Early Stage East 2000 Honorary Chairs


Honorary Chairman, Venture Capitalist
John Martinson, Managing Partner
Edison Venture Funds
President, National Venture Capital Association
Honorary Chairman, Entrepreneur
P. Kevin Kilroy, CEO
Bluestone Software
Chairman Emeritus
Warren V. "Pete" Musser, founder, Chairman, CEO
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
Chairman Emeritus
Steven Walker, Founder
Trusted Information Systems


Early Stage East 2000 Keynote Speaker 


Keynote Speaker
Walter Buckley III, President & CEO

Internet Capital Group


Early Stage East Inaugural Alumni Award Recipient


Matthew Pittinsky, Blackboard.com, Chairman & Co-Founder





Delaware Terry Collison, Blue Rock Capital
Delaware Valley Michael Bolton, PA Early Stage Partners
New Jersey James Millar, Early Stage Enterprises
New York Graham Andersen, Euclid SR Partners
North Carolina Scott Albert, The Aurora Funds, Inc.
Pittsburgh Michael B. Nelson, Redleaf Group, LLC
Wash/Balto/VA John May, NewVantage Partners
New England Tom Penn, Boston Millennia Partners


Early Stage East 2000 Steering Committee


Founding Chairman David J. Freschman, CEO, Delaware Innovation Fund
2000 Event Chair Richard Silfen, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1999 Event Co-Chair Joe Killackey, Managing Director, DVCRF Ventures
1999 Event Co-Chair Steven Hobman, Sr. V.P., Progress Bank
2000 Event Golf Chair Ken Marino, Partner, Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP
Master of Ceremonies Rob McCord, CEO, Eastern Technology Council


Committee Members

Dianne Betts, Account Executive, FoxFire Printing
Jerry Buckley, Manager, Arthur Andersen LLP

Mark Cannon, Deutsche Banc., Alex. Brown

John Ferretti, President, FoxFire Printing
Dianna Gatchell, Administrative Manager, Wolf Prints, Inc.
Carl Grant, III, Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Karen Hall, Marketing Manager, McBride Shopa & Company
Cheryl Heiks, Technology Program Manager, DE 
Paula Joffe, Executive Director, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Mike J. Kelley, V.P. & General Manager, Intrust USA
R. Christopher Klemm, President, Optimus Consulting
Leslie Lungard, President, Bravo! Events
Jim Millar, Partner, Early Stage Enterprises
Joe Mauro, President, Miller Mauro Group
Stephan Parico, Partner, BDO Seidman, LLP
Dianne Strunk, COO, Eastern Technology Council

Colleen Wolf, President, Wolf Prints, Inc.


Early Stage East 2000 Event Sponsors



Overall Sponsors


Segment Sponsors


Opening Cocktail Party:
Golf Tournament   

Closing Cocktail Party:
Israeli Company Sponsors American-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Central Atlantic Region

Premium Sponsors


Umbrellas: Available

Founding Sponsors


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Exhibit Booth Sponsors

Ben Franklin Technology Center of SE PA


Buchanan Ingersoll
Cambridge Technology Partners

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Contributing Sponsors

Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP
Delaware Innovation Fund
Gates & Company
Intrust USA, Ltd.
Kaplan & Associates, Inc.
McBrideShopa & Co., P.A.
MidAtlantic Venture Funds
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
The Reinvestment Fund

Media Partners


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