Monday, September 12th, 2011
--Two-Day Conference to Bring International Entrepreneurs Together with Customers, Local Industry Leaders and Investors

San Francisco, CA - The prestigious Computer History Museum and Silicon Valley Bank will host Silicon Valley Connect 2011, 29-30 September in Santa Clara, CA. The conference, organized by ANZA Technology Network and the Chamber of Commerce International Consortium for Entrepreneurs (CCICE), is open to technology entrepreneurs from around the world seeking to explore and expand business opportunities in the world’s epicenter for innovation – Silicon Valley.

Australian and New Zealand entrepreneurs and small-to-medium-sized companies, corporate advisory firms, government development agencies and anyone interested in business development and raising capital in the US are strongly encouraged to register before this week’s 15 September deadline.

The conference will include two days of highly interactive sessions designed to immerse international entrepreneurs in local business practices and develop trusted connections to build the strong foundation necessary to access the US market. Companies interested in pitching to angel investors and VCs must register for the conference and apply to pitch by 15 September.

Silicon Valley Connect is an expansion of ANZA Technology Network’s successful Gateway to the US program, which has annually showcased the technologies of Australian and New Zealand entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley since 2002.

“By partnering with the well-established CCICE in Silicon Valley, we’re able to double the strength of the networks, panelists, keynotes and investors we typically attract,” said Viki Forrest, CEO of ANZA Technology Network.

“This conference will provide Australian and New Zealand entrepreneurs with their best opportunity to experience Silicon Valley as a local.”

The cost to attend Silicon Valley Connect is $1,995 (USD). This covers all sessions and meals during the conference, three nights’ hotel accommodation (28-30 September) at the Santa Clara Hilton and ground transport during the conference and to and from San Francisco International Airport.

There is an additional $300 fee for those companies selected to pitch to investors. More information and registration are at:

Because the deadlines to register and apply to pitch are this week – 15 September, interested Australian and New Zealand companies should also contact Viki Forrest at [email protected] with any specific questions related to the conference or the pitching opportunity.

Speakers confirmed to date include representatives from Oracle, Microsoft, Blaze Mobile, Juldee, Garage Technology Ventures, Siemens Venture Capital, Breakthrough Venture Partners and Southern Cross Venture Partners. More are being added each day.

Sponsoring organizations include Garage Technology Ventures, IBM, State Government of Victoria and Invest Victoria, Government of South Australia and Innovate SA.

For more information:
Silicon Valley Connect:
ANZA Technology Network:
Chamber of Commerce International Consortium for Entrepreneurs (CCICE):

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ANZA Technnology Network

ANZA Technology Network assists innovative Australian and New Zealand technology and biotechnology companies with global commercialization in the US and China. Through our in-market Gateway and Fast Track programs we work with committed companies to determine the right foreign marketplace and what it will take for successful business expansion. ANZA maintains a valuable global network of industry leaders across numerous technology sectors and opens this portfolio to our clients to foster funding, partnering and growth opportunities. Since 2002, ANZA has worked with hundreds of companies and made thousands of key connections. For more information:
Viki Forrest
P: +1 415 309 7068

Chamber of Commerce International Consortium for Entrepreneurs (CCICE)

Chamber of Commerce International Consortium for Entrepreneurs (CCICE) is a Silicon Valley business organization responsive to the needs of entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. It is a platform for access into and out of Silicon Valley to develop business expertise, partnerships and knowledge sharing in an environment that continues to be conducive to new business opportunities. CCICE helps members build, develop, encourage, and support entrepreneurship in a cross cultural technology centric environment. CCICE is a bridge between network associations, industry and entrepreneurs to build sustainable opportunities that energize growth and development within and across international boundaries. For more information:



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