Thursday, May 17, 2007

BSI sponsors UCLA Andersen’s 22nd annual Entrepreneurship conference

ONE of Australia’s leading business advisory and consulting companies has set its sights on the United States, launching its international operation at the prestigious UCLA Anderson School of Management’s annual entrepreneurs conference.

Business Strategies International, which has helped hundreds of Australian exporters launch international campaigns, has spread its wings to Los Angeles.

BSI launched its USA Gateway program with its support of the UCLA Andersen’s 22nd annual Entrepreneurship conference that was held on 18 May 2007.

Keynote Speakers were Alan I. Rothenberg ,Founder of Major League Soccer and Founder & Chairman, 1st Century Bank and Jane D. Wurwand Founder, Dermalogica, Inc. and The International Dermal Institute.

The Conference included 16 Industry and topic specific panel discussions and workshops , a Networking lunch and cocktail reception

The UCLA Anderson School of Management is one of the top Business Schools in the world, supported by major corporations and industries in the USA.
It also has a landmark MBA program.
BSI is investigating tapping into the program as one of a range of initiatives for its clients.
BSI assists companies access a range of government grants to underpin their international ventures. Its focus will be on innovation.
The USA operation is run by Alexander Daniel, who has a focus on building sales forces for clients.
“We are looking to partner with companies, institutions or Individuals who are interested in assisting Innovative Australian Companies with commercialising their Innovations.” says Daniel.
“Australia is a great test market, but to get value, innovative companies need to have a presence in the USA. “
He pointed to BSI client IMCEDA – a compression software firm that had a turnover of $500,000 pa in Australia.
After establishing an office in the United States, they invested in a sales force and sold the business within 2 years for US $70 million.
“ Australia has great education, innovation , research and development, government support and great lifestyle - but has not got the population to enable ICT companies to get the scale that it needs,” Daniel said.
“As a result, companies need to be born global, and we need to be the bridge for taking these innovations to the USA.”
He said the Australian Government gives 50% of all marketing to assist Australian Companies access overseas markets through the Export Market Development Grant Scheme.
For more information contact
Alexander Daniel on

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