• Australian Innovation Shoot Out Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 08:00AM to 12:00PM
    Building One,1065 La Avenida
    Mountain View, CA 94043
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Australian Innovation Shoot Out



  • January 20, 2010 Australian Innovation Shoot Out

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    Solar-Gem Wins 2010 Australian Innovation Shoot Out in Silicon Valley

    "Business plan competitions are not uncommon in Silicon Valley. This Shoot Out was really amazing--the quality of the finalists was extremely high, much more than I typically see. Thank you again for giving us the chance to meet these entrepreneurs!"
    --Deborah Magid, Director of Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group

    Australia's most forward thinking technology innovators take the stage in Silicon Valley for the fourth annual Innovation Shoot Out. They have just five minutes to convince a panel of top-tier U.S. investors and industry experts that their technology is ready to play on the global stage.

    Inspiration guaranteed — All attendees are entered in the prize drawing to win two round trip tickets to Australia, courtesy of Qantas (you must be present to win).  This is a free event limited to the first 200 people - breakfast is included.

    Who will be named G’Day USA — Australian Innovator of the Year?

    Opening Keynote:
    Dan'l Lewin, Microsoft Corporation

    Judging Panel Chair & Closing Keynote:
    Mark Anderson, Strategic News Service

    Judging Panel:
    Allison Leopold Tilley, Pillsbury
    Deborah Magid, IBM Venture Capital Group
    Prashant Shah, Hummer Winblad
    Chris Shipley, Guidewire

    The 2010 Shoot Out finalists are:

    Digisensory (www.digisensory.com), DigiSensory combine smart imaging devices with their web-based real-time distributed intelligence system to deliver an end-to-end security and surveillance solution.
    Intelliguard (www.intelliguardit.net), a provider of DDoS protection for online enterprises and Internet service providers.
    Mid-Comp International (www.midcomp.com.au), a supply chain management infrastructure provider.
    MultiTrode (www.multitrode.com), a specialist in lift station control and monitoring for water and wastewater facilities around the world.
    Solar Gem (www.solar-gem.asia), a creator of affordable off-grid energy based on clean solar technologies.
    Synengco (www.synengco.com), a provider of technology that helps companies assess and reduce their greenhouse gas and other emissions.
    Zarloc (www.rosterwithross.com), creator of the ROSS system, web-based employee scheduling software that brings sophisticated workforce management software to the small business owner.