October 1, 2008

Council for Entrepreneurial Development Joins TechJournal South and Southern Capitol Ventures in Presenting Internet Summit 08

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TechJournal South, the Southeast's leading technology business publication, and Southern Capitol Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, announced today that the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) has become a co-presenter of Internet Summit 08. CED is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation.

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.

"CED feels the opportunity to work with TechJournal South and Southern Capitol Ventures to promote the Internet economy is a win for everyone," said Joan Siefert Rose, President of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. "There is a great line-up of speakers and the CED lounge will add more value as a chance to network with local leaders in the Web 2.0 industry."

"We're excited for the enthusiasm the entire community has shown for this event," said Eric Gregg, Publisher of TechJournal South. "Having the CED as a partner underscores the importance of the Internet economy for the future of the region."

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 e-mail marketing.

Internet Summit 08 attendees are encouraged to visit CED's lounge during the conference, where attendees can network, meet event speakers, catch up on e-mail or just take a breather from the day's full schedule.

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. Internet Summit 08 is expected to sell out in advance. To register today, please visit http://www.internetsummitevent.com/.

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, Southern Capitol Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in North Carolina, and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation. For the latest news, speakers and updates on the conference visit http://www.internetsummitevent.com/.

Internet Summit 08

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