- Wed. Nov 1st, 2006 @ 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Marriott Chicago Downtown
- Address: 540 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
- Fee: $ 295
- Register here
35 Regional Entrepreneurs Compete at the Midwest Venture Summit: Series A+, Seed/Angel and Business School Tracks
Midwest Venture Summit 2006, the only regional conference led by 21 venture capital firms, will showcase 35 of the most promising Midwest companies seeking Seed/Angel, Series A or later stage capital. To date, companies that participated at the last two summits have raised nearly $ 160 million in private equity investments. The last summit, held in May of 2005, attracted more than 360 institutional investors, angel investors, entrepreneurs, management teams, business leaders and media professionals. Investors interested in the region’s hottest companies as well as entrepreneurs looking for insights on how to present to investor audiences should attend the Midwest Venture Summit on November 1, 2006.
- Series A or Later: Seventeen presenting companies
- Seed/Angel: Sixteen presenting companies
- Business School Plans: Six presenting companies with one winner to be awarded a $ 50,000 prize to establish a business in Illinois, sponsored by Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Prior participants have received nearly $ 160 million in equity funding. $ 50,000 prize to be awarded to the best business school plan sponsored by Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Corporate Sponsors include: Bell Boyd & Lloyd, LLC, Winston & Strawn LLP, Grant Thornton, KPMG LLP, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP, McGuireWoods LLP, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP
VC Sponsors Include: AAVIN, Adams Street Partners, Apex Venture Partners, ARCH Development Partners, Baird Venture Partners, CapX Partners, Ceres Venture Fund, Chrysalis Ventures, Duchossois Technology Partners, Dunrath Capital, First Analysis, Hopewell Ventures, IllinoisVENTURES, KB Partners, LaSalle Investement Incorporated, MK Capital, Motorola Ventures, New World Ventures, Origin Ventures, Prism Capital, River Cities Capital Funds, Ritchie Capital, Sterling Partners.
Organizers include Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, iBio, Illinois Business & Investor Forum, KPMG, Origin Ventures, TiE Midwest, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
Hosted By: Illinois Venture Capital Association, www.illinoisvc.org