Friday, February 04, 2005

You Look Like a Winner to Me

From my partner Brenda Nashawaty...

As many Clark Lane readers know, AlwaysOn 2005: The Innovation Summit (AO2005) is the latest venture of Tony Perkins, the founding editor of Upside and Red Herring, and the new AlwaysOn Magazine, which will premiere in March. AO2005 will take place at Stanford University in California, July 19-21, 2005.

CHEN PR is working with AO producers and others involved in the event to identify and nominate CEOs of East Coast companies to present at AO2005’s “CEO Pitch Tent,” where standing-room only crowds of executives, investors, media and analysts gather to learn about the hottest new companies and technologies.

This year only 50 CEOs from among hundreds of nominees will be chosen to pitch their value propositions in the CEO Pitch Tent.

Candidate companies must be private and funded. There is no criteria on "age" of company. A minimum of first round funding is acceptable, though second round is preferred.

At the end of AO2005, CEO Pitch Tent winners present on the main stage to the entire AO2005 assemblage. Last year’s media coverage included The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, The Economist, CNBC, and dozens of trade publications and blogs.

If you are a venture investor and/or know of companies you’d like to nominate, email or call me at bnashawaty@chenpr.com, 781-466-8282 x13 to learn more. Thank you -- Brenda Nashawaty


To get you motivated, last year's speakers included:

Sergy Brin and Larry Page, Google Cofounders
Gerry Campbell, VP and GM, Search & Navigation at AOL
George Colony, Chairman and CEO of Forrester Research
Paul Jacobs, EVP & President, Wireless & Internet Group at Qualcomm
Steve Jurvetson, Managing Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Larry Lessig, Stanford Law School Professor
Steven Mills, SVP and Group Executive, Software Group and Rod Smith, VP of Emerging Technologies at IBM
Michael Powell, Chairman of the FCC
Scott Richardson, General Manager, Broadband Wireless Division at Intel
Jonathan Schwartz, President and COO of Sun Microsystems
Stratton Sclavos, CEO of VeriSign
Jeff Weiner, SVP Search & Marketplace at Yahoo!


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