Venture Watch Television News Series Profiling Entrepreneurs of Technology Ventures Premiers Tonight on K-EYE CBS News

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Capital Network

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Capital Network announced today
 the official launch of "Venture Watch", an independently produced television
 news series profiling entrepreneurs and emerging technology business ventures
 in Austin.
     "Each week, Venture Watch will introduce you to local entrepreneurs and
 their companies," said Rene Michaels, Director of Marketing at The Capital
 Network and Producer of the Venture watch series.  "You'll hear about the
 problems they identified and the solutions and value propositions they offer.
 You'll hear their success stories, their trials and tribulations.  You'll meet
 a network of service providers and funding sources, the dealmakers, Industry
 leaders and pioneers in the technology sector that every entrepreneur should
 know."  Venture Watch will show viewers that despite current market
 conditions, there are resilient and persistent Texas entrepreneurs who have
 found ways to keep their businesses growing.
     Venture Watch aims to reach entrepreneurs and inspire them to take action.
 "We want to help foster entrepreneurial ideas and provide real solutions by
 introducing viewers to other entrepreneurs, funding sources and service
 providers that can help launch, evolve or sustain their venture," said Rene.
 Entrepreneurs can send information about their needs via VentureWatchOnline
 http://venturewatchonline.com.  After a confidential screening, entrepreneurs
 can be physically introduced to funding sources or service providers in the
 Venture Watch network who can address their needs.
     The premier Venture Watch profile will air tonight in the K-EYE
 (CBS Austin local channel 42, cable channel 5) Late News following the
 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament
 championship game.  The first profile will feature Newgistics, an Austin
 company solving real world problems for consumers by combining leading
 technology, traditional logistics and innovative approaches.
     Thereafter, new Venture Watch profiles will air every Monday night in the
 K-EYE CBS Late News at 10 pm and will feature companies such as the Microsoft
 Technology Center in Austin, Virtual CFO, Murphree Venture Partners, eCertain,
 AV Labs, and Journee Software to name a few.
     After airing, each profile will be added and archived online at
 http://venturewatchonline.com.  VentureWatchOnline will provide additional
 information on each profiled company including Executive Bio's, Case Studies
 and information on Clients and Partners.  Additionally, a monthly Venture
 Watch column will be included in Texas Technology Magazine
 http://www.thetechmag.com/texas.shtml beginning in April, and distributed in
 Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
 
     About Venture Watch
     Venture Watch is underwritten by Texas companies who take a sincere
 approach to helping entrepreneurs and contribute to entrepreneurial growth in
 the technology Industry in Austin.  Through Venture Watch, underwriting
 companies support their clients or portfolio companies as well as extend their
 brand and raise the awareness of their products or services.  Underwriting
 dollars capitalize a unique "360-degree" Brand Marketing, Public Relations and
 Promotions effort incorporating Television, Internet, Industry Magazines,
 Regional Press-Releases, Person-to-Person Network Marketing and opt-in email
 lists.  The Venture Watch marketing effort is designed to reach entrepreneurs,
 businesspeople and corporations primarily in Austin, with overflow in Dallas
 and Houston.  It is designed to capture their attention through Information,
 Education and Inspiration.  It will introduce entrepreneurs & emerging
 technology companies to other Entrepreneurs, Service Providers and Funding
 Sources, the Industry Players and Dealmakers throughout the State who take an
 active roll in grooming entrepreneurs and their emerging technology-business
 ventures.
 
      Venture Watch Partners and/or Alliances Include:
      The Capital Network - http://thecapitalnetwork.com
      K-EYE CBS Television Austin - http://keye.com
      Texas Technology Magazine - http://www.thetechmag.com/texas.shtml
      PR Newswire - http://prnewswire.com
      Texas eComm Association - http://www.texasecomm.org
 
     Venture Watch is independently produced by Rene Michaels, Director of
 Marketing at The Capital Network.
 
     About The Capital Network
     The Capital Network (TCN) introduces investors to promising venture
 opportunities via a number of programs, including the monthly Texas Angel
 Investors program.  TCN conducts some of the largest venture conferences in
 the U.S., including the Texas Venture Capital Conference (Austin, TX),
 Southwest Venture Capital Conference (Dallas, TX), and the Southwest BIO
 Venture Conference (Houston, TX).  TCN also educates entrepreneurs and
 investors on financing issues, and links companies with sources of business
 expertise.  For more information, call (512) 305-0826 or visit
 http://www.thecapitalnetwork.com.
 
      CONTACT:
 
      Rene Michaels
      Producer, Venture Watch
      (512) 305-0846
      email - info@venturewatchonline.com
      Web Site: http://venturewatchonline.com
 
 

SOURCE The Capital Network
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Capital Network announced today
 the official launch of "Venture Watch", an independently produced television
 news series profiling entrepreneurs and emerging technology business ventures
 in Austin.
     "Each week, Venture Watch will introduce you to local entrepreneurs and
 their companies," said Rene Michaels, Director of Marketing at The Capital
 Network and Producer of the Venture watch series.  "You'll hear about the
 problems they identified and the solutions and value propositions they offer.
 You'll hear their success stories, their trials and tribulations.  You'll meet
 a network of service providers and funding sources, the dealmakers, Industry
 leaders and pioneers in the technology sector that every entrepreneur should
 know."  Venture Watch will show viewers that despite current market
 conditions, there are resilient and persistent Texas entrepreneurs who have
 found ways to keep their businesses growing.
     Venture Watch aims to reach entrepreneurs and inspire them to take action.
 "We want to help foster entrepreneurial ideas and provide real solutions by
 introducing viewers to other entrepreneurs, funding sources and service
 providers that can help launch, evolve or sustain their venture," said Rene.
 Entrepreneurs can send information about their needs via VentureWatchOnline
 http://venturewatchonline.com.  After a confidential screening, entrepreneurs
 can be physically introduced to funding sources or service providers in the
 Venture Watch network who can address their needs.
     The premier Venture Watch profile will air tonight in the K-EYE
 (CBS Austin local channel 42, cable channel 5) Late News following the
 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament
 championship game.  The first profile will feature Newgistics, an Austin
 company solving real world problems for consumers by combining leading
 technology, traditional logistics and innovative approaches.
     Thereafter, new Venture Watch profiles will air every Monday night in the
 K-EYE CBS Late News at 10 pm and will feature companies such as the Microsoft
 Technology Center in Austin, Virtual CFO, Murphree Venture Partners, eCertain,
 AV Labs, and Journee Software to name a few.
     After airing, each profile will be added and archived online at
 http://venturewatchonline.com.  VentureWatchOnline will provide additional
 information on each profiled company including Executive Bio's, Case Studies
 and information on Clients and Partners.  Additionally, a monthly Venture
 Watch column will be included in Texas Technology Magazine
 http://www.thetechmag.com/texas.shtml beginning in April, and distributed in
 Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
 
     About Venture Watch
     Venture Watch is underwritten by Texas companies who take a sincere
 approach to helping entrepreneurs and contribute to entrepreneurial growth in
 the technology Industry in Austin.  Through Venture Watch, underwriting
 companies support their clients or portfolio companies as well as extend their
 brand and raise the awareness of their products or services.  Underwriting
 dollars capitalize a unique "360-degree" Brand Marketing, Public Relations and
 Promotions effort incorporating Television, Internet, Industry Magazines,
 Regional Press-Releases, Person-to-Person Network Marketing and opt-in email
 lists.  The Venture Watch marketing effort is designed to reach entrepreneurs,
 businesspeople and corporations primarily in Austin, with overflow in Dallas
 and Houston.  It is designed to capture their attention through Information,
 Education and Inspiration.  It will introduce entrepreneurs & emerging
 technology companies to other Entrepreneurs, Service Providers and Funding
 Sources, the Industry Players and Dealmakers throughout the State who take an
 active roll in grooming entrepreneurs and their emerging technology-business
 ventures.
 
      Venture Watch Partners and/or Alliances Include:
      The Capital Network - http://thecapitalnetwork.com
      K-EYE CBS Television Austin - http://keye.com
      Texas Technology Magazine - http://www.thetechmag.com/texas.shtml
      PR Newswire - http://prnewswire.com
      Texas eComm Association - http://www.texasecomm.org
 
     Venture Watch is independently produced by Rene Michaels, Director of
 Marketing at The Capital Network.
 
     About The Capital Network
     The Capital Network (TCN) introduces investors to promising venture
 opportunities via a number of programs, including the monthly Texas Angel
 Investors program.  TCN conducts some of the largest venture conferences in
 the U.S., including the Texas Venture Capital Conference (Austin, TX),
 Southwest Venture Capital Conference (Dallas, TX), and the Southwest BIO
 Venture Conference (Houston, TX).  TCN also educates entrepreneurs and
 investors on financing issues, and links companies with sources of business
 expertise.  For more information, call (512) 305-0826 or visit
 http://www.thecapitalnetwork.com.
 
      CONTACT:
 
      Rene Michaels
      Producer, Venture Watch
      (512) 305-0846
      email - info@venturewatchonline.com
      Web Site: http://venturewatchonline.com
 
 SOURCE  The Capital Network