January 16. 2008 2:00AM - Last modified: March 14. 2012 2:36PM

Wisconsin companies invited to Midwest Venture Summit


Wisconsin companies hoping to present at the 2008 Midwest Venture Summit in Chicago must submit their business plans by Jan. 30 for a chance to join companies that have raised more than $222 million in private equity funding in past years.
Opportunities are available for companies in various stages of growth, from early-stage start-up firms to series A+.  The fee for submission is $175
The summit is scheduled for March 17-18 in Chicago. 
The Wisconsin Angel Network, which is managed through the Wisconsin Technology Council, is represented on the summit steering committee. The Midwest Venture Summit attracts entrepreneurs and investors from a 13-state area, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
This year's summit is expected to more than 100 investors. 
"We have a finite number of opportunities for companies to present, and know that our event guarantees exposure to VC's from all over the country. If you are a serious growth company looking for money, the Midwest Venture Summit is the place to be in March," said Maura O'Hara, executive director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, and one of the summit organizers.
"This summit is another example of opportunities available for growth companies in the I-Q Corridor, which stretches from Chicago through Wisconsin and into the Twin Cities region of Minnesota," said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. "Among other things, the 'I' in the I-Q Corridor stands for investment - and the Midwest Venture Summit helps make connections for entrepreneurs with accredited investors."
To learn more about the summit and to apply to present, visit www.midwestventuresummit.com.