Helping Mexican Tech Open in the United States

On April 24, 2019, GlobalSF and The U.S. Commercial Service hosted a webinar discussing the available resources provided by programs from the U.S. and Mexican governments designed for facilitating the entry of Mexican tech firms and startups into the United States.

The webinar featured speakers including:

  • Eric Olson, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, Monterrey and Guadalajara

  • Ursula Rojas Weiser, Mexican Consul for Economic Affairs in San Francisco

  • Poonum Patel, Senior Business Development Specialist, City of San Francisco, GoBiz

  • Jolynn Vallejo, Director of LatinSF at GlobalSF

Jolynn Vallejo, Director of LatinSF, provided insights on best practices for navigating the U.S. tech culture and discussed opportunities for landing in the San Francisco Bay Area. The webinar also highlighted Mexican business leaders who spoke on their entry into the U.S. market and shared their experiences utilizing the available programs provided by both the U.S. and Mexican government. Additionally, the webinar provided listeners additional information on the resources available through the SelectUSA program and Summit aimed at helping Mexican and other foreign investors enter the United States.

 A Prime Opportunity for Mexican Tech Firms

The United States has the most advanced software and information technology (IT) services industry in the world. More than a quarter of the $3.8 trillion global IT market is in the United States. The industry accounts for $1.14 trillion of U.S. value-added GDP and 10.5 million jobs. There are more than 100,000 software and IT services companies in the United States which draws on a highly educated and skilled U.S. workforce.