Michigan Growth Capital Symposium unveils presenting companies

ANN ARBOR — Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium announced the companies that will present at the 37th annual event, which will be held May 15-16 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti.

A total of 32 companies, representing the best of the emerging growth companies in the Midwest that are actively seeking funding, will showcase their ventures to an audience of more than 400 top-tier investors, entrepreneurs, researchers and business executives.

The companies come from across the Midwest, as well as California, Colorado and Kansas, spanning the life sciences and technology industries.
MGCS will also feature a dedicated tech transfer pitch track with presenters from the University of Notre Dame, University of Minnesota, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan.

The full list of this year’s presenting companies is available on the event’s website. Among the Michigan-based companies are:
* Alchemie Solutions, a Troy company combining commercial game design with learning science for education
* AureoGen, a Kalamazoo developer of novel antibiotics
* Collabtic, a Detroit-based developer of field support technologies for the service industry
* eAgile Inc., a Grand Rapids company developing radio frequency identification hardware and software for the Internet of Things
* Genus Inc., a Detroit-based developer of an app to allow people to communicate, schedule, coordinate, organize and monitor care for a loved one
* Give and Take Inc., the Ann Arbor developer of software that creates a culture of generosity and reciprocity at work
* GreenMark Biomedical Inc., an East Lansing biotech company developing biopolymer nanoparticals produced from natural starch as a raw material, for use as a drug delivery system
* iDrink Products, Ann Arbor-based developers of a device that allows users to carbonate any beverage
* iServe, a Northville-baswed developer of a soft serve dessert making system for the home.
* Life Magnetics Inc., a Detroit-based developer of carbon-based RNA extraction for biological work.
* MedKairos Inc., an Ann arbor developer of a novel biological diagnostic platform.
* Mekanistic Therapeutics LLC, an Ann Arbor developer of novel cancer drugs
* OXX Inc., the Grand Rapids developer of a ruggedized coffeemaker for use by construction crews and campers
* Scientel Information Technology Inc., Novi-based developers of big data management technology
* Shoptelligence, an Ann Arbor developer of software that allows retailers to present custom designed ensembles and a personal store to shoppers
* Slideless, an Ann Arbor developer of digital pathology laboratory equipment
* Spellbound, an Ann Arbor developer of digital pain and anxiety management technology
* SpinTech, a Bingham Farms company developing MRI processing software that enables enhanced viewing of images for diagnosis of stroke, traumatic brain injury and demetia
* Supported Intelligence LLC, which provides software and services for marketing and promotions, inventory management, investment, financial analysis, and more.
* Virtual EM Inc., Ann Arbor developers of wireless sensor networks, computational electromagnetics, antennas and radio frequency circuits, and machine learning technologies

In addition to company presentations, this year’s event will feature a keynote address from Wendell Brooks, senior vice president at Intel Corp. and president of Intel Capital, as well as panel discussions on venture capital and tech transfer topics led by industry experts.

Online registration is available until 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 11, and on-site registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at the Marriott Resort.

The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, hosted by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business’ Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, is the longest running university-based venture fair of its kind. For more information on the event, visit www.MichiganGCS.com.

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