DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The inaugural Growth Capital in the Rockies (GCIR) conference, hosted by KPMG LLP and Cooley LLP, will feature the region’s top companies with the strongest growth potential. From technology and renewable fuels to healthy affordable food and reproductive medicine, this premier two-day event will showcase a variety of companies with revenues of $10 to $200 million that are seeking to raise funds or complete a transaction in the near future.
The inaugural conference will feature companies from across the Rocky Mountain region and will be held September 15-16 at The Cable Center in Denver.
“Built on 31 years of success established by the previous Venture Capital in the Rockies conference, GCIR was created to celebrate our region’s growth companies, many of which are unknown or fly under the radar,” said KPMG Denver Partner, Dave Eberly. “More than 15 companies will pitch their business to an audience of private equity investors, venture capitalists, bankers and other investors.”
President and CEO of Otter Products, Peter Lindgren, will kickoff the conference with a keynote address. Otter Products, based in Fort Collins, has experienced rapid growth and Lindgren will share the exciting story behind the company’s mission of connecting, protecting and enabling a mobile world.
“The presenting companies for this conference were hand-selected to represent our mutual region, and all show a strong potential for disruptive growth,“ stated Laura Medina, a Cooley Denver Partner.
The presenting companies announced to date include:
Active Fashion designs and distributes superior and innovative active lifestyle apparel brands.
CoolPlanet develops fuels, chemicals and biocarbon products to address three of the world’s largest markets including energy, food and water.
Craftsy enables passionate crafters from around the world to learn from expert instructors on their own schedules and in the comfort of their own homes by creating engaging, interactive online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, photography, cooking and more.
Eversprin Technologies is the worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing and commercially shipping discrete and embedded Magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) and Spin-Torque MRAM (ST-MRAM) into markets and applications where data persistence and integrity, low latency and security are paramount.
Fertility Lab Sciences is a network of IVF labs dedicated to partnering with industry-best IVF physicians to deliver leading patient outcomes, and advancing research and development to fight infertility.
InvitedHome combines the consistency and service of fine hotels with beautiful private homes in six destinations including Lake Tahoe, Calif., Santa Barbara, Calif., Breckenridge, Colo., Telluride, Colo., Emerald Coast Fla. and Maui, Hawaii.
Love Grown Foods is a natural foods company on a mission to create delicious foods packed with nutritional benefits and available to everyone.
MarketPay Associates features a state-of-the-art application, On-Line Pricing System that saves time and increases productivity for compensation professionals working with salary survey and benchmark data.
Medical Simulation Corp. is a global healthcare leader in accelerating patient access to new medical therapies, achieving the best patient outcomes, reducing patient mortality and reducing the cost of healthcare delivery.
ModMarket Farm Fresh Eateries believes that healthy, tasty and affordable food should be available everywhere, an their farm-to-table menu is made with no chemicals, additives, hormones or antibiotics or added sugar.
NewCloud Networks is a national cloud computing and communications provider.
PaySimple creates cloud-based, receivables automation technology designed for small businesses to simplify the lives of business owners.
SEAKR Engineering, Inc. revolutionized spacecraft memory systems by replacing tape recorders with emerging solid-state technologies for data storage. SEAKR’s product lines have grown to support a variety of satellite subsystems, including processors, command and data handling systems, advanced communications payloads and manned space hardware.
SolidFire is a market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center.
SwiftPage provides technology solutions that unlock the power of everyday interactions for small business growth, including marketing and sales insights, messaging, conversation and retention along with expert guidance.
talentReef provides social recruiting and talent management systems specifically built for the hourly workforce.
Tendril is defining the data-driven Energy Service Management for the evolving energy market with their open, cloud-based software platform that provides the infrastructure, analytics and understanding required to deliver personalized energy services.
Travelers Haven offers exclusive rates and access to a nationwide inventory of corporate housing solutions for businesses.
Visuality Corp. is a global visual merchandising company leading the fashion retail industry with a unique reach, the most innovative and flexible services and a customer-oriented culture.
The GCIR conference sponsors include KPMG Ignition, Holland & Hart LLP, Silicon Valley Bank and Anton Collins Mitchell LLP, among others. For more information about the conference, please visit the GCIR website.
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