Volume 8, Number 16, April 24,
This Week's Contents:
1) NEWS ABOUT NETPRENEUR
1.1 Get With The World Beat
2) REGIONAL NETPRENEURS
2.1 Defense Group Finds
2.2 Unbound Medicine Finds
2.3 Norman Finds Computer
2.4 SilentRunner Finds Network
2.5 MBAFinder (Hint) Finds MBA
2.6 Round-up: Quick Hits
......news from Global eXchange, GiveMePower,
NVTC, and Kauffman
3) FUNDING & FINANCE NEWS
3.1 Dough Raise Me
......$3.5M for 1 local entrepreneur
3.2 Life In The Food Chain
......Anteon Acquires Information Spectrum
......SAIC Acquires Security Services From
4) RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES
4.1 YEO Connects Entrepreneurs
......news about retired generals
at WaveCrest and ADG
|||||||||||||||||||| 1. News About Netpreneur
1.1 GET WITH THE WORLD BEAT
"Anyone can go global," observed Jim LeBlanc at Tuesday's Coffee
& DoughNets meeting, "the trick is doing it profitably." Our
panelists -- John Malone of BizTelOne, E. Sanders Partee of Ecutel,
Sundaresan Raja of Airbee Wireless, and Matthew Voorhees of AnyBill --
have all done that recently, and they explained how, providing a world of
pragmatic advice on topics ranging from outsourcing development to
international distribution channels. The summary article is now available
at the Netpreneur website, and look for the transcript and video next
week. The event was hosted by the Washington DC Technology Council and
sponsored by Comerica, Ernst & Young, and Fenwick & West.
2. Regional Netpreneurs ||||||||||||||||||
2.1 DEFENSE GROUP FINDS
(Alexandria, VA) Defense Group has collaborated with four undergraduates
at the University of Virginia to develop a software tool designed for use
by public safety personnel responding to terrorist attacks that involve
radiological contamination. The tool will expand the capabilities of the
Chemical Biological Response Aide (CoBRA), software that is used by first
responder agencies to address terrorist use of hazardous radioactive
materials in a so-called "dirty bomb" (conventional explosives
wrapped with radiological waste), a spill of radioactive materials, or an
industrial accident. Users will be able to quickly analyze the extent of a
public hazard using calculation methods developed by the Department of
Energy's Livermore lab and incorporating exposure guidance developed by
radiation health physicists at the Department of Defense. It calculates
the downwind hazard to exposed personnel based on the size of the release
and the weather conditions, and predicts the anticipated number of
casualties. It also provides emergency response guidelines tailored to
each incident. The contribution of the fourth-year UVa systems engineering
students involved designing an intuitive user interface and building the
connections between the new tool and the existing CoBRA software.
2.2 UNBOUND MEDICINE FINDS
(Charlottesville, VA) Unbound Medicine, a provider of knowledge management
systems for healthcare, and Philadelphia-based MedCases, a medical
eLearning solutions provider for the pharmaceutical and biotech
industries, have partnered to offer the MedCases Medical Librarian. The
product will provide users with a Web-based interface for searching the
National Library of Medicine's PubMed database, including MEDLINE and
publisher supplied citations. It will also provide medical literature and
serve as a complement to MedCases' Web-based, medical education programs.
In the future, portions of the Librarian will be delivered to Palm OS and
Pocket PC devices via Unbound Medicine's mobile knowledge management
2.3 NORMAN FIND COMPUTER
(Fairfax, VA) Norman Data Defense Systems released a new anti-virus
product designed to help ISPs catch viruses, worms, and other malicious
code before they infect subscriber networks and systems. NVCNet for ISPs
can scan email traffic running on any operating system, targeting ISPs
that operate in a multi-platform environment using their own in-house
designed solutions. It consists of a server application that runs on an
Intel-based Windows NT/2000 server with Norman's Scanner Engine, and a
client application that consists of portable source code that resides on
the ISP mail server.
2.4 SILENTRUNNER FINDS NETWORK
(Reston, VA) SilentRunner introduced Mobile Forensic Analyst, a
software-based product that analyzes network traffic and device log data
from a single laptop. It collects and stores data about a network session,
enabling investigators to replay and reconstruct network activity and view
network events as they happen so that security professionals can
immediately resolve internal data theft issues and security and policy
violations. Through visual representations, organizations can analyze
users, hosts, domains, applications, protocols, and addresses to detect
changes or abnormalities from established network baselines showing what
networking resources are being accessed, by whom, how, and when.
2.5 MBAFINDER FINDS MBA
(Chevy Chase, MD) MBAFinder.net is a new website that matches companies
with pre-screened business students to do short-term projects on an hourly
basis in areas such as presentation development, budget analysis, proposal
writing, feasibility studies, market research, and other business-related
matters. Currently, students from the University of Maryland's Robert H.
Smith School of Business are available. The company is the creation of
current Smith business student Asher Epstein and his brother Jeremy
Epstein, who have worked together before on other Internet-related
ventures, including a company called SilentFrog which provides the current
technology backbone for MBAFinder.net.
2.6 ROUND-UP: QUICK HITS
(Gaithersburg, MD) Global eXchange Services
released Translator Accelerator, an add-on product for its Application
Integrator data transformation engine. The Accelerator speeds the data
transformation process for time sensitive applications.
(Towson, MD) GiveMePower
has added laser measurement support to its PowerCAD CE Pro mobile Computer
Assisted Design system, allowing building industry professionals to create
real-time, as-built floor plans directly in the field.
(McLean, VA) The Northern
Virginia Technology Council Foundation gave its Volunteer
Service Award to Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and LeapFrog Solutions.
In its fourth year, the award recognizes its member companies using
technology in their volunteer efforts.
(Kansas City, MO) A new report from the
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation,
"Angel Investing Group Best Practices: Managing Members, Guiding
Presentations and Finding the Right Deals," a tip sheet on how to run
angel investing groups. The free PDF file is based on best practices
shared by 25 of the nation's leading angel investing groups.
3. Funding & Finance News ||||||||||||||||||
3.1 DOUGH RAISE ME
$3.5 million in a Series B round for
Blacksburg, VA-based Luna Technologies,
a developer of fiber optic component test equipment. The round was led by
Alexandria-based Columbia Capital, which also led the company's first
round. Participating in the new round were ENVEST Ventures I, Soundview,
Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Southwest One, and Virginia Tech.
3.2 LIFE IN THE FOOD CHAIN
-- Anteon Acquires Information Spectrum
(Fairfax, VA) Anteon International, a provider of IT and engineering
solutions to the US government, signed a definitive agreement to acquire
Annandale, VA-based Information Spectrum, Inc. (ISI), a provider of
defense and homeland security solutions. ISI specializes in the areas of
credential card technologies, military logistics, and training systems.
ISI is the prime contractor for secure identification and access
management solutions for the Department of Homeland Security's Permanent
Resident Card and the Department of State's Border Crossing Card programs.
Anteon will pay a purchase price of $90.7 million in cash.
Acquires Security Services
(McLean, VA) Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
announced that it signed an agreement to acquire the Information Sharing
and Analysis Center (ISAC) and Open Source Intelligence (OSI) business
unit from NYC-based Predictive Systems, Inc. The deal will transfer the
rights and intellectual property to operate a number of ISACs, including
the Financial Services ISAC and the Energy/ISAC. ISACs perform analyses
and notification of physical and cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and
warnings, including the ability to alert public and private sectors of
security information. Total revenues associated with the business unit
represented approximately $1.38 million in Predictive's fiscal year 2002.
The first ISAC was created by an SAIC company four years ago in response
to a Presidential Decision Directive.
4. Resources & Opportunities ||||||||||||||||||
4.1 YEO CONNECTS ENTREPRENEURS
(Alexandria, VA) The Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO), a nonprofit
entrepreneurial group, launched MediaSource, a free online tool that
allows its members to be contacted by authorized journalists looking for
sources, interviewees, and stories. Credentialed journalists can view a
modified version of YEO members profiles, including company press
releases, photos, and bios. Reporters can also post media interview
requests to the entire YEO membership. YEO has some 5000 members in more
than 142 cities in 35 countries. Membership in YEO is subject to approval
based upon qualifications by both YEO International and the sponsoring
5. Who'sWare ||||||||||||||||||
(Dulles, VA) WaveCrest Laboratories,
developer of an electric propulsion system that transforms electrical
energy into mechanical motion and vice versa, named General (Ret.) Wesley
K. Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, as Chairman of the
(Vienna, VA) Defense and security firm The
Allied Defense Group (ADG), formerly Allied Research
Corporation, named Monte Pickens as COO. He was formerly VP at The T.
Marzetti Company. Recently ADG also announced that Chairman and CEO
General (Ret) J.H. Binford Peay, III, will resign as CEO to become
Superintendent at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), to be replaced by
Major General (Ret.) John G. Meyer, Jr.
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