TechAccel CEO to Deliver Keynote at InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—February 28, 2017—TechAccel, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, today announced CEO Michael Helmstetter will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum, a venture capital conference that showcases companies from the Midwest specializing in life science, technology and food/ag/bioenergy sectors.

“Innovation in the ag and animal health ecosystems are critical areas of investment to secure the future of our food chain,” said Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., President and CEO of TechAccel. “Sponsoring InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum offers TechAccel a great opportunity to discover and network with early-stage, high-growth companies while empowering entrepreneurship in the Midwest.”

With deep expertise in scientific research and successful commercial ventures, TechAccel is a leader in developing innovations and preparing them for market. The company is backed by a board with demonstrated success leading Fortune 500 companies, commercializing disruptive technologies, and pioneering industry-leading products and services.

The InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum attracts high-growth companies from throughout the Midwest as well as more than 60 venture capital investors. It is designed to create an audience and networking event for companies, universities and public entities that serve the entrepreneurial community.

WHAT: TechAccel is one of two Platinum Level sponsors of InvestMidwest and Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., President and CEO, will deliver the luncheon keynote: “Next Stop: Valley of Death” No matter your industry segment, as an emerging firm (or an investor in an emerging firm), your top challenges will be achieving scale, surviving the valley of death and crossing the chasm. In this keynote, Helmstetter will share an Ag techand animal health-focused model for risk management and impact investing.

WHEN: March 28-29, 2017 Keynote Wednesday March 29, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Open to scheduling interviews.

WHERE: InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum Sheraton Kansas City Hotel Crown Center 2345 McGee St Kansas City, MO 64108

Fee to attend is $350 through March 10; $400 through March 27, $500 during event.

About TechAccel
TechAccel, LLC, was founded in 2014 as a first-of-its-kind technology and venture development company in the agriculture and animal health sectors. TechAccel sources, invests in and acquires early-stage innovations. Through collaborations with universities and research institutions, TechAccel conducts advancement and de-risking research and development to ready technologies for commercialization.

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