Prepare for Success: Starting and Growing an Emerging Company in the Greater Philadelphia Region

March 26, 2008
Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference
Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael S. Harrington, a partner and co-chair of the Corporate Department with Fox Rothschild LLP, will speak at the Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference. The Conference will be held on March 26-27, 2008, at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Harrington will serve as moderator for a panel discussion entitled, “Prepare for Success: Starting and Growing an Emerging Company in the Greater Philadelphia Region.” The discussion will explore how to start and grow an emerging business in the greater Philadelphia region, and focus on the unique challenges faced by start-up and early-stage companies. In addition, the panel will discuss and evaluate the current state of the early-stage marketplace in Philadelphia, as well as the current climate for starting and growing an emerging company.

Panel members include:

  • David Bookspan, DreamIt Venture, LLC
  • Christopher Stanchak, TicketLeap
  • Scott Nissenbaum, Novitas Capital
  • John Loftus, Safeguard Scientifics
  • Maria Maccecchini, Robin Hood Venture

Harrington, who serves as office managing partner of the firm’s Exton office, concentrates his practice on representing early- and middle-stage growth, technology, and life science companies in corporate finance, private equity, mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, securities, and technology law, among others. His experience includes advising institutional, strategic, and private investors on structuring, negotiating, and managing investments; representing private equity funds in raising capital and advising on requisite disclosures and federal and state securities law compliance; and assisting growth companies in investment banking, accounting, management, private investor, and other critical financing relationships.

The Conference brings together a host of thought leaders in technologies including AJAX, Ruby-on-Rails, Spring, Flex, ESBs, Agile and more as they share their experience and knowledge with attendees. Tracks include Management, SOA, Lightweight, Web 2.0, and Ruby.

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