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TechConnect Aims at Bringing Together Technology Innovators and Investors at Inaugural Summit Scheduled for May 8-9 in Boston

TechConnect Expects Thousands of Top Technology Generators, Developers and Investors to Attend Event at Hynes Convention Center.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2006--TechConnect, a global technology outreach organization dedicated to locating the world's most promising IP and start-up companies, today announced the Inaugural TechConnect 2006 Summit. TechConnect creates a one of a kind community for innovators to demonstrate their early stage developments in various technology categories and connect them with investors and enterprises looking to bring these ideas to market. The summit will be held on May 8-9, 2006 at the Boston Hynes Convention Center.

"A major challenge for both the technology and the financial communities is finding a forum in which all parties can interact and explore possibilities for future innovation," said Matthew Laudon, Co-Founder and Director of TechConnect. "TechConnect was created to fill this void, bringing both sides together under one roof into a setting that ultimately will help significant groundbreaking concepts come to life."

TechConnect is the first community bringing together the world's top technology generators, developers and investors within diverse categories, such as automotive, electronics, energy, media, chemicals, food and health care. TechConnect applies the academic peer-review process to a business vetting procedure to identify only the best IP and technology global opportunities. The event, which will be held annually, fills an enormous void in the marketplace by creating a venue of commercialization for innovators and early stage companies in which these groups are able to meet face-to-face with investors and enterprises looking to find tomorrow's technology today. TechConnect is led by an executive team with experience in community creation, publishing know-how and unrivaled event execution.

"This community is addressing a problem and challenge faced by many technology minds today, finding an outlet to showcase their ideas and potentially take them to the next level," said Michael Pratt, TechConnect Board Member and Director of Corporate Business Development in the Office of Technology Development at Boston University. "I am excited to be part of an event that will give these individuals this opportunity and look forward to watching it all unfold."

The TechConnect 2006 Summit runs concurrently with Nanotech 2006, Clean & Controlled Environments (in conjunction with Vicon Publishing's Controlled Environments) and BioNano 2006. The conference will begin on May 8 and run through May 11 with an exposition featuring about 300 exhibitors. All activities will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. To submit your IP or Venture, or to receive more information visit:

About TechConnect Summit:

TechConnect is a global technology outreach organization, dedicated to bringing together the world's most promising IP and start-up companies across all industries and technology focus areas. TechConnect is founded upon the application of the academic Peer-Review process towards the evaluation of emerging technologies and early stage venture companies. With extensive knowledge in industry, academia, and business development, TechConnect brings only the best ideas and companies to its audience through publications, events, and outreach activities. The annual TechConnect Summit provides the largest global snapshot of peer reviewed emerging technologies, IP and early stage companies based on their market impact and positioning.

TechConnect Advisory Board:

Boston University             Merck
Massachusetts TTC             Cisco
University of California      Motorola
Rice University               DaimlerChrysler
Yale University               Goodrich
University of Minnesota       University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Illinois        University of California San Diego
Northwestern University       Analog Devices, Inc.
IBM                           Intel
Chevron                       Imperial College-London
University of Geneva          Ford Motor Company
Cabot Corporation             Georgia Tech
Lockheed Martin               Honeywell
Novartis                      BASF
Sanyo                         ExxonMobil
Washington University         University of Florida
New York University

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