SOURCE: Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit

June 17, 2009 12:54 ET

Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Opens Event to Businesses Introducing Boomer Products and Services

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, taking place at Santa Clara University this week, announced today that the event features a new Forum for entrepreneurs and businesses, who are introducing products and services of benefit to the 45+ boomer market.

"To leverage the expertise and interest of our audience in boomer businesses and to allow businesses with products and services to introduce them to our interested attendees, we are adding a new product Forum to our event," said Mary Furlong, boomer market analyst and event producer.

"firstSTREET, the leading direct marketing company for 'Boomers & Beyond,' is extremely excited to launch our new Designed for Seniors GO Computer at the University of Santa Clara's prestigious Boomer Venture Summit this summer. Silicon Valley and this prominent Summit present the perfect venue for introducing this bold new idea: a simple-to-use computer that will be life-changing for many, many seniors across the U.S."

"We are pleased to see the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit add this venue so that smart and savvy businesses may introduce products that address this significant and growing market," added Barry Posner, dean of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

For more information about the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, please visit To learn more about the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit's boomer product and services forum, please send an email to

The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit's sponsors include AARP, firstSTREET and Southwest.

About the Summit

The 2009 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit & Business Plan Competition is where entrepreneurs and leading venture capitalists meet with one thing in common -- they invest in or serve the 45-year-old boomer consumer. The Summit is the place to learn where and why Venture Capitalists (VCs) are investing heavily in the boomer market, to hear from VC portfolio companies, and to learn from key analysts about how they segment the market and evaluate opportunity. The Summit features a Business Plan Competition where finalists present their business ideas to a panel of judges and be eligible to receive up to $11,000 in prizes.

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