ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) today announced the innovative ventures that will present at the 38th annual event, which will be held May 14-15 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti, Mich. A total of 32 companies actively seeking funding that represent the best of the emerging growth companies across the Midwest will showcase their ventures to an audience of more than 500 top-tier investors, entrepreneurs, researchers and business executives.
This year's cohort of Midwest companies span the life sciences and technology industries. Among companies presenting are:
- POPS! Diabetes Care – a glucose monitoring system that functions as a platform designed to lower A1C count
- ZeoVation – Nanozeolite and hierarchical zeolite formulations for the skin care, healthcare, home care, water and gas purification markets
- American BioOptics – a medical device company developing innovative diagnostic tools to identify patients at a high risk for colorectal cancer
- Mi Padrino – an event planning service to help parents and families organize, plan and fund events celebrated in the Hispanic tradition
- TAI Diagnostics – a company focused on bringing life-changing cell-free DNA technology to the transplant surveillance market
- Epharmix – a company that provides clinically validated digital interventions, helping real-world medical care reach peak efficacy
- MaxOne – all-in-one coaching platform that gives your program an edge
- Kinetica Labs – a pioneer in the development of sensing and simulation technology for occupational safety and health
Check out the MGCS agenda for all of this year's presenting companies.
MGCS 2019 will also host a Tech Transfer pitch track, featuring presenters from the University of Minnesota, Purdue Research Foundation, Indiana University Ventures, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan.
A new addition to this year's agenda is the inaugural VC University Seminar, hosted by the National Venture Capital Association, University of California – Berkeley and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. The three-day seminar will kick off at MGCS's closing keynote, featuring Scott Kupor, managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz, and Jan Garfinkle, founder and managing partner of Arboretum Ventures. The agenda features panels and workshops for entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs, fund managers, attorneys and related industry professionals looking to learn more about the financial, legal and operational aspects of venture capital.
Online registration for MGCS is available until 11:59 p.m. EDT Friday, May 10, and on-site registration opens at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14 at the Marriot Resort.
The Midwest Growth Capital Symposium, hosted by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business' Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, is the longest running university-based venture fair of its kind. For more information on the event, visit www.Michigan-GCS.com.
About the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium
The Midwest Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) is the original university-based venture investment fair. First held in 1981 as the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, this decades-old nationally attended event is the largest Midwest venture fair of its kind that brings together venture capital investors, angel investors, high-growth companies, university tech transfer officers and research faculty. MGCS is presented by the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance and the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, with support from the Michigan Venture Capital Association.
About Michigan Ross
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society. Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.
SOURCE Midwest Growth Capital Symposium