BOSTON, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AlwaysOn, the leading producer of world-class conferences for venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and strategic partners, today announced an agreement with Harvard Business School to co-present Venture Summit East 2010. This two-and-a-half day conference, to be held June 21-23 on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston, highlights the significant economic, cultural, and technological trends impacting investors in the emerging technology industry. In addition to co-presenting the event, members of the Harvard Business School faculty will participate in several keynotes and speaking panels.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050621/SFTU067LOGO) Following the success of its sister conference in Silicon Valley in December, where the Top 100 VCs from around the world were honored, the 2010 Venture Summit East event marks the release of the first ever East Coast VC Top 50 list.
The list recognizes value creation by East Coast-based venture capitalists with the best mergers and acquisitions and initial public offering track records over the past four years.
"We are excited to co-host Venture Summit East," said Mike Roberts, Executive Director of the School's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. "We have many graduates in the VC and entrepreneur communities, and we are also looking forward to hosting the many members of those communities who have not been exposed to our extensive entrepreneurship program or visited our campus. We have more than thirty faculty in our Entrepreneurial Management Unit who do a considerable amount of influential research and course development in this field. I know they look forward to sharing their ideas as well as learning from the great group that will attend the Summit." Now in its third year, Venture Summit East helps investors and entrepreneurs stay abreast of market opportunities and conditions that may influence their success. Venture Summit East features keynotes and panel discussions from some of the most influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, investment bankers and analysts in Europe and Eastern North America.
"The AlwaysOn Stanford Summit has long been one of the preeminent events for the entrepreneur and venture capital communities. I am thrilled to be working with the AO team to bring that same type of university partnership to Harvard Business School. This year's Venture Summit East will be a 'must attend' gathering for entrepreneurs around the country," said Jeff Bussgang, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School's Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. Bussgang will also act as co-host for the 2010 Venture Summit East conference.
"AlwaysOn is honored to be collaborating with such an eminent institution as Harvard Business School," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn.
"Venture Summit East will host a wide array of thought leaders and commentators on the state of the VC industry." Venture Summit East will also feature the East 100 -- a list of the fastest growing privately held companies located in Eastern North America or Europe.
Companies from a variety of industries, including cloud computing and SasS, consumer internet, digital education, digital media, enabling tools and devices, greentech, and wireless, will all be selected for the list based on the following criteria -- market opportunity, nature of innovation, media buzz and awareness, commercialization and ability to create stakeholder value.
Nominations are being accepted until May 24, with the winners announced in June and celebrated at the Venture Summit East 2010 on June 21. For more information, or to nominate a company for the list, please visit http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/34081.
The evolving line up for Venture Summit East 2010 can be found at http://alwayson.goingon.com/ecom/productview/34360.
To obtain a media pass for Venture Summit East 2010, please visit: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/34672.
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About Venture Summit The Venture Summit conference series highlights the significant economic, political and technology trends impacting the global growth investor. The goal of Venture Summit East is to match growth-company buyers and sellers and identify the most promising innovation-driven, growth investment opportunities.
Venture Summit events feature the most influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, investment bankers and research analysts in the Eastern U.S. in keynote presentations and panel debates. Venture Summit East will also feature the AlwaysOn Venture Summit East 100 Top Private Companies list, the East Coast VC Top 50 list, and play host to CEO Showcases from qualified companies seeking later-stage capital or potential acquirers.
About Harvard Business School Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 70 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 70 custom programs. For a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who have shaped the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.
About AlwaysOn AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen, GoingGreen East, and GoingGreen Europe. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
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