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Connect Midlands ’Meets The Entrepreneur’ At The Space Centre

Connect Midlands are thrilled to be hosting their first event of 2002 since the success of the Connect Midlands Investment Conference back in November 2001. The free seminar entitled ’Meet The Entrepreneur’ will be held at the National Space Centre, Leicester on 21st March 2002 6pm-8pm and complimented by an ’intergalactic’ buffet and free access to tour the National Space Centre prior to the speech. 

Connect Midlands has scrupulously selected the best there is for the enlightening speech, Jon Treanor, president and CEO of Celoxica. The award winning Celoxica helps electronics manufacturers manage design complexity in the development of embedded systems.

Celoxica’s progress under Treanor includes the filing of over 70 technology patents and the raising of more than $70 million in four rounds of funding with major institutional shareholders. Furthermore, Celoxica has achieved the following awards of recognition:

  • Overall Technology Innovation (Bronze) - 2001 Wall Street Journal Europe Awards.
  • Best Network an Internet Technology - 2001 Wall Street Journal Europe Awards.
  • Oxfordshire Business of the Year Award for Innovation 2000.
  • Top VC Backed Company in Europe 2002.

Connect Midlands with also be on-hand to discuss the many advantages membership with Connect Midlands offers. Current Connect members enjoy a comprehensive programme of enticing events at significantly discounted rates, free access to workshops and networking opportunities amongst many others. 

To find out more on this and future scheduled events, please contact Kathy Mills on Tel: 02476 323320 or Email:, Spaces are limited, to ensure you have secured your place please register in advance via telephone or email. We look forward to seeing you!

Editors Notes

For press enquiries please contact Miss Isabell Majewsky, Director of Connect Midlands on Tel: 02476 323316 or Email:

Principal Founding Sponsorship from the University of Warwick, Advantage West Midlands and the East Midlands Development Agency. And founding Sponsorship from business advisors Ernst & Young, CH Jones, BT, Business Link - Coventry and Warwickshire, Grant Thornton, HSBC, Innvotec Ltd, OFEXMedia Ltd, QinetiQ, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Wragge & Co.

Connect Midlands - Connect’s mission is to nurture the development and growth of the technology related enterprise in the Heart of England. Connect is currently one of 10 active organisations working to fulfil the needs and aspirations of emerging technology focussed companies. By connecting entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed and linking business service providers with new technologies and business opportunities, Connect acts as a catalyst for the success of early stage technology industries.