Friday, December 10th, 2010

ANZA Technology Network’s Gateway Participants among High-Potential, Fast-Moving Companies

Ten Australian-led startups are among the Guidewire Group’s 2010 Innovate!100 list released this week. The list is the result of a year-long Innovate! program of pitch slam and workshop events designed to identify and promote young companies and the entrepreneurs who drive them from idea to sustainability.

Using the Guidewire Group’s G/Score, presenting companies were ranked on seven key aspects including commercial viability, execution, team and business model. Eight of the 10 companies were scored during the G/Score’s exclusive Australian debut at the ANZA Gateway to the US workshops in August.

These companies are: iAsset (#14), Spring Gully Foods (#23), Evanscorp (#26), Inference Communications (#44), Hiive Systems (#57), Australian Survey Research (#59), Aviator Controls (#86) and Jasondb (#89). Two other Australian-led companies were scored at events in the US; the high ranking Red Oxygen (#3) and Whereoscope (#85).

“Capturing 10 percent of a top 100 list of innovative startups from around the world is an impressive showing,” said Viki Forrest, CEO of ANZA Technology Network, “It proves again that Australia punches above its weight when it comes to innovation.”

Only the US, Spain and France had more companies in the Innovate!100 list. Spain, with more than twice the population of Australia, had 11 companies on the list, including the #1 company – Anboto Group, a provider of Web-based customer service technologies based on semantics and natural language processing.

The Innovate!100 program was held in more than 30 cities on five continents. By exclusive arrangement with the Guidewire Group, ANZA Technology Network looks forward to bringing the G/Score to Australia again in 2011.

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Contact Profile

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:
Viki Forrest
P: +1 415 309 7068


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