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Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Europe's GDPR and EU - U.S. Privacy Shield - What U.S. Exporters Need to Know: Webinar

Tuesday, May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm • Organized By U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Export Assistance Center)
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Do you have customers, clients or employees in Europe?  Are you interested in selling to customers in Europe in the future?   If the answer to either of these questions is yes, join us and learn about how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may impact your business when it comes into force in May 2018.  Failure to comply with the GDPR could result in stiff fines as high as 4 percent of your company’s overall revenue.      

In 2016, the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce launched the EU- U.S. Privacy Shield Framework to provide U.S. companies with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU to the United States. Over 2,300 companies use this program to transfer data.  Privacy Shield can play an integral role in many companies’ overall GDPR compliance strategy. 


• Find out why Europe is a key market for U.S. Businesses
• Gain in-depth knowledge about GDPR requirements including: Accountability & transparency, Security and privacy by default, Communication with your customers and business partners
• Discover how GDPR can impact your business including: What processes and tools should be put in place, How to start the compliance process, How to turn GDPR into a business advantage,
• Learn about the Privacy Shield Program and how to apply: New Requirements under Privacy Shield
• Application and Review Process, Know what to keep an eye on in the future