Ernst & Young and VentureOne will host a the Growth & Innovation Conferene West on Nov. 4 and 5 in Burlingame, Calif. The purpose of the conference it to connect start-ups with leading technology companies To exchange ideas and explore partnership opportunities.

During the two-day event, attendees will hear from corporate development officers from Motorola, Siebel, Electronic Arts and others about the partnerships they are seeking, and from executives from leading firms, such as Google, Symantec, and Cadence, who will discuss the challenges they faced as start-ups and how they overcame them. Other sessions will include discussions of technology trends and venture capital investing.