Move Your Business to the United States Podcast

Move Your Business to the United States Podcast Podcast

This is a podcast about moving your business to the United States of America. Recorded live on location in Europe and in the US, this is a documentary series as practical as it is informative, as entertaining as it is thought-provoking, but, above all, it is an adventure in sound of one man's quest to make his American Dream a reality.

Maeve Kneafsey of CloudKPI: A Female Tech Founder in the US
Running a business in both Ireland and the US isn’t easy. But Maeve Kneafsey has been extremely successful in moving her company CloudKPI to America, and thriving in a very male dominated sector....

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Murali Akella of TransferWise: Not a Job, But a Revolution
Murali Akella is revolutionising money transfers through his work with TransferWise, a company that has grown very quickly in short time, and expanded both in US and worldwide....

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Husayn Kassai: Onfido Sets New Identity Standards for the US
Originally operating in London, the identity standard testing company Onfido soon opened offices in San Francisco and New York. CEO Husayn Kassai shares what he’s learnt expanding into America....

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Joe Blake of Artomatix: Empowering 3D Artists
Joe Blake, CEO of Artomatix, has a unique perspective on doing business in the United States, and emphasises how your relationship with your clients and knowing the market is much more important than actually having a physical office in America....

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Ashleigh Hinde: How Waldo Contact Lenses Cracked the US
Ashleigh Hinde, founder and CEO of Waldo contact lenses, explains the in and outs of how her business works and what it was like expanding into America....

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Aneesh Varma: Changing Credit Perception in the US
Aneesh Varma, Founder and CEO of credit assessment service Aire, talks about the different attitudes to credit in America, and how Aire came to terms with operating in such a large area....

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Luke Pearce: Radical Tea Towels in American Homes
Our guest Luke Pearce is the co-founder of Radical Tea Towel, a UK company that makes political and social statements for the home, and that successfully expanded its business to the US....

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Eoin Bara: Getting Americans to Drink Mór Irish Gin
As we taste Mór Irish Gin, founder Eoin Bara shares his journey of getting Americans to drink gin, and why they expanded to the U.S. one state at the time....

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Vishal Marria: It’s Always About The People
Vishal Marria, the CEO and Founder of Quantexa, talks about the different challenges that come up when expanding and operating in the American culture....

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Róisín Callaghan: Lessons From Across The Pond
Róisín Callaghan, Co-founder and CEO at Cogs & Marvel, shares lessons learnt over the past 3 years since she moved her business to San Francisco....

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Season 2 Coming Up!
There’s a new season coming up, and this time we’ll be talking to the companies who have expanded to the United States to get their tips and insights, and to learn any dos and don’ts....

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Ep 18 Season Finale: Looking back over the season with Sebastian and Emmett
On their return from SXSW, Sebastian and Emmett are back in Europe in their Dublin office on a sunny summer's day to reflect on the first ‘Move Your Business to the United States Podcast’ season. They marvel that it has been almost a year since they embarked on this podcasting venture. In this season finale, they are recapping some memorable moments...

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Ep 16 SXSW Part 3: South By New Zealand
The Mount Bonnell team catch up with Paul Salter, CEO of WLG X, to talk about his impressions of South by South West. He summed up this year’s SXSW in one word, ‘buzz’. Then Paul reveals how inspired by global festivals such as SXSW, WLG X will be a blend of tech, design, film, music and gaming, albeit with a uniquely New Zealand touch...

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Ep 15 SXSW Part 2: Berlin Saloon
Mount Bonnell are at South By South West, Austin's very own international festival of media and tech. On day two, Sebastian, Kevin and Emmett head on over to the ‘Berlin Saloon’, the temporary home of Berlin Partner, the economic development agency for Berlin along with ten representative Berlin companies....

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Ep 14 SXSW Part 1: Access to Asia
Mount Bonnell are at South By South West, Austin's very own international festival of media and tech where the team split up to experience different parts of this amazing event....

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Ep 13 Ethan Mayers
At South By South West, Austin's very own international festival of media and tech, it can seem that entrepreneurs are two a penny. Believe me many of the men and women there have lots to say...

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Ep 12 Joe Fulwiler
The United States is notorious for its litigious nature. From Europe, it appears that everyone is suing everyone else.Or so it seems......

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Ep 11 Declan Ganley
We are back in London, in fact back the Mount Bonnell team are back in the offices at Baker Street. And as in the best Sherlock Holmes stories a knock comes to the door and soon after we have a visitor, and an adventure, if in our case only in sound....

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Ep 10 Andy Jones
Sebastian and I were heading up in the world. In fact, we were at the top of the Capital Factory skyscraper in the heart of Downtown Austin....

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Ep 9 Capital Factory
Today we go downtown to Capital Factory, a veritable Shangrila for any entrepreneur that comes to Texas. Built to help entrepreneurs find information and funds to help with their business endeavours, it acts as a great social space to meet like-minded people too. They also have an extensive list of mentors that can help guide you and they’re situated smack in the middle of downtown Austin....

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Ep 8 Patricia
Having a good product is one thing, but getting your marketing right for that product is another thing altogether. People often make the mistake of thinking that creating a social media presence is enough, but without the right marketing strategy, you can easily get lost in the crowd. To find out what makes a successful […]...

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Ep 7 Recruiting Stateside
When you move your business to the States you’re going to need people to help you run it. So we tracked down Michael Molony, a high-level recruiter based in Austin, who works with the recruitment agency GQR. Michael is originally from London but has made it big in the States and is absolutely loving it […]...

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Ep 6 Meet Dan Dillard!
Meet Dan Dillard! Dan is an entrepreneur based in Austin, Texas, and the founder of Founding Austin Magazine, a magazine that shares different stories from entrepreneurs that live in Austin. Dan doesn’t just call Austin his home, he loves the city and is the perfect example of what makes the people who live there so […]...

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Ep 5 Shopping – Texas Style
Now you can’t go to Texas and not buy a cowboy hat. So Sebastian took me to a local store that was brimful of anything a cowboy or cowgirl could ever want… After leaving the shop, and with a cowboy hat on my head, we walked tall on the streets of Georgetown. We went to […]...

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Ep 4 Home from Home
Kevin’s first day in Texas is hot and sunny, not like what he’s used to, living in notoriously rainy London. The hotel staff, however, seem to take it for granted. But this is unsurprising when you consider that it’s hot and sunny over 200 days a year here. Soon Kevin is being driven to Georgetown, […]...

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Ep 3 Jetlagged
Finally, the day of Kevin’s trip to Austin, Texas has arrived. His flight departs in the morning from London Gatwick and around ten hours later they touch down in Texas. Sebastian, having arrived a few days earlier, awaits his friend at the airport. After checking in to their hotel, they hit the streets and Sebastian […]...

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Ep 2 Visa Please?
Selecting and applying for the right U.S. visa can be a daunting and confusing process. In this episode, Kevin and Sebastian talk to Orlando Ortega, a U.S. immigration attorney who’s based in London. Orlando Ortega-Medina and his firm offer a full range of legal representation to corporate HR departments, foreign investors, and high net-worth individuals […]...

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Ep 1 Meet Sebastian
The adventure begins at Baker Street, London. This is a street famous around the world for mysteries. For everyone knows who Baker Street’s most famous resident was – if only in the pages of detective fiction – none other than Mr. Sherlock Holmes. So here is as good a place as any to start out […]...

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