NSTI Announces Winners of NSTI Nanotech Venture Awards to Top Early Stage Companies at NSTI Nanotech 2006 Conference in Boston
May 03, 2006 09:18 AM US Eastern Timezone
The companies will present at Nanotech Ventures 2006, which features more than 60 early stage nanotech companies presenting exclusively to conference attendees and vetting teams comprised of some of the top names in nano business.BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2006--The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) today announced its Early Stage Company Nanotech Venture Award recipients for 2006. The companies will present at Nanotech Ventures 2006, which features more than 60 early stage nanotech companies presenting exclusively to conference attendees and vetting teams comprised of some of the top names in nano business. This year's Nanotech Venture Award winners were selected by a review team comprised of business and investment leaders on the NSTI Vetting Team.
"Nanotech Ventures 2006 Early Stage Company Review provides an ideal forum for seed to early-stage companies to showcase their technologies, market advantages, and to search for funding and 'go-to-market' partners," said Matthew Laudon of the Nano Science & Technology Institute, co-producer of the event. "Over 150 early stage companies submitted their business plans into the event, and about fifty percent were invited to present. The vetted companies are then given 15 minutes to present and address on-site feedback from the vetting team."
This year's 2006 NSTI Nanotech Venture Award winners are:
Life Sciences: Industrial Categories: Pharma, Biotech, Medical Devices Nanopoint, Inc. Physical Sciences: Industrial Categories: Electronics, Instrumentation, Software, Tools Progressive Cooling Solutions Physical Sciences: Industrial Categories: Energy, Materials, Chemistry OrionSolar Photovoltaics
"We are pleased to be a major sponsor of this year's event," said Rick Trecartin, Partner in Dorsey & Whitney's San Francisco office. "The submissions were outstanding and of high quality, and we're very excited to see technology coming out of so many labs ready for commercial use." Dorsey & Whitney LLP is a global law firm providing a full range of services to companies from their inception and beyond and was a leading sponsor for the event.
The goal of the NSTI Nanotech Ventures is to unite early stage public and pre-IPO small-technology products and intellectual property (IP) with industrial users, funding sources, technology providers and the media and analysts community. This venue will be used to promote the global commercial maturation across the nanotechnology landscape, from technology to products.
Attendees at this year's Nanotech Ventures will include representatives from: IBM, Atomic Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Mohr, Davidow Ventures, DuPont Ventures, Motorola, Echelon Ventures, Merck, BASF, Harris and Harris Group, Novartis, Cisco, 3i, and many more.
Nanotech Ventures runs concurrently with Nanotech 2006, May 8-11th. NSTI Nanotech is the largest US nanotechnology conference. The four-day conference and trade show expects attendance to exceed 3,000 and will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies. To learn more, go to http://www.nsti.org/Nanotech2006/Development/ventures.html.
A limited number of press passes will be available for the Nanotech Ventures Conference. If you are interested in a press pass or if you would like to interview a presenting company, please contact Sarah Wenning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-901-4959.
About Nanotech 2006
Nanotech 2006 is the largest gatherings of industrial, academic, business and governmental nanotech-related professionals in the world, and is presented by The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), Boston, Mass. NSTI (www.nsti.org) is chartered with the advancement and integration of nanotechnology's use for a variety of research and business sectors through education, collaboration and research services. NSTI offers continuing education programs, conventions, scientific and business publishing and custom research services. NSTI was founded in 1997 as a result of the merger between various scientific societies, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with additional offices in California and Switzerland.