Investors Share Pitching Secrets at Michigan Venture Roundtable

By Amanda Lewan on May 12th, 2015 / Comments

How do you perfect your pitch for investment? This week at the Southeast Michigan Venture Roundtable investors will gather to let small businesses and entrepreneurs in on the a few vital tips.

A panel of six investors and experts in funding will discuss this topic on Thursday, May 14th, from 2-6pm at the Oakland County Executive Building in Waterford (2100 Pontiac Lake Rd). Attendees will learn about pitching, investment, and non-traditional funding opportunities too. The event is sponsored by Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center and OU Inc, and hosted by FundingPost and The Vendita Company.

Also, the first 25 registrants will also have the opportunity to pitch their business to the investors and receive constructive feedback. For entrepreneurs feedback can be invaluable. Polishing your pitch is an important tool to get to your funding goal.

The panel of investors for this upcoming event includes:

  • Mike Semanco, Hitatchi Business Finance
  • Jeff Sloan, Aria Ventures
  • Chris Moultrup, Blue Water Angels
  • David Tessler and Niles Heron, MichiganFunders.com
  • Michael Brennan, AmerAdvise, Macomb-OU Incubator & Oak. County Development Office
  • Thomas Coke, CrowdFundConnect
  • Chris Kondogiani, Third Shore Group

Michael Brennan who leads capital strategies for Macomb-OU and Oakland University Incubators, and has a history of securing nearly $200 million in funding for private companies, says pitching to investors is both an art and science.

“Preparing to secure capital is an intensive process,” shared Brennan. “In order to succeed entrepreneurs must closely examine their venture and place priority on building value, rather than focusing on capital as the destination.”

Learn more about this week’s event online here, and let us know any tips on fundraising you have for our community of entrepreneur.

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Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Editor @michipreneur. Co-founder Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.