Early Stage East


Early Stage East Venture Conference
June 15th & 16th
Hotel DuPont
Wilmington, DE
Located only 20 minutes south of the Philadelphia

2010 Keynote Speaker - Daymond John
Founder & CEO, FUBU - The Collection

Presenting Companies
Vision to Value: Venture Fundamentals in a Day
Keynote Speaker
2010 Award Winner
Venture Industry Annual Update with NVCA
Emerging Media Technologies Panel
Branding Strategies Panel
Travel, Directions & Accomodations

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Venture Industry Annual Update

Appearing regularly on CNBC and consistently quoted in the press in stories concerning venture capital trends--Don't miss your chance to hear Mark Heesen give a Venture Industry Update at Early Stage East 2010!

Mark G. Heesen,
President of National Venture Capital Association

As President of the National Venture Capital Association, Mark Heesen is responsible for setting the strategic direction for all Association activities, including public policy efforts, research initiatives, educational programs, and member services. In this capacity, Mark works closely with the NVCA professional staff and Board of Directors to demonstrate the positive impact of venture capital investment on the United States economy. Under his direction, the NVCA has created numerous value-added sub-groups including the CFO Task Force, Strategic Communications Group, Corporate Venture Capital Group, Medical Industry Group and Human Capital forum, all of which are dedicated to supporting NVCA membership in uniquely critical areas.

As a spokesperson for the venture capital industry, Mark is often called upon by the financial media, NVCA members, limited partners, and regional associations to present the overarching venture capital perspective to a wider audience. He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, appears regularly on CNBC, and is consistently quoted in the press in stories concerning venture capital trends.

Since 1991, Mark has worked on behalf of the NVCA to enact a wide range of policies that benefit the venture capital and entrepreneurial communities, including a significant capital gains differential, securities litigation reform, numerous SEC and FASB accounting issues, immigration reform, and a streamlining of the FDA and CMS approval processes, among other issues.

Prior to coming to the NVCA, Mark was an aide to a former Governor of Pennsylvania and was Deputy Director for Federal Funds reporting to the Texas Legislature. Mark received a law degree with an emphasis in taxation from the Dickinson School of Law in 1984.