Connect to Silicon Valley

When: Wednesday, 6th May 2015; 12:30pm – 3pmCapture

Where: The BNZ lounge, EPIC corner of Manchester and Tuam Streets

RSVP: Please register to attend this free event here

Join CDC for an afternoon of technology, investment and business pitching advice with two of Silicon Valley’s movers and shakers: Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures and Adiba Barney, CEO of the SVForum.

This event is designed to enable startup tech businesses and their investors to connect and learn more about the current tech and investment landscape in Silicon Valley. A select group of Christchurch tech businesses, who are readying themselves for venture capital funding, will also present their business to Bill and Adiba and receive constructive feedback to help them become successful in raising additional capital to fund growth.

The event will conclude with informal networking.

This event is sponsored by Wharf42 and Callaghan Innovations.


Bill Reichert is Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures. Since joining Garage in 1998, Reichert has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture- backed technology start-ups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems.

Adiba Barney is the CEO of Silicon Valley Forum – Silicon Valley ́s largest and oldest non-profit organization, dedicated to educating and creating relationships within the technology and start-up community. She was prior to that the Executive Director of Silicon Vikings, a non- profit business networking organization connecting the Nordic ́s innovation and start-up ecosystem to Silicon Valley.

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