Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Seeks Presenting Companies

The 32nd Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

Call for Presenting Companies – Submit Your Application Today! Application Deadline: March 7, 2013 

About the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium
The 32nd Michigan Growth Capital Symposium will feature presentations from 40 of the Midwest’s top high growth companies in addition to keynote speakers and informative panel discussions. More than 65 investment firms will be represented during the two days of high-level networking. The symposium is expected to bring together over 400 attendees including angel, seed and growth stage investors from across the U.S., executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, and related stakeholders.

Presenting Company Application Submission
The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium is accepting applications from high-growth innovative companies seeking $500K-$20M of funding within six months of the May 21&22 event.

Companies encouraged to apply include seed, early-stage, late-stage, and pre-IPO of market sectors including but not limited to internet, software, healthcare, medical device, pharma, mobile and energy.

Sign up online and submit your four page (maximum) executive summary.

Presenting companies will be selected by a committee of qualified venture capitalists. The selection committee will select companiesbased on market opportunity, competitive advantage, management team, intellectual property and financial model.

Investment Firms Represented at MGCS 2012: Landmark Angels/Landmark Capital, Flagship Ventures, GM Ventures, BioStar Ventures, Plymouth Management Company, Hopen Life Science Ventures, Illinois State Treasurer’s Office, Fletcher Spaght Ventures, Essex Woodlands, Lighthouse Capital Partners, 5AM Ventures, Michigan Accelerator Fund, Bank of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Angels, Apjohn Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, Open Prairie Ventures, Allos Ventures, RPM Ventures, Triathlon Medical Ventures, TGap Ventures, Huron River Ventures, Chrysalis Ventures, DFJ Mercury, Baird Venture Partners, Early Stage Partners, Venture Investors, ARCH Venture Partners, SV Life Sciences, Beringea, Credit Suisse, Arsenal Venture Partners, Amherst Fund, Rho Ventures, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, DTE Energy Ventures, Foundry Group, Quaker Partners, Grand Angels, Resonant Venture Partners, Detroit Venture Partners, Ascension Health Ventures, Lumira Capital, Dow Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Osage University Partners, Boston Financial & Equity Corp., SWMF Life Science Fund, Converge Medical Technologies, Silicon Valley Bank, Arctaris Income Fund LP, Capital Midwest, River Cities Capital Funds, MK Capital and more

Presenting Company Benefits & Selection Details
Once accepted, there is one time presentation fee of $295. This fee includes:

  • One registration pass
  • One presentation slot
  • A Four-page company profile in the conference binder
  • A one-on-one pitch and presentation coaching session

Should additional colleagues from your company want to attend the forum, there will be a discounted fee of $295 (Regular fee is $495). Selected companies are responsible for any additional expenses incurred to attend the symposium (ie: hotel/flight).

Questions?
Please contact Mary Nickson at 734-615-4424 or mnickson {at} umich.edu