Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

--ANZA Technology Network Partners with Leading Incubators in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide to Assess Commercialization Opportunities in New Markets

ANZA Technology Network and the Guidewire Group will be holding a series of Pitch Slam events at leading incubators in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide 25-30 May. Startups and early-stage companies seeking to assess their global readiness to commercialize in new markets like the US and China are encouraged to sign up to deliver a 5-minute pitch and get their G/SCORE.

The G/SCORE measures companies across seven key business factors designed to accurately and consistently assesses a company regardless of stage, market segment and geography. It identifies strengths and opportunities and allows companies to benchmark their business against thousands of others worldwide.

“The G/SCORE provides early-stage founders and CEOs with vital feedback that provides the focus and reinforcement they need to take their company to the next level,” said Chris Shipley, co-founder and CEO of the Guidewire Group and developer of the G/SCORE, who will personally score each company at this month’s Pitch Slam events.

Companies are charged $49 USD to participate and are asked to prepare a 5-minute pitch. Details about the events, which will be held at ATP Innovations in Sydney on 25 May, iLab in Brisbane on 26 May and Innovate SA in Adelaide on 30 May are available at

“We’re pleased to partner with some of the leading incubators in Australia to deliver the G/SCORE,” said Viki Forrest, CEO of ANZA Technology Network. “No company is ‘too early’ to assess its global potential and begin to address how it will approach the global marketplace.”

ANZA is the exclusive partner of the G/SCORE in Australia and New Zealand. Last year, 10 Australian companies made Guidewire Group’s Innovate!100 list of the world’s top-performing startups based on their G/SCOREs. That 10 percent was a significant showing underscoring Australia’s world-class innovation and readiness to commercialize globally when matched up against countries from North America, Asia and Europe with much larger populations.

Companies that received their G/SCORE in 2010 are invited to come back for another assessment to see how they have met the challenges identified last year and are progressing with their global market plans.

For more information:
Details and registration for the G/SCORE Pitch Slams:
ANZA Technology Network:
Guidewire Group:
Australian Companies Top Guidewire Group’s 2010 Innovate!100 List:

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 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


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