MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) today announced that California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom helped to kick off Launch: Silicon Valley 2011, Silicon Valley's most affordable, high visibility product launch showcase for emerging technology companies.
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Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom participated in a discussion with Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, on the Lt. Governor's plan to jumpstart California's economy and the high tech industry's role in these efforts.
Full video: California Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom's Fireside Chat at Launch: Silicon Valley 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7_OPvr6es0
"California's fast growing technology sector continues to have a positive impact on our state's economy," said Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom. "SVASE and their showcase, Launch: Silicon Valley, have played an important role in the delivery of technology innovation and success and I look forward to working in partnership with these entrepreneurs and investors who are helping to drive our economy forward."
Launch: Silicon Valley 2011, held June 7 at Microsoft's Mountain View Campus, is considered Silicon Valley's most affordable, high visibility platform for emerging technology companies to demo their products or services for launch into the market. Each year 30 startups in cleantech, life science, mobile, next generation internet, and technology make presentations to investors and other influencers who can help shape their success. In addition to the presentations, participants also have the opportunity to network with the audience.
Video replays of winning companies' event presentations will be available at http://bit.ly/LaunchSiliconValley2011Presentations.
Founded in 1995 by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit in Northern California dedicated exclusively to helping technology and life science entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses.
SVASE provides support and resources for entrepreneurs, from the idea through initial rounds of funding to product launch, delivered at 12 monthly events and a continually evolving web site. For more information about SVASE, please visit http://www.svase.org.
About Garage Technology Ventures
Garage Technology Ventures is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with investors that include Thomas Weisel Partners and CalPERS, the California Public Employees Retirement System. Garage is focused on investing in emerging technology startups in the Western U.S. For more information about Garage, visit http://www.garage.com.
Jeff Lettes, Director of Communications (SVASE), Principal, Global Media Strategy
[email protected] 408-406-1161
Francisco Castillo, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom
[email protected] 916-445-8994
SOURCE The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE)