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Ann Arbor Spark

NEF Forum: Doomed, Frustrated, and Seeking Funding?

Thursday, September 20 2018 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm

NEF Forum: Doomed, Frustrated, and Seeking Funding?

Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 5:00 PM

Location: Ann Arbor SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty St, Lower Level

New Enterprise Forum invites anyone interested in entrepreneurship to join us at our monthly Forum to connect with entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and businesses.

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.


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PANEL DISCUSSION: Doomed, Frustrated and Seeking Funding?

In Addition, we have a panel of experts who will guide you through current trends in funding, especially funding the early stage deals.

Have you ever wondered what the right steps are to raise startup capital? When you feel “Doomed, Frustrated” and continue to seek funding deals, you don’t see too many options. Our experienced panel will ‘tell-all’ the ins and outs of the funding opportunities and challenges in the deal process in this don’t miss panel discussion.

We intend to discuss various options available to raise money for your startup. In this month’s forum, we want to focus on what founders can do to raise startup capital above and beyond traditional sources of investments. We hope that this will be of greater interest and value to founders and it will be a dynamic discussion between investors, founders and the audience.


We have an outstanding panel of investors and entrepreneurs.

See the event details here.


Mark your calendar. The meeting opens at 5:00 pm with networking and appetizers. Around 5:45 pm, the program portion of the meeting begins with an introduction from our President including upcoming entrepreneurial events and past NEF Showcase Presenter news. The program continues with our featured Showcase Presenter(s) who are graduates of the NEF coaching process. Depending on the month or otherwise noted, the program includes the engaging NEF Pitch Pit or intriguing topic and panel. The program typically finishes at 7:15 pm with more networking afterward. Please feel welcome to join us.


The event is FREE. Registration is not required but recommended for planning purposes.

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Event Email: info@NewEnterpriseForum.org

Event Website: http://www.NewEnterpriseForum.org

Ann Arbor Spark
Lower floor
330 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor MI