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First Annual 2001 SmartStart Venture ForumSM

The first annual SmartStart Venture ForumSM was held in Albany, New York on October 1 & 2, 2001. The event showcased the best and brightest emerging technology companies and business innovators in New York State. The Forum united these companies with investors and professional service providers from across the Northeast. Participants submitted 100 business plans. After careful review, 27 companies were selected to present or exhibit their high-growth entrepreneurial investment opportunities in search of their initial round of institutional venture capital. Two days of presentations, seminars and networking promoted and enhanced the success of new ventures, emerging businesses, and the growth of entrepreneurship.

Presenting Companies

Company Powerpoints

  • AdvanceWork Inc
  • Akademos.com, LLC
  • APPRO Healthcare, Inc.
  • Autotask
  • Aviation Learning Inc.Broadnet
  • CarbonMedia, Inc.
  • Cyclics Corporation
  • Document Strategies Inc.
  • DrugRisk Solutions, LLC
  • e-Exchange Advantage Corporation
  • etransmedia Technologies, Inc.
  • EZ Rated. Inc.
  • Fingerlakes Aquaculture, LLC
  • FulFill-Net Solutions, Inc.
  • Fysix Corporation
  • Gene Network Sciences, Inc.
  • Go2Pay
  • Icing Dynamics Inc.
  • iDashes, Inc.
  • Logical Images Inc.
  • MarketBoy, Inc.
  • Martial Arts Innovations Inc.
  • Microbanker, Inc.
  • Minrad Inc.
  • Myomatrix Molecular Technologies
  • Photon Vision Systems, Inc.
  • ProjectEDGE.com
  • RailComm Inc.
  • ReQuest Multimedia
  • Starfire Systems Inc.
  • Syncytium Inc.
  • Tire Conversion Technologies, Inc.
  • Vertical Messaging, Inc.
  • Viral Therapeutics
  • Zelen Corporation


SmartStart In the news


Companies in Attendance (not a full list)

Acceptys, Inc.
Adirondack Venture Fund
Ascend Venture Group
BBG
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Brook Venture Partners, LLC
Business Review
Capstone Inc.
CB Richard Ellis - Albany
Duprey Inventions
Enhanced Capital Partners
FA Technology Ventures
Greater Rochester Enterprise/UVANY
Harter, Secrest & Emery, LLP
High Tech Rochester
Info River Valley
KollabNet, Inc.
Lennox Tech Enterprise Center
Onondaga Venture Capital Fund, LLC
Parmele, McDermott & Thomas
Rand Capital Corp.
Silicon Alley Venture Partners
Softbank
Summer Street Capital Partners
Village Ventures, Inc.
 Adams Capital Management, Inc.
Advantage Capital Partners/UVANY
AttractCapital, LLC
Bison Partners
Boylan, Brown, Code, Vigdor & Wilson, LLP
BRVentures
Capital Growth, Inc.
Cayuga Venture Fund II
Central NY Technology Development Organization
ECIDA/Niagara Region Ventures Fund
Entreprenuerial Consulting
First Niagara Capital Corporation
Hamilton Lane
High Peaks Venture Partners
Inflection Point Ventures
ITF Global Partners
Landmark Capital Corporation
Milestone Venture Partners
Opalka Family Investment Partners
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Robinson Ventures, LLC
SJF Ventures
Stonehenge Capital Corporation
Times Union
Wheatley Partners/UVANY

Sponsors

 

 

 

Clusters       Infor   Regional Marketing   http://www.ceg.org/   http://www.techvalley.org/   Technology Loan Fund     http://albany.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2008/06/09/daily5.html     Culture of Youth   http://acchamber.org/Councils/GenNEXT.aspx   http://www.thestakeholdersfoundation.org/     Regional Statistics   http://www.cdrpc.org/   Economic Development and Incentives http://www.albanyny.org/Businesses/EconomicDevelopment/AlbanyLocalDevelopmentAgency.aspx   http://www.downtownalbany.org/pages/about/publications.asp?catid=2#2   http://www.empire.state.ny.us/   http://acchamber.org/entrepreneurialassistance/Resources.aspx       Colleges and Universities   http://www.techvalley.org/Pages/News%20_%20Events/Tech%20Valley%20News/8-26-2008.html     Venture Capital     Three deals in the last 36 months -   Appetivva   Somes   Starfire $10 million     http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2008/06/30/focus1.html      

Pine Street Capital Partners

 - www.pinecap.com
99 Pine St # 5, Albany - (518) 449-9070
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FA Technology Ventures

 - www.fatechventures.com
677 Broadway, Albany - (518) 447-8200
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High Peaks Venture Partners

 - www.highpeaksventures.com
10 2nd St, Troy - (518) 720-3090
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