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Call for Presenting Companies for 31st Michigan Growth Capital Symposium – May 15 & 16

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MGCS 2012 will feature presentations from more than 40 of the Midwest’s top high-growth companies. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, March 6. A four page (maximum) executive summary is needed to apply along with a $20 application fee.

Who should apply?
High-growth innovative companies from market sectors including but not limited to internet, software, healthcare, medical device, pharma, mobile and energy. Companies encouraged to apply include seed, early-stage, late-stage, and pre-IPO. Presenting companies will be selected by a committee of qualified venture capitalists. Companies will be selected based on market opportunity, competitive advantages, intellectual property, partnerships, business/technology platform, financial projections, exit strategies and the quality and experience of the management team.

Companies considered for presenting should meet the following criteria:
– Project $20M in revenue within five years.
– Seek funding in the range of $500K to $20M.
– Preferably have a Midwest connection.

Presenting Company Benefits
*  A four-page company executive summary will be included in the conference binder.
*  Listing of company name and link on the MGCS web site.
*  Pitch and presentation coaching.
*  15 minute presentation slot to showcase your business opportunity.
*  Table-top exhibit space.
*  Extensive networking time in and near the exhibit area.

Selected companies receive a reduced registration rate of $295, which is a $200 discount off regular admission.

MGCS will also feature:

*         2 Keynote Luminaries

*         65+ Investment Firms Represented

*         42 Top Midwestern Companies Seeking Funding

*         30 Premier Panelists

*         5 World Class Panel Discussions

*         2 Days of High Level Networking

Questions? Please contact Mary Nickson, Symposium Manager, at 734-615-4424 or [email protected].