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SAEC VC-Meet, held periodically, is the leading capital raising forum for emerging growth companies in NY/NJ tri-state area. These meetings are limited to 50-70 entrepreneurs, investors and service providers. Each VC-Meet begins at 6.30 pm with a networking hour, followed by a headliner speaker program and/or a panel discussion. Drinks, and refreshment are served.

VC-Meet Special Features:
***VC 1-On-1: Pre-selected Entrepreneurs (you have to apply, see below) pitch their plan to investors in private meetings (not public)
***Panel discussion is focussed around issues collected from attendees during registration
(No sells pitch and No BS)
***Straight Talk: Hear politically incorrect and truthful information

***You don't have to pay hundreds of $$ for this, thats why we created SAEC

Who Should Attend: Attendees include Entrepreneurs, VC's, Agels, Corporate Investors, Service Providers, Technology and Media Professionals, Financial and Industry analysts, and Press.

VC-Meet™ II
5 Things You Got To Know To Raise Money In This Market
An Open, and Honest Discussion

apply for a VC 1-On-1 today

Quick Register

Where: View Map
41 East 11th Street,10th Floor
New York, NY
Tuesday, February 25th, 2003
6:30pm to 9:30pm

  • Meet leading venture capitalists
  • What sector is hot and what is not
  • What are investors looking for in a new venture?
  • What is current trend in venture funding and where are they putting their money?
  • What challenges are faced by entrepreneurs and how to adjust to the new reality?

Program: 6.30 PM - 9.30PM

6.30 - 7.00
Registration/Badge Pickup
6.00 - 7.00
VC 1-On-1
(Pre Selected Comapnies Private Meeting. Read Below To Apply)
7.00 - 7.10
Set-The-Stage, Gyan Parida, Founder/President (SAEC)
National Finalist for 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
7.10 - 8.10
Panel Discussion & Q/A
8.10 - 9.30
Cocktail Reception & Networking


Alex Lynch

Co-founding Partner
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Robert L. Gold

President & CEO
Ridgewood Capital

Noah J. Walley

General Partner
Morgan Stanley Venture Partners

Mark D. Chen

Managing Director
Easton Hunt Capital Partners

Greg Frank

Managing Partner
Ovation Capital Partners

Drinks: Beer & Soft Drinks
Food: Refreshments
Dress: Business Attire
Registration: Online Only

Guest Fees: Includes Food and Drinks

For SAEC ID Holders Only
$25 Priority Registration (Limited seats only)
$30 Regular Registration (Will Close Sharp at 3PM Feb 24)
$35 at the door
(must present SAEC ID)

Don't Have a SAEC ID- Add $5 to the above

WALK-INS: Will be allowed, only if space is available. Please call before coming.
Check or Cash Only (No Credit Cards at The Door)
**Only Online Registration. No Phone Call or email please**

***Program Scedules, Location and Speakers are subject to change***



VC 1-On-1™
Pitch Your Biz-Plan

(This will cost you more than $1000 anywhere else)

On our January 14th VC-Meet we did six 1-on-1's.

Few pre-selected entrepreneurs will pitch their biz plan to the VC's. There will be a maximum time slot of 15 mins for each entrepreneurs. This will be done in a private room one-on-one with the VC. This is not a public presentation.

Requirement: You must have a SAEC ID and must be regsistered for this event before applying for the VC 1-on-1 program.

How To Apply: If you would like your biz-plan to be considered for pitching, then please send a one page executive summary with the last 5 digit number of your SAEC ID to Write "Feb 18th 1-on-1" in the subject area. You should also mention your preference for the VC's you want to meet.

Procedure: The summary will be first screened by our eval-team. Upon receipt of the summary we'll email you some guidelines. If you are selected, an invoice for $149 (for one meeting) will be sent via Paypal. We should receive the payment via Paypal within 24 hours to reserve the time slot for you. We'll sent you a tip sheet on how to use this meeting to maximize the value you receive. before the meeting Otherwise, it'll be cancelled. NO REFUND, NO CANCELLATION OR NO SUBSTITUTION POLICY.


Bob Gold : Bob Gold is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ridgewood Capital, a position he has held since its inception in 1998. Mr. Gold has directed the investments of Ridgewood's venture capital programs which have $290 MM under management. Mr. Gold has also served as a senior executive of the Ridgewood Companies since 1987. In that capacity he has had responsibility for investments in the energy, power and environmental industries.

He is a director of the Investment Program Association, a national association of sponsors of direct investment programs. He serves on the Boards of Myrio Corporation, The FeedRoom, SavaJe Technologies and is a Board participant at Audio Audit.

Prior to joining Ridgewood, Mr. Gold was a corporate attorney in the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York City where his experience included mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, tender offers and other business and legal matters. Mr. Gold is a member of the New York Bar. He is a graduate of Colgate University and New York University School of Law.

Noah J. Walley: Noah J. Walley is a Managing Member of the Morgan Stanley Venture Partners. Mr. Walley joined Morgan Stanley Venture Partners in 1998. He has been active in the area of venture capital since 1994. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was with the private equity firms of Bachow & Associates and Desai Capital Management. Throughout this period, and for four years prior as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., he focused on the telecommunications and technology industries. Mr. Walley earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, in 1990, and M.A. and B.A. degrees from Oxford University in 1985 and 1984, respectively.

Mr. Walley is currently a Director of Thrupoint,, Roving Software, Band-X, Netscalibur and Mobilocity.

Marc D. Chen: Mark D. Chen is a Managing Director of Easton Hunt Capital Partners. Mark is responsible for Easton Hunt’s investments in technology. Prior to joining Easton Capital in 1998, Mark was co-founder of an electronic components and networking products distribution company. Previously, he was a manager in charge of the R&D of a division of Cincinnati Milacron Company. He started his career as a development engineer and a research scientist. Mark holds an MBA with distinction from Columbia Business School, an MS in Materials Science & Engineering from Penn State University, and a BS in Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Mark currently serves on the Board of Sonics, and is a Board observer of Luminous Networks and OptiX Networks.

Greg Frank: Greg Frank is the founding partner of Ovation Capital Partner. Greg has over 12 years of operating experience as a technology entrepreneur and executive. Prior to co-founding Ovation Capital, Greg held senior positions at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, WA, and at Murray & Roberts, where he was responsible for principal transactions. He is a co-founder of Technologic, a system integration company for the financial services industry. He currently serves on the board of Federation Inc, a software company serving aerospace and automotive clients.

Greg has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a degree in Electronic Engineering conferred with first class honors from the University of Cape Town.

Alex Lynch: Alex Lynch is the co-founding partner of the NY office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Mr. Lynch's practice focuses on the representation to telecommunications, software, hardware, biotechnology, medical device and other emerging growth companies, as well as leading investment banks and venture capital firms. Mr. Lynch has extensive experience in venture capital financings, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, corporate partnering transactions, strategic investments, private placements and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Lynch served as lead counsel on many of the most prominent technology transactions in New York's "Silicon Alley" and, over the last few years, has helped Silicon Alley companies raise over $3.0 billion in venture and public equity capital. During that period, he also advised Silicon Alley companies on mergers and acquisitions valued at over $2 billion.

Mr. Lynch received a J.D. from Columbia University in 1987 and a B.S., cum laude, from Tulane University in 1983, where he was the recipient of the Aaron Hartman Award. Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, he was a partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP from July 2000 to February 2001. Mr. Lynch was also a partner in the New York office of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, where he was the co-chair of the Public Offerings Practice Group and a member of Brobeck's Management and Investment Committees. In addition, from February to June 2000, Mr. Lynch was Vice President - Strategic Development at TradeOut, Inc. Mr. Lynch is a member of the New York State Bar and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Lynch also served on the Board of Directors of the Knot, Inc., a publicly traded online wedding resource destination. Admitted to bar: 1988, New York.

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