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
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
An updated agenda of scheduled IVF events, application criteria and
additional information about the Forum is available at www.IVFBoise.org.
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
John Hale, Intermountain Venture Forum Chairman
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
SOURCE Boise Metro Economic Development Council