ThinkEquity Partners Hosts Second Annual Growth Conference

More Than 100 Stars of Tomorrow to Present at the Three-Day Conference

Sep 08, 2004, 01:00 ET from ThinkEquity Partners

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkEquity Partners, a leading
 research-centric institutional investment firm, will host its second annual
 Growth Conference on September 21-23, 2004 at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco,
 California. The event will serve as a forum for investors to gain valuable
 investment insights into the key drivers of the growth economy, offering
 attendees the opportunity to interact with executives and investment
 professionals from the most exciting growth companies in the market.
     The Growth Conference will include presentations and break-out sessions
 with more than 100 CEOs of the fastest growing companies in the world,
 exploring the current state of their respective industries. Included will be
 class of 2004 IPOs (, Greenfield Online, Color Kinetics,
 Blackboard, Momenta, and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals), as well as ThinkBIG
 sessions from 30 CEOs of prominent high growth, top performing small cap and
 micro cap companies. See complete list of presenting companies below.
     Each day of the conference will feature keynotes from luminaries of the
 investment and business world including:
     -- Marc Andreesen, chairman and co-founder of Opsware Inc. and founder of
        Netscape Communications, addressing the future of technology.
     -- Tucker Carlson and Margaret Carlson of CNN's Crossfire discussing the
        2004 presidential elections.
     -- Harvey MacKay, author of New York Times #1 bestsellers Swim with the
        Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware The Naked Man Who Offers
        You His Shirt.
     The event will also include several distinguished panels on cutting edge
 issues pertinent to today's market, addressing the buzz of the nanotechnology
 sector, China's recent economic upsurge, and hot trends in venture capital.
     "A primary goal of our Growth Conference is to identify and partner with
 the fastest growing, most innovative companies in America," said Michael Moe,
 co-founder and CEO of ThinkEquity Partners. "This objective is consistent with
 our research thesis and megatrends. The growth conference is all about
 providing the best and the brightest investors an opportunity to interact with
 the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow."
     Conference Details
     To register for the event or view the conference agenda and full program
 of activities, please visit
     About ThinkEquity Partners
     ThinkEquity Partners is a research-centric institutional investment firm
 focused on the growth sectors of the knowledge economy. ThinkEquity Partners
 is dedicated to providing focused insight, advisory services, and capital to
 institutional investors and corporate constituents in the knowledge economy's
 key growth verticals, including technology, health care, business services,
 and knowledge enterprises. For more information about ThinkEquity Partners,
 please visit Member NASD and SIPC.
                  ThinkEquity Partners 2004 Growth Conference
                           September 21 - 23, 2004
                        The OMNI Hotel San Francisco, CA
                              Presenting Companies
      Able Laboratories (ABRX)
      Ad Pepper Media (APM) - ThinkBIG
      Adaptec (ADPT)
      Agile Software (AGIL)
      Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY)
      Anadigics (ANAD)
      Andrx (ADRX)
      Apollo Group (APOL, UOPX)
      Audible (ADBL)
      Autobytel (ABTL)
      Blackboard (BBBB)
      Blue Coat Systems (BCSI)
      Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM)
      Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP)
      Career Education (CECO)
      Celldex Therapeutics (Proposed: CEDX)
      Central European Media (CETV)
      Cognex (CGNX)
      Cognos (COGN)
      Color Kinetics (CLRK)
      Corinthian (COCO)
      Costco (COST)
      Cree, Inc. (CREE)
      Cytogen (CYTO) - ThinkBIG
      deCODE genetics (DCGN)
      Digital Insight (DGIN)
      Dot Hill (HILL)
      DuPont Photomasks (DPMI)
      eCollege (ECLG)
      eDiets (DIET) - ThinkBIG
      Endwave (ENWV) - ThinkBIG
      EVCI Career Colleges (EVCI) - ThinkBIG
      F5 Networks (FFIV)
      FactSet Research Systems (FDS)
      FileNet (FILE) (FWHT)
      First Cash (FCFS)
      Gemstar - TV Guide Int'l (GMST)
      Greenfield Online (SRVY)
      Harris and Harris (TINY)
      HEI (HEII) - ThinkBIG
      Hollywood Media (HOLL) - ThinkBIG
      Homestore (HOMS)
      Image Entertainment (DISK) - ThinkBIG
      iMergent (IIG) - ThinkBIG
      IMPAX Labs (IPXL)
      InfoSpace (INSP)
      Integrated Silicon Solutions (ISSI)
      Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)
      Kopin (KOPN)
      Kyphon (KYPH)
      Laureate Education (LAUR)
      Linktone (LTON)
      MDC Partners (MDCA) - ThinkBIG
      MemberWorks (MBRS) - ThinkBIG
      MIPS Technologies (MIPS) - ThinkBIG
      Misonix (MSON) - ThinkBIG
      Momenta (MNTA)
      Nanophase (NANX) - ThinkBIG
      Nanosys (Private)
      Navarre (NAVR)
      NIC (EGOV)
      Novatel (NVTL)
      OmniCorder (OMCT) - ThinkBIG
      Opsware (OPSW)
      Packeteer (PKTR)
      Pain Therapeutics (PTIE)
      Performance Technologies (PTIX)
      Polycom (PLCM)
      Princeton Review (REVU) - ThinkBIG
      Provide Commerce (PRVD) - ThinkBIG
      Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) (CRM)
      Scientific Learning (SCIL) - ThinkBIG (SINA)
      SMIC (SMI) (STMP)
      StockerYale (STKR) - ThinkBIG
      SumTotal Systems (SUMT) - ThinkBIG
      SupportSoft (SPRT) - ThinkBIG
      Symyx (SMMX)
      The Corporate Executive Board (EXBD)
      Therma-Wave (TWAV) - ThinkBIG
      TVI Corp (TVIN.OB) - ThinkBIG
      24/7 Real Media (TFSM)
      UTStarcom (UTSI)
      Value Click (VCLK)
      Varian Semiconductor (VSEA)
      Varsity Group (VSTY.OB) - ThinkBIG
      Ventive Health (VTIV)
      VISX (EYE)
      Vitalstream (VSTH) - ThinkBIG
      Witness Systems (WITS) - ThinkBIG
      Workstream (WSTM) - ThinkBIG
      WorldHeart (WHRT) - ThinkBIG
      Zimmer (ZMH)

SOURCE ThinkEquity Partners