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December 14, 2015

InvestMidwest 2016 Calls for Applications!

InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum has officially kicked off its application period for the Midwest’s premier venture capital event! Entrepreneurial high-growth companies interested in presenting their business plans to an audience of the nation’s top venture capitalists, corporate and private investors and investment bankers are invited to apply. Jan. 8 is the final application deadline to be considered for the event, which is being held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in downtown St. Louis on March 23 and 24, 2016.

The 17th annual InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum aims to attract applicants from throughout the center corridor of the United States. The event annually showcases approximately 45 high-growth companies that have launched entrepreneurial growth businesses in technology, life sciences and food/ag/bioenergy. Investors from each of those fields will be on hand. The application form can be completed online at InvestMidwest’s website:www.investmidwestforum.com.

InvestMidwest 2015 attracted 300 attendees, including over 70 venture capital professionals who heard presentations by 46 growth-oriented companies from 14 states with the potential to generate at least $20 million in annual revenue within the next five years. To date, companies that have presented at InvestMidwest have gone on to secure in excess of $1 billion in total investments.

“The InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum continues to unite some of the Midwest’s brightest and most promising high-growth startup companies with top investors from the tech, bioenergy and life sciences fields,” noted Chris Walsh, executive director of InvestMidwest. “Equity investments in excess of a billion dollars have been generated over the years as a result of the relationships sparked at each forum, and we look forward to seeing what comes out of the 2016 event.”

For more information or to obtain an application, visit www.investmidwestforum.com or call 314.444.1151.

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