20 Oct 40 emerging tech companies to present Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium
Madison, Wis. – Forty early-stage companies will make presentations to potential investors at the 2008 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, according to the Wisconsin Technology Council.
The annual symposium will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5 and 6, at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.
The program will feature the fourth annual “Elevator Pitch Olympics” for companies in a seed financing stage, and the second annual Wisconsin Angel Network Early Stage presentation track for companies seeking angel investments starting in the $500,000 range.
Two-dozen companies were selected for the WAN track, and nearly 20 will participate in the Elevator Pitch Olympics.
Companies in the WAN track feature Wisconsin and other Midwestern companies in the information technology and Internet services, biotechnology, medical devices, and the advanced manufacturing and “clean-tech” sectors.
Companies actively seeking angel financing will present Wednesday, Nov. 5, during the Wisconsin Angel Network investment track. Presentations will be limited to seven minutes with up to three minutes of questions from investors from across the “I-Q Corridor” region of the Upper Midwest.
In the Elevator Pitch Olympics on Thursday, Nov. 6, entrepreneurs will make 90-second presentations to a panel of investors. The term describes a pitch that’s short enough to be given during an elevator ride. Presenters will get feedback from a panel of investors who will serve as judges.