Feb 16-17, 2017 – 33rd Annual Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference – SLC


Investors_Choice_Logo_RGB_Color_96x96pxThe 33rd Annual Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference!

Two days of investing trends, innovative companies, networking, and fun! This year features a new ski/snowboard location!

Enjoy a day in the snow with investors. Then head to the Investor Reception, where the region’s top investors will be in attendance. The closing day will feature 24 high-tech/growth companies pitching to investors, as well as plenty of educational and networking opportunities. See you there!

Take advantage of our Early Bird Specials: The package deal is a savings worth $250!


Conference Events:

February 16, 2017 – Ski/Snowboard Day

Solitude Mountain Resort

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

February 16, 2017 – Investor Reception

Upstairs at Gallivan Hall

6:00 to 8:00 pm

February 17, 2017 – Investors Choice Reception

The Grand America Hotel

8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Find more information on the conference webpage!


The application deadline for presenting at the conference has now passed. 



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About the Author:

The Wayne Brown Institute was founded by the late Dr. Wayne Brown in 1983. Dr. Brown held positions in mechanical engineering and served as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah. In addition to his academic postings, he was a founder of Kenway Engineering (HK Systems), TerraTek, NPI (Agridyne Technologies), the Utah Innovation Center (the world’s first venture accelerator/incubator) and Utah Ventures (now Pelion Partners, Utah’s first and largest venture fund). By virtue of his academic, government, and business background, Dr. Brown was a leading authority in technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Many of the world’s science/research parks, innovation centers, and incubators have their roots with Dr. Brown. In addition to his many accomplishments, he has affected the role of government in innovation and entrepreneurship as the architect with Roland Tibbitts of the national Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Later, as head of the State’s Science Council he spearheaded legislation to create the Utah Technology Finance Corporation (UTFC, now Innoventures), and Utah’s Centers of Excellence program. He successfully negotiated with the U. S. government to obtain military land for the establishment of the University of Utah’s Research Park, and key in the establishment of the USU Research Park and Timpanogos technology Park in Orem (Novell campus). His knowledge, experience and passion live on in the Wayne Brown Institute, its staff, its investor-led Board, and its countless supporters.