ANN ARBOR - If you think your technology company is ready to pitch at the grand daddy of all private equity events, then this is the annoucement you've been waiting for. The 2006 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium issued a call Monday for applications to pitch hundreds of potential investors at the 25th anniversary Symposium in May.
Companies in the information technology, life sciences and alternative energy industries should apply. Presenting companies will be slotted among three investment tracks: initial investment, first institutional investment (A/B round) and expansion financing. Companies are allotted 10 minutes to present the company and 2-3 minutes for Q&A.
Three tracks of fifteen presenting companies will be carefully screened and selected by MGCS evaluators based on the following criteria: technology, target customers, how well the company's products & services address the target market, competitive advantage, management team, potential growth rate and size, financial model including the company's stage and the amount of capital being raised, and the opportunity to create superior shareholder value. The 45 presenting companies are also invited to exhibit at the Symposium.
The Symposium is hosted by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The 25th anniversary of the MGCS will be held May 16-17 at the Eagle Crest Conference Center. Companies have the opportunity to present their product or technology for an audience comprised of venture capitalists, private and corporate investors, investment bankers from the Midwest and both coasts and influential opinion-leaders in the Midwest's life science and technology
The application process opened January 16th. The early deadline for applications is February 28th. For further details, click on MichiganGCS.Com