Next week the leading UK digital companies fly out to the Digital Mission in Washington DC (11th – 15th July 2011) to expand internationally, understand foreign markets, attract investment, find partners and develop business relationships. This Digital Mission is ideal for UK companies involved in social innovation or digital technology - with a particular focus on information sharing tools, open data, collaboration and open government - who are looking to expand into the US market either directly or through partners. Thanks to the lead organisers Chinwag, BrightLemon were members of the organising committee this year, helping put together the Digital Mission to Washington.
Digital Mission to Washington, DC ‘11 - Companies
The top 10 digital companies which have been selected for the Digital Mission to Washington, DC 2011 include:
- AMEE - http://www.amee.com/
- Anywhere.me - http://anywhere.me/
- CardonCulture - http://www.carbonculture.net/
- Firmstep - https://www.firmstep.com/
- Huddle - http://www.huddle.com/
- Locality - http://locality.org.uk
- Open Cinema - http://www.opencinema.net
- Our Say - http://oursay.org
- Public-i Group - http://www.public-i.info
- Waspit - ttps://paybywaspit.com
- WebsEdge - http://www.websedge.com
For more details view the Digital Mission to Washington, DC ‘11 - Companies list.
Digital Mission to Washington 2011 - Activities
A jam packed agenda has been released for the Digital Mission, here are some of the highlights of the week:
- Doing Business in the USA Masterclass, including sessions from The U.S. Small Business Association
- VIP Reception and Digital Mission Showcase
- Digital Mission roadtrip to Annapolis with a briefing by Affinity Lab to hear about the startup scene in DC and the shared incubator programmes and spaces
- Industry Briefings from leading agencies, Blue Sate Digital and Echo Ditto, hosted at Deloitte
- An in depth session on Gov 2.0 with government agency representatives Microsoft, Rock Creek, Govloop and Phase one
- Social Innovation Speed Networking hosted at Deloitte
- Two in depth briefings from The US State Department
- Meeting the government with World Bank (TBC), U.S. Department of Agriculture and The Federal Communications Commission
- Session with White House Deputy CTO Chris Vein and General Services Administration
- OpenGov Networking Event - sponsored by Rock Creek and Beekeeper Group
- Tour of the capital
View the full agenda of of the Digital Mission to Washington 2011 here.
BrightLemon has been working with Chinwag, FutureGov and Kathryn Corrick to help put together a Digital Mission to Washington DC. Organised by Chinwag and the UK Trade & Investment, Digital Missions are a series of trade missions which allow UK digital companies to expand internationally. Leading organiser:
What is a Digital Mission?
For those who don't know Digital Missions are a series of trade missions organised by Chinwag and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)
The missions support UK digital companies to expand internationally, understand foreign markets, attract investment, find partners and develop business relationships.
The Digital Missions have been running for three years, including 6 trips and have had over 100 UK digital firms participate.