New Enterprise Forum Celebrates 31 Years - Showcase Presenter and Annual Awards

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Ann Arbor Events
For Entrepreneurs
SPARK Events
330 E. Liberty St. Lower Level
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

New Enterprise Forum invites anyone interested in entrepreneurship to join us at our monthly Forum to connect with entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and businesses. 

Innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors are always in search of the "next-big-thing." Hear from our February panel about some of the disruptive technologies presently in the pipeline in Healthcare IT and learn from them what is fundable and what is not.

Showcase Presenter

In addition, 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. 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. 

Melius Outcomes™

Melius Outcomes is a cloud-based software/services solution for hospital clinicians to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.  Using a hospital’s existing electronic health records (EHR) system, Melius identifies point-of-care quality issues and then provides evidence-based recommendations and training videos to correct them.

2016 NEF Entrepreneur of the Year 

  • Sean Ainsworth, CEO and Founder, RetroSense

2016 NEF Showcase Presenter Awards

Here are the contenders for the 2016 Showcase presenter awards. They worked hard. They all deserve congratulations on their presentations, but only three will be taking home an award for their outstanding efforts.

  • AOE Medical, Arianna Carley, CEO
  • Axon Spark/Odeum Learning, Ian Natzmer, CEO
  • Alchemie, Julia Winter, CEO
  • LegalEase, Tariq Hafeez, CEO
  • TrueJob, Scott Goci, CEO
  • Birghtable, David Vanker, CEO
  • PlanetXLaw, Bert Tiger Whitehead IV, CEO
  • Parabricks, Mehrzad Samadi, CEO
  • Ripple Science, Nestor Lopez-Duran, CEO

The winners’ names remain secret until show time, even they do not know which award they have won. Come join us in awarding the best ‘graduates’ of NEF coaching for 2016. 


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.

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This a FREE event. Registration is not required, but recommended for planning purposes. Also, it helps us keep your name tags ready for you.