Platinum Sponsor

  • Nokia

Gold Sponsors

  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • America Online, Inc.
  • eBay
  • Etelos
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Microsoft
  • Sun Microsystems
  • WebEx

Silver Sponsors

  • Accenture
  • Ask.com
  • Cisco
  • Dell Inc.
  • F5 Networks
  • Fast Search
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • IDA Ireland
  • iQuestions
  • Jordan Edmiston Group
  • Juniper Networks
  • NeuStar Ultra Service
  • Rearden Commerce

Bronze Sponsors

  • Layered Technologies, Inc.
  • Phonecasting.com
  • spigit
  • Userplane

Launch Pad Sponsors

  • North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Norwest Venture Partners
  • O'Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures
  • Panorama Capital

Media Partners

  • Blogher
  • Topix.net

Sponsor Opportunities

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Ted Leonsis

Ted Leonsis

Vice Chairman, AOL

Ted Leonsis serves in many leadership roles including as Vice Chairman of America Online LLC, a professional sports team owner, a film producer, a private-angel investor and an active philanthropist.

As the longest-tenured senior executive at AOL, Ted has served in multiple leadership capacities. Early in his career, he was the founder of several new media companies including Redgate Communications Corporation, a pioneering new media company which, in 1993, was the first company acquired by AOL.

He was also the founder of six personal computer magazines, authored four books and worked on the introduction of the IBM PC and the Apple Macintosh. He co-invented a very successful board game called "Only in New York," and served as a marketing executive with Harris Corp and Wang Laboratories.

Ted is also the founder, chairman and majority owner of Lincoln Holdings LLC, a sports and entertainment company that holds ownership rights in several Washington, DC entities including 100% of the NHL's Washington Capitals and the WNBA's Washington Mystics. Lincoln Holdings also owns approximately 44% of Washington Sports and Entertainment Limited Partnership (WSELP), which owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards, DC’s Verizon Center and the Baltimore-Washington Ticketmaster franchise.

During Ted’s tenure as majority owner of the Capitals, the team has won two division titles and recorded the second-most points in franchise history. Under his leadership, several Washington Capitals business units have been recognized nationally, including game presentation by IDEA, media relations by the Professional Hockey Writers Association and the website by Sports Business Journal and Forbes magazine.

In addition to Lincoln Holdings LLC, Ted also has investments in several companies including: Algentis LLC; Beacon Capital Strategies LLC; Clearspring Technologies; Geneva Acquisition Corp.; GratisCard; Mahalo; Mobile Posse; Object Video and Qloud. Ted serves on the board of several of these companies, as well as PodShow, and is Chairman of GratisCard, a company owned by Revolution LLC.

Ted has recently become involved in filmmaking through conceptualizing and producing "Nanking," a documentary film that made its world premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Documentary Editing Award, and is already the best-selling documentary in China’s history. For Nanking, with which Ted made his production debut, he assembled a highly acclaimed filmmaking team including the Academy Award-winning writer/director team of Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman. Nanking is a documentary film that serves as a powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent as it tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. The film is set for theatrical release on December 12, 2007 by THINK Films, and will air on HBO after its public run.

While at the Sundance Film Festival, Ted coined the phrase “Filmanthropy” to describe a new category of filmmaking that activates discussion as well as new volunteers and new funds that benefit a social cause. Ted is currently in production on additional films for theatrical release.

Additionally, Ted is a major philanthropist and is very involved with numerous charities, including Best Buddies, Hoop Dreams, See Forever Foundation, Youth Aids and others through the work of the Leonsis Foundation.

Ted also once served as mayor of Orchid, FL. Among his many honors, Ted has been named Washington's Businessman of the Year, a Washingtonian of the Year, one of the 20 most influential people in sports, one of America's most creative executives and a top 10 entrepreneur of the year. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, and later, Lowell, MA, he now lives in McLean, VA, and Vero Beach, FL, with his wife and two children.

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