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InvestMidwest 2021  |  April 27-28  |  Virtual

Who we are

InvestMidwest highlights startups in the Midwest region with the most promise for success that are currently seeking Series A or B funding of $1M to $20M. The conference provides an ideal opportunity for entrepreneurs to raise capital and all attendees to make new connections.

Recent Press

Flyover Future

Meet Midwest startups ready to bust a move

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St. Louis Business Journal

InvestMidwest venture showcase to stick with virtual format in 2021

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Flyover Future

2021 Midwest Venture Showcase

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Quick Facts

607+ presenting companies to date, each meeting with an average of seven VCs attending the forum

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Meet the Board

Tom Melzer

RiverVest Venture Partners
Chair

Dan Broderick

BioGenerator

Randy Buseman

Ernst & Young, Retired Partner

Bob Calcaterra

StartUp Midwest Management

Duane Cantrell

Fulcrum Global Capital

Jeremy Degenhart

Advantage Capital Partners

Sam Fiorello

Cortex

Jason Hall

Arch to Park

Michael Helmstetter

TechAccel

Brian Hopcraft

Lewis & Clark Ventures

Darcy Howe

KCRise Fund

Ed Marquette

Kutak Rock

Maria Meyers

UMKC Innovation Center

Rick Vaughn

Enterprise Center of Johnson County, Retired

Testimonials

“InvestMidwest is the premier venture conference in the central Midwest — a great opportunity to see early-stage companies and to interact with colleagues.”

— Tom Melzer, Managing Director RiverVest Venture Partners