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16 June 9 - 15, 2014 | fwbusinesspress.com TEXAS INVESTMENTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER 2014 The PricewaterhouseCoopers National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. The data are collaborations between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based upon data from Thomson Reuters. TOTAL $ INVESTED $348,724,200 AVERAGE $ PER DEAL $8,505,468 DEALS 41 AMOUNT % of DEALS TOTAL Software $136M 38.87% 21 Medical Devices & Equipment $61M 17.48% 4 Biotechnology $59M 16.90% 3 Industrial/Energy $49M 14.17% 3 IT Services $20M 5.62% 3 Media & Entertainment $17M 4.84% 3 Financial Services $4M 1.05% 2 Semiconductors $4M 1.05% 2 Source: Thomson Reuters CALL FOR ENTRIES I H s your small business on the cusp of expansion into the next phase of growth? Is your company ready to launch a new service or product? ave you been uniquely responsive to your customers and community? Surviving, but not thriving? Don’t wait. Enter the 2014 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition today. Businesses have the chance of cash prizes and professional business services in excess of $40,000. Applicants must be in business at least six months, be located in Tarrant County or be a recent Fort Worth Business Assistance Center client and generate up to $500,000 in annual revenue. There is something inherently entrepreneurial about Fort Worth. Each year, thousands of budding entrepreneurs begin the work of creating and growing small businesses. With the help and assistance of the Fort worth Business Assistance Center (BAC) and its 12 collaborative partners. Texans write business plans, register their businesses and put in the time and effort necessary to help create a better life for themselves, their families and their community. The mission of the BAC is to promote a strong economy, create and retain jobs and sustainable businesses throughout the local community. Since 1998, the BAC has provided speciality training and monthly workshops to thousands of community residents. FWBusinessPlanCompetition.com Call (817) 871 6025 for further information FWBPC Founding Sponsors BUSINESS ASSISTANCE CENTER