Wednesday, March 16, 2011

InvestMidwest: Bringing Silicon Valley Expectations to the Midwest

Silicon Prairie News.  Think Big Partners.  KCHub.  The Chamber of Commerce. 

All of these organizations are doing their part to improve entrepreneurship and increase the number of startups and small businesses in the Midwest.  In the effort to bring a Silicon Valley-atmosphere to Kansas City, Omaha and all midwestern cities in between, we have seen a vast number of entrepreneurial initatives.  But among the many informative blogs, business events, educational seminars, ribbon cuttings, and entrepreneurial competitions, one event may stand out more than the rest. 


What is InvestMidwest?  In short, it's the opportunity that all entrepreneurs dream of. 

The 2011 InvestMidwest will showcase 45 companies representing 9 states from the Midwest.  The conference will have three company tracks presenting concurrently: life sciences, technology and alternative energy/cleantech.  With 300+ attendees including investors from the top venture capital firms in the Midwest, the conference has helped to generate over $400 million in investments in 11 years!

With an opening reception, a breakfast program, company presentations, and forum luncheon, InvestMidwest is a day jam-packed with energy.  Taking place on March 31st at the Overland Park Convention Center (Ballroom B), InvestMidwest will also feature its honorary speakers, Henry W. Bloch and Ken Conklin. 

Learn more about InvestMidwest and get involved today!

Thanks to everyone involved in InvestMidwest for getting out there and thinking big! 

Written by Allison Way.  Allison is a writer for Think Big Partners, Kansas City's early-stage business incubator and startup accelerator.  To read more of Allison's work, check out the Kansas City Entrepreneurship Examiner as well as her articles on Helium, BrooWaha and eZine.  Follow Allison! @AllisonThinkBig

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