The afternoon of September 25, 2014
will be devoted to a series of presentations by companies selected by
the screening committee. If you are interested in presenting your business
at the 2014 Great Plains Capital Conference, please submit an Investment
Presentation (PowerPoint Format) and Executive Summary by August 15, 2014.
How to Apply
Submit your Executive Summary and Investment
Presentation by e-mail attachment to our e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Companies will be screened and selected by the screening committee based
on the quality and experience of the management team, the proprietary
nature of their products or services, market opportunity, and financials.
Deadline to submit Executive Summaries is August 15, 2014. Selected companies
will be responsible for a short presentation on the day of the conference.
Presenters will receive guidelines and direction to ensure a professional
presentation. An opportunity for potential investors to have individual
meetings with the presenting companies will be provided. Selected companies
will be required to pay a $500 presentation fee.
Presentation Benefits Include:
- 12-min. presentation slot
- Complimentary passes for
2 company executives
- Company profile published in event guide
and marketing materials
- Introductions to potential investors, potential
customers and strategic partners
Fee to Present -
$500 per selected company
Application Deadline - August 15, 2014
To view a list of companies who have
presented at the
Great Plains Capital Conference click these links:
2012 Presenting Companies
2011 Presenting Companies
2010 Presenting Companies
2009 Presenting Companies
- Executive Summary - Maximum of five pages
including any tables, graphs, photos and financial projections
- Investment Presentation - PowerPoint format, 15 - 20 Slides
- Cover page listing the following: Company
Name, Contact Person, Address, Telephone & Fax Numbers, and
E-Mail Address. Cover page is NOT counted in the five-page limit.
The following criteria weights for selecting
the presenting companies indicate what emphasis investors place on various
parts of the Executive Summary. The summary should highlight the most
important points of your business that will convince potential investors
your venture will succeed.
The Company (10% Weight)
- Define business purpose.
- Provide summary of your company’s history
and current status, publicly or privately held.
- State overall corporate strategy and objectives
(i.e., to go public, to command a certain market share or reach
a given level of sales in an established time frame, etc.)
The Products and Services (20% Weight)
- Describe important features and benefits,
relate to market needs and to competition.
- Describe existing products and status of
new projects (release dates, expected product life, and potential
- Discuss pricing and margins for both your
products and competitor’s products.
- Explain proprietary position-trademarks,
patents, trade secrets, special production skills, process, etc.
- Articulate any relevant regulatory or environmental
The Market & Marketing Strategy (30%
- Market analysis - size, anticipated growth,
key changes, trends, etc.
- Market strategy - How are you going to reach
the market? What are your channels and costs of distribution, promotion,
- Product/Service - What makes you different?
What gives you a special advantage?
- Evaluate competition - Who are they? How
much of the market do they control? What are their advantages/disadvantages?
- Discuss the issues or circumstances that
“drive” or create the market - What compels people to
Management (30% Weight)
- Include brief backgrounds of key individuals,
why they add value to the company, their past successes and achievements,
- History of working together as a team.
- Identification of immediate and future personnel
needs and initial organizational structure.
Financial Summary (10% Weight)
- Provide revenues, income and expenses projected
over 3-5 year period. Justify your financial assumptions. Include
any past financial history.
- Define funding requirements - How much is
needed at each stage of development within the next five years.
Describe history of previous investments.
- Indicate an exit strategy (i.e., mergers,
acquisition, or initial public offerings). Compare with similar
businesses and their results.
The Executive Summary and Investment
Presentation must be submitted by e-mail attachment to our e-mail address
Elements that must be included are company information, products and
services, market & market strategy, management, and a financial
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version of the Executive Summary Requirements.