Digital Mission NYC, Applications Close Friday

Statue of Liberty by toodlepip - deadline to apply for a place on the Digital Mission to New York is this Friday (18th Sept).

If you've been putting off filling in the application form - don't worry I procrastinate with the best - then dive right in. It's a very short form that shouldn't take more than a few minutes to fill out.

After all, we just need to know what your company is about, and what you'd like to get out of going on the Digital Mission. Things you're thinking about every day, right?

Digital MissionIf you're not aware of the Digital Mission series, these trips are organised by Chinwag and UK Trade & Investment, the government department that helps UK-based companies expand their businesses abroad.

The New York Mission includes a whole host of activities designed to turbo-charge a company's efforts to break into the US market by connecting with business partners, investors and press.

A sample of activities include:

  • 'Doing Business in the USA' masterclass
  • Investor's breakfast briefing
  • Exclusive reception at the British Consulate
  • Networking events
  • Attendance at Web 2.0 Expo Hall & Key Notes

with more being planned once the companies attending have been confirmed. Digital Mission companies also get the opportunity to feedback to the UKTI team in New York companies that they'd like to invite to the Consulate reception, a unique opportunity to target senior executives.

From the last two Digital Mission trips, one of the biggest benefits is the networking between the companies in the group. The opportunity to spend a week, away from the office with a dynamic, entrepreneurial group is a great way to expand your network, learn about other businesses and build connections that last way beyond the original trip.

But none of this'll happen unless you apply. There's only three days left, so get cracking, submit your application for the Digital Mission to New York now.

Picture courtesy of toodlepip. Some rights reserved.