Companies were selected based on their ability to achieve sales (either currently or post-investment), their strong management team, and/or their proprietary technology. Each of the selected companies has a realistic capability of attaining $30-$100 million a year in sales within three to seven years.
Skweez.com is a text-messaging portal where individuals and businesses can access the latest text message communication tools in one convenient location. The tools allow friends to communicate in groups and businesses to reach potential new customers by offering deals and discounts on goods and services using the simplicity, power and effectiveness of a text.
According to Michael Horne, M6 Marketing CEO, "We are pleased to be selected to participate at the Investors Choice Conference. With Wayne Brown Institute's 27-year history of helping companies to obtain investment, we are confident in the future prospects for our company's finding the funding it needs to grow."
M6 Marketing, Inc.-Skweez.com and the other high growth potential companies have been screened, selected, and are being mentored through a number of sessions with teams of experienced professionals throughout the angel and venture capital field. After a series of practice presentations, Skweez.com and other selected companies will make their ten-minute pitch at the Conference in an effort to raise capital with investors.
The event begins with a gala reception for invited guests at the Salt Lake Country Club from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9. On Thursday morning, Feb. 10, companies will be presenting from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Zermatt Resort & Spa in Midway. One-on-one meetings with investors will continue throughout the day.
Noted venture capitalist Alan J. Patricof, founder and managing director of Greycroft LLC, will speak at a luncheon, where he will be honored as this years Legends in Venture Capital. According to Brad Bertoch, president and CEO of the Wayne Brown Institute, Alan Patricof is one of the best perhaps the best venture capitalist of all time. A longtime innovator and advocate for venture capital, Patricof entered the industry in its formative days with the creation of Patricof & Co. Ventures Inc., a predecessor to Apax Partners today, one of the world's leading private equity firms with $35 billion under management. Two panel discussions will follow the luncheon: Building a Deal to Raise Capital at 2 p.m. and Finding Your First Dollar - The Alumni Speak at 3 p.m.