TechMentor(TM) brings Jud Bowman, One of the World's Top 100 Young Innovators, to Australia
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Matthew Michalewicz
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ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 18 October 2007 - TechMentor(TM), a structured mentoring program for entrepreneurs wanting to raise venture capital, is pleased to announce that leading entrepreneur and innovator Jud Bowman will visit Australia on 20th November, 2007 to speak with the TechMentor(TM) participants.
Jud Bowman has been named as one of the world's "Top 100 Young Innovators" by MIT's Technology Review and one of "Tech's Best Young Entrepreneurs" by BusinessWeek in 2007. He is a founder and chief architect of one of the industry's leading mobile content delivery platforms, Fuel, that has delivered more than $1 billion of mobile content to date. Bowman is the chief technology officer of Motricity, which has been named one of the top 100 technology firms in North America and one of the top 15 global wireless startups. He was instrumental in raising over $200 million in venture capital for Motricity and has helped grow the company to over 300 employees globally.
"One of the core aims of the TechMentor program is to allow participants to learn from the experiences and expertise of accomplished entrepreneurs and venture capitalists," said Matthew Michalewicz, founder of TechMentor(TM). "It is therefore a great pleasure to welcome Jud Bowman to Australia and we look forward to absorbing his views, ideas, and pearls of wisdom on innovation and commercialization."
TechMentor(TM) is the brainchild of Matthew Michalewicz, a seasoned entrepreneur with years of experience in starting and exiting high-growth companies. The program provides group and individual mentoring, opportunities to meet venture capitalists and angel investors, and sessions where participants can practice their pitches to get investment. Participants can make better decisions during the start-up and fund-raising phases of their ventures, meet potential investors, and maximise their chances of success. TechMentor(TM) is sponsored by the Venture Capital Board of South Australia, BDO Chartered Accountants, Playford Capital, Madderns, MinterEllison Lawyers, the University of Adelaide, Mihell & Lycos and InVenture Partners.