George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Mason Hosts First Annual Mid-Atlantic Venture Summit

This Venture Summit event—held at George Mason in early November—joined those already held in Silicon Valley and at Harvard University. Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic is a two-and-a-half-day gathering that highlights the significant economic, political, and technology trends impacting the global growth investor. The attendees enjoyed keynote presentations and panel debates by influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, investment bankers, and research analysts from the Eastern United States. Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic also included CEO Showcases with qualified companies seeking investment capital or potential acquirers.

"We are very excited to add this Venture Summit and we look forward to making it as successful as the other Summits," said Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor of AlwaysOn.

It is estimated that 200 entrepreneurs, institutional investors, venture capitalists, investment bankers, research analysts, corporate buyers and service providers attended this initial conference. The most influential members of the financial and technology media and blogging community were also on hand to moderate debates and cover the conference and it was webcast to over 40,000 people worldwide.

Jorge Haddock, dean of George Mason University’s School of Business served as honorary co-chair of the event with Gerald L. Gordon, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

“We are delighted to host this event in Fairfax County, which is the technology business capital of the Mid-Atlantic region, and to partner with George Mason University, which is a center of information technology and research and is gaining national recognition and acclaim," Gordon said.