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State venture conference sets application deadline.

Entrepreneurs who want to compete for capital in the Arkansas Venture Forum Conference Nov. 18-19 in Little Rock must submit applications by Aug. 29.

The conference will showcase a group of high-potential enterprises considered by the selection committee to have a compelling business model. Finalists, who will be allowed to present at the conference, will be announced on Sept. 23.

The finalists will be assigned mentor teams who will work with the management team of each company to hone presentations for the investor pitch. There is no cost to the presenting companies.

"Having the opportunity to work with the professionals involved in preparing the presenting companies presentation is a very valuable experience," said Jeff Stinson, executive director of the Fund for Arkansas' Future and AVF volunteer.

For more information, call (800) 216-7237 or visit

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Title Annotation:BANKING & FINANCE
Author:Riggin, Amy
Publication:Arkansas Business
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Date:Aug 4, 2008
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