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Ann Arbor Spark

NEF Showcase & Pitch Pit

Thursday, March 18 2021 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm

New Enterprise Forum invites anyone interested in entrepreneurship to join us for an online Forum meeting.  Join us  to ask questions, keep pace with local entrepreneurs, and connect with people who support the local start-up community.

Showcase – Tenacity
Jason Yaeger is co-founder and CEO of Tenacity. Tenacity provides automated governance, security, compliance and cost optimization for companies operating on a cloud infrastructure. Prior to founding Tenacity, Jason was chief revenue officer and chief security officer for Otava. Jason graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BBA in accounting and finance.

Pitch Pit
This month, selected 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 $250 cash prize.

At the conclusion of the showcase presentation, we’ll post an exclusive link in the online chat so you can stick around and network with your fellow attendees over Zoom. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself, make announcements, introduce offers and more. We will break out into smaller groups so that you can “virtually” rub elbows with the movers and shakers of Ann Arbor’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.