NEF Showcase Presentation and Pitch Pit

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Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
For Entrepreneurs
Networking
SPARK Events
Location: 
330 E. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI
United States
48104
Cost: 
FREE
Description: 

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.

Mandy & Pandy

Christopher Lin, Founder and CEO.  The strength of Mandy and Pandy lies in its magic power to arouse curiosity among young kids, who will then be engaged to learn the language with interest and fun. Everything in the book (texts pictures, activities, etc.) was meticulously developed for this purpose.

NEF Pitch Pit

Four entrepreneurs will each give a four-minute pitch of their business idea to a panel of investor judges in a “Shark Tank” format. Prototypes and visual aids are encouraged but no Power Point presentations. After each pitch, the judges will give detailed feedback and score the business. At the end of the evening, the person with the highest score will receive a $100 cash prize plus all additional prize money provided by the audience.

The four entrepreneurs, selected from a large pool of applicants are:

  • Erin Barbossa, Intuissa. On-premises preventative, proactive therapy service program to help companies improve employee engagement and productivity.
  • Colt Correa, Digibit. The world's first wearable game system for your smart device - you be come the mobile game controller.
  • Curtis McFall, Camp Gig. Hosted software platform to help summer camps find staff.
  • Brad Wilson, Write About. A classroom writing community and publishing platform built by teachers to motivate students to write.

Pitch Pit Judges:

A panel of four esteemed judges will provide feedback and score the teams.

See the event details 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.

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The event is FREE. Registration is not required but recommended for planning purposes.

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