Silicon Valley, CA, April 6, 2015 – Silicon Catalyst today announced it will be hosting the first Silicon Sunrise Startup Event in San Jose, CA on April 30. This event will be an opportunity to learn what Silicon Catalyst is all about, meet semiconductor innovators and explore the recently opened Avaya Stadium.
While the event is called “Silicon Sunrise”, in recognition of the renewed interest and energy in semiconductor innovation, it will be held at sunset from 5 to 8pm. Attendees are expected from leading semiconductor, EDA, systems, and financial firms. They will network with aspiring entrepreneurs, representatives from Silicon Catalyst’s partners and the Silicon Catalyst team.
At the event, Silicon Catalyst will make several announcements, including new partners, new team members and the selection of the first startups to be admitted to the incubator.
“The Silicon Sunrise Startup Event will be a chance for Silicon Valley professionals to see how they can get involved and encourage semiconductor innovation”, said Mike Noonen, Chairman of Silicon Catalyst. “As a new venture, it is only fitting that we will be gathering at a brand new venue in the heart of Silicon Valley”.
The location for the Silicon Sunrise Startup Event, Avaya Stadium, is the new home of the San Jose Earthquakes professional soccer team. It seats 18,000 and is adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The European-inspired building is the first cloud-enabled venue in Major League Soccer and will be among the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. Additionally, the north end zone houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard.
This event is made possible through the generous support of
- Lonergan Partners
- Jack B. Keenan, Inc.
- Global Semiconductor Alliance
To learn about the event and to register, please go to:
About Silicon Catalyst
Silicon Catalyst is the industry’s first incubator for semiconductor solution start-ups. While there are many incubators and accelerators for software and even some for hardware, this is the world’s first focused exclusively on semiconductor solutions. Silicon Catalyst will address the challenges faced by start-ups when going from idea to company formation to prototype, along with the industry-wide concern about the lack of fund-worthy start-ups to drive novel innovation and growth.
Silicon Catalyst operations are expected to begin in Silicon Valley, California in the second quarter of 2015. Startups are anticipated to come from not just Silicon Valley but from all around the world. Silicon Catalyst plans to collaborate with local incubators to enable these entrepreneurs to leverage the Silicon Catalyst partner resources without needing to relocate. In this way, Silicon Catalyst plans to be a gateway to Silicon Valley’s robust resources and customers while keeping innovation frugal and successful.