In 2006 alone, Intel invested $1.06 Billion in 91 new companies; 8 of their portfolio companies went public and 29 got acquired in 2006. Now over 400 companies in which Intel has invested. This 3 day summit brought together many of their companies, and exposed us CEO's to networking opportunities with other industry executives, as well as presentations from and discussions with really good, thought-provoking speakers (CEO of Best Buy, Founder of Monster, Intel CEO).
Intel actively tries to connect their portfolio CEOs (me) with partners that could help us achieve our goals through 1-1 matchmaking sessions and elevator pitches to a bigger audience.
This was also an excellent setting for a little press conference that Intel led, introducing their Tutor.com investment (http://www.tutor.com/press/press_releases/PR_05092007.aspx) alongside 5 other recent investments. Between the press coverage and summit networking and matchmaking, we've got our hands full with prospective partnership opportunities. Great stuff, and a good start to be a small part of the "Intel family".
George Cigale, firstname.lastname@example.org