Cybersatirist(TM) Bob Hirschfeld To Speak At 2004 Mid-Atlantic Venture Conference Sponsor Spectacular

Nationally-known Satirist to Present to Top Members of the Private Equity Community

PHILADELPHIA, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Philadelphia Venture Group (GPVG), the region's leading private equity association, has announced Cybersatirist (TM) Bob Hirschfeld as the keynote speaker for the 2004 Mid- Atlantic Venture Conference (MAVC) Sponsor Spectacular. The event, which will bring together the top private equity investors, service providers and other professionals who are sponsoring this year's Venture Conference, will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel, Horizons Ballroom, 27th Floor, Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Hirschfeld's unique multimedia presentation has educated and entertained corporate audiences at over 100 conferences nationwide. Continually updated to stay on top of the latest business developments, his presentation uses interactive parodies, an irreverent history of business and technology, and a look at future trends in the workplace to captivate his audience. His humor and satire have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and for many years, he was a contributing writer to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. To learn more about Bob Hirschfeld and his unique outlook on the world of business, visit his website at

The largest and most prestigious private equity event on the East Coast, the 2004 MAVC will take place on October 25, 26 & 27 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. This year, the MAVC is looking to highlight approximately 70 of the most promising technology and life science companies seeking early- to later-stage funding. Once selected, Featured Companies will be given the invaluable opportunity to present their business plans to an international audience that includes over 320 investors. All companies are encouraged to apply before the June 18 early application deadline. The first 25 early applicants who complete their application before June 18 and who are accepted will receive one complimentary ticket for a company investor or board member to attend the MAVC. As an added benefit, these companies will receive a 25% discount ($300) off the Featured Company participation fee. The final application deadline is Wednesday, August 11 at midnight.

For more information about the Sponsor Spectacular or the 2004 Mid- Atlantic Venture Conference, please visit Media can contact Kristy Lash at 610-642-8253 or email

About MAVC

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Conference (MAVC), the largest and most prestigious private equity event on the East Coast, will be held October 25, 26 & 27, 2004, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. Throughout its 15-year history, the MAVC has prided itself on the quality of its audience, comprised of premier private equity investors, Featured Companies, investment bankers, commercial lenders and service providers. Attracting over 1,200 attendees, including 320 investors from across the country, the 2004 MAVC expects to highlight 70 Featured Companies, representing the highest quality investment opportunities from the Mid- Atlantic area and beyond.

As the MAVC's host, the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group (GPVG) reaches up to New England, down to the Southeast, and out to the Midwest, to highlight the most promising emerging and growth companies, from follow-on to pre-IPO investments. From 1998 to 2003, MAVC Featured Companies have raised over $2.0 Billion in early to later stage funding. Beyond the Featured Companies, the MAVC offers high value networking opportunities and timely and topical programs, including dynamic speakers and lively panel discussions. As always, the MAVC will feature robust technology and life sciences tracks, presenting exciting companies in areas including IT, nanotechnology, telecommunications, medical devices, biotechnology, and specialty pharmaceuticals, making the MAVC the private equity event not to be missed.

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Source: Greater Philadelphia Venture Group

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