InvestMidwest Forum: Accepting Applications Now

October 21, 2008

9:18 pm

I just thought I would write up a post to make sure all of the Midwest entrepreneurs out there in TECH cocktail land knew about a great event coming up in March/April 2009.  The event is called InvestMidwest and the goal of the event is to showcase outstanding Midwest companies in the cleantech/alt energy, life sciences and technology/general business sectors for investors (angels, VCs, etc.).  This event has helped Midwest companies raise about $300mm in the last 8 years, which is a huge accomplishment.

If you are a company based in the Midwest that is looking to raise money and that meets the following criteria I would suggest applying .

Application Criteria:

  • Revenue projections of $20M or more within five years
  • Located within the center corridor of the United States
  • Seeking $1M to $20M in funding

More details can be found below and you can click here for the online application .  The early bird deadline for applications is November 14, 2008 (you get preferential consideration if you apply early) and the final deadline is January 9, 2009.  All companies will be contacted by February 12, 2009 regarding their acceptance.


WHEN: March 31-April 1, 2009

WHERE: Kansas City, MO

WHO: The audience includes venture capitalists, angel investors,
investment bankers and financial and legal professionals.

GOAL: The main goal of InvestMidwest is to provide access to capital for
emerging, privately held companies and to promote greater
entrepreneurship, business growth and expansion in the region.

FORMAT: The 2009 InvestMidwest will include three separate industry tracks
presenting concurrently:  a life sciences track, an IT/general
business track and an alternative energy/cleantech track.  The
presentations from 35 to 40 emerging businesses will each be ten
minutes in length.  An opportunity for individual meetings with the
presenting companies will be provided.

PROCESS: High growth companies from throughout the Midwest will be
encouraged to apply to present at the conference.  The selection
committee includes venture capital professionals from throughout
the Midwest and select entrepreneurial legal and financial

CONTACT: Christine Walsh
InvestMidwest Executive Director
cwalsh [at] stlrcga [dot] org

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