Upcoming Events in Australia and the US
TopANZA Technology Network and our partners and affiliates have some upcoming events that may be of interest to you. We are pleased to share this information and to support and collaborate with those committed to strengthening the connections between Australia, New Zealand and the US, and to alert you to key networking opportunities in Silicon Valley as well as Down Under.


20 APRIL 2010 - SYDNEY, NSW - Gateway to China Workshop. NSW companies interested in exploring the China marketplace are encouraged to attend this FREE workshop. 1 pm - 5 pm. NSW Trade and Investment Centre, Hamilton Room, Level 47, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney. Click here to register now. Five companies from the workshop will be chosen to be a part of the Gateway to China pilot program in Shanghai, 13-19 June 2010. 

21 APRIL 2010 - ADELAIDE, SA - "Commercialising Australian Innovation: A Cultural Challenge". Join ANZA CEO Viki Forrest and local CEOs to talk about the unique challenges Australians face in doing business in foreign markets and how to conquer them. Come be a part of a discussion designed to shape our future in the global marketplace. Sponsored by DTED and Innovate SA. 5:30 pm networking, 6 - 7:30 pm discussion. Innovate SA Board Room, Level 14, 19 Greenfell Street, Adelaide. Click here to register.


2 APRIL 2010 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Keiretsu Forum San Francisco/North Bay Entrepreneur Funding Boot Camp. All-day intensive session designed to teach you the ins and outs of the funding process from investors and experts who have successfully helped their clients navigate the funding process. Learn how to develop a compelling strategy and plan, structure a deal, present to investors, prepare and manage due diligence and create an attractive exit strategy. Click here for more details and registration. 
7 APRIL 2010 - BURLINGAME, CA - BayBio 2010: Life Science Innovation - Drivers and Barriers. One-day conference focusing on Northern California's strength in life sciences innovation. Who pays for biotech innovation? Current financing and new sources of capital affect business models, development and commercialization strategies. The conference will consider government initiatives such as health care reform, clean energy legislation and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding and the effects of these on therapeutic, diagnostic and clean tech companies. Trends in public markets, venture investment, M&A and partnering will also be explored. Click here for more information and registration details.

16 APRIL 2009 - MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Under the Radar: Commercializing the Cloud
. Morning keynote speaker: John Quinn, VP Engineering Digg. In less than a year cloud computing has gone from "over-hyped" to a trusted, scalable alternative to the traditional data center. Come see cloud computing innovations at their earliest stage and meet CIOs, CTOs and IT executives from Bank of America, AT&T, Virgin America, MTV Networks and 350 other tech leaders to hear about who's adopting the cloud, who's innovating and why it matters to you. From the new data center to SaaS, the ROI for leveraging the cloud has never been more clear or compelling. Click here for more details and registration.

22 APRIL 2009 - SYDNEY, NSW - Funding Connect NSW - Get connected with leading investors, entrepreneurs and clever people from the government and research sectors, create exciting new opportunities and possibilities for partnerships, commercialisation funding and discover which funding options are best for your business. Panel discussions, networking and lunch (included). 12 noon - 6:30 pm. Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney. $220 (inc GST), 50% discount for ANZA members, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and employees of public funded research institutions. Click here to register.

7-8 MAY 2009 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - ASCEND 2010 West Coast Leadership Conference: Reinventing for the Long-Term. Two-day annual gathering of Pan-Asian leaders convene to explore rapid change in the business world that is propelling and disrupting new careers and industries. Come find out how to stay relevant and flexible. Learn what skills enable you to anticipate risk, uncertainty, and change. Determine who can help guide your transformation. A top-tier panel of speakers and mentors will share tactics and strategies on how to successfully navigate these turbulent times and build lasting relationships. ANZA members receive $50 discount off full conference price when you register here and enter code: SC10ANZA.

13 MAY 2009 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Vator Splash: Startup Pitches, Demos & Party. Meet entrepreneurs of up-and-coming seed and early-stage companies for a fun evening of pitches, demos and partying at San Francisco's Club du Nord. Keynotes by Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Gurbaksh Chahal  (gWallet), emcee Robert Scoble (Scobleizer) and entertainment by VC Raj Kapoor of Mayfield and his band Cover Flow. Fun begins at 4:30 pm, pitches at 6 pm, and after-party from 9 pm. Tickets start at $120. Click here for more details and registration.


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