New Enterprise Forum Showcase & Pitch Pit

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Sponsor: 
SPARK
Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Ann Arbor Events
For Entrepreneurs
Networking
SPARK Events
Location: 
330 E. Liberty St. Lower Level
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Cost: 
FREE
Description: 

Showcase Presentation

We showcase an outstanding team of entrepreneurs who are looking to raise capital for their venture. They have gone through an extensive coaching from our experienced coaches and these founders are eager to present their venture to the entrepreneurial community at this event.

This event gives the start-up the opportunity to practice presenting to investors and others interested in the Detroit Area entrepreneurial community.  Each presentation will reflect NEF training on what is important to communicate and what not to do. They would greatly appreciate your feedback, insights and encouragement. You will also learn a few tips and techniques in sharpening your own pitch for your venture.

Join us at this meeting to ask questions, keep pace with local entrepreneurs, and connect with people who support the local start-up community.

Mi Padrino

Kimberly Gamez, Founder and CEO.  Mi Padrino is a moderating organization specializing in the crowd-gifting events for the global Hispanic event market. The company offers a reliable alternative to traditional means of padrinos (financial sponsors) and promotes traditional Latin American cultural celebrations such as Quinceañeras, Weddings, Tres Años and baptisms. Offering both a B2C and B2B revenue model, Mi Padrino has solved a huge problem for the Hispanic people yet has given national and local businesses an opportunity to capture the attention of the fastest growing demographic in the US

Pitch Pit

Three entrepreneurs will each give a four-minute pitch of their business idea to a panel of investor judges in a “Shark Tank” format. Prototypes and visual aids are encouraged but no Power Point presentations. After each pitch, the judges will give detailed feedback and score the business. At the end of the evening, the person with the highest score will receive a $100 cash prize plus all additional prize money provided by the audience.

The three entrepreneurs, selected from a large pool of applicants are:

  • Omari Lewis, Putt Tracker. An electronic device that tracks golf putts from 0 to 20 feet.
  • Rick Coughlin, Grove Studios. Creative Maker Space
  • William Becker, RevMatch. A social networking application matching car lovers.

Pitch Pit Judges:

A panel of three esteemed judges will provide feedback and score the teams.

Click here for more details on the Forum meeting.   

Mark your calendar. The meeting opens at 5:00 pm with networking and appetizers. Around 5:45 pm, the program begins with an introduction from our President and upcoming entrepreneurial events and past NEF Showcase Presenter news. The program typically finishes at 7:15 pm with more networking afterwards. Please feel welcome to join us.

Network:  Meet other like-minded professionals who support entrepreneurialism, promoting innovation as a catalyst for a healthy Michigan economy.

Registration

This is a FREE event. Registration is not required, but recommended for planning purposes.

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