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Ann Arbor Spark

New Enterprise Forum September Showcase and Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 16 2021 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Showcase Presentation: KindKatch
KindKatch empowers an organization to collect, curate, and share content at scale, so that engagement becomes low effort with high return. Founder and CEO Nicholas Kristock is a TEDx Speaker and Socialpreneur with has over 10 years of experience as a leader of non-profit organizations.

Panel Discussion: How to Impress Investors with Your Startup’s Team
What are the elements of a strong team that will truly stand-out to investors? What are investors looking for in a team? Panelists will share what they have learned in working with startups and how assessing the startup team has helped them determine whether to invest or not.

Jen Laidlaw is the owner of TeamWerks Talent Development and Consulting; President of the Ann Arbor chapter of the Association for Talent Development; and a member of our NEF board.


At the conclusion of the Forum, stick around and network with your fellow attendees over Zoom. We will break out into smaller groups so that you can rub virtual elbows with the movers and shakers of Ann Arbor’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.