ThinkEquity Partners LLC Announces 4th Annual Growth Conference

8/1/2006, 1:39 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 31, 2006 -- ThinkEquity
Partners LLC, a research-centric investment bank, announces its 4th
Annual Growth Conference, a four-day event that will focus on a wide
array of sectors and growth markets. The conference will be held on
September 11-14, 2006 at The Ritz Carlton in downtown San Francisco.

"The time is ripe to bring thought leaders together and talk about
the next wave of innovation and growth in the economy," said Michael
Moe, founder and CEO of ThinkEquity Partners LLC. "The conference
will be about sharing ideas, discussing the future and debating what
lies ahead in the coming months and years. In our view, growth is
inevitable -- the economy has reached a critical turning point and is
gearing up for an exciting wave of progress."

In addition to company presentations, the conference will feature a
ThinkWealth Management Day, with presentations by industry experts on
topical wealth management issues, and an array of "Think Big"
presentations by management teams of companies with market caps of
less than $200 million, focused on their growth potential. The
conference will also showcase a "Video on the Web" panel, as well as
healthcare and greentech panels.

The preliminary list of presenters includes CEOs from more than 200
of the most innovative growth companies in the world:

24/7 Real Media, Inc. TFSM
Acacia Research-Acacia Technologies ACTG
Adknowledge Private
Advanced Magnetics, Inc. AVM
ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ANX
Agile Software Corporation AGIL
Airspan Networks, Inc. AIRN
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ALNY
Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. ALTI
Altiris, Inc. ATRS
Alvarion Ltd. (USA) ALVR
Apollo Group, Inc. APOL
Aptimus, Inc. APTM
aQuantive, Inc. AQNT
Archer Daniels Midland Company ADM
Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ARIA
Arrowhead Research Corporation ARWR
ARTISTdirect, Inc. ARTD
Asta Funding, Inc. ASFI
Atheros Communications, Inc. ATHR
AtriCure Inc. ATRC
AudioCodes Ltd. AUDC
Autodesk, Inc. ADSK
AVANIR Pharmaceuticals AVNR
Ballard Power Systems Inc. (USA) BLDP
Bankrate, Inc. RATE
Barrier Therapeutics, Inc. BTRX
BenefitStreet Private
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. BCRX
BladeLogic Private
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. BCSI
Blue Nile, Inc. NILE
Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. BFAM
Buffalo Wild Wings BWLD
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation CCMP
Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. CBOU
Cash Systems, Inc. CKNN
Castle Brands Inc. ROX
Cbeyond Communications Inc. CBEY
Centillium Communications, Inc. CTLM
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. CETV
Ceragon Networks Ltd. CRNT
CheckFree Corporation CKFR
Click Commerce, Inc. CKCM
Color Kinetics Incorporated CLRK
Concurrent Computer Corporation CCUR
Convera Corporation CNVR
Costco Wholesale Corp. COST
CryptoLogic, Inc. ( USA ) CRYP
CyberSource Corporation CYBS
DayStar Technologies Inc. DSTI
DepoMed, Inc. DEPO
Devry Inc. DV
Digital Insight Corp. DGIN
Digitas Inc. DTAS
Distributed Energy Systems Corp DESC
eBags Private ECLG
Educate, Inc. EEEE
Electro-Optical Sciences, Inc. MELA
eLoyalty Corporation ELOY
Emisphere Technologies Inc. EMIS
Encysive Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ENCY
Epocrates Private
First Cash Financial Services, Inc. FCFS
Fuel-Tech N.V. FTEK
Genomic Health, Inc. GHDX
Gentium S.p.A. (ADR) GENT
Gigabeam Corporation GGBM
GigaMedia Limited GIGM
Good Technologies Private
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. GMCR
GSI Commerce, Inc. GSIC
Hana Biosciences, Inc. HNAB
Hansen Medical Private
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. TINY
Highbury Financial, Inc. HBRF
Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. HITK
Hologic, Inc. HOLX
HouseValues, Inc. SOLD
Huron Consulting Group HURN
Hydrogenics Corporation (USA) HYGS
Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc. IDP
Ikanos Communications, Inc. IKAN
Illumina, Inc. ILMN
Impax Laboratories Inc. IPXL
Imperium Renewables Private
Insite Vision Inc. ISV
InterMune, Inc. ITMN
Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd IGLD
iSold It LLC Private
ITT Educational Services ESI
Jamba Juice Private
Jones Soda Co. ( USA ) JSDA
KnowFat Private
Kona Grill, Inc. KONA
KongZhong Corporation (ADR) KONG
Kuhlman Company, Inc. KUL
Kyphon Inc. KYPH
Linktone Ltd. (ADR) LTON
Luna Innovations Incorporated LUNA
Marchex, Inc. MCHX
Maxwell Technologies Inc. MXWL
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Rest. MSSR
MDC Partners Inc. (USA) MDCA
Metalink Ltd. MTLK
Miasole Private
Microtune, Inc. TUNE
Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. MNTA
Move Inc. MOVE
MRU Holdings, Inc. MHOI
MRV Communications, Inc. MRVC
NeoPharm, Inc. NEOL
Netblue Private
Netopia, Inc. NTPA
Neustar, Inc NSR
Novatel Wireless, Inc. NVTL
NuVasive, Inc. NUVA
Nuvelo, Inc. NUVO
Omniture, Inc. OMTR
On Track Innovations Ltd.(USA) OTIV
Online Resources Corp. ORCC
Opsware Inc. OPSW
Optimal Group, Inc. OPMR
Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. PEET
Pentaho Corp. Private
Peoples Liberation Inc. PPLB
PlanetOut Private
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. PRAA
Progressive Gaming International Corp. PGIC
Questcor Pharmaceuticals QSC
Rentech, Inc. RTK
Repros Therapeutics Inc. RPRX
Restoration Hardware, Inc. RSTO
Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. RIGL
ROO Group, Inc. RGRP
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. RTEC, inc. CRM
Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd SLXP
Santarus, Inc. SNTS
Scopus Video Networks Ltd. SCOP
Sirtris Private
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. SWKS
Smith Micro Software, Inc. SMSI Inc. SOHU
Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. SOMX
Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. SNUS
Spark Networks plc (ADR) LOV
SugarCRM Private
SumTotal Systems, Inc. SUMT
SunPower Corporation SPWR
SuperGen, Inc. SUPG
SurModics, Inc. SRDX
Syniverse Holdings, Inc. SVR
Taleo Corporation TLEO
Terabeam, Inc. TRBM
Terremark Worldwide, Inc. TWW
The Cobalt Group Private
The9 Limited (ADR) NCTY
TicketsNow Private
True Religion Apparel, Inc. TRLG
Tumi Private
Tut Systems, Inc. TUTS UBHI
Unigene Laboratories UGNE
USA Technologies, Inc. USAT
VA Software Corporation LNUX
ValueClick, Inc. VCLK
Varian Semiconductor VSEA
VASCO Data Security International, Inc. VDSI
Viewpoint Corporation VWPT
Vion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VION
Vital Images, Inc. VTAL
VitalStream Holdings, Inc. VSHI
Volterra Semiconductor Corp. VLTR
Vyyo Inc. VYYO
Websense Inc. WBSN
WebSideStory, Inc. WSSI
Website Pros, Inc. WSPI
Westell Technologies Inc. WSTL
WiderThan Co., Ltd. (ADR) WTHN
Wind River Systems, Inc. WIND
Witness Systems, Inc. WITS
WPT Enterprises, Inc. WPTE
XenoPort, Inc. XNPT, Inc. UBET
Zhone Technologies, Inc. ZHNE
ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. ZIOP
Zoltek Companies, Inc. ZOLT

For more information about the ThinkEquity Partners 4th Annual Growth
Conference, please contact: Katie Soffey: 415-249-2927 or visit

About ThinkEquity Partners LLC

ThinkEquity Partners LLC is a research-centric institutional
investment firm focused on the growth 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,
healthcare, media and consumer business services. For more
information about ThinkEquity Partners, please visit Member NASD and SIPC.

Katie Soffey

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