ANZA Technology Network CEO Viki Forrest, Startup Bus founder Elias Bizannes and startup successes Andrew Lacy (Tapulous), Ryan Junee (Omnisio) and Mick Johnson (Whereoscope) are just some of the Aussies profiled in Joel Meares’ “From Australia to Silicon Valley.” (Note: After August 1, this issue is archived – see pages 114-115)
The piece appears in Voyeur, the in-flight magazine of Virgin Australia for July 2011.
For many years, Australians and New Zealanders have been coming to Silicon Valley. Known worldwide for their innovative spirit dating back to the Hills Hoist, Down Under entrepreneurs have naturally gravitated to technology.
The ANZA Technology Network was established in 2001 as a gateway to the US for many of these innovators and their early-stage companies. ANZA holds an annual Gateway to the US event to showcase many of Australia and New Zealand’s latest breakthroughs in software, social media, cloud computing, clean tech, gaming and more.
Additionally, two Down Under entrepreneurs have recently purchased a building in the Valley’s hottest sub-hub, South of Market San Francisco (SOMA). An exciting spin-off of Bizannes’ Startup Bus, the Startup House is in the works for the space. Hermione Way of The Next Web talks with Bizannes and gives us a sneak video peak at the space.