On September 9, 2009 at our 8th Annual NanoBusiness Alliance Conference, Scott Livingston, CEO of Livingston Securities http://www.livingstonsecurities.com/ spoke of the future of Investing in Nanotechnology. Livingston said, “If A123 http://www.a123systems.com/ has a successful public offering this month, then I see the IPO window opening for other Nanotechnology based companies starting in the 1st Quarter 2010.” A123 went public on Sept. 24th, 2009 at $13.50 per share. As of today 02-02-10 it closed at $17.88.

Last Friday, our friends in the Nanotechnology Community, Tesla Motors http://www.teslamotors.com/, filed their S-1 http://sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1318605/000119312510017054/ds1.htm. At present time, there are 7 companies in registration for IPOs. These 7 companies, who have attended NanoBusiness Alliance events, are collectively backed by over 2 dozen Venture Capital Funds.

In addition to Tesla Motors the other 6 companies are in the niches brought to you by the Science of Nanotechnology:

1) Drug Delivery
2) Personalized Medicine
3) CIGS Solar Cells
4) Regenerative Medicine
5) Enhanced MRI
6) Plug-In Hybrids

Our members should note we have 7 companies that are associated with our Nanotechnology Community that are currently in registration.

Yes, the 1st Quarter of 2010 is an exciting and robust period for investing in Nanotechnology Companies.

I would like to share with you an article by Scott Rickert, President & CEO of Nanofilm http://www.nanofilmtechnology.com/index.aspx?bhcp=1 and NanoBusiness Alliance Board Member.
Taking the NanoPulse – 2010: Welcome to the Nano Decade http://www.industryweek.com/articles/taking_the_nanopulse_–_2010_welcome_to_the_nano_decade_20897.aspx

Our 9th Annual Washington DC Roundtable Event, hosted by the NanoBusiness Alliance, is being held on Monday, March 15th – Wednesday, March, 17th. We have a room block at the Hotel Rouge, rate $229 per night. Please reserve your room today by contacting our Event Manager, Alisa Kronshage at alisa@nanobusiness.org.

Hotel Rouge
1315 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-232-8000
Reservations: 800-738-1202

Our DC event begins on Monday evening, March 15th with our Opening Dinner.
Tuesday, March 16th – Legislative Meetings, Tuesday Evening Dinner
Wednesday, March 17th – Agency Meetings

I have attached a Registration Form NbA Washington DC Roundtable Registration Form for our DC event. As a benefit of membership in the NanoBusiness Alliance, there is no charge for our DC event. There is a $400 fee for non-members.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Washington DC to discuss a wide range of issues from Investing, Government R&D and the Reauthorization of the NNI http://www.nano.gov/.


Vincent Caprio “It’s Green, It’s Clean, It’s Never Seen – That’s Nanotechnology”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Alliance