Presenting Companies

The 2020 Midwest Venture Showcase showcased 100 companies representing 15 states in industry tracks: life sciences/healthcare, medical devices, technology, ag/food/energy, university research/tech transfer, and the most recent cohort from Capital Innovators.

Accredited investors are welcome to view information regarding these companies.  Please click here to request InvestMidwest information.

The application process for the 2020 InvestMidwest forum is complete.  The final application deadline was February 3, 2020. 


Who should apply to present at the annual InvestMidwest?

Up to 45 companies seeking funding are selected to present. The conference showcases companies in three industry tracks: life sciences, technology/general business and food/ag/bioenergy. The InvestMidwest selection committee will consider companies that meet the following criteria:

  • Located within the center corridor of the United States
  • Seeking $1M to $20M in funding
  • Revenue projections of $20 million within five years (with the exception of life sciences companies)

When is the application deadline?

Applications are no longer accepted for this season. Please check back later for next season's deadline!

Is there a fee to apply?

There is not a fee to apply. If you are selected, the fee to participate in the program is $750, which includes two registrations to the event. Companies that are selected will have the opportunity to present an 8 minute PowerPoint presentation before a prominent audience of venture, corporate and angel investors.

The following venture capital firms have been represented at recent InvestMidwest conferences:

  • Lead Capital
  • Lemhi Ventures
  • Lerer Ventures
  • Lewis and Clark Ventures
  • Lifeline Ventures
  • Linn Grove Capital
  • Mercury Fund
  • MPM Capital
  • Nebraska Global
  • Nidus Partners
  • Open Prairie Ventures
  • OpenAir Equity Partneres
  • Osage University Partners
  • PrairieGold Venture Partners
  • Prolog Ventures
  • Raptor Ventures
  • Red Swan
  • River Cities Capital Funds
  • RiverVest Venture Partners
  • Sage Capital
  • Sante Ventures
  • Seneca Partners, Inc.
  • Sevin Rosen Funds
  • Syngenta Ventures
  • TGap Ventures
  • Thomas McNerney & Partners
  • Thompson Street Capital Partners
  • Tradebot Ventures
  • Triathlon Medical Ventures
  • Venture Investors LLC
  • Warson Capital Partners
  • Advantage Capital Partners
  • AmFam Ventures
  • Arboretum Ventures
  • Arthur Ventures
  • Ascension Health Ventures
  • Baird Venture Partners
  • Bowery Capital
  • Burrill & Company
  • Capital Innovators
  • Capital Midwest
  • Cequel III
  • Chaifetz Group LLC
  • Charter Life Sciences
  • Chrysalis Ventures, LLC
  • CHV Capital
  • Computime Equity Ventures
  • Cultivation Capital
  • Cultivian Sandbox Ventures
  • Eniac Ventures
  • FirstMark
  • Five Elms Capital
  • Flagship Ventures
  • Fourthstone LLC
  • Greycroft Partners
  • H.I.G. BioVentures
  • High Peaks Venture Partners
  • Hopen Life Science Ventures
  • Illinois Ventures
  • IronRock Capital Partners
  • Jump Capital
  • Kansas Bioscience Authority

For information regarding the 2020 InvestMidwest, please email your contact information to Phyllis Ellison at pellison@cortexstl.com