Presenting Companies

Pitch at the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium

Applications for the 2022 Midwest Growth Capital Symposium are now closed.

If you would like to receive information and updates about applying next year, please fill out the form linked in the button below.

Interested in Presenting in 2023?


Presenting Company Eligibility & Selection

Companies should meet the following criteria:

  • Currently seeking financing or will be seeking financing within six months of the symposium
  • Seeking investment capital of at least $500,000
  • Projecting meaningful revenues and traction in the next three to five years
All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of Midwest venture capitalists. Each application will be evaluated for market opportunity, product, market potential/competitors, management team and investors, financial projections, and capital needs.
The application consists of company contact information and the following documents:
  • Executive summary (four-page maximum) that includes a company description, target markets, competition, milestones, management team, current investors, funding to date, financing sought, use of proceeds, five-year financial projection, and the reason an investor should invest in the company at this time
  • Investor pitch deck

Presenter Benefits

  • Listing of company name and link at the online Midwest Venture Showcase
  • Investor pitch and presentation coaching
  • Profile with your executive summary and video link will showcase your business to a registered audience of venture capitalists and institutional investors
  • Access to all registrants and their contact information.

Coaching/ Training Session

Selected companies are expected to participate in a Presentation Review Session that will be scheduled in March. The 75-minute session is designed to help presenters refine and hone their formal presentations. There is no cost for presenters to participate in the review session, which will be done virtually. Follow-up sessions are also available. Information about the review dates and the schedule will be sent to selected companies in March.

Registration Fees

The $250 company registration fee includes 3 registrations for team members to attend both days of the Midwest Venture Showcase. Additionally, all companies will have a dedicated company profile with the executive summary and video link, as well as the opportunity to network and meet with other conference attendees.

Presenting Company Applications for 2022 are now closed. If you are interested in applying for future symposiums, please fill out the interest form by clicking the “Interested in 2023?” button at the top of the page. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to engaging with you!