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SPEC will Bridge the Capital Divide

February 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

We are excited to be a part of the coming Southeast Private Equity Conference (SPEC) (http://www.seprivateequity.org) in April.   There are many venture conferences that serve the companies that have Millions in revenue and are seeking large amounts of venture capital, but for many years there has been little support or focus on the early stage company that is attractive to angel investors and early stage venture funds.  Starlight Capital and Segal Partners host an event in New York City (http://events.starlightcapital.com/events_list.asp)  which works to bridge the capital divide, but there is a huge void in the Southeast.   SPEC not only offers the opportunity for early stage companies to connect with over 100 investors in a full day expo of networking and education, it also brings valuable and needed education to the investor community.    The Innovative Company Showcase will be an exciting opportunity for the venture capital and angel investor community to see a variety of qualified opportunities to consider for investment.  

 We think there are two other things that make this event special.  Instead of a hotel or a large conference center, it will be held in the historic 103 West in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, GA.   This venue lends itself to a cozy environment perfect for steady interaction between investors and entrepreneurs.     The other thing that will make SPEC special is that it isn’t restricted to a certain industry.   So many other conferences are just technology or life sciences.    SPEC is all about the good company, good opportunity getting a chance to connect with capital.   That is why their tag line is:  “Where Innovative Companies Connect with Capital, Investors & Resources.”

We hope the success of this event will lead to more SPECs in other markets so that Capital Divide can be bridged again, and again, and again….

PODCAST about SPEC and Bridging the Capital Divide:http://kugarand.podomatic.com/entry/2008-02-21T16_30_39-08_00

Press Releas about SPEC: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/UGlnZy1JbnNlLVN1bW0tU3VtbS1aZXRhLVplcm8= 

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joe // Mar 9, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Sounds like a great conference and great way to connect with capital. I just listened to your SPEC Talk Radio. Great insights from Wes Moss and enjoyed your pearls of wisdom too Karen. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/karen-rands

    – Joe

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  • 3 vince delmonte // Aug 31, 2010 at 10:22 am

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