Last Call to Register for 2004 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium 23rd annual symposium features Midwest's best deals and most active investors

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2004 Michigan Growth Capital
 Symposium (MGCS) is a week away, June 15 and 16, at the University of Michigan
 Business School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Online registration is closing
 Sunday, June 13.  The cost is $495 for the first registrant and $395 for each
 additional registrant from that firm.
     MGCS draws leading institutional investors and top venture capital firms.
 More than 80 tier 1 venture capitalists have registered to attend including
 those from IBM Venture Capital, Flagship Ventures and Menlo Ventures.
     "With the support of all of our partner organizations, the Michigan Growth
 Capital Symposium is coming together to be the best year ever," said Dr. David
 J. Brophy, director of the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity
 Finance.  "Attendance is very strong and we are pleased with the IT, life
 science and nano/materials companies we have lined up to present."
     MGCS will showcase 32 companies carefully screened by the members of the
 Midwest venture capital community in information technology, life sciences,
 nanotechnology, and alternative energy.  These companies represent the highest
 quality deals in the Midwest.  The Symposium enables attendees to meet the
 presenting companies in a venture setting in which strategic relationship
 building is key.
     This year, MRUN (Midwest Research University Network), a consortium of the
 largest research universities in the Midwest, will bring 18 of its spin out
 companies and many of the entrepreneurs from its research centers.  Together
 with the Great Lakes Angels, Ann Arbor Angels and other Midwest angel groups,
 MRUN will be sponsoring educational events for early stage companies and
     Further agenda details and online registration for the event are available
 at .
     About the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium
     During the past 23 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 Business School 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.  2004
 Gold Sponsors include Delphi Technologies Inc., Dykema Gossett, Michigan
 Capital Partners, LLC, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan
 Venture Capital Association, and the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute
 for Entrepreneurial Studies.  2004 Silver Sponsors include Beringea LLC, Foley
 & Lardner, Miller Canfield, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
     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 .

SOURCE Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

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