Mid-year letter to Launchpad USA participants
Dear Launchpad USA participants:
What a spring it has been for the Launchpad USA program and the companies that are a part of it. It was just three months ago when we were in Estonia kicking-off our partnership with Amcham Estonia. It was a great event at Tehnopol with a very engaging audience. Since then we have had seven Estonian companies actively engaged with the program, and many more expressing interest in joining.
The Launchpad USA program ran several events on both sides of the Atlantic this spring and our Estonian members were active in all of them. Soon after our kickoff event in Tallinn, we had an intensive three day program in New York City where we hosted investor meetings and our two day “Business Blueprint USA” event. It was great to have DigiFlak and Transferwise with us in NYC. Just a couple of weeks ago, we had a Launchpad USA session in Helsinki where several Estonian companies participated.
We are planning an active fall program which will include events in Estonia, Finland and the USA. Our team in New York City is organizing another investment summit and “Business Blueprint USA” event for mid-October. The Launchpad USA program is partnering with Slush, the largest startup investor meetup in Northern Europe. This partnership will create unique networking opportunities for Launchpad USA companies during Slush in Helsinki. The Launchpad program will come to Estonia in early October. We are planning a very informative session with experts on doing business in the US leading the discussion. Finally, we are planning to bring John Bates back to Finland. With John we will host a Launchpad USA workshop so that our members can sharpen their communication skills. Stay tuned for more details on this workshop and other Launchpad USA sessions coming this fall.
Finally, thank you to those of you who are members of Amcham and a part of the Launchpad USA program. It has been a pleasure to get to know you all and work with you as you are bringing your business to the USA.
All the best,
Mike & The Launchpad USA team