Friday, June 24, 2005

Rachid Sefrioui spoke at Silicon Valley Bank's CONNECT for Innovation

Rachid Sefrioui spoke at Silicon Valley Bank's sponsored conference in connection with San Diego's CONNECT for Innovation. The audience was mainly entrepreneurs and CEOs of startups in the San Diego area.

Since 1985, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 2,000 companies and is widely regarded as the world's most successful regional program linking investors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for commercialization

Today San Diego is home to almost 6,000 technology companies employing almost 140,000 people. Technology companies represent six percent of the region's employers and they pay 90 percent more than the average salary – a full quarter of our region's wages