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ESE 2006 Kicks-Off with a VIP Reception

Early Stage East 2006 kicked into gear with a successful and energetic VIP reception on February 9, 2006 at Philadelphia’s Downtown Club. Join us for our follow-up ESE 2006 Planning Committee Breakfast in Center City Philadelphia on March 3rd!

The reception featured a seven minute multimedia presentation from our Multimedia Broadcast Sponsor BNET TV focusing on Early Stage East’s programming, mission and benefits. For those that missed our reception the multimedia presentation is available online at:

The networking evening was energetic and informative and set the tone for our upcoming More Details
Companies to Watch: Athena Bio

Athena Biotechnologies, Inc. is a promising early stage biotechnology company developing novel therapies for well known chronic diseases.

This Newark, DE based company was a featured presenter last year at Early Stage East (ESE) 2005. “Early Stage East was a terrific forum for us to present our business plan to investors” says Dr. Barry Marrs, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of AthenaBio, “We made valuable contacts and benefited from the education sessions.”

The company has an exclusive license to a revolutionary technology for cultivating bacteria that cannot otherwise be grown in the laboratory. More Details ESE Directly to Your Desktop is the official Multimedia Broadcast Sponsor of ESE 2006. “Partnering with ESE for the upcoming conference is an exciting and innovative opportunity,” says Michelle Sklar, Business Development Manager for ”ESE hosts and produces superior events and we believe that will add value to the Conference by allowing presenters to reach a wider audience”. will also be creating a Complete Conference DVD for attendees, featuring Key Note speakers, Presenters and supplemental interviews. This additional and unique benefit will enhance the experience for all participants.

Our mandate is to help foster beneficial partnerships between conference presenters and financiers through a proactive media experience” says Ms. Sklar. is a full service video production and streaming company producing client-commissioned and in-house More Details

Volume 6, February 2006

Vision to Value, Part I:
Capital Formation

February 28, 2005
7:30-10:30 am

Planning Committee Meeting
March 3, 2006

Center City, Philadelphia

Vision to Value, Part 2:
Growing Profitably

March 22, 2006
7:30-10:30 am

Application Deadline for Early Stage East

March 30, 2006


Coaching for Early Stage East

April 12, 2006

Vision to Value, Part 3:
Valuing Employees

April 19th, 2006
7:30-10:30 am

Early Stage East 2006
May 8-9
DuPont Country Club


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