Day 1
14 May 2019
Day 2
15 May 2019

Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits

Presenting Company Exhibits Open Maximize your networking! Use the MGCS app to schedule table tops in designated networking areas. Follow @ZellLurie; #MidwestGCS

Lunch Reception

The lunch buffet will open at 11:30. The welcome and keynote address will be from 12-1:00 p.m. in the ballroom.

Keynote Speaker - Dixon Doll, DCM

Dixon Doll, Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus of DCM Ventures (Silicon Valley), will open this year's Midwest Growth Capital Symposium. Welcome remarks will be provided by David J. Brophy of the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity at the University of Michigan. Michigan Venture Capital Association comments will be provided by Ara Topouzian.
Dixon Doll
David Brophy, PhD
Jonathan Fay PhD
Ara Topouzian

Company Presentations I

Medical Device & Diagnostics
1:30 p.m. POPS! Diabetes Care
1:42 p.m. Functional Fluidics
1:54 p.m. OmniLife / HealthTech Solutions
2:06 p.m. American Bioptics
2:12 p.m. Akadeum Life Sciences

Company Presentations II

IT, Software & Services
1:30 p.m. Passage
1:42 p.m. Kinetica Labs
1:54 p.m. MaxOne
2:06 p.m. MiPadrino
2:12 p.m. Mountain Pass Solutions

Panel: When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies

The path to success is rarely ever a straight line. Our panelists will share their perspectives and experiences from the frontlines of managing through and rebounding from difficult situations in early-stage companies. Presented by Arboretum Ventures Panelists: Paul McCreadie, Arboretum Ventures; Todd Creech, HealthQuest Capital; Julia Owens, Millendo Therapeutics; Jeff Terrell, Hatteras Venture Partners
Paul McCreadie
Todd Creech
Julia Owens PhD
Jeff Terrell

Panel Session: Inside the Corporate VC’s Mind: Understanding the Opportunities for Startup Companies

Corporate Venture Capitalists (CVCs) are increasingly becoming more active in the private life science and healthcare markets as part of their open innovation strategy. It’s important that entrepreneurs understand how corporate venture investors work and what makes them unique and valuable. But what’s the distinction between CVCs and traditional venture capital firms? Hear from senior CVCs who will discuss the strategies they employ for investing and partnering with early-stage companies, their funding structures, their relationship with the parent company, and more. Presented by Micho Bio with support from Bio Arbor.
Stephen Rapundalo, PhD
Jay Cui, PhD
Scott Merz, PhD
Scott Lancaster, MD, MBA

Company Presentations I

Diagnostics / Therapeutics
4:00 p.m. TAI Diagnostics
4:12 p.m. Cleveland Diagnostics
4:24 p.m. ARTham Therapeutics
4:36 p.m. ONL Therapeutics
4:48 p.m. EVOQ Therapeutics
5:00 p.m. MDI Therapeutics

Company Presentations II

Healthcare IT
4:00 p.m. Melius Outcomes
4:12 p.m. ePharmix
4:24 p.m. SpinTech
4:36 p.m. Alerje
4:48 p.m. Genus
5:00 p.m. Ripple Science

Networking Cocktail Reception

Join us at the Marriott for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Hal Davis will perform with his Jazz trio.

Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits

Breakfast Buffet Opens Maximize your networking! Use the MGCS app to schedule table tops in designated networking areas. Follow @ZellLurie; #MidwestGCS

Panel: Robotics in Healthcare: Reshaping the Market and Future Opportunities

Our panelist will share their insights on the increasing role of robotics in healthcare and discuss existing and future challenges. Panel presented by Venture Investors Panelists: Jim Adox, Venture Investors; Stephen Kovacs, DO, FCCP, UPMC Hamot Comprehensive Lung Center; Taylor Patton, Sr. Director of Global New Markets, Intuitive Surgical; Michael Pritchett, DO, MPH, Pinehurst Medical Clinic; Josh Stopek, PhD, Histonsonics, Inc.
Taylor Patton
Jim Adox
Stephen Kovacs, DO, FCCP
Michael Pritchett, DO, MPH
Josh Stopek, PhD

Company Presentations I

Medical Device / Equipment
10:00 a.m. Pathware
10:14 a.m. Xact Medical
10:26 a.m. Surgical Innovation Associates
10:38 a.m. Arborsense
10:50 a.m. Greenmark Biomedical

Company Presentations II

IT / Technology
10:00 a.m. Supportomate
10:14 a.m. BrandXR
10:26 a.m. Zeovation
10:38 a.m. S3D Precision Dispensing
10:50 a.m. Traxen
11:02 a.m. Skypersonic

Tech Transfer Pitch Track

Tech Transfer Pitch Track
11:15 a.m. Ken Massey, Venture Development, Wayne State University
11:27 a.m. Cheryl Turnbull, Technology Commercialization Office, Ohio State University
11:38 a.m. Russ Straate, Office of Tech Commercialization, University of Minnesota
11:49 a.m. Michael Psarouthakis, Tech Transfer Venture Center, University of Michigan
12:00 p.m. Scott Henderson, Purdue Research Foundation, Purdue University
12:11 p.m. Frank Urban, Innovation Center, Michigan State University
12:22 p.m. Teri Willey, Executive Director and Fund Manager of the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund, Indiana University
Ken Massey
Cheryl Turnbull
Russ Straate
Michael Psarouthakis
Scott Henderson
Frank Urban
Teri Willey

VC University LIVE Midwest Kickoff! Keynote Speaker: Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz

The Secrets of Sandhill Road Venture to the Midwest Scott Kupor, Managing Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, and Jan Garfinkle, Founder and Managing Partner of Arboretum Ventures, will close this year's Midwest Growth Capital Symposium and open the VC University Midwest LIVE Seminar (May 15-17) presented by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), University of California Berkeley Law, and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Jan Garfinkle
Scott Kupor

Post-MGCS: Biomedical Innovation Cup Pitch Event

Join U-M Fast Forward Medical Innovation for this annual competition as biomedical innovator teams from the MTRAC for Life Sciences Innovation Hub step into the spotlight to pitch their products to "sharks" of the investment world. Afterwards, see the poster showcase highlighting early-stage biomedical research projects from across the State. FREE. RSVP Today! Hosted by Kelly B. Sexton, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research, Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships University of Michigan. Judges: Jenny Barba, BioVentures Investors; Prem Bodagala, Invest Michigan; Dan Kidle, Arboretum Ventures; Preston Noon, Agent Capital.