The 31st Annual Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference Now Accepting ApplicationsThe 31st Annual Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference Now Accepting Applications



The 31st Annual Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference Now Accepting Applications

Salt Lake City, Utah- On February 12th, the 31st Annual Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference will take place in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains, at the Zermatt Resort & Spa in Midway, Utah.

The Investors Choice® Conference continues to help emerging companies improve their business pitch, gain business insight and attract potential investors. Companies participating in this Conference have gone on to raise over $8 billion in financial transactions.

Last year, 21 companies presented their business ventures to a room full of attendees that includes investors and services providers from Utah’s Venture Community. Guests enjoyed the pre-conference Gala Reception at the Red Butte Gardens and post conference skiing at the Deer Valley Resort. This year, the Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference will be held at the Zermatt Resort & Spa in Midway Utah.

“Investors Choice impacts startup businesses and changes lives. I’ve seen entrepreneurs flourish in ways they never imagined, going from startups to fully established businesses with the help of investors. You do not want to miss this event,” said Brad Bertoch, president of the Wayne Brown Institute.

Submit today. The Annual Investors Choice® Conference is the most important venture capital event in the intermountain area, happening only once a year. For more information on registration click Early submissions will be granted priority placement. Entrepreneurs who are unable to participate in the full conference will be able to have lunch and view panel discussions conducted by the venture community at a reduced price.

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ABOUT THE INSTITUTE: The Wayne Brown Institute is the nation’s oldest and most successful non-profit, 501(c)(3) venture accelerator. Over 850 groundbreaking high-tech companies have had business mentoring and presented business ventures to investors, 70% have participated in financial transactions totaling more than $8 billion dollars in private equity, accounting for ½%-1% of venture capital deal flow in the United States.

ABOUT THE SPONSORS: WBI’s founding sponsor is Zions Bank. Other main sponsors include the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP, Tanner LLC, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and Utah Division of Securities.


For More Information Contact: Brad Bertoch, President Wayne Brown Institute 801-598-4651

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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.