Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Venture group selects local companies to pitch investors

Ben Hammer, Washington Business Journal

Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other investors are getting ready for the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association's annual Capital Connection two-day event May 30-31.

The regional venture capital organization expects as many as 1,000 people to attend the two-day event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in D.C., with visitors coming from the mid-Atlantic, California, Chicago, Texas, New England, New York, Florida, Atlanta and elsewhere.

Keynote speakers are to include "Freakonomics" author Steve Levitt, Inc. magazine Editor-at-large Bo Burlingham and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner.

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