Presenting Companies

InvestMidwest  |  April 12-13, 2023 | Saint Louis, Missouri

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What types of companies should apply?

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.

The selection committee will give particular consideration to technologies and business models that utilize geospatial data, location mapping, and analytic algorithms building upon the already vibrant geospatial research community and commercial application ecosystem centered in Saint Louis. The selection committee also has a special interest in companies with founding teams including women and under-represented minorities; and in those whose success will have substantial and measurable positive impacts beyond financial returns.

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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.

What’s the application process?

Applications are now open. The deadline to apply is January 30. 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 $455 for the first attendee and $390 for the second registration to the event.
Companies that are selected will have the opportunity to pitch before an audience of prominent venture, corporate, and angel investors.

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

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.

Ag Ventures Alliance
AgLaunch
AgTech Advisors
ARCH Venture Partners
Bayer U.S. - Crop Science
BioKansas
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Bunge
Capital Innovators
Cultivation Capital

DuPont Pioneer
Farm Hand Ventures
Flyover Capital
Hyde Park Ventures
iim, LLC
Illinois VENTURES
Invest Michigan
Kingdom Capital
Oklahoma Life Science Fund
Open Prairie Ventures

Plains Ventures
Pluton Biosciences
Scale
Spatial STL Advisors
Startup Midwest Management
TechAccel
Thompson Coburn LLP
UNeMed Corporation
Washington University in St. Louis
Yield Lab