Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Michigan Growth Capital Symposium to Spotlight Business Growth Opportunities in Energy, Life Science, Technology and Services Industries

Abstract:
Preview of Select Presenting Companies Announced for Midwest's Premier Equity Event; Keynote Speaker Unveiled

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium to Spotlight Business Growth Opportunities in Energy, Life Science, Technology and Services Industries

ANN ARBOR, MI | Posted on April 22nd, 2008

Anticipation for this year's Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) is building as a select group of presenting companies was announced today, previewing the "Best of the Midwest" in the areas of Life Science, Technology, Energy and Services. In addition, MGCS organizers also announced that Kenneth R. Pelowski, founder and managing partner of Pinnacle Ventures, will headline the two-day seminar delivering a presentation that touches on regional, national and global investment and entrepreneurial trends.

MGCS is the premier networking event for venture capital investment leaders to connect with emerging growth companies that are actively searching for funding and partners. The annual Midwest equity event will be held May 14-15, 2008 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti, Mich.

During MGCS, companies from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin will comprise the thirty "Best of the Midwest" emerging and growth business ventures slated to present over two days. One of the longest running programs of its kind, this year's MGCS is expected to bring together 450 attendees including investors from across the country, executives of early stage and emerging growth companies and related stakeholders.

"Auto industry research, together with university tech transfer and Michigan's growing entrepreneurial community, creates an optimum combination for alternative energy development," says MGCS Founder and Director David J. Brophy, Professor of Finance at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. "Growing interest in this sector, as well as life science, technology and services, will be reflected at MGCS."

From the life science arena, biotechnology is booming in the Midwest. "On a percentage basis, more money is going into healthcare now than at any time in the U.S. venture capital business," stated Tim Petersen, managing director of Ann Arbor, Michigan's Arboretum Ventures - an investor of medical devices and health care services. "There is a lot of potential for healthcare in the region, and the trends in Michigan and the Midwest are similar, if not even stronger than the national trends."

Below is a partial list of presenting companies at MGCS 2008. The complete list will be announced on the opening day of the conference.

-- AnalizDx, LLC, a Cleveland-based cancer diagnostics company. -- FlexSys, Inc., an Ann Arbor-based company focused on bringing to market a superior blade for the wind turbine market. -- Meditrina Pharmaceuticals, an Ann Arbor-based pharmaceutical company focused on novel therapies that treat women's reproductive system disorders. -- MIST Innovations, Inc., a Detroit-based company focused on homeland security. -- XG Sciences, Inc., an East Lansing-based company focused on a new type of nanoparticle made of graphite which holds significant promise in the battery, fuel cell, printable electronics and bio sensor arenas.

####

About Michigan Growth Capital Symposium
MGCS is the original university-based venture fair, which was first held in 1979. This nationally attended two-day event provides an opportunity for financiers to connect with up-and-coming Midwest businesses and learn about emerging technologies. The Symposium offers the opportunity to build relationships with an unparalleled business network of distinguished private equity industry leaders, leading university research faculty, and entrepreneurial business professionals. Entering its 27th year, MGCS continues to draw top investors from coast to coast. MGCS is hosted by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and its Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance of the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Mary Nickson
Managing Director
734-615-4424
mnickson{at}umich.edu.

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Scientists find a way of acquiring graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics: Physicists use supercomputers to find a way of making 'imitation graphene' from salt July 30th, 2016

Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law: The optics advancement may solve an approaching data bottleneck by helping to boost computing power and information transfer rates tenfold July 30th, 2016

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness July 30th, 2016

A new type of quantum bits July 29th, 2016

Sensors

Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene July 26th, 2016

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible July 25th, 2016

Electron 'spin control' of levitated nanodiamonds could bring advances in sensors, quantum information processing July 20th, 2016

Easier, faster, cheaper: A full-filling approach to making nanotubes of consistent quality: Approach opens a straightforward route for engineering the properties of single-wall carbon nanotubes July 19th, 2016

Announcements

Scientists find a way of acquiring graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics: Physicists use supercomputers to find a way of making 'imitation graphene' from salt July 30th, 2016

Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law: The optics advancement may solve an approaching data bottleneck by helping to boost computing power and information transfer rates tenfold July 30th, 2016

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness July 30th, 2016

A new type of quantum bits July 29th, 2016

Energy

New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials July 27th, 2016

Designing climate-friendly concrete, from the nanoscale up: New understanding of concrete’s properties could increase lifetime of the building material, decrease emissions July 25th, 2016

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

Researchers discover key mechanism for producing solar cells: Better understanding of perovskite solar cells could boost widespread use July 21st, 2016

Battery Technology/Capacitors/Generators/Piezoelectrics/Thermoelectrics/Energy storage

New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials July 27th, 2016

New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity: New chemistry could overcome key drawbacks of lithium-air batteries July 26th, 2016

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

Synthesized microporous 3-D graphene-like carbons: IBS research team create carbon synthesis using zeolites as a template July 1st, 2016

Events/Classes

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 20th, 2016

n-tech Research Announces August 3, 2016 Date for Smart Coatings Webinar July 18th, 2016

Instrumented Indentation Expert Addresses Trends with Industry Leaders: Leading nanoindentation expert hosts webinar discussing theory and practice of instrumented indentation July 14th, 2016

SUNY Poly Celebrates Its 10th Year Exhibiting at SEMICON West with Cutting Edge Developments in Integrated Photonics and Power Electronics July 8th, 2016

Fuel Cells

New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials July 27th, 2016

3-D paper-based microbial fuel cell operating under continuous flow condition July 5th, 2016

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

VentureLab nanotechnology startup wins TechConnect Innovation Award June 2nd, 2016

Printing/Lithography/Inkjet/Inks

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Perovskite solar cells surpass 20 percent efficiency: EPFL researchers are pushing the limits of perovskite solar cell performance by exploring the best way to grow these crystals June 13th, 2016

'On-the-fly' 3-D print system prints what you design, as you design it June 1st, 2016

Physicists create first metamaterial with rewritable magnetic ordering May 23rd, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic