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MOSourceLink - Perfect Your Startup Pitch
By Lauren Caldwell
October 22, 2018

Fast-Growing Midwest Startups Seeking Investments Apply Now for InvestMidwest

MOSourceLink - Perfect Your Startup Pitch

Are you a fast-growing Midwest startup seeking at least $1 million in investments? The 19th annual InvestMidwest is now accepting applications to present at the conference happening March 19–20, 2019. The early application deadline to receive preferential consideration is Nov. 2. The final deadline to apply to speak is Jan. 4.

InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum is looking for qualified high-growth companies throughout the Midwest to present at their annual conference. The 2019 InvestMidwest will include three separate industry tracks: a life sciences track, an IT and general business track and a food, agriculture, bioenergy track.

Only 40 to 45 emerging businesses will be chosen to present their businesses. There will be opportunities for individual meetings with the presenting companies.

InvestMidwest is looking for qualified companies that meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the Midwest (does not apply to food and ag companies)
  • Seeking a minimum of $1 million in investments
  • Projecting $20 million of revenue within five years

The main goal of InvestMidwest is to provide access to capital for emerging, privately held companies and to promote greater entrepreneurship, business growth and expansion in the region. With more than 300 attendees including 60-70 venture capital professionals looking to find their next investment, you will not want to miss this event.

Interested in attending? InvestMidwest is for venture capitalists, private equity investors, corporate investors, private investors and business development, financial and legal professionals.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 4, however preferential consideration will be given to the speakers who apply by Nov. 2. Apply today at

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