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Michigan VC Symposium Issues Call For Presenting Companies

ANN ARBOR — The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium will return for its 36th annual celebration of entrepreneurship and business growth May 16-17 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti.

Organizers have issued their call for presenting companies, who want to offer their visions for innovative products and services to an audience of more than 600 investors, founders, and tech transfer professionals.

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UM VC Event Announces Presenting Companies

ANN ARBOR — Organizers of the 25th annual Michigan Growth Capital Symposium have announced the 36 companies that will be presenting at the event.

The companies are early stage and growth companies seeking funding in life sciences, IT and technology.

Hosted by the University of Michigan’s Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, with support from the Michigan Venture Capital Association, this year’s symposium will be held May 17-18 at the Marriott Eagle Crest Resort in Ypsilanti.

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Michigan VC Conference Sets Keynote Speakers

ANN ARBOR — The 35th annual Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, Michigan’s largest venture capital event, has unveiled its speaker lineup for the May 17-18 event.

The 2016 program will feature keynote addresses from James Flynn, managing director of New York City-based Deerfield Capital Management, and Adam Lilling, founder and managing partner of Los Angeles-based Plus Capital.

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Last Call For Companies In UM VC Event

ANN ARBOR — The deadline is Thursday, March 10 for companies to apply to present at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, to be held May 17 and 18 at the Marriott Resort at Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti.

The event showcases 35 to 40 high growth potential companies in emerging technologies. The event also features keynote speakers, panel discussions, a technology transfer pitch session and ample networking opportunities.

More than 450 attendees are expected with nearly 75 investment firms represented.

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Michigan Growth Capital Event Returning For 35th Year

ANN ARBOR — Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Thursday unveiled initial plans for the 2016 conference, to be held May 17-18 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti.

More than 450 attendees from throughout the Midwest are expected to attend the symposium, now in its 35th year, including leading venture capitalists and the best of the Midwest early stage and emerging, high-growth companies in the region that are seeking institutional investment.

As in past years, about 40 companies will be chosen to present to potential investors, and for the third year, the symposium will feature its successful University Research track to showcase the technology and emerging startups coming out of Midwest-based schools.

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Ford Innovation Boss Meets With VC’s, Startups At U-M Event

YPSILANTI — The door is open for tech startups to talk to Ford Motor Co. about advances in mobility.

That’s the word from Ford Motor Co.’s innovation guru, delivered at the Midwest’s largest venture capital conference, where dozens of young, innovative companies meet with the people who control institutional investment.

“I’m an angel investor in Ford Motor Co.,” said Bill Coughlin, president and CEO of the automaker’s Ford Global Technologies LLC. “I invest in the creation of intellectual property … The door is open to talk to us.”

The leader of the automaker’s skunk works spoke Wednesday at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, the annual matchmaking event for startups and venture capital firms, hosted by the University of Michigan and held in Ypsilanti.

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Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Announces Presenting Companies

ANN ARBOR — Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium have announced the 32 companies that will be presenting at the 34th annual event that matches emerging companies with venture capital.

The companies represent each of this year’s tracks, including medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, healthcare IT, business IT and technology. Additionally, now in its second year, the University Research “Pitch” Track session will feature five technology transfer units of Midwest research universities, which will profile several of their emerging companies.

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Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Adds Focus On University Tech Transfer

ANN ARBOR — Potential investors will have the chance to learn more about university tech transfer and the emerging companies it creates under a new track at this year’s Michigan Growth Capital Symposium.

The annual venture capital conference, organized by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, announced the new track Thursday in partnership with the Midwest Research University Network.

Six universities will present at this year’s MGCS. Each will provide an overview of the technology transfer program and startup landscape at their institutions, followed by snapshots of several new and interesting ventures emerging from these programs. Investors in attendance will then have access to company executive summaries and contact information for follow up. The new relationship will supplement the MGCS university track, which debuted at last year’s MGCS.

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Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Issues Call For Presenting Companies

ANN ARBOR — Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Thursday opened the application process for companies interested in presenting their businesses to investors.

The 34th annual MGCS, the Midwest’s largest venture capital event, will be held May 19 and 20 at the Marriott Resort at Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti.

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Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Issues Call For Presenting Companies.

ANN ARBOR — The 34th Michigan Growth Capital Symposium will be held May 19 and 20 at the Marriott Eagle Crest Resort in Ypsilanti, and the midwest’s largest private capital event is seeking companies to make pitches for funding.

Companies seeking seed, A and B rounds of funding may apply online on the presenting company page of http://www.MichiganGCS.com.

The deadline for application submissions is Tuesday, March 10.

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