Another 10 companies have been selected to make presentations at the Southeast Venture Conference in January.

The additional selections reflect the southeastern reach of the event, with three companies picked from Florida and Virginia plus two each from North Carolina and Tennessee.

To date, 26 firms have been picked for the venture conference, which is set for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the new Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary.

The latest additions from the Triangle include Nextreme Thermal Solutions, a spin-off from RTI International that includes the venture arm of the Central Intelligence Agency among its backers, and Broadwick.

So far, nine N.C.-based companies have been selected, along with seven from Virginia, six from Florida and two each from Tennessee and Georgia.

The latest selections, with information provided by the Southeast Venture Conference, are:

AxoGen, which is based in Gainesville, Fla. AxoGen provides surgeons a biological solution to repair and regenerate peripheral nerves, bringing relief and restoring functionality to patients who suffer peripheral nerve injuries. AxoGen’s co-founder and chief executive officer, Jamie Grooms, previously founded Regeneration Technologies and guided the company from its establishment in 1996 to 400 employees and a successful IPO in 2000. AxoGen has licensed several patent-pending technologies from the University of Florida and has received initial venture funding from Accuitive Medical Ventures, Cardinal Partners, De Novo Ventures and Springboard Capital.

Broadwick, which is based in Durham, provides Web-based e-marketing communications software. With over 7,000 customers, Broadwick’s technology offerings allows organizations to easily create, send, and track e-mail newsletters, RSS feeds, and blogs. Broadwick’s CEO, Ryan Allis, is one of BusinessWeek magazine’s top 25 entrepreneurs under 25, having already built three multimillion-dollar technology firms.

iNeoMarketing, which is based in Herndon, Va., is an on-demand, hosted software company focused on reducing the sales cycle for B2B companies and driving incremental revenue opportunities. Its first product is a patented on-demand, hosted landing page application and system. The need for B2B landing pages, an estimated $1.5 billion market, is driven by B2B advertising, such as search-engine advertising and e-mail marketing. The company has raised initial capital from TWJ Capital and Virginia’s CIT GAP Fund.

Multiply, which is based in Boca Raton, Fla., is a "personal social networking" Web site for people to share their life through media—with friends, family, and co-workers—in a controlled and meaningful way. Multiply combines social networking, content sharing and communication and serves as a publishing platform, enabling people to share photos, videos, blogs and more with those who care most: their real friends, direct contacts, and friends of friends, but not necessarily with the world at large. Multiply’s usage has been steadily gaining traction as one of the most popular sites on the Web today, with more than 3.2 million registered users and 500 percent growth in page views and items posted in the last 10 months.

Nextreme Thermal Solutions, which is based in Research Triangle Park, manufactures embedded thermoelectric coolers to reduce the temperature of semiconductor hot spots, increasing the performance, reliability and yield of high-performance CMOS ICs. These high-performance, solid-state devices operate as miniature heat pumps, efficiently providing localized cooling for electronic applications. Nextreme raised $8 million in its Series A round from Red Shift Ventures, RTI International, In-Q-Tel (the venture arm of the CIA), Aurora Funds and Harris & Harris Group.

Proximities, which is based in Melbourne, Fla., manufactures and markets a suite of radio frequency identification (RFID)-based solutions that include cashless purchasing, age verification, access privileges and customer relationship management (CRM) data acquisition. CEO Ronald Carney has founded, funded and grown two major wireless companies, Airnet Communications Corp., which went public in 1999, reaching a market capitalization of $1.2 billion, and Tantivy Communications, which Interdigital Corporation purchased in 2003.

SquareLoop, which is based in Reston, Va., provides a next-generation mobile alerting platform by combining patented location-based services (LBS) technology and unique mobile messaging features in the $12 billion LBS marketplace. SquareLoop has developed the only solution for delivering geographically targeted messages without tracking subscribers’ individual movements, which helps overcome privacy concerns. SquareLoop CEO Tom Stroup previously served as CEO and founder of two telecommunications companies that he grew to revenues of over $45 million and $21 million respectively.

Sunlight Direct, which is based in Oak Ridge, Tenn., utilizes patented technology developed at and licensed from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Sunlight Direct is developing technology that has the potential to be a disruptive force in the multibillion-dollar lighting market. The company’s Solar Collection platform allows sunlight to be collected and controlled for various applications, including the wide-scale application of providing natural light to commercial spaces, where currently artificial lighting accounts for 40 percent of the electricity used.

SWsoft, which is based in Herndon, Va., develops server automation and virtualization software. The company has more than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries. SWsoft is a high-growth company funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Intel Capital.

Telesensors, which is based in Knoxville, Tenn., is an early stage firm developing the next generation of intelligent wireless sensors, called smart sensors. Smart Sensors are low-cost, wireless integrated circuits that can detect nuclear, chemical, or biological agents, as well as more conventional environmental conditions, such as temperature, providing a combined market potential of over $3 billion. The patented technology is licensed from the University of Tennessee.

The first round of selections included:

  • Agarigen – Durham
  • Brightdoor Systems – Cary
  • Brightview Technologies – Morrisville
  • buySAFE – Arlington, Va.
  • Campus Management – Boca Raton, Fla.
  • CoalTek – Tucker, Ga.
  • Cohda Wireless – Orlando, Fla.
  • Diffusion Pharmaceuticals – Charlottesville, Va.
  • Market10 – McLean, Va.
  • Metabolon – Durham
  • Visible Technologies – Deerfield Beach, Fla.
  • RadarFind – Research Triangle Park
  • rPath – Raleigh
  • Submachine Corp – Providence Forge, Va.
  • Therasim – Durham
  • ViTrue – Atlanta

The conference will include a variety of panel discussions and keynote speakers.