InvestMidwest seeks early applications from entrepreneurs for 2015 event

Organizers of the region’s biggest venture capital conference said they are seeking early applications from high-growth entrepreneurs wanting to pitch their businesses to investors.

InvestMidwest said companies that submit an “early bird” application by Friday will like receive greater consideration to present by the selection committee.

“If selection committee members have questions, early application allows time for clarification,” said InvestMidwest executive director Christine Walsh in a news release. “That can make all the difference in the committee’s decision as to whether a company will be invited to present.”

InvestMidwest said it expects 40 to 45 start-up companies to pitch business plans in the areas of life sciences, agriculture/bioenergy and information technology. Presenters have 10 minutes to make their pitch to potential investors.

The capital conference will be held April 1-2 at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. The 15-year-old event typically draws 300 investors and entrepreneurs.

For information on applications, see