Presenting Companies

InvestMidwest  |  April 17-18, 2024 | Kansas City, Missouri

What’s the application process?

Applications for the 2024 event are closed. The deadline to apply was Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 12:00pm CT.
Following a company’s submission, our selection committee will review each application to select the presenting companies for InvestMidwest.

Is there a fee to participate?

There is no fee to apply. If you're selected, the fee
to participate in the program is $390 for presenting company attendees.
Companies that are selected will have the opportunity to pitch before an audience of prominent venture, corporate, and angel investors.

Presenting Companies Criteria

The forum will emphasize strengths of the Midwest innovation ecosystem that include thriving sectors in food and agriculture, healthcare and life sciences, and financial services among others. Technology-based, fast-growth companies that currently operate in the Midwest or those that seek to improve the overall well-being of communities in the “fly over” region are encouraged to apply.

“I was able to tell our story to 100 people, in one night.
It’s taken from April to October to connect with the same number of people.”

— Michael Kiel, CEO and Founder Boat Planet

Selection Committee

InvestMidwest is grateful to the InvestMidwest Selection Committees for devoting their time and expertise to screen and select the companies. Members from the firms listed below are participating in the selection process.

Advantage Capital
Ag Launch
AgTech Advisors
AndMore Associates, LLC
Bunge
CBIZ
Corteva

Digital Health KC
Fulcrum Global Capital
Invest Nebraska
KCRise
Missouri Innovation Center
Nestle Purina
Oklahoma Life Science Fund

Redbud VC
RiverVest Venture Partners
StartUp Partners International
Thompson Coburn LLP
UNeMed Corporation
UMKC Small Business Development Center

InvestMidwest includes:

Presenting Companies Criteria

Opportunity to receive feedback on your pitch from investors, prior to event

Pitches will be delivered with your industry track directly to investors

Multiple opportunities will be provided for meetings with investors