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Ann Arbor Spark

New Enterprise Forum

Thursday, June 20 2019 at 5:00pm - 7:30pm

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.

EagleView Imaging, Francis Glorie, CEO.
EagleView Imaging, Inc. (“EagleView”), is a Michigan company developing state of the art imaging technologies for doctors, surgeons and other medical specialists. Our first product, a 3D augmented reality (AR), ergonomic desktop surgical planning system will make complex neurosurgery intuitive and precise at an affordable cost.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Building a Team at an Early Stage (Before you get funding)
In this month’s forum we have a panel of experts who will guide you through understanding importance of building a great team for your startup before you get funding. Building a solid team for a startup is extremely important. Generally, founders begin with sharing roles as CEO, CTO and CMO in early stages. The question always how do you build a team prior to getting any funding.

This enlightening panel discussion, from entrepreneurs and investors who have gone through this journey and are eager to share their experiences, will be ideal for you and will assist you with making your company venture-ready. Come and learn about the challenges, the opportunities and the strategies in building an effective team for your venture.

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. The panelists are:

  1. Linda M. Fingerle, CPA, MBA – President and Managing Director, Tappan Hill Ventures;
  2. David Morin – a Serial Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur, Angel Investor and Technology Executive
  3. Thomas S. Vaughn, Esq., Member, Dykema Gossett PLLC, practices as part of the firm’s Corporate Finance Practice Group,
  4. Moderator: Kristin Welch – an Advisor and Strategist for numerous startups

See the event details and panelists bios 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 afterwards. Please feel welcome to join us.

The event is FREE. Registration is not required but recommended for planning purposes.
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Ann Arbor SPARK Central Innovation Center
East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI, USA