Richard Branson Announced as Official Keynote Speaker for Perfect Pitch 2009

Los Angeles (PRESS RELEASE) – Sir Richard Branson will be the keynote speaker at “The Perfect Pitch 2009,” an event that brings together the nation’s most influential investors, CEOs, company founders and entrepreneurs. It will take place on Monday, October 26, 2009 at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey. The conference will feature many speakers, panels and presentations covering various topics, including raising capital, PR and marketing, technology, strategic planning and business startups.

The Perfect Pitch 2009 conference will showcase the winners of a national business competition hosted by Entrepreneur submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges who represent venture capital firms with more than $3 billion in funds. The top three finalists will receive airfare, accommodations, prizes and the chance to present their business idea live to the conference audience, including one of the world’s most recognized billionaires, Sir Richard Branson.

“We’re proud to have such an elite group of speakers and investors involved in this event,” says Perfect Pitch co-founder Dan Bliss. “The goal is to create the ideal setting to fund and build real businesses for real people. We are also thrilled that Sir Richard Branson believes in our organization enough to participate as the keynote speaker.”

Some of the other speakers include well-respected investors as well as the founders of The World Poker Tour,,, Demand Media and other successful companies.

“This conference is about more than just raising capital. It’s about education, deal making and new business contacts,” adds Bliss. “Attendees will leave this event with new relationships and knowledge to help them build successful startups.”

For tickets or submission information, please visit The deadline for entrepreneur pitch submissions is September 8th, 2009.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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