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“Year of the Entrepreneur” Theme of Capital Connection ’12 and TechBUZZ ‘12


Capital Connection’12 and TechBUZZ ’12 will bring together entrepreneurs across all stages of company growth and investors from the full spectrum of financing capital for a 1 1/2 day program filled with industry innovators, headlining entrepreneurs and sector-focused programming emphasizing trends in all of the hottest technology sectors. Capital ConnectionTM, one of the nation’s most respected industry conferences, will be held this year on May 23-24 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“This year, it’s all about the entrepreneur- across all stages of growth”
 “This year, it’s all about the entrepreneur- across all stages of growth,” stated Steve Fredrick, General Partner of Grotech Ventures and one of the three 2012 Conference Co-Chairs. “Whether you are a start-up, a serial entrepreneur, late stage firm, corporate venture partner, institutional investor, company builder, founder or seasoned executive, the comprehensive program we are building will be rich in content for everyone with a stake in building high-performing, growth-oriented companies. Our goal is to deliver value to companies throughout their growth cycle with inspiring keynote speakers, focused peer roundtable discussions and incredibly effective networking with investors, advisors and a broad range of innovators. It is the one conference this year you don’t want to miss.”

Fredrick is joined by Co-Chairs Thanasis Delistathis, Founder and Managing Partner of New Atlantic Ventures and Tom Roberts, Partner at Harbert Venture Partners. Together they lead a team of investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders who are committed to strengthening the business community through this conference that supports and encourages the growth of world-class, high-performing technology companies. Registration for Capital Connection ’12 with its featured innovative TechBUZZ event is now open on the conference website located at

Key features in this year’s conference:

  • Who’s Hot: A who’s who of “Top Tech” companies from around the country representing some of the most high-performing and industry-leading enterprises across a multitude of sectors.
  • What’s the BUZZ?: Back by demand, the return of TechBUZZ, the high energy, fast-pitch program showcasing what’s new and fresh from Seed Stage startups. Selected through a competitive application process, these companies bring to light a broad spectrum of up-and-coming market ideas and innovations.
  • Easy Access: A new rate structure has been introduced to make the conference accessible to a broad range of entrepreneurs, angel investors, incubators and companies across all stages of growth. Individual and company packages allow for engagement at Capital Connection as well as the ability to reap the benefits of affiliation throughout the year.

Opportunity to Tell the Company Story: As it does every year, Capital Connection will offer an unparalleled opportunity for early, growth and late stage firms to present their business models for investment or to showcase their success by participating in the highly competitive selection process. Applications are now being accepted for both TechBUZZ and Capital Connection, with the deadline set of March 27th.