February 21, 2007

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$100k for your business…

If you are a company in Utah, you should take advantage of this…

FundingUniverse has partnered with Grow Utah Ventures and Governor’s Office of Economic Develop to host a state-wide funding competition. An investment of $100,000 will be made in the winner of the competition. I’m seriously stoked about this.

Here are the details:

  1. Any Utah-based company can apply. Applications are being accepted until March 6th.
  2. 5 semi-finalists will be selected to present LIVE to the audience and a panel of angel investors at the Governor’s first-ever Economic Summit. We’ll be soliciting audience participation through Q&A and an audience vote.
  3. The angels will analyze the pitches in front of the audience to provide a learning experience of the angel process.
  4. Governor Huntsman will announce the winner during his keynote speech over lunch.
  5. After lunch, we’ll announce the audience favorite and compare the differences with the angel’s favorite. We’ll also have a panel of angels that will be available for Q&A.

While we are still in the process of solidifying the panel of angels, here is a preliminary list of those that will participate:

- Tony Howells- Olympus Angels

- Bill Payne- Vegas Valley Angels

- Alan Hall- Olympus Angels/ Grow Utah Ventures

- Paul Campbell- Cache Valley Angels

- Ron White- Olympus Angels

- Damon Kirchmeier- UTFC

- Kent Thomas- Olympus Angels

- John Richards- Utah Angels

If interested, go to www.fundinguniverse.com/goedsummit to apply.


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