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Pitch Club, for Entrepreneurs and Startups, Will be Hosted at Techtown in Detroit

Kyyba Xcelerator, Bodman PLC and TiE Detroit are hosting Pitch Club on Wednesday, October 18th at Techtown in Detroit. Pitch Club is a mentoring and funding program aimed at connecting the various ecosystems and smart zones throughout Michigan. Pitch Club has ongoing monthly events that provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. The events are meant to educate, network, inspire and provide valuable experiences for being investable. As part of the events, 3 lucky entrepreneurs will receive the opportunity to practice their pitch and discuss business plan with funding experts, giving them a better understanding the mindset of an investor. Events are hosted monthly on Wednesday evenings in Michigan cities including: Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids.

The October 18th event at Techtown will include 3 startup presentations, a pool of judges, and a special guest “Founder & CEO” keynote speaker. The application deadline for startups is Sunday October 1, 2017. Apply here: http://kyybaxcelerator.com/pitch-club-application.php

Keynote Speaker:
Donald Hicks, Founder, President, & CEO of LLamasoft

Judges:
Wendy Jarchow, Chief Investment Officer, River SaaS Capital
Robi Mitra, CEO, K&A Resource Group
Neil Kane, Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship, MSU
Patti Glaza, VP & Managing Director, Invest Detroit
Steve Jbara, Owner, Grand Rapids Drive

Agenda:
5:10pm – 5:25pm Registration
5:25pm – 5:30pm Opening Remarks
5:30pm-6:30pm Company Presentations
6:30pm-6:35pm – 2 minute restroom break, and introduction of Keynote
6:35pm-6:55pm – Keynote Speaker
6:55pm – 7:10pm – Q&A with Audience
7:10pm – 7:30pm Networking

Sponsors:
Bondoman PLC
TiE Detroit
Techtown

Check out the entire calendar and get registerd here: http://kyybaxcelerator.com/calendar-registration.php

The select pool of the companies chosen to pitch at the monthly Pitch Club events will be provided investment opportunities in the form of presenting to the investment team of Kyyba Xcelerator and TiE Detroit Angels during their quarterly Angels meeting. Investment opportunities will range from $25,000 to $100,000. TiE Detroit Angels funded companies, if qualifications are met, also could have the chance to present to the TiE Global Angel Alliance (TGAA). TGAA is a global platform for funding that exposes startups to a broader investment pool and opportunities to raise additional funds much larger than any single TiE Chapter or local Angel Group. TGAA recently invested $395,000 in Zeto, and $450,000 for Hemex Health from the TiE Global network.

 


About Bodman PLC:
With more than 150 attorneys in offices throughout Michigan, Bodman PLC has delivered extraordinary results to our clients for more than 85 years. Our attorneys provide savvy business counsel to some of the region’s most successful companies and individuals on a broad range of issues, and we provide clients with the personal attention of a small firm with the talent and skill expected of the nation’s leading law firms.
About TiE:
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 18 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

Contact:

Sarah Myrand
Kyyba Xcelerator
sarahm@kyybaxcelerator.com
248-254-4043