ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2005 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS), hosted by the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, announced it is seeking companies to present at the Symposium. MGCS will be held on June 15- 16, 2005 at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Mich. The MGCS once again seeks to identify and encourage top life science and information technology companies to apply for the 2005 Symposium as potential presenting companies. The MGCS is the country's longest-running growth capital symposium and delivers some of the Midwest's and national VC, corporate, and angel investors hungry for new deals. Fundable companies with plans to close their next round within 12 months should submit a maximum four- page executive summary for an opportunity to be included in one of 32 presenting slots. Once submitted, a select team of experts score the executive summaries and choose a carefully screened group of presenting companies that in the past have represented industries ranging from information technology, life sciences, alternative energy and nanotechnology. Each selected company will be awarded an opportunity to deliver a 10-minute presentation for an elite audience of venture capitalists, angel investors and institutional investors. "In many respects, MGCS is the best event I've ever been to," said Richard Zminski, president of Nano Engineered Materials Inc., a 2004 MGCS presenting company. "Almost every one of my conversations led to a referral or key contact of some kind -- even when I was trying to rest." Now in its 24th year, MGCS is the premier Midwest event where financiers meet the 'best of the Midwest' in new business and emerging technologies. Since the first MGCS, more than $770 million in capital has been raised by MGCS presenting firms. Deadline to submit executive summaries is Wednesday, March 30, 2005. For more information, registration or to submit an executive summary, visit http://www.MichiganGCS.com . Sponsorship opportunities are available. About the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium During the past 24 years, the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium has earned a reputation as the conference 'where deals get done' between aspiring entrepreneurs and noted venture capitalists. The conference, hosted by The University of Michigan Ross School of Business's Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity, is one of a series of nationally recognized venture capital, private equity finance seminars and investor events presented by the Center. Dr. David J. Brophy, director of the Center, teaches and conducts research on private equity markets. For more information and to register, visit the Web site at http://www.MichiganGCS.com .
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