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By Nichole L. Torres

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Where is the best place to make business contacts? A tradeassociation cocktail party? A college reunion? How about on the topof a mountain while vacationing with your family? It may soundincredible, but that's just how Paul Crimm, 25, met his angelinvestor. Crimm, co-founder of SoDeog Technologies Inc., a wirelesssoftware manufacturer in Charlotte, North Carolina, met investorDuane Bennett while vacationing last year in Chimney Rock NationalPark.

Bennett, who was with his son's Boy Scout troop, asked Crimmto take a picture of them. The two struck up a conversation, inwhich Crimm revealed he was planning to start a software companyand Bennett revealed he was looking to fund start-up Internetcompanies. One quick meeting with Crimm's partner, 27-year-oldRyan Walcott, sealed the deal.

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