Cooley Godward, LLP
R. Lincoln is a partner in the Cooley Godward law firmís
business department. His practice focuses on venture capital,
public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions and the
representation of high-technology and emerging growth companies in
industry sectors ranging from software and telecommunications to
the Internet and e-commerce.
Mr. Lincoln serves on the Advisory
Board and the Resource Development Committee of the Medical Care
for Children Partnership and is a member of the Northern Virginia
Technology Council and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. He
also serves as the co-manager of his class for the University of
Virginia School of Law, and formerly served as a Commissioner on
the Virginia Charitable Gaming Commission. Mr. Lincoln teaches a
course on emerging growth companies and venture capital at the
University of Virginia School of Law.
The Poretz Group
An experienced CEO and
corporate board member, she is a business publishing pioneer, having
founded both TechNews Inc., now Post-newsweek Business Information
Inc., publishers of Washington Technology and TechCapital magazine;
and the Washington Business Journal. She remains an advisor to
TechCapital and also to Alley Cat News. Esther maintains a wide
network throughout the technology industry among industry analysts,
policy makers, innovators and executives.
An internet strategist,
she is an advisor to the Netpreneur Program of the Potomac
KnowledgeWay and to Mindshare. She also is an advisor to the Women's
Growth Capital Fund, Washington, DC; Novak-Biddle Venture Partners,
Reston, VA; and is a member of the senior advisory board of the
Northern Virginia Technology Council. In 1997 she was Washington's
Business Woman of the Year and earlier was named to Washingtonian
magazine's list of Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women.
Jamey Harvey launched Digital
Addiction (DA), an industry-leading creator of Internet play
communities. During his three years as DA's president and CEO,
Harvey assembled an award-winning product development team and led
funding, marketing, public relations, and business-development
efforts. Harvey also pioneered DA's viral marketing patent
applications and concepts that underlie iKimbo's technology.
Digital Addiction's innovative game community (www.digitaladdiction.com)
and e-commerce solutions have been frequently featured in leading
publications and media, such as CNN, the New York Times, the
Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, and Yahoo Internet Life, along
with numerous entertainment publications.
Before DA, Harvey
founded Inverse Ink, the leading, interactive comic book company,
where he oversaw production, marketing, and licensing of its
award-winning CD-ROM and online comic books, including
"Superman," "Batman," and "The
Tick." With his proceeds from the sale of Inverse Ink, Harvey
founded Digital Addiction. Previously Harvey was a marketing
manager and public relations associate at Borland International.
Harvey holds a B.A. degree from the University of California at
is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of Ernst & Young
and is the leader of the firmís Mid-Atlantic area Technology,
Communications and Entertainment practice.
He has extensive experience serving technology companies
that have ranged from startups to AOL.
His current clients include companies such as Digex,
Kinkos.com, EqualFooting.com, Roku, Global Internet Venture Fund,
Capital Investors and the Washington Capitals.
is chairperson of the Finance Committee of the Northern Virginia
Technology Council and on the board of directors/steering
committee of the following organizations:
Mindshare, Mason Enterprise Center, CEO Team Solutions,
Mid-Atlantic Venture Fair/Capital Connection 2000, Springboard
2000, Agnition and Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. He is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of CPAs
and the Virginia State Society of CPAs.
Jon has a BA in Economics from Colgate University and an
MBA in Finance from New York University.
He lives in Great Falls with his wife and three children.
Abramson, Managing Director,
Growth Capital Fund
Patty Abramson co-founded the Women's Growth Capital Fund in 1997.
Ms. Abramson manages the Fund on a day-to-day basis, seeks
investment opportunities, and works with portfolio companies. She
is also responsible for maintaining ongoing communications with
limited partners and coordinating the participation of the
financial and business advisors who provide professional
assistance to the Fund.
Ms. Abramson has over 25 years of
diversified business experience with a strong emphasis on
marketing and communications and the development of small
A former delegate to the White
House Conference on Small Business, Ms. Abramson has been named
the Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Small Business
Administration. She has been an officer or served on the Boards of
numerous education, women's and social advocacy organizations. Her
current civic responsibilities include the Capital Area YMCA,
Samaritan Inns, International Women's Forum, Leadership Washington
and the DCJCC.
Ms. Abramson currently serves on
the Board of Directors of womenCONNECT.com.