Startup Alert! Applicants Sought for Michigan Growth Capital Symposium


The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, to be held this summer in Ypsilanti, is accepting applications from startup firms seeking investments. Seed, early-stage, late-stage, and pre-IPO companies that are privately held may apply.

Now its 33rd year, the symposium to be held June 17-18 — which brings together venture capitalists and angel investors with high-growth start-ups from the Midwest — is expected to attract 450 attendees. Approximately 40 companies, seeking between 500,000 to $20 million in funding, will deliver 10-minute presentations and receive exhibit space throughout both days of the event.

NeuWave Medical, a Madison,Wisc.-based firm that develops and commercializes energy-based minimally invasive medical devices, presented at a prior symposium when seeking its Series B round of funding.

“It’s really important to network with a larger audience and it’s a great fundraising climate,” says Laura King, president and CEO of NeuWave. “At the symposium, you have the opportunity to speak with parent CEOs and connect with universities and state programs, all ways you can maximize opportunities for your shareholders.

The event, to be held at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti, will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and sessions that provide insight on venture capital and investment trends, as well as provide industry snapshots of emerging growth sectors such as life sciences and technology.

The application deadline is April 1, and selected companies will be notified on April 24. To secure an application, click here.