September 8, 2008

Merriman Curhan Ford to Hold Its 5th Annual Investor Summit in San Francisco on September 15-16

Merriman Curhan Ford Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MERR), will hold its Investor Summit 2008 in San Francisco on September 15 and 16, 2008. Senior executives from more than 125 fast-growing CleanTech, Consumer/Internet/Media, Health Care and Tech/Telecom public and private companies will present and conduct one-on-one meetings with institutional investors.

"Our 5th Annual Investor Summit reflects our ongoing mission to connect fast-growing companies with institutional investors," said Jon Merriman, chief executive officer of Merriman Curhan Ford. "Despite the volatile and difficult market, this year's Summit will be our strongest yet. Of particular note this year, we have broadened our geographic focus to include presentations by undiscovered, emerging-growth China-based companies. I believe this area of the world still offers a huge opportunity for investors."

Company presentations and nine panel discussions will be held in four tracks across the two days. Investor Summit 2008 is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship support of Frank Crystal & Company, Capital IQ, The Curran Group, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole, EQUITIES Magazine, Gordon & Rees, K&L Gates, Lowenstein Sandler, Morgan Lewis, Pink OTC Markets, Richardson & Patel, Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein, UTEK Corporation and Vintage Filings.

Additional detailed information can be found at Following is a tentative list of participating companies, which is subject to change:

 Participating Company                                 Ticker 8x8, Inc.                                             EGHT Acorn Energy, Inc.                                    ACFN Akeena Solar, Inc.                                    AKNS Alter NRG Corp.                                       ANRGF.PK American TonerServ Corp.                              ASVP.OB Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc.                          ANDS Axion Power International, Inc.                       AXPW.OB Azure Dynamics Corp.                                  OTCQX: AZZDF Bankrate, Inc.                                        RATE Beacon Power Corp.                                    BCON, Inc.                                        BIDZ Bionovo, Inc.                                         BNVI BPL Global, Ltd.                                      Private Cardica, Inc.                                         CRDC China Automotive Systems                              CAAS China Bio Energy Holding Group Co., Ltd.              CBEH.OB China Energy Recovery, Inc.                           OTCQX: CGYV China Finance Online Co. Ltd.                         JRJC China Natural Gas, Inc.                               CHNG.OB China Precision Steel, Inc.                           CPSL China Technology Development Group Corp.              CTDC Coinstar, Inc.                                        CSTR Colorep                                               Private Comanche Clean Energy Corp.                           Private CoMentis, Inc.                                        Private Compellent Technologies, Inc.                         CML Comverge, Inc.                                        COMV ConsumerPowerline                                     Private Curis, Inc.                                           CRIS DayStar Technologies, Inc.                            DSTI DG FastChannel                                        DGIT DVDPlay, Inc.                                         Private eFuture Information Technology, Inc.                  EFUT eHealth, Inc.                                         EHTH EMCORE Corp.                                          EMKR Energy Focus                                          EFOI Entertainment Properties Trust                        EPR Environmental Power Corp.                             EPG Equinix, Inc.                                         EQIX Exide Technologies                                    XIDE Fermiscan Holdings Ltd.                               ASX: FER FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc                           FTGX Fuqi International Inc.                               FUQI Genesis Energy LP                                     BUSE: GENESIS GenVec, Inc.                                          GNVC Glowpoint, Inc.                                       GLOW.OB GoldSpring, Inc.                                      GSPG.OB Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.                           HALO Hansen Medical, Inc.                                  HNSN Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, Inc.                     HEPH Hydrogenics Corp.                                     HYGS Hythiam, Inc.                                         HYTM Imagi International Holdings Ltd.                     SEHK: 585 IMAX Corp.                                            IMAX Intec Ltd.                                            OTCQX: ICLJY Internap Network Services Corp.                       INAP INX, Inc.                                             INXI Ironbark Gold Ltd.                                    OTCQX: IRBGY Jingwei International Ltd.                            JNGW.OB KickApps Corp.                                        Private KineMed, Inc.                                         Private Kiptronic, Inc.                                       Private KIT digital, Inc.                                     KITD.OB Koronis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.                         Private LeftHand Networks                                     Private Lime Energy                                           LIME Linc Energy Pty. Ltd.                                 OTCQX: LNCGY Linden Lab / Second Life                              Private LivePerson, Inc.                                      LPSN Corp.                                       LOCM Maxwell Technologies, Inc.                            MXWL MediciNova, Inc.                                      MNOV Microfield Group                                      MICG.OB Millions of Us                                        Private MMC Energy Inc.                                       MMCE NaviSite, Inc.                                        NAVI NetScout Systems, Inc.                                NTCT Neurobiological Technologies, Inc.                    NTII Novellos Therapeutics, Inc.                           NVLT.OB Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc.                      OCLS OpSource, Inc.                                        Private PAETEC Holding Corp.                                  PAET PAION AG                                              PA8.F Penguin Computing, Inc.                               Private PhotoChannel Networks, Inc.                           PNWIF.OB Points International Ltd.                             PTSEF.OB Premier Exhibitions, Inc.                             PRXI ProLink Holdings Corp.                                PLKH.OB ProMetic Life Sciences, Inc.                          PFSCF.PK QRxPharma Pty Ltd.                                    OTCQX: QRXPY Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.     QTWW Rick's Cabaret International, Inc.                    RICK Shine Media Acquisition Corp.                         SHNDU Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.                          SWHC Solar Power Inc.                                      OTCQX: SOPW Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.                        SPPI Sport Supply Group, Inc.                              RBI Starpharma Holdings Ltd.                              OTCQX: SPHRY Super Micro Computer Inc.                             SMCI SuperGen, Inc.                                        SUPG Switch & Data Facilities Co., Inc.                    SDXC Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.                        SYMX Syntroleum Corp.                                      SYNM TASER International, Inc.                             TASR ThermoEnergy Corp.                                    TMEN.OB, Inc.                                   TSCM thinkorswim Group Inc.                                SWIM TranS1, Inc.                                          TSON Twistbox Entertainment, Inc.                          MNDL.OB UTEK Corp.                                            UTK VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.                             VIAP VIVUS, Inc.                                           VVUS White Energy Co. Ltd.                                 OTCQX: WECFY XTENT, Inc.                                           XTNT ZBB Energy Corp.                                      ZBB ZENN Motor Co., Inc.                                  CDNX: ZNN.V 

This list is for information purposes only and should not be regarded as an offer to sell or solicitation to buy the securities or other instruments of the companies mentioned.

About Merriman Curhan Ford

Merriman Curhan Ford (NASDAQ:MERR) is a financial services firm focused on fast-growing companies and the institutions who invest in them. The company offers high-quality investment banking, equity research, institutional services, primary market research, corporate & executive services, asset management and venture services, and specializes in four growth industry sectors: CleanTech, Consumer/Internet/Media, Health Care and Tech/Telecom. For more information, please go to