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From Crain’s Detroit Business Nov. 11, 2009; “The seven winners joined about 140 attendees this morning at a networking breakfast followed by peer-to-peer strategy sessions.

Chris Rizik, president and CEO of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, presented a session on pitching to venture capitalists and angel investors with Amy Cell, vice president of Ann Arbor Spark.

It’s important to understand the role of venture capital, Rizik and Cell said, and to make a pitch that’s rooted in current trends. Right now, Cell noted, alternative energy is a hot business prospect, compared to a decade ago, when social media or other Web applications might have been the industry favored by venture capitalists.”