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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 and Capital Resources

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Harvard Business School Association of Orange County (HBSAOC) and Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) announced its Southern California 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 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, 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 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 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 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). Its membership includes graduates of the school's MBA, 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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Date:Feb 10, 2009
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