Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium aims to match investors, companies entreprenuers

The 2007 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium is set for Nov. 14-15 at Madison’s Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. For more than 20 years, this conference and its predecessors have helped fuel Wisconsin’s high-growth economy by matching investors, companies and entreprenuers.2007 ESS highlights include:

— Presentations to investors by selected companies seeking $500,000 to $2 million

— The Elevator Pitch Olympics, in which early-stage companies get a (very) brief opportunity to make their case to a panel of investors, who actually score their presentations and provide valuable feedback. A returning hit from 2006!

— The VentureQuest educational seminar is another returning hit! Entrepreneurs learn how to prepare their companies to look for investors. This “venture readiness” workshop is led by the founders of VentureQuest Ltd., a Denver-based firm with a national reputation for getting companies ready to compete for private-equity investment dollars.

— Nationally known speakers such as Jeff Wacker, director of strategy and futurist, EDS, and Mark Lee, four-time space shuttle astronaut and managing engineer for Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

— SBIR/STTR awards dinner for grant recipients

— Panel discussions on finding investors, lessons from entrepreneurs, tapping Wisconsin resources and more!

To learn more about the 2007 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, follow the links below:

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What you get for your registration fees

Your conference registration fee includes:

All panels and seminars
Nov. 14 and 15 luncheons, Nov. 14 evening reception, Nov. 14 dinner and Nov. 15 breakfast with guest speakers
An opportunity to be part of the VentureQuest educational track.
A chance to pitch in the “Elevator Pitch Olympics” (companies seeking under $500,000).
An opportunity to be considered for the Early Stage Investor Presentation track ($500,000 to $2 million).
NOTE: Companies that want to be considered for the Elevator Pitch Olympics or the Early-Stage Investor Presentations track must register first for the conference as a whole. See additional instructions below.

Apply for the “Elevator Pitch Olympics”