Managing Director, International Accelerator
Phil is the CEO / Managing Director of the International Accelerator based in Austin, Texas. The Accelerator focuses on non-U.S. founders and helps them access U.S. funding and markets.  Phil has over 30 years of executive management experience in high technology companies from startups to F1000. Phil is a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits. He has managed sales, marketing and development teams based in the U.S., Asia, and... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110, Austin, TX 78704

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