The MVF is hosting an event this Thursday with what looks to be a solid slate of VC’s. Here’s the link to register as well as additional information:
“Perspectives on Venture Capital” – An overview of venture capital in the Midwest and perspectives on the process from both sides of the table.
Speakers include: *Paul Batcheller of Prairie Gold Venture Partners (Sioux Falls) a venture capital fund, with two funds under management, targeting the Midwest. Paul will share his perspective on the capital markets in the Midwest and his experiences investing in Omaha.
*Darren Blakely of Transcentrix, which successfully attracted venture capital from outside the region, grew the company and achieved a successful exit event. Darren, who with his partners is on to his next start-up, Vendorin, will share his experiences on attracting capital to Omaha, expanding a company and positioning for a sale.
*Dave Glover of Game Plan Technologies, an Omaha company that is backed by Prairie Gold. Dave, who was recruited to Omaha from the east coast, will share his perspective on operating as a venture-backed company as well as his impressions of operating an early stage company in Omaha.
Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St. in Omaha
5:30 p.m. — Reception with complimentary beer, wine and sodas 6:15 p.m. — Dinner 7 – 8 p.m. — Business program