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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Twenty-six firms from across the southeast will make presentations to potential investors at the fourth annual

The two-day event is set for Feb. 24 and 25 at Tysons Corner, Va.

As many as 60 firms, from early stage to a “showcase” for later stage, will be selected to make presentations.

“It’s a great time for technology companies and venture capital investors to come together,” said Steve Keeler, a partner with the law firm McGuireWoods and the planning chair for the conference. “Fourth quarter 2009 brought an upswing in venture investor optimism and activity – particularly in IT, health care and clean tech – and other industries that can leverage government stimulus.

“With a stabilizing economy, the stock market holding up and talk of a potential reopening of the IPO window, venture funds are telling us that 2010 could be one of the best years ever to invest,” he added.

The first selections:

• Acumatica – Bethesda, Md,
• Advanced Liquid Logic – RTP, N.C.,
• Blue Nano – Charlotte, N.C.,
• Box Tone – Columbia, Md,
• Braintech – Washington, D.C.,
• Channel Intelligence – Celebration, Fla.,
• Computable Genomix– Memphis, Tenn.,
• Corporate Events Group – Falls Church, Va.,
• CURRENT Group – Germantown, Md.,
• Envisionier Medical Technologies – Woodstock, Ga.,
• GeneEx – Hialeah, Fla.,
• Halo Monitoring – Huntsville, Ala.,
• Heart Imaging Technologies – Durham, N.C.,
• Imbera – Melbourne, Fla.,
• Kaulkin Information Systems – Rockville, Md.,
• Microcell – Raleigh, N.C.,
• New River Innovation – Greensboro, N.C.,
• Overture Networks – Morrisville, N.C.,
• Semprius – Durham, N.C.,
• Sharklet Technologies – Alachua, Fla.,
• SciVera – Charlottesville, Va.,
• StudioNow – Nashville, Tenn.,
• Synapse Wireless – Huntsville, Ala.,
• Twiigg – Reston, Va.,
• Vocalocity – Atlanta, Ga.,
• YadaHome – Washington, D.C.,