Application period opens for 2019 Investment Forum

Emerging animal health companies will get the chance to woo investors.

Application period opens for 2019 Investment Forum
Torigen Pharmaceuticals CEO Ashley Kalinauskas, second from left, accepts a $10,000 check after winning the Innovation Award at the 2018 KC Animal Health Investment Forum.

If your animal health company is young and could use up to $20 million in funding, the KC Animal Health Corridor wants to hear from you.

The 11th annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum, set for Aug. 27, 2019, will bring together about a dozen early-stage companies. Each will get the chance to go onstage and present their products and business plans to potential investors.

Over the years, emerging companies presenting at the forum have raised nearly $300 million.

Applications may be started at and are due April 9. Selected companies will be notified by late June.

The selection committee, made up of industry veterans, is looking for companies seeking $500,000 to $20 million in funding and projecting revenue of at least $20 million within five to seven years.

One presenting company will receive the Innovation Award and a cash prize. The 2018 winner was Torigen Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The event will take place at the Kansas City Convention Center. Protection Status