MRUN Members Invited to Participate in a University ‘Pitch’ Track at the 2014 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) has long been a regarded as one of the Midwest’s premier investor forums that brings together investors and emerging startup ventures in the Midwest.  The 33rd MGCS will take place June 17 & 18, 2014 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti, Michigan and will showcase 35-40 of the ‘Best of the Midwest’ high-growth companies in new businesses and emerging technologies. As one of the longest running programs of its kind, the June 2014 symposium is expected to bring together over 450 people representing top investment firms from across the U.S. and early stage and emerging growth companies, as well as related stakeholders.

The University “Pitch” Track

NEW THIS YEAR!  MRUN Members are invited to participate in a University ‘Pitch’ Track.  The University panel/pitch track will provide the opportunity for a university representative to give a short overview of their research / tech transfer operations and 4-7 minutes of one and a half minute pitches on up and coming start-ups at the university. These start-ups may not be quite venture ready at the time of the symposium, yet ready for early exposure as they seek initial funding.  Each University representative will have 10-12 minutes in total and the session will be limited to a total of five presenters.

Interested MRUN participating universities should confirm your interest in a presentation slot on the MRUN university panel no later than Friday, May 9.

If you would like to confirm your presentation slot, please contact Mary Nickson, the MGCS Manager, by May 9 at mnickson@umich.edu or 734-615-4424. To view the preliminary symposium program, please visit http://michigan-gcs.com/. The University panel/ ‘pitch’ track will be held on Wednesday, June 18 from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. University track participants will receive complimentary registration to the event.  In addition, the companies being pitched will have the opportunity to submit a one page executive summary for inclusion in the conference binder and company personnel wishing to attend MGCS will be extended the discounted registration rate of $295.