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Deadline Thursday for Angel Investment

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local start-up companies only have a short time left to get a chance at a major investment.

The deadline for companies to apply for the 2013 Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network Conference is Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Finalists will have a chance to present their startup business plans to local investors at the conference on April 11, and the winner will be awarded a $200,000 investment.

So far, only nine companies have applied, down from 31 in 2012. But organizers said the vast majority of last year’s applicants came at the last minute, as many wanted as much time as possible to perfect their business plan.