Any companies interested in presenting at the Life Science Tennessee Venture Forum to be held in Nashville November 14 – 16) must apply by August 1.
The Forum has two levels of participation: 1) the Business Plan Competition or 2) presenting in the Company Showcase to venture capital firms at the conference. Both are wonderful opportunities for early and growth/later stage life science businesses in Tennessee. After the application deadline, a committee will review the applications and place each applicant in the appropriate category, either the Business Plan Competition or the Company Showcase.
Companies selected to participate in the Business Plan Competition will begin with a mentoring program that will help them through writing a business plan and making a pitch to investors. The winner of this competition will receive $5,000 cash and a host of in-kind services from law firms, accounting firms, consultants and life science organizations in the state.
Companies applying to participate in the Company Showcase will be eligible to receive funds from the four TNInvestco Venture funds that regularly invest in life sciences. The four venture funds have agreed to provide up to $200,000 in investments or debt to the companies presenting during the conference.
Information about the Venture Forum can be found at http://www.lifesciencetn.org/annualmeeting2012/venture_forum. Contact Abby Trotter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.