Intermountain Venture Forum Seeks Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups in Search of Funding
Event Provides Opportunity for Early-Stage Companies to Interact With Some of
the Nation's Preeminent Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors
BOISE, Idaho, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intermountain Venture Forum, an annual event that connects early-stage companies from around the West with venture capitalists and angel investors, is seeking up to 15 entrepreneurs to present at the event October 5-6. If selected, presenting companies will have an opportunity to introduce their product, their market and themselves to prospective investors in a series of formal business plan presentations and panel discussions. Companies wishing to present can complete an online application and learn more about the Forum at www.IVFBoise.org. "Every year, the Intermountain Venture Forum grows in scale and stature," says John Hale, KPMG International Managing Partner and Chairman of this year's forum. "This is the major leagues for venture-capital funding, where the heaviest hitters in the West, both the venture capitalists and the angel investors, come to meet the most promising companies in the region." Now in its seventh year, the IVF has evolved into one of the premier events of its kind, attracting the region's most promising companies. In 2004, the Forum featured 14 presenting companies from six Western states and more than 30 of the West's top institutional investors representing $4 billion in investment capital. The IVF is hosted by the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, Boise's regional economic development organization. In 2005, Boise was ranked #1 in Forbes Magazine's list of "Top Places for Business and Careers" and #2 in Inc. Magazine's list of "The Best Places for Doing Business in America." In addition to the formal business plan presentation, the IVF will include panel discussions featuring leading experts on topics such as, "Creative Cities, Companies, and Economies," "Venture Capital & Angel Investors: What Do We Look For?," and "Movers & Stayers: Doing Business in the Intermountain West". An updated agenda of scheduled IVF events, application criteria and additional information about the Forum is available at www.IVFBoise.org. About BMEDC The Boise Metro Economic Development Council is the regional economic development organization for the Boise metro area, which includes the surrounding cities of Nampa, Meridian, Caldwell, Eagle and more. Driven by a partnership of communities, educational institutions, chamber organizations and businesses, the BMEDC is executing a long-term mission to create jobs, encourage investment in the community, and maintain an exceptional quality of life. The BMEDC provides customized, confidential and free services to businesses that are relocating, expanding or starting-up in the Boise metro area. Contact: John Hale, Intermountain Venture Forum Chairman (208) 389-6500 James Grunke, Boise Metro Economic Development Council (208) 472-5232 - firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Reynolds, Stoltz Marketing Group (208) 388-0766 - email@example.com
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