TechConnect Summit-IP and First Round Ventures Program Announced! F500 Speakers Program Also Posted!

Participate, collaborate, and network with global F1000 companies, universities, and young companies at the Summit June 21-24, 2010

The 5th annual TechConnect Summit will take place June 21-24, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, US.  The TechConnect Summit is the largest conference for technology commercialization and corporate-investment partnering in North America.  TechConnect represents the intersection of business and investment in the areas of nanotechnology, cleantechnology, and the life sciences.

The TechConnect Summit is part of TechConnect World, a suite of conferences that includes Nanotech, CleanTechnology, MicroTech, and BioNano.  TechConnect World is known as the largest forum dedicated to emerging technologies.

This year’s TechConnect features pre-screened technologies (IPs) and early stage companies (Ventures) from more than 14 countries, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, Singapore, the UK, France, Korea, and Israel.  TechConnect’s Session tracks represent emerging technologies and innovative start-ups from more than a dozen industry sectors, including energy, materials, electronics, and biotech/pharma.

Technologies and companies selected to present at the Summit have access to a targeted audience of F1000 corporate business and science developers, investors, researchers, and international government agencies.  All submissions have been pre-screened by the 70+ member Advisory Committee (have Advisory Committee link to: representing Fortune 500 corporations, university technology transfer offices, and investment firms from around the world.

We are seeking business plans for the TechConnect Venture Forum, taking place June 24, 2010.  Early stage companies working with nanoscale technologies, cleantechnologies, and the life sciences are encouraged to submit their business plan by April 2.  To submit your plan, please visit:  Accepted submitters will be notified the week of April 18th.

Fortune 500 Corporate Partners
The TechConnect Corporate Partnering Forum is for Fortune 500 (F500) business and science development executives present their company’s technology and investment areas of interest.  More than a dozen F500 companies have already confirmed their participation for 2010 in Anaheim, including:

*New for 2010

How to Participate:

Register to Attend

Online registration is now open.  A full conference registration provides full access to all programs and activities June 22-24 at the TechConnect Summit and Expo, plus the co-located Nanotech, CleanTechnology, MicroTech, and BioNano conferences and Expo Halls.  Hotel discounts are also available to conference attendees.  To pre-register today and learn about housing options, visit:

Exhibit at the TechConnect Marketplace Expo

Special Pricing Available for Qualified Universities and Start-Up Companies
The TechConnect Marketplace Expo is for universities, start-up ventures, and companies to showcase technologies, products and services to conference attendees.  Networking receptions with F1000 executives and booth discounts for university tech transfer offices and early stage companies that present at the Summit are just a few of the benefits for 2010.  To learn more, please click here.  The real time list of confirmed exhibitors can be found at:

Become a Sponsor

Companies seeking to maximize their opportunity to find promising technologies, work with young companies, and support technology research and innovation should consider sponsoring the Summit.  TechConnect offers maximum visibility to the technology business community and provides high-quality industry and technology knowledge for sponsors.  To view sponsor packages, click here.

One Day Short Courses: June 21, 2010

TechConnect is also offering one-day short courses on Monday, June 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center; an additional registration is required.  To view the list of course offerings, please visit:

Please visit and bookmark the 2010 TechConnect page, which will host the latest program announcements, at: or contact Jennifer Rocha at for more information.

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