Square 1 Sponsoring VC Award of Excellence at E&Y Strategic Growth Forum

November 22, 2010
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Winner is chosen from venture backed regional winners of Entrepreneur Of The Year®


Square 1 Bank is proud to partner once again with Ernst & Young LLP by sponsoring the Venture Capital Award of Excellence at the Strategic Growth Forum this November in Palm Springs, CA. The event will gather the nation’s leading entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, industry experts and government officials for a five day event culminating with the annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award. As the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in America, the Strategic Growth Forum offers unique opportunities for business insights that can help ambitious start ups and market leaders navigate the future.

"We are very pleased to have Square 1 Bank join with us again this year as sponsors of the Venture Capital Award of Excellence,” stated Bryan Pearce, head of Ernst & Young LLP’s Americas Venture Capital Advisory Group. “Their support of these awards recognizes the important contributions that the venture capital industry makes, by funding promising start up and high growth companies, towards driving innovation, economic growth and job creation."

The Venture Capital Award of Excellence recognizes Ernst & Young LLP’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® regional winners whose companies have been backed by venture capital funding. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges from leading VC firms.

“Square 1‘s commitment to the entrepreneurial and venture capital community is at the top of our priorities as an organization,” said Susan Casey, Founder and Chief Credit Officer of Square 1 Bank. “We’re thrilled to support this event again because it recognizes innovators and the investors who support them, including many of our customers. We firmly believe that innovation is a fundamental key to our nation’s economic growth, and we’re committed to help fuel that growth.”

For more information on the event, you can visit www.ey.com/us/strategicgrowthforum .

About Square 1

Square 1 Bank is a full service commercial bank dedicated exclusively to serving the financial needs of the venture capital community and entrepreneurs in all stages of growth and expansion. Square 1's expertise, focus and strong capital base provide solid support for its clients' needs. The bank offers tailored products and solutions aided by the latest in technological innovations. To serve its relationships, Square 1 has offices coast to coast in Austin, Boston, Boulder, Durham, McLean, New York, San Diego, Santa Monica, Seattle, and Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.square1bank.com .


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