Kansas City is home to the KC Animal Health Corridor. Because of its significant animal health industry concentration, the corridor offers a uniquely supportive environment for early stage entrepreneurs in the animal health and nutrition industry.
The KC Animal Health Investment Forum, held on August 28, 2012, offers one of the only opportunities in the world for early stage companies in the animal health sector to present their vision and business plan to potential investors.
The forum also provides a unique opportunity for venture capital funds, investment firms and animal health companies to hear from emerging companies with the newest technology.
Now Accepting Applications
The forum will showcase animal health and nutrition companies from around the world. The selection committee will consider companies that meet the following criteria:
• Seeking $500,000 to $20 million in funding
• Revenue projections of $20 million within 5-7 years
DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by June 22, 2012.
All companies will be contacted by July 27, 2012 regarding their acceptance.
Meet the selection committee
Impact of Investment Forum
Of the companies that have presented at the Investment Forum:
• More than $60 million has been raised
• 70% made investor connections
• 94% made other industry or collaboration connections
• 97% would recommend the KC Animal Health Investment Forum to other entrepreneurs
*Animal Health Investment Forum Presenter Survey
This year's Investment Forum will feature the first annual CAHI Innovation Award , given by the Center for Animal Health Innovation (CAHI). Presenting companies will be judged by a panel of industry leaders who will select the strongest presenter of the day. The 2012 CAHI Innovation Award will include a $2,500 check from the Center for Animal Health Innovation.
For questions or comments, please contact Kimberly Young.