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ETT would like to thank its sponsors for their generous support. If you are interested in sponsoring this Tech Tour, please contact us at info@techtour.com or Tel: +41 22 544 6062.

Global Partners

Founded in 1875 by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet in the Swiss village of Le Brassus, Audemars Piguet is the oldest Manufacture of Haute Horlogerie never to have left the hands of the founding families. Today, its range encompasses complex mechanical watches, Haute Joaillerie creations as well as a line of jewellery. At each stage in its history, the Manufacture has daringly adopted avant-garde techniques in order to place them in the service of traditional craftsmanship. This approach has earned it an unparalleled number of world firsts in the field of Haute Horlogerie.

Egon Zehnder International was founded in 1964 in Zurich and today the firm specializes in Board Effectiveness Reviews, Leadership Strategy Services and Executive Search at the Management and Board levels. The Firm has a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - placing clients' interests first and to lead its profession in creating value for its clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The Firm has a structure which is unique in its profession. The Firm's 385 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between offices. It allows the Firm to operate seamlessly when engagements call for multi-office, cross collaboration and knowledge sharing. Large or small, local or global, clients benefit from this structure by having access to the Firm's most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside.

Schroders is a global asset management company established in 1804 with EUR 133 billion assets under management. The company still bears the stamp of the founding Schroder family and focuses exclusively on asset management and private banking. The independence of its advisory and financial services is reflected in the bank

Silver Sponsors

BCCC Attorneys LLC is a leading independent business law firm with offices in Geneva and Lausanne and clients in all regions of Switzerland. BCCC brings together around 30 qualified professionals with an international background and complementary expertise in selected areas of practice. BCCC

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Bird & Bird is an international commercial law firm which operates on the basis of an in-depth understanding of key industry sectors. We focus on Aviation & Aerospace, Communications, Energy & Utilities, Food & Beverage, Financial Services, IT, Life Sciences, Media and Sport. We are proud to be working with some of the world's most innovative and technologically advanced companies, each of which depend on cutting-edge legal advice to meet their business objectives. With offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, The Hague, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, London, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Warsaw and close ties with firms in other key centres in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States we are well placed to offer our clients local expertise within a global context.

Bronze Sponsors

Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades experience in private equity and venture capital. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels and currently manages around 1.8 billion EUR (including third party funds) of investments in 85 portfolio companies, which jointly realise a turnover of more than EUR 6 billion and employ over 28,000 professionals. As a recognized market leader in selected investment platforms, Gimv identifies entrepreneurial and innovative companies with high-growth potential and supports them in their transformation into market leaders. Gimv

For more than a century, Morgan Lewis lawyers have helped clients achieve their business goals, and clients have come to rely on the firm for its tradition of professional excellence, integrity and client service. Morgan Lewis has more than 1,400 lawyers and 300 other professionals (including technical specialists, patent agents and paralegals) in 22 offices worldwide. We have a complete range of practices and are well positioned to meet clients' critical legal needs.
Emerging business and technology businesses that partner with us benefit from our guidance, value-added network, and access to sources of capital. We work closely with clients to position companies for investment, raise capital, negotiate strategic relationships, establish intellectual property protection practices, and create incentive compensation plans. Each of our clients works with a dedicated, partner-led team familiar with its business objectives, industry dynamics, and market issues.
Morgan Lewis

Local Support Partners

ChampionScott Partners is a leading global executive search firm focused exclusively on the technology industry and related sectors. Our firm delivers the personalized focus of a technology boutique combined with the research resources and global reach of a large international firm. We recruit CEOs, their direct reports, and Board Directors for companies ranging from early-stage VC-backed to the Global 500 in the key technology centers of the US, China, Japan and Europe through our offices around the world.

Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) is about connecting buyers and sellers. We do so through eBay, the world

Research Partner

CB Insights is your personalized gateway to smarter, faster, friendlier intelligence on high growth private companies. CB insights is the ideal tool for those engaged in private equity, venture capital, corporate development, investment banking, corporate innovation & strategy, angel investment and consulting. Whether it is deal sourcing, due diligence, or market and competitive intelligence, CBI has been created to assist you in discovering the right private company information in the most efficient, comprehensive way.

Media & Communication Partners

Informilo is a Paris-based media company that covers the global tech sector with a strong emphasis on Europe. The focus is on entrepreneurship and innovation in every part of the pipeline from the smallest start-up with the best idea to big companies that embrace creative disruption. The aim is to help start-ups and venture capitalists benchmark the global competition and connect with big corporates. In addition to its Web-based magazine Informilo is launching a quarterly report on venture capital and entrepreneurship in Europe in the Times of London (the first edition will be published in December 2010) and will be a regular contributor to a new

Industry Support

The European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) has a membership of about 150 regional development agencies from across the European Union. Agencies from almost all the Member States of the EU are EURADA members.

The European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) is a member-based, non-profit trade association that was established in 1983 and is based in Brussels. EVCA represents, promotes and protects the interests of the European private equity and venture capital industry. Specifically, EVCA

EBAN - The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players is a pan-European organization gathering over 100 member organizations from 27 countries, including business angels networks and federations of networks, early stage venture capital funds (investing less than 3 million euros per transaction, and interested in cross-border collaboration with angels). EBAN represents circa 250 angel groups in Europe via direct or indirect membership, reaching out to 20.000 angels and receiving circa 40.000 business plans a year. It was established in 1999 with the collaboration of the European Commission by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe. EBAN

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