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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

Later Stage Financing In
Technology & New Media

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, 39th Floor
New York, NY-10104
Tel: (212)-468-8000
(Bet. 51 & 52 St, Near Rockefeller PL)

Tuesday, Oct 28th, 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
Welcome, Dr. Gyan Parida, President/CEO (SAEC & SAEC Ventures)
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


Michael J.W. Rennock

Noah Walley

Managing Director
Investor Growth Capital

Mark C. Brooks

Jay N. Goldberg

Founder, Senior Managing Director, General Partner
Hudson Partners

Roger Hurwitz

Guy L. de Chazal

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
$35 Regular Registration
$43 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. You must have raised seed capital from outside investors to apply for 1-on-1 for Oct 28, 2003 forum.

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 "Oct 28 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.

Speaker Short Bio

Noah Walley : Noah Walley joined Investor Growth Capital (IGC) in 2003 as a Managing Director with the IT team having previously spent five years as a General Partner with Morgan Stanley Venture Partners in New York. Noah has been active in venture capital since 1994 and prior to joining Morgan Stanley worked for the venture capital firms of Bachow & Associates and Desai Capital Management.

From 1990 to 1994 Noah worked at McKinsey & Company in New York. Noah has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and earned M.A. and B.A. degrees (first class) from Oxford University.

Noah works out of ICG's New York office and focuses on software and technology-based services investments.

Recent Investments: Exigen Group (; ISTA Pharmaceuticals (

Guy L. de Chazal: Mr. de Chazal joined Morgan Stanley Venture Partners in 1986. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. de Chazal was a Vice President of Citicorp Venture Capital from 1981 through 1985. From 1976 to 1981, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Mr. de Chazal graduated from Manchester University, England, with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. de Chazal is a member of the Board of Directors of Fountain House, a rehabilitation and housing program for the emotionally handicapped in New York and a member of the board of the NVCA.

Mr. de Chazal is a Director of Lionbridge (NASDAQ: LIOX) and ThruPoint.

Recent Investments: Counterpane Internet Security, Trivix, KnowNow

Roger Hurwitz: Roger Hurwitz joined the firm in 1999. He is a Partner in the Information Technology/ Telecommunications group at Apax Partners, Inc.

Previously, he was a vice president at GE Equity, where he was responsible for all phases of the investment process. While there, he played a key role in developing the Technology Group's investing strategy for business-to-business electronic commerce and led numerous private equity transactions. Prior to that, he worked in corporate finance at Chase Manhattan Bank, and before that, spent six years at Arthur Andersen in its Accounting and Corporate Finance practice.

Roger is a Director of Inea Corporation, IntraLinks, and Kamoon, Inc.

Roger graduated as a Palmer Scholar with an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University.

Recent Investments: Mobixell Networks, Audible Inc, Bristol Technology , Phillips-Van Heusen , Iris Financial Engineering Holdings,

Jay N. Goldberg: Mr. Goldberg is a founder and general partner in Hudson Partners LP, a New York based, venture capital firm, which invests in early stage technology companies. He also founded, and is the Chairman of the Boards of, OPCENTER, LLC, a company specializing in providing help desk and computer operations services, and Lexstra PLC, a London based consulting company.

From 1990 through 1994, Mr. Goldberg served as Chairman and CEO of Image Business Systems Corp. (IBS), a company that provided document management and workflow software. The company had IBM and Warburg Pincus as major shareholders.

In 1989, Mr. Goldberg founded Zeitech, Inc. The company provided computer implementation professionals through 5 offices and appeared twice on the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing companies. Zeitech was sold in January 1996 to Career Horizons, Inc.

In 1986, Mr. Goldberg and a partner purchased Money Management Systems, Inc. (MMS) from Ziff-Davis. MMS sold software and services to banks and broker-dealers for securities trading activities. The company was sold in 1989 to Sungard Inc.

From 1968 to 1985, Mr. Goldberg was Chairman and CEO of Software Design Associates, a systems development firm that grew to 600 people, and was sold to AGS Computers Inc.

Currently, Mr. Goldberg serves on the boards of several of Hudson's portfolio companies, including: Bigfoot Interactive, Metapa, GlobalServe, i-Hello, OpenService and PowerSteering. He is the past Chairman of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, and Treasurer of the Governor's Committee for Scholastic Achievement. Mr. Goldberg is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the faculty of Arts and Sciences of New York University, the Board of Trustees of Montefiore Medical Center, and a Trustee of the Charles Babbage Foundation.

Recent Investments: Cohesive Technologies, Metapa, Wasabi, MTS, Centor, Didera, Dynamic Mobil Data, E-Tran, Inc., GlobalServe, I-Hello, Intellibridge, PowerSteering, Relegence

Mark Brooks: Mark Brooks is a partner of Dolphin Equity Partners. He has 14 years of venture capital, equity investing, restructuring and consulting experience in the communications, software, information services and new media industries.

At Dolphin Mr. Brooks focuses on wireless solutions and applications, new media, customer based marketing and operator software.

Mr. Brooks sits on the boards of Enpocket, a mobile media and customer marketing company in New York City and London; and Eftia, an asset management software provider in Ottawa. He is actively involved with Net Motion Wireless, a developer of mobility management enterprise software in Seattle.

Previously, Mr. Brooks held a senior manager position with Andersen, a global consulting firm (now part of Bearing Point), where he focused on competitive operator valuation and due diligence, operator competitive strategies, inter-carrier relations, revenue assurance, network profitability, advance intelligent network services, order process flow, mediation and billing and OSS selection. He worked directly with senior executives at AT&T, MCI, Ameritech, Compaq, early stage and established competitive local and long distance carriers, Internet service providers, mobile wireless carriers, and private cable operators. His disciplines include turnaround and restructuring, management consulting, business process and operational, valuation, mergers and acquisitions and expert testimony. He previously held an analyst position with Citibank NA.
Mr. Brooks holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, graduating with honors. He also holds a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and is a CPA. Mr. Brooks is a founding director of The Timothy J. Finnerty Memorial Fund, established post-September 11, 2001.

Recent Investments: Gomez, Adapt Media, US RealTel, NetMotion, Vitalstream Holding, RateIntegration

Michael J.W. Rennock: Michael J.W. Rennock is a partner in Morrison & Foerster's New York office. He is a transactional attorney whose practice focuses primarily on corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital. He also counsels corporate clients on a regular basis with respect to corporate and securities law matters. He represents issuers, investors and investment banks in a variety of financing transactions, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. He has worked on convertible and high-yield debt financings, various financing transactions in Latin America, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, project financings, spinoffs, secured and unsecured borrowings and joint ventures.

Mr. Rennock represents public and private companies in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, wireless communications, electronic data transmission and fiber optic cable, retail, health care, child care, banking, energy and transportation. Mr. Rennock also advises various venture capital firms and private companies in venture capital transactions.

Mr. Rennock received his B.A. degree from Harvard University in 1981 and his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law in 1985. He is a member of the New York Bar and of the Diversity Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is also the chairman of the Diversity Committee in the New York office and is a member of the firm's Technology Strategy Committee.

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