Early Stage East

December 7th & 8th, 2010
Pier V Hotel, Baltimore MD

In conjunction with ESE

Past Event Chairpersons

Early Stage East® Event Chairs work to bring together leaders from the venture capital, entrepreneurial development and investment communities. Their focus is to promote early stage companies and connect them to the venture investment community. Typically there a two chairs per conference, one representing the northern region and one the southern region of ESE’s geographic footprint which extends from the Carolinas to New England.

Early Stage East®

2009 Bruce Luehrs
2008 Andrew Jones, General Partner, Boulder Ventures
  Robert E. Keith, Jr. Managing Director, TL Ventures
2007 Don Yount, Principal, Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds
  Ray Dizon, Managing Director, Maryland Venture Funds
2006 Seán Sebastian, Founding Partner of Birchmere Ventures
  Josh Grotstein, Partner and Co-Founder of SAS Investors
2005 Jay Coogan, Duane Morris LLP

Geroge Nemphos, Duane Morris LLP

2004 Andrea Kaufman, Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
  Tami Fratis, General Partner, Murex Investments
2003 David Lyons, President, Lyons Insurance
  Wayne Kimmel, Managing Director, Eastern Technology Fund
2002Charlotte Arnold, Vice President, Meridian Venture Partners
  Mark Cannon, Vice President, Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown
2001Stephan Parico, Partner, BDO Seidman
  John Freyhof, Managing Director, The Reinvestment Fund
2000Richard Silfen, Duane Morris LLP
  Ken Marino, Partner, Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP
1999Joseph P. Killackey, Managing Director,
Opportunity Growth Fund
  Steven Hobman, Managing Partner,
New Spring Mezzanine Capital

Bio Life Tech

2009 Gerry Norton, Partner,
Fox Rothschild
2008 Tanya Dobash Berlage, Partner & Co-Chair,
Saul Ewing's Life Sciences Practice Group
  Bob McHugh, Manager of Capital Access,
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA
2007 Keli Isaacson, Partner,
Duane Morris
  Mike Bowman, Chairman of the Board & CEO,
Delaware Technology Park Inc.
2006 Jennifer Miller, Partner,
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
  Stephen M. Simpson, Partner,
Ernst & Young LLP
2005 Steven Cohen, Partner,
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  George Nemphos, Partner,
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP
2004 Douglas M. Fox, Partner,
Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll, LLP
  Fritz Bittenbender, President,
Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association
2003Ann Lansinger, Executive Director,
Emerging Technology Center
  Jeffrey P. Libson, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP

ESE Newsletter

Press Archive