2005 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Announces Call for Presenting Companies

Deadline to submit applications is March 30, 2005

Mar 08, 2005, 00:00 ET from Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

    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,
     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
     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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