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Netpreneur News
Volume 7, Number 44, November 7, 2002

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This Week's Contents:

 1) NEWS ABOUT NETPRENEUR
      1.1 Good To The Last Drop
 2) REGIONAL NETPRENEURS
      2.1 Idea Sciences Gets Decision Support Products
      2.2 British Bioscience Startup Comes To Fairfax
      2.3 Handheld Barcoding For Government
      2.4 Metier's Task Thesaurus
      2.5 Round-up: Quick Hits
      ......news from Media Cybernetics, TFS Technology,
      ..........Bean Creative, and Americaneagle.com

  3) FUNDING & FINANCE NEWS
      3.1 Dough Raise Me
      ...... $10M for 1 local entrepreneur

      3.2 Life In The Food Chain
      ......CenterForce And RightForce Merge
      ......Sunset Learning Acquires US Learning

      3.3 IPO For Inphonic
  4) OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES
      4.1 Find Student Interns
  5) REGIONAL NEWS
      5.1 Region Dominates Inc. 500 List
  6) WHO'SWARE
      ......news about people at SOTAS, SureScript,
      ..........and DC Tech Council


|||||||||||||||||||| 1. News About The Program ||||||||||||||||||

1.1 GOOD TO THE LAST DROP
We're counting down the final two Coffee & DoughNets, and you won't
want to miss either one. Next week, the penultimate C&D is a special
nighttime edition with very special guest speaker Rob Adams, founder
of AV Labs, head of Austin Ventures' bootcamp for entrepreneurs, and
author of the new book, "A Good Hard Kick In The Ass." Rob will
break through many of the common misconceptions about building a
business, with indispensable advice from someone with experience
around all sides of the table. It's the next-to-last C&D coming
Thursday, November 14, 6:00 PM, to the Capital Hilton in DC. Sign up
now.
http://www.netpreneur.org/events/doughnets

|||||||||||||||||| 2. Regional Netpreneurs ||||||||||||||||||

2.1 IDEA SCIENCES ACQUIRES DECISION PRODUCTS
(Alexandria, VA) Idea Sciences acquired a suite of decision support
products and customers from Science Applications International
Corporation (SAIC). The technology was originally acquired via SAIC'
s purchase of Phoenix, AZ-based Leadership 2000. Idea Sciences
offers software and solutions that allow teams to solve problems in
a in a structured, collaborative manner. Idea Sciences was founded
by Mary Crannell, formerly the COO of SAIC's innovation consulting
division. Products include CoNexus, a group decision support tool;
Frontier Analyst, which facilitates performance evaluation of
divisions, branches, and employees in an enterprise; and Decision
Explorer, a tool that enhances the development and management of
business strategies. Idea Sciences also is developing systems based
on Collaboration and Confrontation Analysis, creative strategic
planning, and performance management.
http://www.ideasciences.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

2.2 BRITISH BIOSCIENCE STARTUP COMES TO FAIRFAX
(Fairfax, VA) SmartBead Technologies Ltd., a biotechnology company
from Cambridge, England, won a competition among British businesses
for space in the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority's
BioAccelerator. SmartBead has developed a speedier process for
bringing new drugs to the marketplace. Its UltraPlex system uses
microparticles etched with barcodes no wider than a human hair to
tag and track molecules. The molecules are then mixed with test
samples tracked and scanned for reactions to diseases or other
substances. For winning the competition, SmartBead will receive a
year's free rent and business development services at the
BioAccelerator to expand into the US market. Enlightened
Technologies Associates, a Fairfax company that has developed a
drug-free product to counter sleep disorders, won the flip side of
the competition, a contest among Virginia companies to land a
similar place in a British business incubator.
http://www.etai.com
http://www.smartbead.com
http://www.fceda.org
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

2.3 HANDHELD BARCODING FOR GOVERNMENT
(Baltimore, MD) Barcoding.com introduced Wireless Information
Security Encryption (WISE), an application that enables users to
instantly create a handheld solution for almost any ODBC compliant
software package. Users of the handheld device can add, delete, and
edit images, voice, video, and data from the original data source.
Targeted to meet the security regulations of government, WISE is
FIPS 140-1 and Triple DES compliant and SHA1 certified.
http://www.barcoding.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

2.4 METIER'S TASK THESAURUS
(Washington, DC) Métier introduced Active Thesaurus, a new
technology that will be used to enhance its project analysis
software product, WorkLenz. Active Thesaurus incorporates natural
language processing to make tasks statistically comparable across an
enterprise or vertical industry and enable more robust modeling of
work performance. It grammatically tags a task title's words on the
fly and maps them to Princeton University's open source WordNet
Lexical Database, creating task definitions with statistically
comparable actions, objects, and modifiers. These attributes are
rolled up into synonym sets to provide modeling of the way
organizations describe and report work.
http://www.metier.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

2.5 ROUND-UP: QUICK HITS

(Silver Spring, MD) Media Cybernetics released Version 4.5 of
Array-Pro Analyzer, its image analysis software for molecular
biologists. New features include a pixel-by-pixel cross-correlation
method.
http://www.mediacy.com

(Herndon VA) TFS Technology released Version 5.8 of TFS Desktop, its
PKI-based PC security solution that provides single sign-on to
network resources without requiring a server infrastructure.
http://www.tfstech.com

(Alexandria, VA) Bean Creative launched Knowing Poe, a website for
Maryland Public TV that explores the life and work of Edgar Allen
Poe.
http://www.mpt.org/knowingpoe
http://www.beancreative.com

(Alexandria, VA) Americaneagle.com created Militarylifesyte.com, a
site which collects military-oriented content, services, and
resources.
http://www.militarylifestyle.com
http://www.americaneagle.com


|||||||||||||||||| 3. Funding & Finance News ||||||||||||||||||

3.1 DOUGH RAISE ME

$10 million in a first round for Annandale, VA-based Digital Harbor,
a developer of solutions for enterprise front-office integration.
The money comes from Insight Venture Partners and will be used to
expand sales and marketing activities in the government and
commercial sectors and to accelerate product development. Digital
Harbor builds software that allows end-users to access and act upon
data and functionality that is composed from multiple back-end
systems. To date, the company has focused its sales efforts in the
government space with customers that include NSA and NRL.
http://www.digitalharbor.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

3.2 LIFE IN THE FOOD CHAIN

-- CenterForce And RightForce Merge
(Bethesda, MD) CenterForce Technologies, a provider of optimization
software for call centers, has merged with Ft. Lauderdale, FL-based
RightForce, a developer of workforce management products. Together,
they will offer end-to-end workforce optimization solutions designed
exclusively for contact centers. The new organization will operate
under the name CenterForce Technologies, Inc., based in Bethesda
with CenterForce's President and CEO, Bob Kelly, continuing in those
roles. Gus Agusti, co-founder of RightForce, will oversee the new
company's line of workforce management applications.
http://www.cforcetech.com
http://www.rightforce.com

-- Sunset Learning Acquires US Learning
(Reston, VA) eLearning solutions provider Sunset Learning announced
the acquisition of the US Learning Solutions operations from
Dimension Data, an IT services company. The deal brings subject
matter expertise and depth in Instructor Lead Training to Sunset and
introduces new content for eLearning deployment. The combined
organization will offer end-to-end, custom solutions, with Dimension
Data maintaining a minority interest in the company.
http://www.sunsetlearning.com
http://www.didata.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

3.3 IPO FOR INPHONIC
(Washington, DC) Been a while, but we've got an IPO registration to
report. InPhonic, a provider of wireless voice and data
communication solutions, filed its papers with the SEC this week.
The company offers an integrated platform for distributing and
managing wireless communication devices, providing nationwide
coverage through major wireless carriers, including AT&T Wireless,
Cingular, T-Mobile, and Nextel. Inphonic plans to trade on the
NASDAQ with the symbol INPC. Underwriters include UBS Warburg, CIBC
World Markets, Thomas Weisel Partners, and Janney Montgomery Scott.
http://www.inphonic.com


|||||||||||||||||| 4. Opportunities & Resources ||||||||||||||||||

4.1 FIND STUDENT INTERNS
(Fairfax, VA) The Mason Enterprise Center at George Mason University
was awarded a grant from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial
Leadership to support 20 student internships with emerging
companies. The competitive program will select top undergraduate and
graduate students to work with small companies on projects that are
important to company growth and significant to student learning.
Students earn academic credit, receive a stipend from the grant
funds, and work 20 hours per week for the 14-week semester. For more
information contact
jkeenan@gmu.edu.
http://www.keip.org


|||||||||||||||||| 5. Regional News ||||||||||||||||||

5.1 REGION DOMINATES INC. 500 LIST
(Washington, DC) For the sixth consecutive year, the Greater
Washington region has the highest number of fastest-growing private
companies in America, according to Inc. Magazine. The 2002 Inc. 500
list includes 40 firms based in Greater Washington, up from 34 in
2001. Atlanta ranked second with 24 firms, followed by Chicago with
22, and Boston with 20. Greater Washington has 26 more firms on the
list than Silicon Valley. The 40 area businesses range from finance
to manufacturing, including 29 in information technology-related
industries.
http://www.inc.com/inc500


|||||||||||||||||| 6. Who'sWare ||||||||||||||||||

(Gaithersburg, MD) SOTAS, a provider of telecom network management
solutions, named Thomas Cady as President and CEO. He was most
recently CEO of eTunnels.
http://www.sotas.com

(Alexandria, VA) SureScript Systems, a provider of electronic
prescription solutions that connect pharmacies and physicians, named
Rick Ratliff as EVP of Technology.
http://www.surescripts.com

(Washington, DC) The Washington DC Technology Council named Lara
Vande Walle as President. She was most recently Director of
Membership and Business Development for the Technology Council of
Maryland.
http://www.dctechcouncil.org


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