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VentureCapital.org powered by the Wayne Brown Institute

Entrepreneur Conference · 14 Members · Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Our Investment Focus

VentureCapital.org, powered by the Wayne Brown Institute, is the oldest and one of the most successful venture accelerators in the United States. After 33 years Alumni companies have posted impressive results, over $8.5 billion of financial transactions, a 70% success rate.

Applicants are typically start up to A round technology companies that can grow into venture capital funded companies. We look at Life Sciences, Cleantech, IT, just about anything technology related. Occasionally we look at other high growth companies. We do not do real estate, or oil, gas or mining exploration.  Applicants will be considered for the following VentureCapital.org programs:

Investors Choice: The Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conferences deliver the quality deal flow that investors are looking for as well as 6-10 weeks of venture-based mentoring and advice from venture professionals for entrepreneurs. In the last three years, participating companies at the Investor’s Choice® events have raised more than $428 million, and raised over $5 billion since 1983.  We are currently accepting applications for the 32nd annual Investor’s Choice® Conference.  Applicants are typically start up to A round technology companies that can grow into venture capital funded companies.

The Deal Forum: The Deal Forum provides 3-6 weeks of venture-based mentoring and advice from venture professionals for startups.  The program concludes with a presentation to 4-6 angel investors. This is a valuable resource for start-up/early-stage companies to accelerate their growth. Selected companies could be the next success, and with the help of the Wayne Brown Institute a company’s odds of raising money are greatly enhanced. Applicants are typically seed to early A round technology companies and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

WBI Angels: The WBI Angels is made of very active angels from around the country that will invest in Utah and beyond, as well as, many non-traditional local angels. A number of these angels are Board members of the Wayne Brown Institute and strongly consider investment in WBI Alumni companies (having participated in a previous Deal Forum or Investor’s Choice® Conference.Investor’s Choice®

Preferred Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Products
  • Business Services
  • Chemicals and Chemical Products
  • Clean Technology
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Digital Marketing
  • Education
  • Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Financial Services
  • Fintech
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Internet / Web Services
  • IT Services
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Mobile
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networking and Equipment
  • Retailing / Distribution
  • Robotics
  • Security
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications