August 28, 2008

‘Internet Summit 08′ Registration Officially Opens

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TechJournal South, the Southeast's leading technology business publication, and Southern Capitol Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, announced that registration is underway for Internet Summit 08. Internet Summit 08 is an interactive conference designed to showcase and promote forward thinking and thought leadership on topics related to the Internet economy and Web oriented technologies.

The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Wednesday, November 19, 2008.

The one-day event, the first of its kind in the Southeast region dedicated to solely covering Internet related issues, will feature dozens of expert panelists, interactive presentations, keynote speakers and extensive networking opportunities.

Designed for senior executives, internet entrepreneurs, internet marketing and business development professionals, investors and business strategists from across the region and nation, Internet Summit 08 will cover such Internet centric areas as internet entrepreneurship, search engine marketing, social networks, online reputation management, online advertising, search engine optimization, blogs, software as a service, the mobile web, ecommerce, internet security and email marketing.

With the event limited to 600 attendees, Internet Summit 08 is expected to sell out well in advance. To register today, please visit .

Some of the panelists and speakers already scheduled to speak at Internet Summit 08 include:

   -- Bob Young - Founder & CEO,; Co-founder, Red Hat   -- Divya Narendra, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss - Founders of, the idea behind Facebook   -- David Churbuck - VP of Global Web Marketing, Lenovo   -- Cliff Reeves - Emerging Business Team, Microsoft   -- Andy Beal - Founder, Trackur/Internet Marketing Pilgrim Blog   -- Brad Hill - Director, Weblogs - A division of AOL   -- Jordan Glogau - Search Marketing Director,   -- Mark Rostick - Managing Director, Intel Capital   -- Scot Wingo - President & CEO, ChannelAdvisor   -- Reggie Bradford - Founder & CEO, Vitrue   -- Jud Bowman - President & CEO, PocketGear   -- Stephen Wiehe - President and CEO, SciQuest   -- Brian Handly - Sr VP, Atlas/Microsoft Advertising   -- Michael Cristinziano - VP Strategic Development, Citrix Systems   -- Duke Chung - CEO & President, Parature   -- Ryan Allis - CEO & Co-founder, iContact   -- Jason Caplain - General Partner, Southern Capitol Ventures   -- Ben Weinberger - CEO, Digitalsmiths Corporation   -- Igor Jablokov - CEO & Co-founder, Yap   -- Troy McConnell - President & COO, Batanga   -- Joan Siefert Rose - President, Council for Entrepreneurial      Development   -- Greg Foster - Noro-Moseley Partners   -- Lee Prevost - President & Founder,   -- Travis Janovich - CEO, eTix   -- Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. - President and CEO, RushmoreDrive   -- Mike Doernberg - CEO, Reverb Nation   -- Jason Trevisan - Polaris Ventures   -- Scott W. Devitt - Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus   -- Brooks Bell - President, Brooks Bell Interactive   -- Jim Tobin - President, Ignite Social Media   -- Keith Moore - VP and General Manager, LendingTree     About Internet Summit 08  

The inaugural Internet Summit 2008 will bring together hundreds of executives, business strategists, entrepreneurs, investors and marketers for expert content on internet trends and opportunities created by web 2.0 technologies, social media, online advertising, widgets, online video, search marketing and other essential new web oriented technologies. Industry thought leaders and innovators will discuss the future of the internet economy, how to capitalize on the shifting dynamics of the internet and tap into its unlimited business potential. The innovation, intelligence, forward thinking and leadership will converge on the Friday Center at UNC Chapel Hill in North Carolina on November 19th, 2008. The conference is presented by TechJournal South, the technology business publication for the Southeast region and Southern Capitol Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in North Carolina. For the latest news, speakers and update on the conference visit

About TechJournal South

TechJournal South is the technology business publication for the Southeast region, reaching over 60,000 technology executives each month through daily targeted emails, website and its monthly magazine. TechJournal South, based in Research Triangle Park, NC, also produces a series of technology executive networking events and executive conferences including the successful Southeast Venture Conference series. For more information, please visit

About Southern Capitol Ventures

Founded in 2000, Southern Capitol Ventures (SCV) is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based venture capital firm dedicated to helping outstanding entrepreneurs build market-leading companies. The firm is focused on providing capital and guidance to early-stage technology companies across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Previous investments have included, ArtusLabs, Batanga, ChannelAdvisor, DoublePositive, eTix, ReverbNation and Synthematix (acquired by Symyx). For more information, please visit

Internet Summit 08

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