Pitch Club Detroit @ Industry Innovation Center

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Industry Innovation Center (formerly Next Energy)

461 Burroughs St.

Detroit, MI 48202

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About Pitch Club

Pitch club is a unique mentoring and funding program hosted across the state of Michigan in cities such as Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. 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 plans with funding experts, giving them a better understanding of the mindset of an investor. Presenters will be given milestones to complete. In addition to guidance from our host and guest experts, attendees will be given a survey to provide additional feedback to the presenters. Pitch club will also feature a guest keynote who can speak on topics related to starting a company, technology, and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Pitch Club events feature 3 startup presentations, a pool of judges, and a keynote speaker. You can find more information about Pitch Club by visiting our website:

Deadline for startups to apply is Sunday, October 6, 2019: APPLICATION




Siena Heights University

Amy Cell Talent

Everything Businsess, Corp!



Jennyfer Crawford, Founder Of All Things Detroit


Patti Glaza Managing Director ID Ventures
Colin McKillop Executive Director WECAN
Eric Davis Technology Investment Analyst Automation Alley
Lori Birman Vice President Small Business Association of Michigan
Tember Shea Portfolio Manager Invest Detroit Ventures

Meaghan McLaughlin, Loan Fund Manager, Michigan Women' Forward


  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm: Registration and Networking

  • 5:30pm – 5:45pm: Opening Remarks

  • 5:45pm – 6:45pm: Company Presentations - 3 Companies

  • 6:50pm – 7:10pm: Keynote

  • 7:10pm – 7:15pm: Q&A with Audience

  • 7:15pm – 7:45pm: Networking

Who should attend?

  • Investors and corporate executives looking to network, hire talent, get inspired or are involved in M&A and/or business development.
  • Accredited investors looking for investment or co-investment opportunities.
  • The entrepreneur, who just had a flash of a billion dollar idea-looking for an investment.
  • Startups & early stage technology companies developing a viable business model.
  • Social entrepreneurs looking to disrupt and change the future.
  • Startups looking to connect with mentors and educate themselves on all aspects of launching a business
  • Startups looking to create a profitable business model.


The mentors were very knowledgeable and helpful. It's helpful to have some fresh eyes looking at the materials. Great group of people, fun, good networking. - AkkeNeel Talsma, Founder Melius Outcomes

It was a great opportunity and our team had a lot of fun there, making us all realize that this is what it’s all about, having fun, making connections, etc. It is a great event you put on and we are very appreciative.” - Michael Darrow, Founder Herculeze

We have doubled our sales, added double the new events, and won the Pitch WCC event! - Sean Carroll, Founder Enbiologics

We've got a lot more customers since we were at Pitch Club! Thanks again for the great opportunity, it really connected us with some important people. - Christina York, Founder Spellbound

We've recruited a Michigan native to join our team, who I met at the pitch event. Yes, the Michigan native I mentioned is now my wife. We have the organizers of Pitch Club to thank! - Robert Sher, Founder Qbister

I pitched at the pitch club event and it was very valuable - in case folks ask. - Rachna Govani, Founder Foodstand


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