IBDNetwork’s Momentum Growth Conference Announces Topics and Final List of Participating Companies

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MOMENTUM Growth Conference, September 27 – 28, 2006

– Announcement –

Registration is now closed for Momentum – TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR starting at 8:00 AM TOMORROW!

From the producers of the acclaimed Under the Radar, the Momentum Growth Conference honors industry leaders dominating the next stage of the growth cycle — a who’s who of leading companies with real customers, real revenue, real partnerships, and the vision to change their market landscape in the next 12–18 months.

Companies granted this prestigious honor are recognized as the “ones to watch” — role models for growing exponentially while gaining rapid traction in an exploding market.

At Momentum, discussions will not only be about how these superstars gained momentum, but also how they plan on keeping it. We’ll be talking about growth — the business opportunities that lie ahead for the Momentum 30, the current stakeholders in the market and the entire ecosystem surrounding.

The Momentum 30 Companies were chosen out of more than 500 companies reviewed.

The Line-Up
Accel Partners | Kevin Efrusy | General Partner
Amazon | Peter Krawiec | VP | Corporate Development
AOL | Toby Trevarthen | VP
Barrons | Eric Savitz | West Coast Editor
Blinkx | Suranga Chandratillake | CTO & Founder
CafePress | Fred Durham | CEO
Cellfire | Brent Dusing | CEO
CNET | Martin Green | SVP
CNET | Rafe Needleman | Editor, Business Buying Advice
Critical Mention | Sean Morgan | Founder & CEO
Discovery Communications | Doug Craig | VP Programming, New Media Operations
Facebook | Owen Van Natta | COO
Fox Interactive | Heather Harde | SVP Mergers and Acquisitions
Glu Mobile | Greg Ballard | President & CEO
Google | Megan Smith | Director New Business Development & Strategy
Gracenote | Craig Palmer | CEO
IAC | James Speer | VP Ad Products
IBDNetwork/Wise Mentor Capital | Sean Wise
Internet REIT | Bob Martin | CEO
Jefferies Broadview | David Liu | Managing Director
Jefferies Broadview | Katherine Egbert | Managing Director
Jefferies Broadview | Youssef Squali | Managing Director
Kalt and Rosen | Neal Rosen | Co-founder
Laszlo | David Temkin | Founder and CTO
Macrovision | Ghazi Benothman | Senior Director Corporate Development
Manatt Phelps & Phillips | Jerry Petruzzelli | Partner
Manatt Phelps & Phillips | Ron Katz | Partner
Media-Screen | Josh Crandall | Principal
Medio Systems | Brian Lent | CEO
MeeVee | Michael Raneri | CEO
Microsoft | Matt Champagne | Director Mobile Product Management, MSN & Windows Live
Microsoft | Sush Vij | Director TV Services and MSN Live
Mimeo | Adam Slutsky | CEO
Mixxer | John Dearborn | CEO
MobiTV | Paul Scanlan | COO
MobiTV | Philip Alvelda | CEO
Motorola | Cheryln Chin | Corporate VP Mobile Software Solutions
MovieLabs | Steve Weinstein | President & CEO
MTV Networks | Matt Bostwick | SVP Franchise Development, MTV Music Group
Navio | Kevin Collins | CTO
NETGEAR | Doug Hagan | Director of Corporate Marketing
Nokia Ventures Organization | Sanji Fernando | Portfolio Manager
Pandora | Jessica Stoner | VP of Business Development
Panorama Capital | Mike Jung | Principal
Peerflix | Billy McNair | Co-founder & CEO
Piczo | Jeremy Verba | CEO
Reach Local | Zorik Gordon | Founder & CEO
Real Girls Media | Kate Everett-Thorp | CEO
Reply! | Payam Zamani | CEO
Revver | Bill Jeffries | VP of Business Development
Sidestep | Rob Solomon | President & CEO
Simple Star | Chad Richard | CEO
Sling Media | Rich Buchanan | VP of Marketing
Specific Media | Tim Vanderhook | President & CEO
Sterling Communications | Marianne O’Connor | CEO
TeleNav | HP Jin | CEO
VantagePoint Venture Partners | Duncan Davidson | Managing Director
Vendare NetBlue | Art Shaw | CEO
WaldenVC | Larry Marcus | Managing Partner
Wall Street Journal | Kara Swisher | Staff Reporter & Co-producer, D: All Things Digital Conference
Yahoo! | Bradley Horowitz | VP of Product Strategy
Yahoo! | Jason Zajac | VP & GM | Social Media
Zillow | Spencer Rascoff | CFO & VP Marketing

Momentum Companies
Blinkx | Cafe Press | Cellfire | Critical Mention | Facebook | Glu Mobile | Gracenote | Internet REIT | Laszlo | Medio Systems | MeeVee | Mimeo | Mixxer | MobiTV | Navio Systems | Pandora | Peerflix | Photobucket | Piczo | ReachLocal | Reply! | Revver | Sidestep | Simple Star | Sling Media | Specific Media | TeleNav | VendareNetBlue | Zillow

Audience
Attendees are CEOs and executives of Momentum companies; senior business- and corporate-development executives from both technology companies and media companies; financial professionals including late-stage VCs and investment bankers; business and technology press; and industry analysts.