Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Third Annual Southeast Venture Conference Set for March 11-12th in Atlanta

PRNewswire/ -- The third annual Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC) is set for March 11-12th, 2009 at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta.

The SEVC is the opportunity for private equity investors to network with the most promising emerging growth companies in the southeast region and for pioneering entrepreneurs to make the connections that empower their companies to become tomorrow's business leaders.

The Southeast Venture Conference agenda will feature approximately 40 of the region's top private technology firms, a number of high profile speakers and exclusive panels geared to a national audience of venture capitalists, private equity investors, and executive entrepreneurs.

The SEVC has featured over 80 of the most dynamic technology and business speakers including names like craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Virginia's Governor and Nextel founder Mark Warner, former Apple CEO John Sculley, SAS CEO Dr. Jim Goodnight and president Jim Steele to name a few.

Presenting companies will range from early stage firms seeking their first institutional round to later stage pre-IPO firms seeking expansion capital based in: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington DC.

The sold-out 2007 and 2008 SEVCs held in Research Triangle Park, NC and Tysons Corner, VA respectively -- featured over $80 billion in private equity investment capital in attendance.

"Thanks in large part to the diversity of technology innovation in the region, the Southeast United States now represents the world's 5th largest economy," said SEVC Executive Director Eric Gregg. "The SEVC brings the top emerging technologies from the Southeast together with the nation's top investors helping to fuel the region's continued growth across a number of industries."

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