Last week it was Pat Phelan who was writing about Ireland’s Stuart Coulson this week it’s the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/business/businessspecial3/10INVEST.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Golfsmack have just launched their Ryder Cup site in partnership with Turner Broadcasting and the PGA of America- www.golfsmack.com

If you can’t make it to Valhalla this week, this is the next best thing.

Pat Phelan of Maxroam was in San Francisco last week at the CTIA conference. Silicon Republic pick up on some of his good progress- http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/article/11434/

NovaUCD had a presence at a clean-tech [university tech transfer] conference in Denmark in early September. Michael Kanellos of GreenTechMedia was also there.

He wrote a good piece last week profiling one of the Institute’s incubation projects.

http://greenlight.greentechmedia.com/2008/09/02/a-new-bioplastic-made-by-bacteria-518/

NewBay Software, the global leader in digital lifestyle solutions for carriers,announced that U.S. Cellular has chosen its LifeCache solution to launch a media album service. The Online Album branded service provides photo storage for U.S. Cellular customers. Link: http://newbay.com/view_press.php?id=pr090908

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Monday- September 15th, 2008

6.30 PM: SDForum Startup SIG: Jeff Clavier, SoftTechVC, leading angel investor. (Menlo Park) http://www.sdforum.com

Tuesday- September 16th, 2008

7.00 AM: SKMurphy: Bootstrappers Breakfast (Sunnyvale) http://www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com

6.00 PM: Dublin City University Alumni Meeting (Irish Consulate, San Francisco)

Wednesday- September 17th, 2008

6.00 PM: SVASE EBS: Picking The Right VC (Danville) http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1015

Thursday- September 18th, 2008

8.00 AM: SVASE VC Breakfast Club with David Aslin of Nexit Ventures, focus on Mobile and Wireless Communications (East Palo Alto) www.svase.org/?q=node/1555

6.00PM: SVASE Cleantech BIG- how new Battery & PVC technologies will turbocharge energy, autos (Palo Alto) http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1564

6.30PM: Irish Network of San Francisco, Networking Event (Menlo Park) http://www.irishnetworksanfrancisco.com/insf

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TUESDAY (TODAY!!), September 9. 10 PM

Enter the *only* tech pitch event in SF on Tuesday at the “Smack My Pitch Up” party – http://www.thelongfail.com

Sponsored by @Wubud

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Events in Silicon Valley/ Bay Area this week (September 8- 12)

Tuesday, September 9:
5.30 pm: David Aslin of Nexit Ventures gives the “SVASE Funding Pitch Workshop”, (Palo Alto)- http://www.svase.org/?q=node/752

Wednesday, September 10:
11.30 AM: “SVASE CXO Leadership Forum” luncheon designed to foster discussion in a confidential format among founders, officers and managers (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO) of startup technology companies.(Menlo Park) http://www.svase.org/?q=node/753

5.30 PM: Enterprise Ireland post CTIA drinks reception, The Thirsty Bear, San Francisco

6.00 PM: The GABA-CA (German-American business in California and Germany) are hosting a discussion on “Investing in Turbulent Times”- http://www.gaba-network.org/index

7.30 PM: The second best networking reception at the CTIA! This is a very good event to go to after the EI Thirsty Bear Event. http://www.fiercewireless.com/jazz/

Thursday, September 11:
7.30AM: “From Mobility to Hyperconnectivity” discussion (San Francisco) http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P17760

8:00AM: SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Prashant Shah of Hummer Winblad, Focus on Desktop Software, Embedded Systems, and SAAS. (San Francisco) http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1640

11.45AM: SVASE Startup event- “Selecting and Advisory Board/Board of Directors”
http://www.svase.org/?q=node/754

Friday, September 12
7.30 AM: The Bootstrappers Breakfast (Milpitas). www.thebootstrappersbreakfast.com

SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs) held it’s “Shaking the Money Tree” event in Palo Alto on Thursday, September 4. The event, of which Enterprise Ireland’s Palo Alto office was a sponsor, saw a distinguished panel provide insight into Venture Investments for the 2nd quarter of 2008.

Steve Bengston of PwC was the moderator for the evening. Steve presented the PwC Money Tree report, the only industry endorsed research of its kind, to a capacity audience. The panel of Allan May (MD Emergent Medical Ventures), Jeff Crowe (Norwest Venture Partners), Rich Redelfs (Foundation Capital), Steve Kan (Clearstone Venture Partners) gave their own thoughts and opinions on the report and also took audience questions.

For over two hours the panellists waxed lyrical on the hot emerging markets (cleantech), the current weakness of the IPO market (zero VC backed IPO’s in the US in Q2’08, the first time in 30 years), the trends shown by the PwC report and anything else on which the audience questioned them.

The synopsis of these expert opinions? The money tree is growing big and strong, but it is becoming more difficult to shake it.

See:
www.svase.org
www.pwcmoneytree.com
or contact silicon.valley@enterprise-ireland.com for more info.

ChangingWorlds powers the newly launched Sprint Web
ChangingWorlds, the global expert in mobile data personalization and subscriber intelligence for mobile operators, today announced that it has launched its ClixSmart Intelligent Portal Platform solution with leading U.S. carrier Sprint for the delivery of its advanced personalization and portal management solutions. Through working with Sprint, ChangingWorlds will not only launch its ClixSmart technology on the carrier’s own portal, Sprint Web, it will also provide advanced personalization solutions for a number of Sprint’s cable partners and wireless wholesale customers.

Sprint is the third largest carrier in the United States and is now the largest individual mobile operator to deploy ChangingWorlds’ ClixSmart solution.

For Sprint, ChangingWorlds’ unique ClixSmart personalization solution delivers personalized content on the home page based on the sites visited most often by individual subscribers.

ChangingWorlds’ ClixSmart solution automatically generates personalized, dynamic content teasers that enrich the user experience of Sprint Web and stimulate increased click-through. ClixSmart teasers, which include text and images, are rotated dynamically and personalized according to the ClixSmart user profile to provide a compelling and relevant user experience designed to encourage Sprint Web users into using more mobile data.

Sprint will also use ClixSmart Recommender to automatically generate personalized content recommendations, which are relevant and interesting to the individual mobile portal user and ClixSmart Campaign Manager to promote content available on its mobile portal and to enable the cross selling of mobile portal content.

“Sprint chose ChangingWorlds because of its pedigree in building subscriber intelligence and delivering highly personalized and relevant mobile data services to individual subscribers,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of product and technology development for Sprint. “Using ClixSmart, Sprint Web automatically learns what content the customer likes and puts it on their home page, enabling Sprint customers to get the most from the Internet on their phones even faster, when and where they want to. The launch of our new ClixSmart -enabled mobile portal service has been one of the most seamless and successful product integrations we have done to date.”

Sprint is not new to launching firsts in the U.S. wireless marketplace, having been the first U.S. carrier to launch a GPS-enabled phone, offer navigation service on mobile phones, deliver an over-the-air music download service and bring live video streaming to the mobile device in the US. Sprint has always aimed to stay ahead of the game and this latest deal with ChangingWorlds heralds another first for the carrier and a new era of highly personalized and relevant mobile data services for Sprint’s customers.

“Sprint is widely recognized for identifying and deploying innovative technologies,” said David Moran, CEO of ChangingWorlds. “We are delighted to work with such a dynamic and innovative carrier and we are committed to delivering the most advanced and sophisticated personalized mobile data service in the U.S. market for Sprint. Our launch with Sprint marks our expansion in the USA, a market we regard as hugely important for ChangingWorlds, having already established a very strong foothold in the European marketplace and a growing customer base in the Asian market.”

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