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    OPEN Event In Boston

    OPEN NEW ENGLAND invites you to our first quarterly event of 2004!

    "Alternatives to Venture Capital Financing"
    Saturday, February 28th, 2004


    Did you know that 70% of the technology companies in New England have never swapped equity for venture capital? Because of market conditions, it is now harder than ever to raise traditional VC financing. What other sources of capital are out there for entrepreneurs and growing companies that are not commonly explored? Join us to learn about how your venture can raise money from strategic, angel and governmental sources of capital.

    Confirmed speakers include:

    Joe Caruso, President Bantam Group
    Joe is President of Bantam Group, Inc., a consulting and investment company specializing in turnarounds and mentoring of entrepreneurs. In recent years he has served as interim CEO for companies in need of strategic change and has served as personal advisor to numerous company presidents

    Jim Daniell, Common Angels
    Jim is an active entrepreneur and strong supporter of high tech start-ups in the greater Boston Area. He has served on numerous boards of both private and public companies, has risen over $100M for his own companies as well as managed M&A and investment transactions totaling over $1B. His long term business goal is to make Boston the nation's best city to start, build, and maintain a high tech business.

    David Polatin, SBA
    David is the Supervisor of the Economic Development Division for the Small Business Administration in the Massachusetts District Office. He has been with the agency for 10 years. Before that, he spent five years in government contracting with the US Army at the Watertown Arsenal. He holds an MBA from Boston University.

    Joseph Pellegrino, VP, Business Development, Commercial Banking, Fleet

    We look forward to seeing you all.
    Location: Doubletree Hotel
    400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134-1893
    Tel: 1-617-783-0090

    Hotel web site:

    Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2004

    Agenda:12:00 - 12:30 - Registration
    12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch
    1:30 - 2:30 - Panelists Introductions and presentations
    2:30 - 3:30 - Moderated Q&A Session
    3:30 - 5:00 - Networking

    Pre-Registration Fees:
    Members - $20
    Non-Members - $40
    Students/In between Employment - $15
    Partner Alliance - $20

    *The admission fee for walk-ups will be $10 extra. Only cash or check will be accepted for payment at the door.

    *Registration fee includes a lunch of delicious South Asian cuisine.
    Click on the links below to register (links will take you to Paypal):
    OPEN Members
    Students/In between employment
    Partner alliance member (member of OPEN-NY, TiE, CBDC, WEST, MITEF, NETSAP)

    Email: [email protected]

    Tel: (781) 235-7243