Some of the region's top new businesses will be entering their own dragon's den at a showcase event tomorrow.
Connect Midlands - an organisation which aims to link investors with new companies - is offering investors a chance to view 18 high-growth enterprises looking for funding.
Each business is searching for funds between £500,000 and £3.5 million. All have passed strict assessments by experts from Wragge & Co, Ernst & Young, Catapult Venture Managers, Critchleys and Beer & Partners.
The conference, which will take place on November 24 at the Birmingham Motorcycle Museum, is a yearly event which Connect Midlands hopes will promote the wealth of enterprise in the region.
Since its inception in 2001, the organisation funded by Advantage West Midlands, East Midlands Development Agency and the University of Warwick, has already helped 1,000 Midland based companies raise over £43 million.
Isabell Majewsky, director at Connect Midlands, said the conference provided investors with access to the region's new technology businesses.
"The investment market in the Midlands has been criticised in the wake of the departure of 3i from Birmingham," she said.
"However, there is still an active market for both its emerging businesses and financiers."
Malvern- based 21 Net raised £250,000 at the 2004 conference to develop a service providing broadband internet access and entertainment to high speed trains by satellite.
The company has been running commercial trials on Thalys trains travelling between Paris and Brussels since April this year, and is attracting interest from railways operators across Europe, including SNCF TGV fleet.
Douglas Dundonald, director of 21 Net, said: "Without last year's Connect Midlands conference and the other help they gave us, 21 Net may not be around today."