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Presenting Companies Announced for the 2014 i2iowa Forum

Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Mar 17, 2014

It is with great excitement that the Technology Association of Iowa announces the presenters for the third annual i2iowa Investors and Innovators Forum. Expert screeners selected the following 18 early-stage companies to present:

Anemometry Specialists, Alta/IA, (Clean Technology)
BettrLife, Urbandale/IA, (Software/Health & Wellness)
Bloomsnap, Des Moines/IA, (Consumer Services)
Emploi.us, Des Moines/IA, (Construction)
Find Alma, Des Moines/IA, (Education)
Golf Challenges, LLC, Des Moines/IA, (Mobile)
Goodsmiths, West Des Moines/IA (Internet/Web Services)
Igor, Inc., Johnston/IA, (IT Services)
Iowa Approach, Iowa City/IA, (Medical Devices and Equipment)
Kamath Biosciences LLC, Coralville/IA, (Food and Beverage)
Medical Engineering Innovations, Inc., Madison/WI, (Medical Devices and Equipment)
Memcine Pharmeceuticals, Coralville/IA, (Biotechnology)
Men’s Style Lab, Des Moines/IA, (Fashion)
NextStep.io, Cedar Rapids/IA, (Healthcare Service)
Offspring, Waukee/IA, (Software)
OTT Communications, Denver/CO, (Telecommunications)
Pear Deck, Iowa City/IA, (Internet/Web Services)

The event, sponsored by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, and is set for Wednesday, April 9 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.

The i2iowa selection committee is comprised of Tej Dhawan, StartupCity Des Moines (Committee Chairman); Mike Colwell, Business Innovation Solutions; Josh Cramer, CramerDev; John LaMarche, VentureNet Iowa; Kevin Robinson, InfoDog Security; and Don Schoen, BettrLife.

The forum will showcase emerging companies from across the Midwest.  It will include morning education sessions to address legal issues surrounding investments and raising capital in light of recent SEC Rule and Regulation changes.  The afternoon will feature rapid-fire pitches to accredited investors and a parallel track consisting of
Pitch and Grow – Fresh Look where Iowa entrepreneurs practice their pitches before a supportive “think tank” of industry experts.

About the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI)

Technology Association of IowaTAI is a member-based, not-for-profit organization accelerating the success of Iowa’s technology industry. TAI works to create and sustain a positive environment for technology-based economic growth and job creation through innovation, advocacy, and leadership. TAI members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Iowa.

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