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MGCS Announces Investment Firms, Speakers, Early Bird Discount

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The 30th annual Michigan Growth Capital Symposium will feature a distinguished lineup of guest speakers in entrepreneurship and private equity and 42 emerging company presentation May 10 and 11 at the Marriott Eagle Crest Resort in Ypsilanti.

The $100 registration early bird discount ends May 6.

Investment firms with representatives in attendance are to include:

Allos Ventures, Amherst Fund LLC, Angel Capital Partners, Apjohn Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, Arch Venture Partners, Azimuth Capital Management LLC, Baird Venture Partners, Ballast Point Ventures, Bank of Ann Arbor, Belle Capital, Beringea, LLC, BioStar Ventures, Boston Financial & Equity Corp, Capital Midwest Fund, Chrysalis Ventures LLC, Credit Suisse, Detroit Community Fund, DFJ Mercury, DTE Energy Ventures, Early Stage Partners, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, Fletcher Spaght Ventures, GM Ventures, Grand Angels, HIG BioVentures, Huron River Ventures, Landmark Angels, MK Capital, Montgomery & Co., Mutual Capital Partners, Open Prairie, Phenomenelle Angels Fund, Plymouth Venture Partners, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, Resonant Capital, River Cities Capital Funds, RPM Ventures, Rocket Ventures, SV Life Sciences, SWMF Life Science Fund, Seneca Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, State of Michigan Retirement System, TGap Ventures, Triathlon Medical Ventures, Venture Investors LLC and Versant Ventures.

Panel discussions at the event will draw on panelists from across the U.S. venture and entreprneurial community. Discussions will be held at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 and 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.

The speaker list includes Jennifer Baird, Accio Energy; Daron Gifford, Advanced Technology Advisors; Kevin Kester, Siguler Guff & Co.,
Richard Kolodziejcyk, Essex Woodlands; Mark Koulogeorge, MK Capital;
Jeffrey LaBine, Miller Canfield; John J. Lauckner, GM Ventures; Denise Marks, SV Life Sciences; Paul McCreadie, Arboretum Ventures; Mark McDonnell, ARCH Venture Partners; John McIlwraith, Allos Ventures;
Ross McKenzie, WatCar; Jonathan Murray (UM MBA’88), Early Stage Partners; Austin F. Noll, III (UM MBA ’94), Simpirica Spine; Rebecca Robertson, Versant Ventures; Michael F. Schiavo, Venture Investors LLC; Michael B. Staebler, Pepper Hamilton LLP; Michael Wasserman, H.I.G. BioVentures; Jason Yip, Montgomery & Co.; Walter Young, Swift BioSciences.

For more information, contact Mary Nickson at (734) 615-4424 or
mnickson@umich.edu.

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