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    NOTE: We're in Jeffries Hall 0225 this month (in the basement), not in 1225! It's February, and we're smack dab in the middle of this Michigan winter. Come warm up with some new business pitches at A2 New Tech! On February 19th, you'll get to hear pitches from 5 startups. Join us for an evening of new product business presentations and hanging out with fellow Ann Arbor entrepreneurs at #a2newtech. February 2019 pitches: Billy (http://www.billycare.com/) - Steve Hopkins - Billy is a healthcare company providing meaningful insights about the health and well-being of older adults in their homes through the use of ambient sensor technology. UnifyVault (http://www.unifyvault.com/) - Rakesh Katragadda - Next generation EDR using Blockchain and Hybrid A.I. InfiniSuite (https://infinisuite.com/) - Lee Mellinger - The 'new economy' needs 'new accounting software'! InfiniSuite is a modern, extensible cloud accounting platform for tech startups. PedalCell (https://www.pedalcell.com/) - Adam Hokin - The power source for smart bicycle technologies. Movatic (https://movatic.co/) - Ansgar Strother - Movatic is a software platform that makes mobility hardware shareable. Flooant (https://www.flooant.com/) - Marc de Schweinitz - Flooant is a mobile application that connects foreign language students with native speakers from around the world. We still have spots open for pitches in the next couple months. Want to pitch in March or April? Email [masked]. Join us at Pizza House at 8 PM after the pitches for pizza, courtesy of Ann Arbor SPARK. 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. — David Nesbitt & the A2 New Tech team Never been to a2newtech before? Here's a recording of August's pitches. https://youtu.be/mi2jU2ai45c Find videos of other past A2 New Tech meetups here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=a2newtech&search_sort=video_date_uploaded

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    Happy New Year from A2 New Tech! We're excited to kick off 2019 with you all. Join us on January 15th to hear pitches from 5 Michigan-based startup founders. It'll be a great evening of new product business presentations and hanging out with fellow Ann Arbor entrepreneurs at #A2NewTech. NOTE: the location says Jeffries Hall because the building we hold A2NewTech in has changed its name from South Hall to Jeffries Hall. So it's the same hall we've been meeting in, just a new name 🙂 January 2019 pitches: Shapelog (http://www.shapelog.com/) - Brian Hayden - Award winning fitness technology startup founded in Ann Arbor in 2016. migides (http://migides.com) - Ljeon Cacevic - migides is a mobile application that brings together travelers and local guides based on their sets of interests. Zonder Studios Inc. (https://zonderapp.com/) - Harry Yang - Zonder is an app that lets people earn points by visiting new places and compete based on travel experiences. MaGuider Inc (https://maguider.com/) - David Alexander - Streaming diagnostic tool for troubleshooting problems in the field of CNC, construction, heavy machinery, etc. EhmetDx (http://www.ehmetdx.com/) - Michael Teicher - High-precision irradiation therapy for breast cancer treatment. Want to pitch in February or March? Email [masked]. Join us at Pizza House at 8 PM after the pitches for pizza, courtesy of Ann Arbor SPARK. 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. — David Nesbitt & the A2NewTech team Never been to A2NewTech before? Here's a recording of December's meetup: https://youtu.be/lXX1RJiNRzo Links to past A2NewTech meetups and videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=a2newtech&search_sort=video_date_uploaded

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    Come join us on December 18th and enjoy an evening of new product business presentations and hanging out with fellow Ann Arbor entrepreneurs and startup/tech professionals at #a2newtech! December 2018 pitches: Principal Interest (http://www.principalinterest.co/) - Joseph Gracia - Designed by behavioral scientists and powered by software, Principal Interest is an automated repayment guide that helps students from the point they leave school to manage their student loans and build healthy financial lives. Portal Spaces (https://portalspaces.com) - Kyle Zappitell - Portal Spaces is creating virtual reality workspaces in which you can have an infinite amount of screens and collaborate with anyone from anywhere. Blabberize (https://blabberize.com/) - Mo Kakwan - Take any picture and make it talk with your voice in Augmented Reality! RightThereWare (http://www.rightthereware.com/) - John and Tom Heed - RightThereWare is a patented, predictive, optimized navigation kernel. Agile Care Solutions (http://useagilecare.com/) - Bailey Paxton - AgileCare Solutions is dedicated to building software solutions that bring community, connectivity, and care to the home health industry. Want to pitch in January or February? Email [masked]. Join us at Pizza House at 8 PM after the pitches for pizza, courtesy of Ann Arbor SPARK. 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. Find recordings of previous A2 New Tech pitches at this link (And thank Roger Rayle for recording it when you see him!): https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=a2newtech&search_sort=video_date_uploaded — David Nesbitt & the A2 New Tech team Never been to a2newtech before? Here's a recording of pitches from our November 2018 meeting: https://youtu.be/M3swZhCdPpY

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    Fun fact: In 2017, our November meetup was our biggest one of the year with 222 RSVPs. 😮 This year on November 20th, come join us to hear pitches from 5 startup founders. You'll enjoy an evening of new product business presentations and hanging out with fellow Ann Arbor entrepreneurs at #a2newtech. November 2018 pitches: Larky (http://www.larky.com/) - Gregg Hammerman - Larky's simple to implement code library powers location-driven communications and detailed location-based analytics for any mobile app. Gaudium, Inc. (http://www.gaudiumstudio.com/) - Andrew Yang - Gaudium is a game development startup focused on developing live-service games with the anime style aesthetic. Arroyo Networks (https://arroyonetworks.com) - Cedric Kennedy - An AI driven cloud-native network security solution that merges network function virtualization and endpoint security. BrandXR (https://brandxr.io/) - Mahmoud "Moody" Mattan - BrandXR’s no-code platform enables someone with zero coding knowledge to create their own XR experience in minutes! SydeWyrk (https://www.sydewyrk.com) - Matt Deal - SydeWyrk is the newest web and mobile app specializing in connecting homeowners with individuals and small companies for help with their outdoor chores without ever having to leave the app, or physically interact with the hired individual. Want to pitch in December or January? Email [masked]. Join us at Pizza House at 8 PM after the pitches for pizza, courtesy of Ann Arbor SPARK. 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. Search "a2newtech" on YouTube to find recordings of previous A2 New Tech pitches. (And thank Roger Rayle for recording it when you see him!) — David Nesbitt & the A2 New Tech team Never been to a2newtech before? Here's a recording of pitches from our November 2017 meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zjaDj9hPmc

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    On October 16th, you'll get to hear pitches from 4 companies from the Venture For America Accelerator! This month's pitches will be a change-up from our usual routine, since 2 of the pitches won't be technology companies. 😎Take a look at the pitch list below for a preview. NOTE: We're in South Hall Room 0225 this month, not 1225! Want to pitch in November or December? Email [masked]. October 2018 pitches: Venture for America overview - Caroline Hatfield, Entrepreneurship Program Manager DIOP (http://weardiop.com/) - Evan Fried & Mapate Diop - DIOP makes heritage inspired shirts and bandanas. Gregory (http://gregory.education/) - Yuan Liu - Gregory helps people access better education by building affordable chatbot tutors. Gami (http://getgami.com/) - Olivia Nicolaus - Gami is a monthly origami subscription to help people create and unwind. Jam (http://joinjam.io/) - Shea Parikh - Jam helps companies retain their top talent by making employees feel more connected to one another. Join us at Pizza House at 8 PM after the pitches for pizza. Our monthly meeting format: Five (this month, six!) presenters take the stage for ten minutes each (five minutes to pitch/demo and five minutes to answer questions), followed by open announcements and community networking. Search "a2newtech" on YouTube for a link to video recording for this evening. (And thank Roger Rayle for recording it when you see him!) — David Nesbitt & the A2 New Tech team Never been to a2newtech before? Here's a recording of September's pitches. https://youtu.be/bUTSHQkt1vU

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    It's September! The air is crisp (some days), school is back in session, and A2 New Tech is here to help you feel better about summer ending. 😁 We are here for you. On September 18th, you'll get to hear pitches from 5 startup founders. Join us for an evening of new product business presentations and hanging out with fellow Ann Arbor entrepreneurs at #a2newtech. September 2018 pitches: VIP Loaner (http://viploaner.com/) - John Schmotzer - VIP Loaner is a customer experience focused loaner fleet management system for new vehicle dealerships. Dreamgate VR (https://www.dreamgatevr.com/) - Craig Albert - Dreamgate VR is an Ann Arbor based virtual reality entertainment company creating wireless, free-roaming virtual reality experiences and software. COventures (https://coventures.us/) - Scott McIntyre - Fusing academic, corporate and community goals, COventures develops leading tech and strategies driving entrepreneurship and fulfilling employment. Parabricks (http://parabricks.com/) - Mehrzad Samadi - Parabricks accelerates data to insight for DNA analysis to finish in one hour instead of days, which enables research centers, labs and hospitals to diagnose and provide patient specific medicine and care. Dough (https://www.savethatdough.com/) - Catalina Kaiyoorawongs - Dough simplifies and personalizes student loan management from student entrance to graduation. October's meetup is reserved for companies from the Venture for America program, which you won't want to miss! Want to pitch in November or December? Email [masked]. Join us at Pizza House at 8 PM after the pitches for pizza, courtesy of Ann Arbor SPARK. 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. Search "a2newtech" on YouTube for a link to the livestream and recording for this evening. (And thank Roger for recording it when you see him!) — David Nesbitt & the A2 New Tech team Never been to a2newtech before? Here's a recording of August's pitches. https://youtu.be/DTIl2vVXAyE

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    On August 21st, you'll get to hear pitches from four Michigan-based startup founders who are participating in the Desai Accelerator program. Join us for an evening of new product business presentations and hanging out with fellow Ann Arbor entrepreneurs at #a2newtech! August 2018 pitches: - Movatic (https://movatic.co/) - Ansgar Strother - Movatic is a software platform that makes mobility hardware shareable. - Jottful (https://www.jottful.com/) - Dawn Verbrigghe - Jottful is a tech-enabled service that creates and maintains professional, affordable and hassle-free websites for small businesses. - Arbor Automation (http://arborautomation.co/) - Alexander Mills - Arbor Automation is an automated software service that improves manufacturing prototype hardware. - Canopy (https://canopy.tools/) - Elisabeth Michel - Canopy is a web application that helps families and individuals talk about and make end-of-life healthcare decisions and share those decisions with others through an advanced care directive. ** Update August 8th: The August 21st meetup is all full, but if you are interested in pitching at our September 18th meetup, email us at [masked]. Join us at Dominick's at 8 PM after the pitches and enjoy some food thanks to Ann Arbor SPARK. (Please note our venue this month is age 21+) Economic Development requires collaboration, and Ann Arbor SPARK is committed to bringing together organizations and individuals to support the growth of companies and the creation of jobs. (http://www.annarborusa.org/) 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. Search "a2newtech" on YouTube for a link to the livestream and recording for this evening. (And thank Roger for recording it when you see him!) —Brian Kelly, David Nesbitt, and the Ann Arbor New Tech team Never been to #a2newtech before? Here's a recording of last month's pitches. https://youtu.be/uk-hF1bIJxQ

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    On July 17th, you'll get to hear pitches from five Michigan-based startup founders. Join us for an evening of new product business presentations and hanging out with fellow Ann Arbor entrepreneurs at #a2newtech! July 2018 pitches: - Dear Black Women (https://www.dearblackwomenproject.com/) - Florence Noel - Dear Black Women is an affirmation movement and social network for black women. - SeeU (https://goo.gl/pr5Qqe) - Efay Guo - "Meetup On Demand." SeeU is a mobile app that allows users to join or create activities in less than 20 seconds and meet people and make friends within 1 hour. - InheRET (http://gtrqc.org/) - Lynn A. McCain - InheRET is a SaaS (Software as a Service) company providing decision support software designed to identify patients at increased risk for hereditary disease, enabling patients to gain access to preventive care and reduce their risk. - TinkerTech (http://tinkertech.io/) - Michael Ploof - TinkerTech is an electronics makerspace, components store, and education center, with a mission to increase diversity in technology. - Sober Grid (http://www.sobergrid.com/) - Beau Mann - Sober Grid is social network with lay and professional peer support that helps people with substance abuse disorder. ** Update July 16th: All our pitch spots are filled for the July 17th meetup. If you are interested in pitching at our September 18th meetup, email us at [masked]. The August 21st meetup is reserved for companies in the current Desai Accelerator cohort. Join us at Dominick's at 8 PM after the pitches and enjoy some food thanks to Ann Arbor SPARK. (Please note our venue this month is age 21+) Economic Development requires collaboration, and Ann Arbor SPARK is committed to bringing together organizations and individuals to support the growth of companies and the creation of jobs. (http://www.annarborusa.org/) 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. Search "a2newtech" on YouTube for a link to the livestream and recording for this evening. (And thank Roger for recording it when you see him!) —Brian Kelly, David Nesbitt, and the Ann Arbor New Tech team Never been to #a2newtech before? Here's a recording of last month's pitches. https://youtu.be/l12vPdrdOm0

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    On June 19, you'll get to hear pitches from five Michigan-based startup founders. 😎 Join us for an evening of new product business presentations and hanging out with fellow Ann Arbor entrepreneurs at #a2newtech! June 2018 pitches: - Celant Innovations (https://www.celant.com/cald) - Jason Lee - Celant is a document automation platform for advanced legal documents. - Minva (https://www.minvatech.com/) - Craig Huff - A mobile app that tells customers inside of any big box retailer (e.g. Walmart, Target, Home Depot) what aisle the product they are looking for is in. - Aires Medical - Nicholas Oddo - Aires Medical makes innovative oxygen equipment and accessories. - Structure (https://structure.sh) - Chening Duker - The fastest and easiest developer experience for deploying and iterating on web apps and services. - Censys (https://censys.io/) - Brian Kelly - IT infrastructure security startup spun out from U–M that helps professionals find and analyze every reachable server and device on the Internet. ** Update June 18: We're all set with 5 companies to pitch for June 19. If you are interested in pitching on July 17 email us at [masked]. Join us at Dominick's at 8 PM after the pitches and enjoy some food thanks to Ann Arbor SPARK. (Please note our venue this month is age 21+) Economic Development requires collaboration, and Ann Arbor SPARK is committed to bringing together organizations and individuals to support the growth of companies and the creation of jobs. (http://www.annarborusa.org/) 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. Search "a2newtech" on YouTube for a link to the livestream and recording for this evening. (And thank Roger for recording it when you see him!) —Brian Kelly, David Nesbitt, and the Ann Arbor New Tech team Never been to #a2newtech before? Here's a recording of last month's pitches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQhXLl-8Fw

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    On May 15, you'll get to hear pitches from five Michigan-based startup founders. 🌷Join us for an evening of new product business presentations and hanging out with fellow Ann Arbor entrepreneurs at #a2newtech! May 2018 pitches: - Seeker (https://www.seekerdlp.com/) - Ross Geerlings - Cost effective, scalable sensitive data discovery for network shares, workstations, databases, and websites - Saganworks (http://saganworks.com/) - Erika Block - Saganworks makes it easier to organize, find and share your digital knowledge. We’re building software that works the way our brains work, using 3D technologies to leverage the power of visual and spatial memory. - DISCO - "A Patient App to Prompt Cancer Treatment Cost Discussions" - Lauren Hamel, PhD - Tool to increase patient-physician interaction about direct/indirect cancer treatment costs - Pocketnest (https://www.pocketnest.com/) - Jessica Willis - Pocketnest provides financial planning to genx and millennials in a digital format. - [One open slot - TBD] Update May 10: Celant Innovations will present at a future meetup. We've added Jessica from PocketNest. We have one slot remaining. Interested in pitching at this event or in June? Email [masked]. Join us at Dominick's at 8 PM after the pitches and enjoy some food thanks to Ann Arbor SPARK. (Please note our venue this month is age 21+) Economic Development requires collaboration, and Ann Arbor SPARK is committed to bringing together organizations and individuals to support the growth of companies and the creation of jobs. (http://www.annarborusa.org/) 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. Search "a2newtech" on YouTube for a link to the livestream and recording for this evening. (And thank Roger for recording it when you see him!) —Brian Kelly & the Ann Arbor New Tech team Never been to #a2newtech before? Here's a recording of last month's TechArb presenters (and first time host, Brooke Boyle!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBt6pEp4PMU

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