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Harvard Business School and Los Angeles Venture Association Present "Southern California Business Growth Conference".

Event to Unite Business Leaders to Networking Powerhouse A fourth-generation language from Cognos that was introduced in the late 1970s for midrange computers. It supports both character-oriented, terminal-based applications as well as Windows clients. Applications developed under PowerHouse can be imported into Cognos' Axiant client/server environment.  and Capital Resources

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Harvard Business School Harvard Business School, officially named the Harvard Business School: George F. Baker Foundation, and also known as HBS, is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University.  Association of Orange County (HBSAOC) and Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  Venture Association (LAVA lava (lä`və), molten rock that erupts on the earth's surface, either on land or under the ocean, by a volcano or through a fissure. It solidifies into igneous rock that is also called lava. ) announced its Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region,  Business Growth Conference will be held April 20, 2009 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. The annual conference unites business and industry influencers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists Venture Capitalist

An investor who provides capital to either start-up ventures or support small companies who wish to expand but do not have access to public funding.

Venture capitalists usually expect higher returns for the additional risks taken.
 and economic visionaries to match talent and business concepts with money and other resources.

The conference will include more than 16 breakout sessions led by respected industry icons and successful entrepreneurs to provide proven strategies for growing business during a down economy. It also will offer a unique networking platform called "Capital Zone," which connects talent with money-making ideas to "the money" to bring them to life.

"The Southern California Business Growth Conference is a positive and much-needed event that is sure to invigorate in·vig·or·ate  
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, connect and re-charge the business community," said Neeraj Vijay, conference director of HBSAOC. "It is a 'must attend' for businesses in growth mode seeking investment opportunities or the ability to network with prominent and influential business leaders."

Conference Aims to Supercharge su·per·charge  
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1. To increase the power of (an engine, for example), as by fitting with a supercharger.

 Businesses; Provides Access to Golden Rolodex

This is the first time that the HBSAOC and LAVA, which historically have organized separate successful business conferences, have joined forces to present the Southern California Business Growth Conference.

"By uniting these two powerhouse organizations, we are able to offer event attendees direct access to the 'golden' rolodex of top executives who can bring change and new direction to today's most challenging business issues," said Gregory Soukup, conference chair of LAVA. "The relationships forged at this conference have the potential of creating profitable businesses that will spur continued economic growth locally and around the world."

Rare Opportunity to "Meet the Money" in the Capital Zone([R])

Attendees will have access to multiple networking sessions, as well as educational panel discussions from leading experts. Topics include:

* How to Get the Most out of Core Ideas and Intellectual Property;

* Managing the Innovation of a Company's Business Model;

* Options and Strategies for Restructuring restructuring - The transformation from one representation form to another at the same relative abstraction level, while preserving the subject system's external behaviour (functionality and semantics).  and Recapitalizing the Enterprise; and,

* Funding Sustainable Growth in Tough Times.

Featuring LAVA's proven Capital Zone([R]), attendees will have the opportunity to 'meet the money,' as leading venture capitalists, private equity investors, and lenders representing billions of dollars in available capital will be looking for Looking for

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 their next high-potential investments.

The Capital Zone will run concurrently to the panel discussions and networking sessions in the late afternoon and provide interested attendees an opportunity to meet those in the venture capital and investment community to share ideas, discuss opportunities and forge potential new relationships.

Early registration is $299 by April 1, 2009. To register or for more information regarding the Southern California Business Growth Conference, go to:

The Harvard Business School Association of Orange County (HBSAOC)

The Harvard Business School Association of Orange County (HBSAOC) is one of 116 alumni clubs of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (HBS HBS Harvard Business School
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). Its membership includes graduates of the school's MBA MBA
Master of Business Administration

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Master in Business, Master in Business Administration
, doctoral and executive education programs. The Association serves more than 500 alumni in the greater Orange County, Calif. area. Additional information is online at

The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)

Founded in 1985, the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) is the most successful and longest running organization of its kind in Southern California dedicated to the development and growth of entrepreneurial ventures from start-up to middle market. Through its educational programs and annual conferences, LAVA provides a forum where entrepreneurs meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other professional advisors. For more information, visit
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