SOURCE: Montgomery & Co., LLC

September 07, 2005 09:00 ET

1st Annual Jackson Hole Venture Capital Conference to Showcase Leading Private Growth Companies at Premier Investment Forum

JACKSON HOLE, WY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 7, 2005 -- Lead sponsors Montgomery & Co. and the Carlyle Group, as well as the National Venture Capital Association, Solitude Partners, Silverton Partners, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati and Bavaro Partners are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Jackson Hole Venture Conference to be held September 14-15 at the Spring Creek Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Highlighting private growth companies in the Mountain States, the conference will feature prominent keynote speakers, industry-leading panels and approximately 40 presentations by high-quality growth companies from the Rocky Mountain region.

"We are pleased to gather a cross section of leading entrepreneurs and executives from the Rocky Mountain states," noted James Montgomery, CEO of Montgomery & Co. "Bob Grady and I hope this will become an annual showcase for entrepreneurial businesses throughout the region."

The conference will provide CEOs of Rocky Mountain-based companies the opportunity to present their company's story to a select group of venture and private equity investors from around the United States.

Featuring an array of industry sectors, at press time, confirmed presenting companies include:

Agilix Labs, Inc            Phonex Broadband Corporation
ALN Medical Management      Point2Point Airways
Avinti Inc.                 Primary Health, Inc. 
Cogito, Inc.                Requisite Technology, Inc. 
Decisioneering, Inc.        S5, Inc.     
Delta Nu LLC.               SignetX, Inc. 
DirectPointe Inc.           Specialty Biopolymers Corporation 
GlobeImmune Inc.            Square One Systems Design 
iBAHN® fka STSN             Star Bridge Systems®, Inc.
Ideal Bite, Inc.            Trader Trainer 
Infopia, Inc.               TransAria, Inc. 
Kestrelink Corporation      Transcensus, LLC 
LifePics, Inc.              Utah Broadband, LLC. 
MaxStream, Inc.             VeriTainer Corporation
Montana Feed & Fuel         Virtela Communications, Inc. 
Montana Legend, LLC         Watergy, Inc. 
Navitas¿                    Webroot Software, Inc. 
Newmont University          WellDog Inc. 
Parascript, LLC             WiLife, Inc.
Phiar Corporation           XAware, Inc. 
Conference keynote and panel discussions will include: Wyoming Investment Keynote from The Honorable Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming State Treasurer; "What VCs Are Looking For in Today's Market," comprising moderated by Bob Grady, managing partner of Carlyle Venture Partners; "What I Look For in a Great Company and a Great Stock," moderated by Ted Tobiason, managing director of capital markets at Bank of America Securities; and "The Challenges and Opportunities for Building a High Growth Company in the Mountain States," featuring John O'Donnell, executive director of TechRanch, John Pope, founder of Welldog, Inc. and David Moll, CEO of Webroot Software, Inc.

The invitation-only event is expected to exceed one hundred and fifty attendees, comprised of venture capitalists, private equity investors, and financial and industry executives.

"The Rocky Mountain region has an impressive and successful entrepreneurial environment. We are pleased that the major stakeholders from the Rocky Mountains will gather in Jackson Hole for this first-of-a-kind event," stated Bob Grady, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and Chairman-Elect of the National Venture Capital Association.

Conference Details

Primary sponsors of the Jackson Hole Venture Capital Conference are the Carlyle Group and Montgomery & Co., LLC. Additional sponsors include Bovaro Partners, the National Venture Association, Silverton Partners, and Solitude Management.

More information about the conference can be viewed on the event website at www.jacksonholevc.com.

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