INVITATION TO APPLY OR NOMINATE TO PRESENT
We are looking for are looking for cutting-edge companies from Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest to present to investors at the Nov. 13-14 at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium conference at Madison’s Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.
The annual conference gives selected companies the opportunity to make presentations and meet with investors. For many firms, participation in the conference has been a key factor for significant business growth. You are invited to apply OR nominate companies that will be a good match with the scores of private investors who will attend this productive and informative event. For more information and to register for the conference, visit www.wisearlystage.com
Company applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.Like the 2011 conference, this year’s conference is open to early stage companies representing an array of industries: biotechnology, biofuels and products, “cleantech,” advanced manufacturing, information technology, nanotechnology and business services.
There are two separate presentation levels at the Early Stage Symposium: the Wisconsin Angel Network Investors' Track and the Elevator Pitch Olympics.Companies selected for the WAN track will have many opportunities to interest investors: networking receptions; a seven-minute presentation, an executive summary published in the investor-only program, and an exhibit area where investors may speak directly to presenting companies. Investors representing hundreds of millions of dollars in investment capital attend this event.
Companies selected for the Elevator Pitch Olympics, a crowd favorite, will have the opportunity to give a 90-second pitch to a panel of six to eight investors and receive immediate feedback. The investors will score the presenter on a scale of 1 to 5, focusing on whether the pitch was compelling enough to arrange a follow-up meeting.
Companies may apply for the Wisconsin Angel Network track or the Elevator Pitch Olympics. However, the steering committee may elect to move some companies into different tracks, depending on the development stage of the company, the experience of the presenters and the overall company mix.
Companies pay no fee to apply or to present. However, companies must first register to attend the full conference in order to be considered by our steering committee for a presentation slot. There are no registration refunds after 5 p.m. Monday Oct. 1, 2012. Register by visiting www.wisearlystage.com.
Other elements of the annual conference include nationally known speakers, an investors’ seminar hosted by the Wisconsin Angel Network, more than a dozen panel discussions, a “First Look” forum for university-based discoveries, receptions, luncheons and other networking events.
Here’s how to apply for the November 13-14 Early Stage Symposium
The annual Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium gives selected Wisconsin companies the opportunity to make presentations and meet with investors. For many firms, participation in the conference has been a key factor for significant growth. Companies selected for the WAN track will have many opportunities to interest investors: networking receptions; a 7-minute presentation, an executive summary published in the investor-only program, and an exhibit area where investors may speak directly to presenting companies. Investors representing hundreds of millions of dollars in investment capital attend this event.
Companies selected for the WAN Track are also invited to attend an orientation session and participate in a preconference rehearsal.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION:
Requirement is to complete and submit an executive summary. Follow this link to download a template to guide you through this process. To apply for the WAN track, submit your executive summary by email to Zach Brandon at email@example.com. Confirm that you are applying to present at the Early Stage Symposium and that your submission maybe viewed by the conference steering committee and WAN’s investor members.
To apply for the Elevator Pitch Olympics, submit a 250-word idea abstract to Zach Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions over 250 words will not be considered.
Your 250-word idea abstract must include:
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