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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 40-70 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:

1] VC 1-On-1: Pre-selected Entrepreneurs (you have to apply, see below)
pitch their plan to investors in private meetings (not public)
2] Panel discussion is focused around issues collected from attendees
during registration
3] Straight Talk: Hear politically incorrect and truthful information
4] You don't have to pay hundreds or thousands of $$ for this, that's
why we created SAEC
5] Our goal is one and only one thing - To help bring innovation

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

No Selling, No B.S, No Advertisement...
We run SAEC with our own money simply to help folks....bringing more innovation to this world

We aren't an event management company. We were honored as "2002 National
Finalist For Ernst & Young Award (a.k.a Oscar of Business) Supporter Of
Entrepreneurship and we work hard to keep that honor.

Honesty, Integrity and Leadership !!!

By Invitation Only
VC-Meet™ VII

Early Stage Capital Raising
An Intelligent, Open, and Honest Discussion

apply for a VC 1-On-1 today (see below)

Quick Register

Where: View Map
Morrison & Foerster
1290 Ave of the Americas, 43rd FL
New York, NY-10104
Tel: (212)-468-8000
(Bet. 51 & 52 St, Near Rockefeller PL)

Monday, Sept 29th, 2003
6:30pm to 9:00pm


  • 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 - 9.00PM

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, Dr. 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 - 9.00
Cocktail Reception & Networking


Jay S. Rand

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Roger L. Krakoff

Partner, JEGI Capital

Geoffrey W. Smith

Managing Director,
The Ascent Group

Thomas Pennell

General Partner, President,
Pennell Venture Partners

John F. Barry

Managing Partner & Chairman,
Prospect Street Ventures
Food & Drinks: Soft Drinks & Refreshments
Dress: Business (Jacket &Tie required)
Registration: Online Only
No Phone Call or email please

Guest Fees For SAEC ID Holders: (Includes Food and Drinks)
$25 Priority Registration
$30 Regular Registration
$38 at the door
(must present SAEC ID)

Don't Have a SAEC ID- Add $7 to the above
The small guest fees covers part of the event cost

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

Program Scedules, Location and Speakers are subject to change



Photo ID Required To Enter The Building

VC 1-On-1™
Pitch Your Biz-Plan

(This will cost you more than $1000 anywhere else)
We have done more than 45 VC 1-on-1's this year.

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.

How To Apply: If you would like your biz-plan to be evaluated for pitching, then please send a one page executive summary with the last 5 digit number of your SAEC ID to Write "Sept 29 VC 1-on-1" in the subject area. You should also mention the names of VC's in order of preference to meet. We'll contact only those who'll make it through the initial evaluation phase.

Fees: There is a small fees (not thousands like others charge) only if you are selected to participate. No fees to apply.

Procedure: The summary will be first screened by our eval-team. Upon receipt of the summary we'll email you some guidelines that will also include the tiny fees structure. In selected cases, we may work with you to polish up your summary for presentation at no cost to you. If you are selected, an invoice for the fees will be sent via Paypal. We should receive the payment via Paypal immiditely 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. Otherwise, it'll be cancelled. NO REFUND, NO CANCELLATION OR NO SUBSTITUTION POLICY.


Roger L. Krakoff : Mr. Krakoff is a Partner of JEGI Capital. Roger has over 15 years of venture capital, equity investing and operating experience in the enterprise software, IT and information services industries. He has particular interest in and experience with application software and business services and database companies. Roger is a Director of Aprimo Software and Intraspect Software.

Most recently Roger served as a Managing Director in Veronis Suhler's Business & Professional Information Group where he focused on business information companies, particularly those in the areas of IT, marketing services and vertical market solutions. During his time there he also led the private equity fund's investing efforts in the healthcare information market including the take private purchase of HCIA and subsequent merger with the Sachs Group and acquisition of HBSI. He also led the firm's effort in venture investing related to both the media industries as well as the Fund's portfolio investments.

Roger was previously Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at WebLine Communications, a web-based application software company serving the collaborative messaging market. During that time, he secured the company's second round of financing and established strategic business relationships with major telephony companies including Aspect, Lucent, Nortel and Geotel. The company was subsequently sold to Cisco Systems in 1999 for $325 million.

Mr. Krakoff was Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Marketing from 1995 to 1997 at Stream International, a $2 billion business services subsidiary of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. He directed all acquisitions and divestiture activities for Stream, overseeing the sale of more than $100 million in assets, as well as securing board approval for a corporate restructuring plan and an IPO of the company's $180 million Outsource Technical Support Division. Additionally, he directed the launch of the company's Internet retail sales web site,

Mr. Krakoff also spent five years at Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in a variety of senior management, marketing and business development positions. During his time there, he launched information companies in the small business and database marketing arenas and formed new ventures in Eastern Europe and Asia. Roger led the firm's investment and expansion efforts into such new markets as decision support, supply chain management, and application outsourcing. While at D & B, Roger participated in a number of acquisition and divestiture activities across the corporation's business lines. He began his career with IBM in the areas of finance, planning and product management.

Roger earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University.

John F. Barry : Mr. Barry is the managing partner of Prospect Street Ventures and chairman of the firm's investment committee. Mr. Barry has more than 20 years of venture capital, private equity, and related experience with utilities and the energy industry. He has led Prospect Street investments in healthcare, information technology, energy and many other areas.

In addition to overseeing Prospect Street Ventures, Mr. Barry is actively involved in the operations of PSV portfolio companies, often joining their boards of directors, and has served on the boards of twelve technology companies. Mr. Barry serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mathematics Foundation of America, a non-profit foundation that enhances opportunities in mathematics education for students from diverse backgrounds. Mr. Barry has served as Chairman and CEO of BondNet Trading Systems, Inc., the first electronic fixed-income inter-dealer broker.

From 1988 to 1989, Mr. Barry managed the Investment Banking Department of L.F. Rothschild and Co, focusing on private equity and venture capital. From 1983 to 1988, Mr. Barry was a senior investment banker at Merrill Lynch where he executed more than $3 billion in financings for project finance, utility, merchant banking, and general corporate finance clients. From 1979 to 1983, Mr. Barry was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell where he advised utilities and their commercial and investment bankers. From 1978 to 1979, Mr. Barry served as Law Clerk to Circuit Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City.

Mr. Barry graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. from Princeton University in 1974. He graduated cum laude with a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1978, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Geoffrey W. Smith: Mr. Smith is a Managing Director at The Ascent Group, LLC, a venture firm investing in seed-stage biomedical technology companies.

Previously, Geoff co-founded Interbind, Inc., a developer of data and process integration software, and served as its CEO until its sale. Geoff is also the founder of Alterity Partners, LLC, a healthcare and IT-focused investment bank. Prior to starting Interbind and Alterity, Geoff was instrumental as a member of senior management in raising over $200 million in equity from the public and private markets for technology companies. These companies included AHT Corporation, a provider of Internet-based clinical e-commerce and outcomes software and EarthWeb, a provider of online services for the IT community.

Geoff currently serves on the Board of Directors of Biomerix Corporation and the Board of Advisors for Vista Research, LLC and the AppleCare Foundation.

Earlier in his career, Geoff was a corporate attorney in New York City with White & Case and O'Sullivan, Graev & Karabell. Prior to receiving his law degree, he served as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School.

Geoff received a B.A. with honors from Williams College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Recent Investments: ARYx Therapeutics, Biomerix Corporation, CardioVention, Inc. and MicroDisc Technologies, Inc.

Thomas Pennell: Mr. Pennell established Pennell Venture Partners ("PVP") in 1997 and has
been responsible for all aspects of selecting, managing and successfully harvesting investments in a first-generation venture capital fund. Through Pennell Venture Partners Marathon Fund, L.P. and its successor fund, Marathon Fund II, PVP has invested in over a dozen information technology
companies over the last several years.

Thomas currently sits on the board of directors of Online Benefits (benefits communication), WAM Systems (supply chain planning) and Centiv (point of purchase advertisement management).

Prior to establishing PVP, Thomas, who received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from NYU¹s Stern School of Business, held positions in venture capital and small business finance with Chase Manhattan Bank, Endeavor Capital Management and Access Capital.

Recent Investments:
Critical Mention (08/03).

Jay S. Rand: Mr. Rand is a partner in Morrison & Foerster's New York office and a member of the firm's Corporate Group. Mr. Rand's practice has been focused on the representation of emerging and growth-stage companies, private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. His clients include private equity funds (both buyout funds and venture capital funds), as well as companies in the information technology, media (old and new), telecommunications, software, hardware and life science industries. He is recognized as one of New York's leading practitioners in the area of private equity financing, and in 1999 was named by the Silicon Alley Reporter as one of Silicon Alley's "Top 50 Supporters," a list comprised of leading service providers to New York's new media and technology community. Mr. Rand also has experience in strategic investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private and public securities offerings.

Mr. Rand graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Johns Hopkins University in 1983, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1987, where he was an editor of the Comparative Labor Law Journal.

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