Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Southeast Venture Conference Announces Call for Presenting Companies

PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Southeast Venture Conference announced it is actively seeking showcase companies for its third annual event set for March 11-12, 2009 at Atlanta's Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel.

The conference selection committee, made up of top venture capitalists from around the region, is seeking high growth, innovative companies from a multitude of industries and stages. Southeast Venture Conference presenting companies will have proven management teams and unique market and/or technology positions.

The conference will feature a combination of both early and later stage firms, with previous presenting companies ranging from pre-revenue to firms with over $30 million in revenue.

Over 40 presenting companies will showcase their technologies before a regional and national audience of venture capitalists, private equity investors, angel investors, investment bankers and the technology service community. Presenting companies must be headquartered in one of the following: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or Washington DC.

The application deadline for presenting companies is set for November 14th, 2008. Additional details on presenting or registration information can be found at www.seventure.org .

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

In addition to presenting companies, the conference will feature exclusive networking opportunities, featured speakers and a number of investor/executive oriented panels.

Tim Draper, founder and managing director of venture capital heavyweight Draper Fisher Jurvetson, has been announced as one of the conference's keynotes.

About the Southeast Venture Conference

The mission of the Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC) is to help support the innovation and entrepreneurial activity of emerging high growth technology companies from the Southeast region (the world's 5th largest economy) and the resulting economic growth in the region. As part of that goal, the SEVC understands the importance of investment capital to this equation and provides a key forum to facilitate the infusion of growth to the Southeast high growth technology community. The SEVC highlights both early stage and later stage investment opportunities from: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington DC. For more information visit www.seventure.org .

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