Versarien plc (LON:VRS), the advanced engineering materials group has today announced that its CEO, Neill Ricketts has been invited to attend the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) conference in San Francisco on the 22 September 2015.
The SEC2SV program, running over three days, is an invitation only series of events and workshops that allows high growth companies to learn from, debate and exchange ideas with Silicon Valley investors, successful serial entrepreneurs, and experts on how and why they have come to create and fund today’s most disruptive technologies. The attendees will also be taken to the offices of Google and Apple as part of the program and spend time pitching their businesses to some of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley.
The conference brings together EU policy makers, including Guenther Oettinger, the EU Commissioner, Matthew Hancock, Minister for the Cabinet Office, UK and Julie Hanna, the Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Also in attendance are, the best of the new EU Scaleups, of which Versarien has been selected, Unicorns (+$1B private companies) and corporations including Google, Pfizer and Microsoft, to meet Silicon Valley stakeholders.
The conference is designed to further support the most ready scale up company CEOs in Europe to expand their operations into the US market while facilitating relation building between policy makers, entrepreneurs and investors from both Silicon Valley and Europe. There is also a focus on raising awareness of EU entrepreneurial activity in Silicon Valley, while also highlighting the best practices, adopted in Silicon Valley, to most successfully support entrepreneurship in Europe.
Versarien Plc CEO, Neill Ricketts commented “It is an honour to have been invited to participate in the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley programme, especially when there has only been one other UK company invited and 12 from Europe as a whole. It is these sorts of events that really help companies like Versarien develop as an international player. It is a direct invitation to talk to Silicon Valley investors, a fantastic opportunity considering that we see the US becoming another key market for us, following on from the granting of our patent in the USA.”