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Mid Comp International gunning for Innovation Shoot-Out in USA

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Mid Comp International  have outgunned 10 rivals to win the Victorian Government nomination for the ‘G’day USA 2010 Innovation Shoot-Out’. The event will showcase Australia’s innovations and investment potential to the United States.

Steve Bridges, Managing Director of Mid-Comp, will fly to San Francisco for the shoot-out, which is on January 17-19. Bridges’ silver bullets will acclaim the qualities of his company’s Odyssey ERP for Distribution application suite.

He said: “Although it's still going to be a very tough nut to crack, we are delighted to have won the Victorian nomination against some very impressive competition. This prestigious international event is taken very seriously by all Australian State and Federal bodies. We are being given every assistance by the Victorian Government to make the most of our opportunity.”

Finalists from each of Australia’s States and Territories will travel to San Francisco to prove that their innovation can prosper in the USA. The aim is to create a platform through which Australian companies can pitch their businesses and to the venture capitalist and investor market in Silicon Valley.

Finalists will have the opportunity to present their innovation and investment potential to US business and industry executives in a live ‘Shoot-Out’ competition. The judges will rate contestants on their innovative technology and their potential for success in the United States.

The winning company will receive a program of awards, professional development courses and strategic advice to help them bring their innovative product to commercialisation in the USA.

Ten companies were invited to apply for the opportunity to represent Victoria in the Shootout. They were all technology applicants to the Victorian Government's Access America service, which operates out of the Victorian Government Business Office in San Francisco.

The selection panel included representatives from Melbourne and San Francisco. Mid-Comp took the prize as it best addressed the selection criteria, which were based on the judging criteria for the 2010 Innovation shootout.

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