Monday, April 9, 2012

Steve Case and Mark Templeton to Keynote at CED Tech Venture Conference

Startups to Showcase New TechnologiesCED, the southeast’s largest entrepreneurial support organization, today announced that Steve Case, CEO of Revolution LLC, chairman of the Startup America Partnership, and the founder of AOL, and Mark Templeton, president and CEO of Citrix Systems Inc., will be the two keynote speakers at the CED Tech Venture Conference, held on Sept. 11-12, 2012 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The CED Tech Venture Conference is “All Things Tech” in 2012, giving high-growth emerging technology companies an opportunity to pitch their products and showcase their companies in front of venture capitalists, angel investors, and prospective partners and customers. More than 100 entrepreneurs are expected to participate in the Demo Showcase, and CED today opened the application to become a Demo Room Company

Mr. Case and Mr. Templeton headline the conference agenda, which also includes the following prominent technology entrepreneurs: Marten Mickos, founder of mySQL; Michael Olson, CEO of Cloudera; Jesse Lipson, founder of ShareFile; Michael Simon, CEO of LogMeIn; and Matt Lauzon, founder and CEO of Gemvara. Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, and the co-chair of the conference, will moderate the Tech Leaders Panel. 

Last year’s conference attracted more than 600 entrepreneurs, investors and industry professionals. More than 150 investors and 700 participants are expected this year. 

This includes the three prominent investors participating in the Financing Panel: Kevin Chew, managing partner at EMC Ventures; Dan Ciporin, venture partner at Canaan Partners, and Peter Levine, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. An invitation-only dinner for investors will be held on Sept. 11. 

Technology entrepreneurs and startups are invited to participate in the Entrepreneur Workshop, an invitation-only event led by Mr. Lipson, and the CEO breakfast, an invitation-only event featuring Mr. Simon. 

If you love technology, you cannot miss this conference. Registration is now available on the CED Tech Venture Conference website. Current CED Member companies will save $200 on registration. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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