Southern Capitol Ventures, an RTP-based venture capital firm, announced today that it is sponsoring the October 9th TechExec event at Cisco. The TechExec, created by Local Tech Wire and ClearImage, is a quarterly networking event held in locations throughout the Research Triangle Park region.

“The TechExec provides an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and technology and life science executives to come together in an informal setting to share ideas and develop business relationships,” said Ben Brooks, founding partner at Southern Capitol Ventures. “The Tech Exec has quickly become one of the top RTP networking venues and we are proud to sponsor the event.”

Other sponsors include SAS, Peak 10, Mobile Reach Technologies, WindChannel Communications and Insignia Metapartners.

The Tech Exec steering committee represents a broad spectrum of life science, IT and technology businesses and organizations. Appointments including Dr. Leslie Alexandre (president and chief executive officer, N.C. Biotechnology Center), Chris Berg (president and chief executive officer, Qliktech), Ben Brooks (founding partner, Southern Capitol Ventures), Tim Buckley (chief operations officer, Red Hat), Dr. Al Childers (president of administration, Magellan/Cardinal Health), Randy Choplin (chief executive officer, WindChannel Communications), Joe Freddoso (director, Cisco Systems, Inc.), Jennifer Gibson (chief financial officer, ChannelAdvisor), Randall Gregg (producer, RTP-TV), Ben Griffith (vice president and general manager, Peak 10), Sig Hutchinson (producer, Success Today), Paul Munana (principal, Insignia MetaPartners), Dave Murray (president, ClearImage), Rick Smith (managing editor, Local Tech Wire), Marianna Suciu (vice president, government, Latin American and Canadianoperations for SAS )and Tim Tompkins (vice president, Grant Thornton).

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at Cisco’s Creekside Building.

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About Southern Capitol Ventures

With a strong presence in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Southern Capitol Ventures provides capital to seed and early stage technology and life sciences companies in the Southeastern United States. Southern Capitol Ventures receives technical and financial support from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Select portfolio companies include ChannelAdvisor, Pinpoint Networks, FullSeven Technologies, Overture Networks and Batanga. For more information, please visit