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 investors. 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 .
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