TechJournal South and Southern Capitol Ventures Present Internet Summit 2008

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Inaugural Internet centric business event will feature over 40 expert speakers and panelists.


The goal of this event is to help educate and arm the companies of the region to be able to fully leverage the power of the Web.

TechJournal South, the Southeast's leading technology business publication, in cooperation with Southern Capitol Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, announce Internet Summit 08, an interactive conference featuring high-level experts discussing the present and future of Internet oriented business issues and trends.

The one-day event, the first of its kind in the Southeast region dedicated to solely covering Internet related issues, will feature dozens of expert panelists, interactive presentations, keynote speakers and extensive networking opportunities.

The November 19, 2008 conference, designed for senior executives, Internet entrepreneurs, IT/marketing professionals, investors and business strategists, will cover such Internet centric areas as search engine marketing, social networks, online advertising, blogs, software as a service, the mobile Web, ecommerce, Internet security, and email marketing to name a few.

"Companies embracing and exploiting the next generation of Internet technologies are those witnessing dynamic growth in their businesses," said Scott Hedrick of TechJournal South. "The goal of this event is to help educate and arm the companies of the region to be able to fully leverage the power of the Web."

Some of the speakers already scheduled to speak at Internet Summit 08 include:

*Bob Young - Founder & CEO, / Co-founder & former CEO Red Hat
*Scot Wingo - President & CEO, Channel Advisor
*Jud Bowman - President & CEO, PocketGear
*Stephen Wiehe - President and CEO, SciQuest
*Ryan Allis - CEO and Co-founder, iContact
*Reggie Bradford - Founder & CEO, Vitrue
*Michael Cristinziano - VP Strategic Devlopment, Citrix Systems
*Andy Beal - Founder, Trackur/Internet Marketing Pilgrim
*Keith Moore - VP, LendingTree
*Ben Weinberger - CEO, Digitalsmiths Corporation
*Travis Janovich - CEO, eTix
*Duke Chung - CEO and President, Parature
*Lee Prevost - President and Founder,
*Troy McConnell - President and COO, Batanga
*Greg Foster - Noro-Moseley Partners
*Mark Rostick - Managing Director, Intel Capital
*Johnny Taylor - President and CEO, Rushmore Drive
*Mike Doernberg - CEO, Reverb Nation
*Scott Devitt - Managing Director, Stifel Nicolas

The conference takes place on Wed., November 19, 2008 from 8 AM - 5:30 PM at The Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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About TechJournal South:
TechJournal South is the technology business publication for the Southeast region, reaching over 60,000 technology executives each month through daily targeted emails, Website and its monthly magazine. TechJournal South, based in Research Triangle Park, NC, also produces a series of technology executive networking events and executive conferences including the successful Southeast Venture Conference series. Online at

About Southern Capitol Ventures:
Founded in 2000, Southern Capitol Ventures (SCV) is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based venture capital firm dedicated to helping outstanding entrepreneurs build market-leading companies. The firm is focused on providing capital and guidance to early-stage technology companies across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Previous investments have included, ArtusLabs, Batanga, ChannelAdvisor, DoublePositive, eTix, ReverbNation and Synthematix (acquired by Symyx NASDAQ:SMMX). For more information, please visit


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