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Ask Me Anything About Expanding Into New Markets

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Frances Simowitz & Bill Kenney
CEO and Managing Director of NUMA New York & Founder of MEET

Frances is an international launch expert in the New York City startup scene. She has helped establish and grow operations in multiple cities like Boston, Chicago, DC, and New York for startups like Sittercity, Startup Institute, and now NUMA New York. She has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs across the globe and has established one of the largest entrepreneurial communities in New York City. Her key strengths are in Operations, Business Development, Community Building, Negotiations, and many levels of sales from small tickets to enterprise.

Bill Kenney is a founder, convener, and connector. He has founded 8 companies. His current company, MEET (meetroi.com) helps international B2B growth companies soft-land and scale quickly in the U.S. through trade shows and events. Bill also recently launched the Soft Land Partners (softlandpartners.com), a platform that connects market-entry companies with the "best fit" partners and service providers to support their internationalization success.

Course Description:

Expanding your company’s reach into new markets can be challenging to say the least. John Frances and Bill in this intimate roundtable discussion to make a plan to go global and what are the best ways to approach sales and business development.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:


  • Expand into a new market.

  • Approach fundraising in a new market.

  • Prepare for a new go-to-market.