InvestMidwest begins taking applications

A regional venture capital conference is seeking applications from area technology, bioscience and clean-tech firms.

InvestMidwest said it is accepting early applications from those firms until Nov. 18. January 18 is the final deadline.

Successful applicants will be able to pitch their business plans for investment by venture capitalists attending the conference, which is set for April 4 and 5 in St. Louis.

This is the 13th year for the conference. The organization said that last year entrepreneurs from 43 companies pitched their business plans to more than 70 venture capitalists.

Applications are available at