Published: May 11, 2017
Last Updated: July 31, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
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National investment community and nation’s leading entrepreneurs expected at University of Michigan’s premier venture fair
Ann Arbor, Mich. – May, 2017 – ATLAS Space Operations today announced that it has been selected to present at the 36th annual Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) and the jointly hosted Coulter Investment Forum. ATLAS provides communications services for Space 2.0. by providing affordable access to space for all, at the highest possible level of service and will present to investors in attendance, which represent more than 100 top venture capital firms.
First held in 1981, MGCS is the premier, must-attend event for venture capitalists, technology transfer professionals, founders, CEOs and the best of the Midwest early stage and emerging, high-growth companies that are seeking institutional investment. The two-day conference will feature keynote addresses from Clay Thorp, general partner of Hatteras Venture Partners, and Markus Lampinen, CEO of Crowd Valley, along with engaging panel discussions and unmatched networking opportunities for attendees.
In 2015 ATLAS was founded on the ideal of providing an affordable satellite-ground network for all users. ATLAS provides the global space market cloud-based solutions for gathering information from space for use on the ground. Built around the proprietary ATLAS FreedomTM Software Platform the ATLAS network provides a broad frequency coverage for telemetry, tracking, commanding and data at a fraction of the cost. COO, Mike Carey, will be presenting ATLAS’ innovative strategy – seeking a series A round of $8 Million.
Commenting on the numerous applications for ATLAS and the broad range of markets it serves, Mike Carey, ATLAS Chief Operations Officer, said "This sort of technology is far reaching into multiple industries including telemedicine, connected car and agribusiness industry verticals.” “What’s not to like? It’s faster, stronger, more reliable, and costs far less,” he said of the value ATLAS provides its customers. “ATLAS is cloud based, and it removes customers’ dependency on legacy hardware, some of which is Cold War Era,” he added. “Not only is it [ATLAS] faster, with stronger connectivity, there are no more costs associated with engineering or maintenance of outdated equipment.
More than 500 entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professionals and business executives are expected to attend the Symposium, which will be held May 16-17 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti, Mich. The evening reception on the opening day of the conference at the University of Michigan’s football stadium will provide attendees the chance to network on and off the field.
“The Symposium plays a vital role in the Midwest’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, creating a platform for high-growth companies to make their case to investors and access new sources of funding,” said David Brophy, Michigan Growth Capital Symposium founder and director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity. “I am continually impressed by the caliber of companies that join us to present year after year, and we are glad to have ATLAS Space Operations join the ranks for this year’s special joint event with the Coulter Investment Forum.”
To learn more, see the full list of presenting companies or register for the conference, visit www.michigan-gcs.com and follow conversations about the Symposium by tracking #MichiganGCS on Twitter. For more information about ATLAS Space Operations, please visit www.atlasground.com.
About ATLAS Space Operations
ATLAS Space Operations, Inc. is a state-of-the-art satellite data communications company that utilizes the latest software-based technologies to provide cost-effective solutions. Having moved hardware to the cloud, ATLAS completely bypasses the need for onsite antenna maintenance and associated engineering costs – saving customers time and money. The ATLAS antenna network offers global coverage and data services for a fraction of the price of legacy solutions. For more information, visit www.atlasground.com and follow @AtlasSpace on Twitter.
About the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) is the original university-based venture investment fair, which was first held in 1981. This decades-old nationally attended event is the largest Midwest fair of its kind that brings together venture capital investors, business angels, start-up companies, university tech transfer officers and research faculty. MGCS provides an opportunity for participants from the venture capital community to connect with Midwest start-ups seeking funding and to learn about emerging innovations that span tech and the life sciences. MGCS is presented by the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance and the Zell Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, with support from the Michigan Venture Capital Association.