VIAGlobal Partners with eMerge Americas for the 2017 Startup Showcase

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One international startup will be selected as the U.S. Expansion prizewinner, whereby VIAGlobal will provide planning, support and services to expedite their U.S. presence.

For many startups from smaller countries, their main constraints to growth are the size of their local market and access to growth capital. Our program is designed to help companies commercialize their product in the U.S. quickly and efficiently

VIAGlobal, the Miami and San Francisco-based launchpad that helps international startups evaluate and execute against their U.S. market potential, announces a strategic partnership with eMerge Americas, the leading technology conference and platform for innovation connecting Latin America, North America and Europe.

Now entering its fourth consecutive year, the Startup Showcase will bring together over 120 selected startups from around the world to compete for prizes among various categories. VIAGlobal is sponsoring a prize for the international startup that demonstrates the most potential for U.S. market expansion. As part of the partnership, VIAGlobal CEO Julian Sevillano and COO Rich de la Rosa will also serve on eMerge America’s 2017 Startup Showcase judging panel and advisory board respectively.

The winner, to be announced on June 13, 2017, at the eMerge Americas conference in Miami Beach, Florida, will be selected from a group of finalists from Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Middle East.

“The eMerge Americas conference is a truly international showcase for high-potential startups from all over the world” said Julian Sevillano, CEO and co-founder of VIAGlobal. “For many startups from smaller countries, their main constraints to growth are the size of their local market and access to growth capital. Our program is designed to help companies commercialize their product in the U.S. as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to position themselves for success when they seek additional capital. This helps strengthen their business in their home market as well.”

The VIAGlobal US Expansion prize winner will receive 12-months of VIAGlobal’s Virtual Presence services, which provide an economical solution for companies that want to expedite a commercial presence in the U.S. without moving personnel immediately. With this service, international startups can incorporate in the U.S. and open a bank account in order to begin selling in the U.S. as a U.S. company. They also have access to a suite of services across varying support functions that include public relations, marketing, accounting and tax services, vendor certification, sales management and regulatory compliance.

“We are excited to have VIAGlobal as a partner at the Startup Showcase,” said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas. “Their experience working with startups all over the world helps us attract high-caliber international startups, and their prize offering presents an excellent opportunity for U.S. market expansion.”

About VIAGlobal:
VIAGlobal is a Miami and San Francisco-based program that facilitates US expansion for international ventures by helping them evaluate their U.S. market potential, establish their U.S. operations, scale their business, raise additional capital, and seek potential partnerships and/or exits. For more information, please visit viaglobal.us or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About eMerge Americas
eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America's top business executives, IT decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: emergeamericas.com.

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