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Ann Arbor Spark

NEF Showcase Presentation & Panel – Raising Money Locally: Current Trends and Opportunities

Thursday, September 19 2019 at 5:00pm - 7:15pm

New Enterprise Forum invites anyone interested in entrepreneurship to join us at our monthly Forum to connect with entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and businesses. Each month we showcase a team of entrepreneurs who are looking to raise capital. The Showcase gives the startup team the opportunity to practice presenting to investors and others in the Ann Arbor-Detroit entrepreneurial community.

This month’s Showcase Presentation is by:
Kevin Hagedorn, PhD, President & Founder of Life Magnetics

Life Magnetics manufactures products for processing, storage, and transport of RNA. RNA testing accounts for 40% molecular testing in medical diagnostic labs and research labs, but it’s a difficult molecule to work with. Unlike DNA, which is stable for hundreds of years, RNA is stable for only 28 minutes. RNA shipping and transport is set to become a major obstacle for biopharma as RNA drugs and RNA diagnostics are predicted to be two of the biggest growth sectors. The company has the best solution to date for this 40-year-old problem with NASA proposing to use the product on a mission to the International Space Station in 2020.

September’s featured program is a panel discussion on “Raising Money Locally: Current Trends and Opportunities.”

The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. with networking/appetizers and continues with our Showcase Presenter. The program typically finishes at 7:15 p.m. followed by more networking.

Ann Arbor SPARK Central Innovation Center
East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI, USA