Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Unveils Program Details and Speakers for 2013 Event

Shannon Beeman
April 11, 2013

The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium today announced that Kelly Williams, managing director and head of the Customized Fund Investment Group (CFIG) at leading international financial services group Credit Suisse, will be delivering the keynote address at the 32nd annual Symposium in May. Specifically, Williams will discuss Michigan against a national backdrop for venture capital, what some other venture hotspots are doing and some of the trending themes she is seeing in the private equity and venture capital industry.

In addition, MGCS also released details around the five panel topics, along with confirmed speakers who will be speaking about these key issues, such as:
• Venture Capital Fund Investment Strategies
• Investing in Healthcare IT
• The Impact of The Affordable Care Act
• Financing Emerging Growth Opportunities in Education
• Transforming Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Landscape

These session topics will be discussed by influential entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professionals and business executives, including:
• Jim Adox, Managing Director, Venture Investors
• Thomas Bremner, Principal, Adams Street Partners, LLC
• Bob Buderi, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief, Xconomy
• Mark Carroll, Managing Partner, Superior Capital Partners
• Alar Elken, Chief Executive Officer, XanEdu Publishing
• Jan Garfinkle, Founder & Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures
• Mark Horne, Managing Partner, Plymouth Venture Partners
• David Jones, Jr., Chairman, Chrysalis Ventures
• Jim Pavlik, Partner, Baird Capital
• John Popovich, Jr. M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Henry Ford Health System
• Peter Roth, Partner, Varnum LLP
• Charles Rothstein, Senior Managing Director; Co-Founder, Beringea LLC
• Michael Staebler, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
• Marianne Udow-Phillips, Director, Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation, University of Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Additional panelists, presenters and presenting companies will be unveiled in the coming weeks. To learn more or register, visit www.MichiganGCS.com and follow conversations about the Symposium by tracking #MGCS on Twitter.