Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
A dozen Australian entrepreneurs will showcase their leading-edge innovations at the ANZA Technology Network Gateway to the US Executive Summit Australian Innovation Showcase at Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, from 6pm to 9:30pm on Tuesday, November 9.

Representative of the Australian tech scene, the Showcase provides a first-look at a broad-spectrum of smart technologies to Silicon Valley insiders who hold key connections to the US market and sales, partnering and funding opportunities.

ANZA’s 2010 Gateway to the US companies include a unique entertainment and media platform, software that interprets ‘brain signals’ to control electronic devices, enterprise solutions that turn management challenges into profits, specialist speech recognition technology, cutting-edge tools for web developers including a new database and a smart solution that trumps the universal remote market.

In addition to showcasing Australian companies new to the US market, ANZA will present two Australian-founded companies making waves in Silicon Valley; ThreatMetrix that has just closed a $12.1 million round and Whereoscope, a recent Y Combinator participant.

“Relative to its population of 21 million people, Australia consistently outperforms in innovative technologies it delivers to the global marketplace,” said Viki Forrest, CEO of ANZA Technology Network. “The Gateway to the US Australian Innovation Showcase underscores the remarkable talent that bubbles up Down Under and celebrates the success it has achieved locally in Silicon Valley.”

A complete list of ANZA’s 2010 Gateway to the US companies appears below.

Andrew Lacy, Senior Vice President at Disney Mobile will deliver the evening’s keynote. Lacy, an Australian entrepreneur and co-founder of Tapulous, creator of Tap Tap Revenge, sold his company to Disney earlier this year. Nigel Warren, Consul-General & Senior Trade Commissioner at Austrade will emcee the Showcase.

Tickets are available for $35 and include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. All pre-registered attendees will go into a draw to win a roundtrip International Business ticket from Los Angeles to Sydney on Richard Branson's newest international airline, V Australia. Proudly brought to you by Advance, V Australia is the official partner airline of the 2010 Gateway to the US Executive Summit. Tickets can be purchased at this link:

The Gateway to the US Executive Summit continues on Wednesday, November 10 with an Innovation Leadership Forum at Silicon Valley Bank from 10am to 5:00pm. The day provides a ‘mini-MBA’ in doing business in the US. Intensive sessions for early-stage entrepreneurs will include business forums with experts on funding strategies, legal and taxation essentials, serial entrepreneurship and CEO-level leadership. Tickets are $95 and can be purchased at this link:

For more information, contact ANZA CEO Viki Forrest: [email protected] or +1 415 309 7068.
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2010 ANZA Gateway to the US Showcase Companies
Australian Survey Research:
Inference Communications:
Red Lizard Software:

2010 ANZA Gateway to the US Featured Companies
Tapulous, represented by Andrew Lacy, SVP Disney Mobile

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Silicon Valley Bank:
V Australia:
Y Combinator:

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ANZA Technnology Network

ANZA Technology Network assists innovative Australian technology and biotechnology companies with global commercialization in the US and China. Through our webinars, workshops and 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:
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P: +1 415 309 7068


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