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 http://www.MichiganGCS.com .
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 http://www.michigangcs.com .
SOURCE Michigan Growth Capital Symposium