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UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center
By Kyle Smith
December 21, 2016

Pitch Your Business to a Room Full of Investors

InvestMidwest is a venture capital conference that showcases 40-45 companies from throughout the Midwest in the three industry tracks of life sciences, technology and food/ag/bioenergy.

(Is that you? Apply to present now.)

Now in its 18th year, InvestMidwest has helped generate more than $1 billion of investment. This year’s forum is taking place in Kansas City from March 28-29, 2017.

More than 300 people are expected to attend, including venture capitalists from across the nation. Your business is eligible to present if you are:

  1. Seeking a minimum of $1M

  2. Projecting $20M in revenue within five years

  3. Located within the center corridor of the United States

Applications to present are due by January 13: go to the InvestMidwest website to submit.

Here’s more on why you should present, from Kansas City entrepreneur, Wendy Rinehart:


If your business is looking for investment, but you don’t check all the InvestMidwest boxes, submit your information in our Capital Match program and we will guide you to the right resources or investor for your business stage and type.

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