Neuro Vision Technology (NVT), developers of the NVT Vision Rehabilitation System, took top honors at the conclusion of the 2008 ANZA Gateway to the US Summit last night at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA.
Pitching alongside 11 other Australian companies taking part in an intensive three-day immersion in Silicon Valley, NVT captured the Guy Manson Hottest Company Award for its brain-training software system that enables people with acquired or traumatic brain injury to see 80% better. The Adelaide, South Australia-based company has already demonstrated its readiness for the US market, with half of VA hospitals’ polytrauma units using NVT and another $1 million worth of orders in its sales pipeline.
“NVT is poised for success in the US,” said Viki Forrest, ANZA CEO. “They’ve made solid initial connections with clinical leaders here in the States which validates the effectiveness of their brain-training software for the millions of people who can’t see well after a brain injury.”
ANZA’s Guy Manson Award includes 6 months of Fast Track mentoring to significantly accelerate an Australian or New Zealand company’s expansion into the US market. NVT CEO Gayle Clarke and her colleague, Allison Hayes accepted the award from ANZA and Southern Cross Venture Partners, who along with the Guidewire Group evaluated the 12 Gateway companies on their product, pitches and preparedness for the vast US marketplace.
“The Guy Manson Award will allow us to build on our successes in the US and reach thousands of people with acquired or traumatic brain injury—those who have come back from Iraq or Afghanistan, for example—to help them see better more quickly,” said Clarke. “Thanks to our participation in the ANZA Gateway program and now the Fast Track, we will be better equipped to take advantage of this huge market opportunity.”
This year’s line-up of Gateway companies was particularly impressive in the range and sophistication of its technologies, which along with cutting edge health and medical solutions included enterprise grade system performance, security and decision-making tools and web-based services and social networks.
The other presenting companies were: ClearFalls, Digistore Solutions International, Enterprise Analysts, Global Mind Screen, Linus Information Security Systems, Perkler, puttoo, Surity, TheBroth, Travellr.com and TridentGLOBAL. Company bios are available at: http://www.anzatechnet.com/page-3/parent-1/section-1.html
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