SOURCE: Southeast Venture Conference

February 16, 2010 13:16 ET

Final Presenting Companies and Agenda Set for 2010 Southeast Venture Conference Hosted in Northern Virginia

TYSONS CORNER, VA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - The final companies and agenda are in place for the 2010 Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC) scheduled for February 24-25th at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

A total of 60 showcase companies representing Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, DC will be presenting to a national and regional audience of venture capitalists, private equity professionals, technology executives and the technology support community.

In addition to showcasing some of the most promising high growth technology firms in the region, the SEVC will feature dozens of prominent speakers such as Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, 'Father of the Internet' and Google's Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf, President of the National Venture Capital Association Mark Heesen and other top venture capitalists and industry experts discussing a variety of topics.

Announced 2010 SEVC presenting companies include:

  • Acumatica - Bethesda, MD
  • Advanced Liquid Logic - RTP, NC
  • Avancen - Mount Pleasant, SC
  • AvidXchange - Charlotte, NC
  • avVenta - Mount Pleasant, SC
  • BestThinking - Cary, NC
  • Blue Nano - Charlotte, NC
  • Blue Ocean Biomedical - Pembroke Pines, FL 
  • Box Tone - Columbia, MD
  • Braintech - Washington, DC
  • CallMiner - Fort Myers, Florida
  • Channel Intelligence - Celebration, FL
  • Columbia Power - Charlottesville, VA
  • Computable Genomix- Memphis, TN
  • Creative Allies - Asheville, NC
  • CURRENT Group - Germantown, MD
  • CW Optics - Seaford, VA
  • Deposco - Alpharetta, GA
  • Entogenetics - Charlotte, NC
  • Envisionier Medical - Woodstock, GA 
  • eTect - Gainesville, FL
  • FishBowl - Alexandria, VA 
  • GeneEx - Hialeah, FL
  • GetWellNetwork - Bethesda, MD
  • Halo Monitoring - Huntsville, AL
  • Heart Imaging Technologies - Durham, NC 
  • HitFix - Washington, DC
  • Imbera - Melbourne, FL
  • iVideosongs - Atlanta, GA
  • Kaulkin Information Systems - Rockville, MD
  • LinkConnector - Cary, NC
  • Microcell - Raleigh, NC
  • MiserWare - Blacksburg, Virginia
  • NextGenEn - Columbia, SC
  • Oncoscope - Durham, NC
  • Oversight Systems - Atlanta, GA
  • Overture Networks - Morrisville, NC
  • Parabon NanoLabs - Reston, VA
  • Park Media - Memphis, TN
  • Patient Point - Orlando, FL
  • RivalHealth - Raleigh, NC
  • SciVera - Charlottesville, VA
  • Semprius - Durham, NC
  • Sestar Technologies - Gainesville, FL
  • Sharklet Technologies - Alachua, FL
  • SIGNiX - Chattanooga, TN
  • Skoodat - Chattanooga, TN
  • smartRealm - Leesburg, VA
  • SoloHealth - Duluth, GA
  • Spotlight TMS - Falls Church, VA
  • StudioNow - Nashville, TN
  • Synapse Wireless - Huntsville, AL
  • Twiigg - Reston, VA
  • Vocalocity - Atlanta, GA
  • Voices Heard Media - Knoxville, TN
  • Weather Decision Technologies - Atlanta, GA 
  • YadaHome - Washington, DC

Showcase companies represent a variety of technology industries and range from earlier stage standouts to later stage companies having already raised tens of millions of dollars.

"This year's SEVC showcases the industries that received most of the venture funding in the second half of 2009, namely biotech and medical devices, energy, software, IT and media," said Steve Keeler, a partner with McGuireWoods and the SEVC 2010 Planning Chair.

"The upward trend in the second half of 2009 should create momentum into 2010 as investors get off the sidelines," added Keeler.

The 2010 SEVC speaker list includes:

  • Jimmy Wales - Co-Founder, Wikipedia
  • Vint Cerf - 'Father of the Internet' and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Mark Heesen - President, National Venture Capital Association
  • Bob Hower - General Partner, ATV
  • Jack Biddle - General Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
  • Megan Leary - Investment Manager, AlpInvest Partners
  • Kate Sidebottom Simpson - Vice President, Parish Capital
  • Mike Noonan - Head of Capital Markets, NYSE Euronext
  • Jake Tarr - Managing Director, Kinetic Ventures 
  • Dan Marriott - Managing Director, Stripes Group 
  • Michael DiPiano - Managing Director, NewSpring Capital
  • Lou Volpe - Managing Partner, Kodiak Ventures 
  • Mark McQueen - President & CEO, Wellington Financial
  • Bruce A. Craig - Managing Director, England & Company
  • Don Rainey - General Partner, Grotech Ventures 
  • Manan Shah - Managing Partner, Focus Investment Banking
  • Ryan R. Moore - General Partner, GrandBanks Capital
  • Doug Brockway - Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus
  • Chris Holden - General Partner, Court Square Ventures
  • Katrin Burt - Partner, Intersouth Partners 
  • Pete Howton - CEO, Kingfisher Systems
  • Maureen Downey - Principal, Pantheon Private Equity
  • Catharine Burkett - Principal, Camden Partners 
  • Mike Elliott - General Partner, Noro-Moseley Partners
  • Keith Bergelt - CEO, Open Invitation Network 
  • Tom Grossi - Principal, NEA
  • Michael Schewel - Partner, McGuireWoods 
  • Susan Moser - Partner-in-Charge, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland
  • John Fogg - Partner, Hutchison Law Group 
  • John Williamson - Partner, McGuireWoods
  • Brendan Herron - VP Corporate Development, CURRENT Group
  • Wright Steenrod - Principal, Chrysalis Ventures

Speakers will be discussing a variety of venture capital and technology related topics including:

  • 2010: State of the Venture Capital Market
  • Inside the Beltway: Winning Strategies for Government Contracting
  • Company Exit and Liquidity Strategies
  • Sector Focus: Clean Tech
  • Limited Partner Viewpoint
  • Early Stage Investment Roundtable Discussion

"Now is a good time to be networking and forging new relationships, whether you're an early or expansion-stage company. The impact of evolving government regulation and stimulus makes the Washington, DC area a perfect place to meet," said Keeler.

For additional information visit www.seventure.org

About Southeast Venture Conference 2010
The Southeast Venture Conference, one of the largest venture capital forums on the east coast, takes place February 24-25th at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The mission of the SEVC is to help support the innovation and entrepreneurial activity of emerging high growth technology companies in the greater Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The 2010 conference features dozens of presenting companies, venture and entrepreneurial oriented panels, keynotes and numerous networking opportunities. www.seventure.org