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August is TechArb month! 〽️ We've got a fresh batch of pitches from Michigan's Student Venture Accelerator (http://cfe.umich.edu/techarb/). Learn from Ann Arbor startup founders and meet some of the most creative entrepreneurs in Michigan at #a2newtech (https://twitter.com/search?q=a2newtech)!
Grab a seat early. We'll kick it off at 6:30 PM.
August 2017 pitches:
Caravan (https://www.gowithcaravan.com/) - Kenny Fennell - Caravan is a software platform that makes it easy for nonprofit managers to share underutilized vehicles.
Dear Black Women (https://www.instagram.com/dearblackwomen/) - Florence Noel - Dear Black Women is an affirmation movement and social network for Black women.
Hot Spot - Azia Harris-Martin, Joey Fici, Rowena Ng - Hot Spot is developing proprietary methods to incorporate smart materials in products that will ultimately reduce the incidence of ulcer development in patient populations.
Infinity (https://www.infinitytechlab.com/) - Agarshna Murari - Infinity combats labor fatigue through an affordable, light, and robust exoskeleton that lends lower body support to workers in the manufacturing industry.
TechArb (https://techarb.engin.umich.edu/) - Arjun Kaushal, TechArb Program Associate - TechArb, the University of Michigan student venture accelerator, empowers entrepreneurial students to bring their ideas to life through an intensive hands-on experience.
Update July 21: All slots are filled for this month. Interested in pitching later this year? Email [masked]. September is currently booked, but we open up in October.
Join us at Pizza House at 8 PM after the pitches and enjoy a few slices for free thanks to Ann Arbor SPARK. 🍕 Economic Development requires collaboration, and Ann Arbor SPARK (http://www.annarborusa.org/) is committed to bringing together organizations and individuals to support the growth of companies and the creation of jobs.
And don't forget… One week before A2 New Tech is #RJTechTour (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RJTechTour)!
Paul Singh has invested in hundreds of startups over the past several years and he will be spending three days in Ann Arbor, Aug 8–10. RSVP to attend events for entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone who is startup-curious.
• Want to learn it all? Here's the list of events with RSVP info (https://nvite.com/rjtechtour/4o9l1o).
• Founder? Apply for office hours with Paul (https://bit.ly/AnnArborOH).
• Investor? Email [masked] ([masked]) if you would like to attend Paul's sessions on Angel Investing 101 and Moneyball for Startups.
• Happy hour-er? Attend A2 Brew Tech at Dominick's (https://www.meetup.com/a2newtech/events/241825732/).
Our monthly meeting format: Five presenters this month take the stage for ten minutes each, five minutes to demo and five minutes to answer questions, followed by open announcements and community networking.
Here's a link to the livestream (http://www.meetup.com/a2newtech/pages/A2NewTech_Video_-_Live_Stream_and_Recorded), which we try and broadcast for each event. (Thanks, Roger (https://sites.google.com/site/wguruvideo/)!)
—Brian Kelly & the #a2newtech (https://twitter.com/search?q=a2newtech) team
Never been to a2newtech before? Here's a recording of last month's meetup (https://www.meetup.com/a2newtech/events/238609361/). (It was even better in-person!)