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Growth Capital Symposium will be held June 11-12

5/29/2003 --

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--The University of Michigan Business School's Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance (CVP) will bring together financiers and high-tech entrepreneurs at its annual Michigan Growth Capital Symposium June 11-12.

The two-day conference will provide an opportunity for venture capitalists, angel investors and institutional investors to hear from two-dozen new businesses and emerging technology companies, ranging from information technology and the life sciences to alternative energy and nanotechnology.

“Year after year, this is the conference where deals get done,” said CVP Director David J. Brophy, associate professor of finance at the U-M Business School.

Keynote speakers include: Dixon Doll, managing general partner of DCM-Doll Capital Management in Menlo Park, Calif.; Steve Lazarus, founder and managing general partner of ARCH Venture Partners in Chicago; Jay Rising, treasurer for the State of Michigan; and Daniel Weinfurter, founder and former president of Chicago-based Parson Consulting. In addition, panel discussions will focus on “Intellectual Property Licensing Success Stories,” “Growing Midwest Businesses---Ways to Accelerate Growth” and “Research Pipeline to Commercialization.”

Registration and additional information can be found at www.michigangcs.com.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847
E-mail: bernied@umich.edu