Alliance Partners

Sunday, June 04, 2006

USA Gateway held last Thursday in Melbourne

left to right:- Lisa Donath (Event Manager BSI), Rob Hosking (CEO and founder of Bluereef) Martin Hosking ( founder of Looksmart and Chairman of Ivor Frischknecht (Investment Director of Starfish Ventures) Ivan Kaye (Director BSI and ADI)

50 SMEs looking to export to USA heard war stories from Martin Hosking - founder of looksmart, Rob Smyth of Bluereef and Ivor Frischknecht of Starfish Ventures. The USA Gateway Panel was facilitated by Ivan Kaye, a Director of BSI.

What came out of the panel discussions and questions, were the importance of networking, developing relationships and adapting to the culture of the USA.

Do not be scared to say how wonderful you, your company and your product is says Martin Hosking.

The USA Gateway was sponsored by Vicstart, (an initiative launched by Victorian Minister John Brumby), BSI, ADI and Digital Harbour.


  1. another great event at digital harbour

  2. A fantastic event. Well done to Lisa Donath for organising and the Panel for
    their frank views on exporting to the USA