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New Enterprise Forum is excited to announce that registration is now open for our monthly NEF forum meeting happening on Thursday, June 20, at Ann Arbor SPARK. The event will kick off at 5:00 p.m. with food, drink and networking, with the programming starting at 5:45 p.m..

And what an agenda it will be!

We will have not only one, but two, showcase investor presentations from entrepreneurs and their startup companies that recently completed the NEF coaching process.

One will be Matt Henry, co-founder and CEO of EarthMetric Innovations, which is pioneering agriculture through cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions, empowering farmers and addressing climate change-induced challenges.

The second will be Jerold Zwas, CEO for PakItGreen, which is creating new technologies for a sustainable planet, offering packaging coatings that are recyclable, compostable, biodegradable and PFAS-free.

But that is not all for the evening!

NEF is very proud to be able to host a special expert panel discussion entitled “The Devil Is in the Details – Getting Angel Deals Done.” Angel investors look at dozens of deals every year and only invest in a few. This panel will explore the investors’ perspective and successful strategies that have worked for startups that have gotten deals done. Hear how angel investors are building their portfolios and what it takes to become one of their investments.

Diane Durance, a leading expert in Michigan’s startup community, will be our moderator. The panelists will be Dawn Hines, Managing Partner at Aventura Investment Partners and CEO of Hines Industries; Michael Koziara, Chair of the Angel Investment Review Committee at Michigan Capital Network; and Don Ufford, Member and Investor at Woodward Angels.