Presenting Companies

Pitch at the 2021 Midwest Venture Showcase

Applications are now live for the 2021 Midwest Venture Showcase. Apply before midnight on February 2, 2021. Companies selected to participate in the online venture forum will be notified at the end of February. There is no fee to apply, but accepted companies are required to participate in a virtual coaching session and pay a registration fee of $250, which includes 3 registrations for the Midwest Venture Showcase.

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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 $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 early March. The 75-minute session is designed to help presenters refine and hone their formal presentation. 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.