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"The Key to Successful Investing in West Michigan"

This educational conference will offer West Michigan high net worth and institutional investors the opportunity to learn about a wide range of private capital investments that can provide diversification, attractive returns and contribute to the success of West Michigan's next generation of business success stories.

















Invest Locally, Invest Profitably 


Sincerest Appreciations:

Without the following local businesses and individuals this event would not be possible.  It is with open arms that they embrace their roles in shaping the future of West Michigan and its up and coming bright businesses.  



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Barnes & Thornburg LLP is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States. With more than 550 attorneys and other legal professionals hroughout 12 offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio and Washington, D.C.. the attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg LLP serve clients from more than 50 dedicated practice and industry areas. 



Michigan Accelerator Fund I (MAF-1) is an investment partnership headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The purpose of this venture capital fund is to drive forward the new economy of Michigan, providing a path to funding and partnerships for the commercialization of new regionally developed opportunities.



The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University serves to champion and catalyze the vocation of entrepreneurship. To accomplish this mission, the CEI practices two objectives: talent development and the support for businesses.



The Michigan Angel Fund is a new kind of angel fund for Michigan.  Managed by Ann Arbor SPARK it will focus on Michigan only early stage companies that are not venture type businesses but offer the same high return opportunity.  It is a fund totally focused on high returns, giving investors diversification of industry, geography, stage and involvement.  




Identifying the drivers of value in businesses, securities, and assets, both tangible and intangible, require the experience and knowledge that BDO Valuation Advisors, LLC professionals possess - whether your valuation needs are domestic or international.  We provide quality, professionalism, and thorough execution so you understand the earnings, tax, and strategic significance of valuation.



The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) was established in 2002 to fullfill its mission: "To grow & sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan".  The MVCA facilitates a number of "Venture Upstart" programs.  The Venture Upstart suite of activities consist of an Executive in Residence, CEO Placement, MI Venture Fellows Program, and Angel Network Growth.


LV2 Equity Partners, LLC is a Midwest based private equity investment firm whose objective is to acquire controlling interest in niche manufacturers, value-added distributors and specialty service companies. We invest in companies that have the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement.  LV2 Equity Partners strives to enhance the business opportunities of its portfolio companies by driving operational excellence and seeking new markets and greater penetration f or the products and services of each business.                                                                                                                 



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