SOURCE: Southeast Venture Conference

January 06, 2010 12:28 ET

First Round of Presenting Companies Announced for 2010 Southeast Venture Conference

TYSONS CORNER, VA--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - The 2010 Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC) today announced the first round of companies selected to present at its upcoming conference scheduled for February 24-25th at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

An expected 60 showcase companies from the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions will present at SEVC 2010. Showcase companies will range from the NASDAQ sponsored late stage showcase firms to earlier stage high growth firms. The presenting companies highlight the present and future of the innovation economy, representing some of the most promising technologies in the region from a diverse range of technology industries, including energy, clean tech, mobile, IT, med tech, security, defense and Internet among others.

"It's a great time for technology companies and venture capital investors to come together," said Steve Keeler, a partner with McGuireWoods and the SEVC 2010 Planning Chair. "Fourth quarter 2009 brought an upswing in venture investor optimism and activity -- particularly in IT, health care and clean tech -- and other industries that can leverage government stimulus."

SEVC 2010 showcase companies will present to a national audience of venture capitalists, private equity investors, angel investors, investment bankers and senior technology executives.

The first round of announced showcase companies includes:

Acumatica - Bethesda, MD
Advanced Liquid Logic - Research Triangle Park, NC
Blue Nano - Charlotte, NC
BoxTone - Columbia, MD
Braintech - Washington, DC
Channel Intelligence - Celebration, FL
Computable Genomix - Memphis, TN
Corporate Events Group - Falls Church, VA
CURRENT Group - Germantown, MD
Envisionier Medical Technologies -  Woodstock, GA
GeneEx - Hialeah, FL
Halo Monitoring - Huntsville, AL
Heart Imaging Technologies - Durham, NC
Imbera - Melbourne, FL
Kaulkin Information Systems - Rockville, MD
Microcell - Raleigh, NC
New River Innovation - Greensboro, NC
Overture Networks - Morrisville, NC
Semprius - Durham, NC
Sharklet Technologies - Alachua, FL
SciVera - Charlottesville, VA
StudioNow - Nashville, TN
Synapse Wireless - Huntsville, AL
Twiigg - Reston, VA
Vocalocity - Atlanta, GA
YadaHome - Washington, DC

"With a stabilizing economy, the stock market holding up and talk of a potential reopening of the IPO window, venture funds are telling us that 2010 could be one of the best years ever to invest," added Keeler.

In addition to showcase company presentations, the conference will feature a number of market-driven topical panels, featured speakers and exclusive networking opportunities. Current keynotes for SEVC 2010 include Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, Mark Heesen, President of the National Venture Capital Association and technologist Vint Cerf, currently the Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and often referred to as "Father of the Internet."

For more information on the conference 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 and the resulting economic growth in the greater Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. 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 technology community. The 2010 conference features dozens of presenting companies, venture and entrepreneurial oriented panels, keynotes and numerous networking opportunities. www.seventure.org