60 Innovative Start-Ups To Present At NVIDIA’s Annual Emerging Companies Summit
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SANTA CLARA, CA—July 28, 2009 — NVIDIA Corporation today announced that its second annual Emerging Companies Summit will feature presentations by 60 start-up companies from a dozen countries, discussing how they utilize graphics processing units (GPUs) to deliver innovative solutions in areas ranging from cloud computing and computer vision to gaming and image processing.
The event, which brings together entrepreneurs with those who fund their ventures, will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif., from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2009, in conjunction with the GPU Technology Conference, the year’s most significant event dedicated to application development on the GPU. Detailed registration and information on the start-up companies can be found at www.nvidia.com/ecs.
“This is the only event where start-ups utilizing GPUs for visual and compute-intensive applications can showcase their businesses to venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, analysts and others in the GPU computing ecosystem,” said Jeff Herbst, vice president of business development at NVIDIA. “The companies we have lined up represent a broad range of fields, extending from consumer applications to those utilized by the world’s most sophisticated researchers.”
In addition to presentations by companies leveraging the power of GPUs, the Emerging Companies Summit will feature several panel discussions. They include one on the future directions of GPU computing, with Bill Dally, NVIDIA’s chief scientist, and a “fireside chat” with Jensen Huang, NVIDIA’s president and CEO, to be moderated by prominent industry analyst Jon Peddie.
“We presented at last year’s Emerging Companies Summit and are thrilled to be back again,” said Sean Varah, CEO of MotionDSP, a San Mateo, Calif.-based company with roots in the intelligence community that makes next-generation video enhancement software. “Visual and high-performance computing represent major growth sectors in the technology industry, and this conference allows us to meet and do business with most of the relevant ecosystem players all in one place. It’s a must-attend event.”
Among other companies participating are:
The Emerging Companies Summit is sponsored by Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Citi, Sutter Hill Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, and Acceleware. Attendance is expected to be over 350 individuals, including prominent venture capitalists from around the world.
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