Southwest Venture Forum


In 1990, the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship assumed responsibility for operating the Southwest Venture Forum, which had been founded by a local venture capital firm in 1984. The non-profit forum is a bimonthly breakfast meeting where entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their businesses meet with venture investors and the professional community to solicit financing and obtain advice.

Entrepreneurs present business plans or executive summaries that describe:

  • The opportunity and business concept.
  • The existing or proposed products and/or services.
  • The industry and target markets in which they will operate.
  • Accomplishments of key management personnel.
  • Summarized financial projections of sales, profits, and cash flows.
  • What they are seeking in terms of financing to build their company.

Following the presentations by selected entrepreneurs, current venture financing topics are discussed by prominent investors or expert panels. Membership in the forum consists of entrepreneurs, venture investors, bankers, attorneys, accountants, and consultants working with early- and intermediate-stage growth-oriented entrepreneurs and their firms.


Thursday, March 26, 2020:


State of the Private Equity Markets, Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Panel Discussion with:

Luke Bateman, SVP – Insight Equity

Marquez Bela, Director – Rosewood Private Investments

Jeff Kovick, Principal – CenterGate Capital


Take note of our new location

Park City Club
5956 Sherry Lane Suite 1700

Networking 7:00 am

Breakfast & Program 7:30-9 am

Moderator: Pat Hamner, Patriot Capital 


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For more information call (214) 768-3689

PE Independent Sponsors 5/10/18 Forum
Venture Capital Update: 2019 Presentation Download
Venture Capital Update: 2020 Presentation Download