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.
Radian BioEnergy provides renewable energy solutions using proprietary gasification technologies to access the rapidly growing global demand for waste and biomass energy. The Company engages in biomass gasification equipment sales, turnkey project delivery (design/build) and design/build/own/operate (DBOO) of renewable energy systems. Gasification converts low value materials such as wood chips, municipal solid waste and agricultural residues into much higher value renewable energy outputs.
According to Radian BioEnergy President and CEO Ben Phillips, "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."
Radian BioEnergy 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, Radian BioEnergy 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 investor 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 year's 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.