Amplifier Networks Expands to Offer Technology Entrepreneurs Assistance in Managing Challenging Economic Times

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Content-rich online communities and a broad range of classes now available to Washington, DC Technology Corridor

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I have worked with entrepreneurs for a long time, and having in one place the resources to support them is pretty exciting. I am very pleased to be part of this effort.

Amplifier Networks, a provider of education and collaborative online content for entrepreneurs, today announced a significant expansion of offerings that support successful management during these challenging economic times. The expansion follows Amplifier Networks' successful launch in the spring of 2008, which was received enthusiastically by entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC Technology Corridor.

Amplifier Networks provides entrepreneur-targeted knowledge via content-rich online communities and a broad range of classes. The online content communities focus on four core topics of importance to entrepreneurs: venture capital and finance, science and technology, entrepreneurial resources, and the DC Technology Corridor. Participants in these communities may contribute their own content and thoughts, share information provided by others, discuss subjects of interest, search for new information and collaborate with other community members. The communities are information centric, focusing on sharing ideas and collaboration for mutual benefit. The DC Tech Corridor community focus is the entrepreneurial and business community surrounding Washington, DC. Communities centered on other technology intensive regions and topics are planned for later launch.

Through its "Get Educated" program, Amplifier Networks provides entrepreneurs with practical and relevant classes in areas of interest and importance. Classes cover a wide range of subjects relating to the establishment, financing and growth of emerging technology businesses. In addition to well-received classes on venture capital and business planning, the Get Educated series has expanded to include classes on emerging company finance, business creation, sales and marketing, product development, how to start a company and how to build a team.

Amplifier Networks is managed by Jonathan Aberman, a well-known leader in the DC technology community, and is overseen by an Advisory Board that includes serial entrepreneurs with expertise in a wide range of areas surrounding emerging company formation and expansion. Members of the Advisory Board include Todd Bramlett, CEO of Leverpoint, Loren Burnett, CEO of Stacksafe, Michael Dering most recently CEO of ServiceBench, Eric Keofoot, formerly of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, and Rich Moore, currently a member of the Board of Directors of Vocus.

"We felt that was very important to make a statement - let's take our technology and entrepreneurial contacts and give the DC Technology Corridor entrepreneurs a more effective way to work with others to grow their ideas, " noted Aberman, adding that "entrepreneurship and technology company formation is lonely even in the best of times."

Michael Dering, most recently the CEO of Service Bench, and a member of the Amplifier Networks' Advisory Board, remarked, "I have worked with entrepreneurs for a long time, and having in one place the resources to support them is pretty exciting. I am very pleased to be part of this effort."

About Amplifier Networks:
Amplifier Networks provides entrepreneur focused content and education in collaborative online communities and classes. It was established by Amplifier Ventures in 2008, with the assistance of Appian Realty Advisors, Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, Comerica Bank and DLA Piper Venture Pipeline.


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