2018 Investment Forum accepting applications

Young companies in need of funding will be given a chance under the spotlight.

2018 Investment Forum accepting applications
An executive with Vet Innovations Inc. addresses judges at the 2017 Investment Forum. The company makes PortionPro Rx, a portion-control feeder designed to address pet obesity.

Emerging companies looking to impress the animal health industry and potential financial backers are invited to participate in the 10th annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum.

The event, scheduled for Aug. 21 in Kansas City, Missouri, is open to companies seeking funding of $500,000 to $20 million and projecting revenue of $20 million within five to seven years.

About 18 companies will be selected to present their products, ideas and business plans to hundreds of business executives and investors, and to a panel of judges that will choose the 2018 Innovation Award winner.

The application deadline is April 6. Details are available at

The 2017 Innovation Award winner was smart toy maker PupPod Inc.