Nashua, NH, August 07, 2009 --(PR.com
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Mass High Tech Partners with Speed Venture Summit™
Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England technology will partner with the NH High Technology Council and NH Small Business Development Center in providing media coverage and support for the second annual Speed Venture Summit™, to be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua, New Hampshire. SVS is the premier speed-dating-style event for fast-growth businesses and investors in New England, and brought to you by the New Hampshire High Technology Council and the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center.
"The beauty of technology and entrepreneurship is that it knows no geographical boundaries,” MHT editor Doug Banks said. “MHT has been covering innovation not just in Boston but throughout all six New England states for years. Despite the difficult economy, entrepreneurship continues to thrive. Partnering with Speed Venture Summit makes sense, to help serve both the resulting demand for capital and the desire of capital sources for more efficient and effective ways to discover, screen, meet and evaluate players in the early-stage markets.”
Summit producer Tim Platt explained the association with Mass High Tech this way: “In order to communicate effectively with the depth and breadth of the tech market, we have to partner with MHT, which is the go-to tech media channel in New England. The SVS marketing strategy carefully considers the company that we keep, and we know that we are in good company when we partner with Mass High Tech. “
At the October Summit, participating businesses will represent all sectors and development stages, from start-up to later-stage and will “speed pitch” to the region’s savviest and shrewdest investors, ranging from individuals and Angels to venture capital firms and private equity and mezzanine financers. Organizers expect that a total of approximately 50 companies will speed-pitch to 25 different investor groups in private 1:1 sessions throughout the afternoon.
The “speed-pitching” segment of the Summit will be held from 2:00 to 5:00pm, and will be followed by a two-hour business networking session open to the public that will provide an excellent opportunity for young companies to gain exposure and knowledge around seeking investment capital. The event will end with a pitch-off from among the day’s top companies.
For more information about the Summit, or to register for the networking segment, visit www.speedventuresummit.org
About the NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC): The NH SBDC provides confidential business management consulting and educational programs to New Hampshire’s small businesses. NH SBDC is an outreach program of the UNH Whittemore School of Business & Economics, and a cooperative venture with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New Hampshire (DRED), the University System of New Hampshire, and the private sector. For more info on the NH SBDC, visit www.nhsbdc.org.
About the New Hampshire High Technology Council (NHHTC): The NHHTC’s purpose is to bring together representatives from the private and public sectors to establish and maintain financial, technical, management, legislative and educational support programs that encourage innovative research and technology-based industrial development in NH. www.nhhtc.org
About Mass High Tech: Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology is a weekly publication covering business news of the New England high tech industry. In 1996, MHT was purchased by American City Business Journals, the United States’ largest publisher of metropolitan weekly business and technology newspapers, with more than 40 publications nationwide. In addition, ACBJ is the leading publisher of local business news and information on the World Wide Web at www.BizJournals.com. MHT is the largest regional technology publication in the country. It has also garnered its share of awards. The New England Press Association awarded the paper first place overall design in the weekly two category in its 2007 annual Better Newspaper Contest. And also in 2007, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers awarded MHT with a certificate of merit for overall excellence in the business weekly category. www.masshightech.com
Producer, Speed Venture Summit™