Michigan Growth Capital Symposium announces presenting companies

ANN ARBOR—Organizers of the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium announced the ventures that will present at the 38th annual event, which will be held May 14-15 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti.

A total of 32 companies actively seeking funding that represent the best of the emerging growth companies across the Midwest will showcase their ventures to an audience of more than 500 top-tier investors, entrepreneurs, researchers and business executives.

This year’s cohort of Midwest companies span the life sciences and technology industries. Among companies presenting are:

  • POPS! Diabetes Care – a glucose monitoring system that functions as a platform designed to lower A1C count
  • ZeoVation – Nanozeolite and hierarchical zeolite formulations for the skin care, healthcare, home care, water and gas purification markets
  • American BioOptics – a medical device company developing innovative diagnostic tools to identify patients at a high risk for colorectal cancer
  • Mi Padrino – an event planning service to help parents and families organize, plan and fund events celebrated in the Hispanic tradition
  • TAI Diagnostics – a company focused on bringing life-changing cell-free DNA technology to the transplant surveillance market
  • Epharmix – a company that provides clinically validated digital interventions, helping real-world medical care reach peak efficacy
  • MaxOne – all-in-one coaching platform that gives your program an edge
  • Kinetica Labs – a pioneer in the development of sensing and simulation technology for occupational safety and health

Check out the MGCS agenda for all of this year’s presenting companies.

MGCS 2019 will also host a Tech Transfer pitch track, featuring presenters from the University of Minnesota, Purdue Research Foundation, Indiana University Ventures, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan.

A new addition to this year’s agenda is the inaugural VC University Seminar, hosted by the National Venture Capital Association, University of California—Berkeley and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. The three-day seminar will kick off at MGCS’s closing keynote, featuring Scott Kupor, managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz, and Jan Garfinkle, founder and managing partner of Arboretum Ventures. The agenda features panels and workshops for entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs, fund managers, attorneys and related industry professionals looking to learn more about the financial, legal and operational aspects of venture capital.

Online registration for MGCS is available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Friday, May 10, and on-site registration opens at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14 at the Marriott Resort.

The Midwest 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.Michigan-GCS.com.

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