Pitch Club Michigan partners with Michigan Angel Group for Grand Rapids Event

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March 04, 2019
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Kyyba Innovations will be hosting Pitch Club on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Start Garden in Grand Rapids Michigan.  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 their business model with funding experts, giving them a better understanding the mindset of an investor. Events are hosted monthly in Michigan cities including: Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids.
The March 27th event at Start Garden will include 3 startup presentations, a panel of judges, and Matt Larson, Founder of The Ludington Vault as the guest keynote speaker. Michigan Angel Group will also be hosting an Angel Investor meeting prior to Pitch Club. Anyone interested in learning more about becoming an investor are welcome to attend, and can RSVP here. Pitch Club attendees will get to network, and startups will present, to a group of 20+ angel investors.
The application deadline for startups is Wednesday March 06, 2019. To Apply:
Steven Jbara, Owner, Grand Rapids Drive
John Latella, President, McClures
Alain Piette, TechTeam Manager,  Mi-SBDC
Dave Feidner, President, Crestone Summits, LLC
Kristin Welch, Strategy; Startup Consultant
  • 5:00pm – 5:25pm: Registration
  • 5:25pm – 5:30pm: Opening Remarks
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Company Presentations
  • 6:35pm – 6:55pm: Keynote
  • 6:55pm – 7:10pm: Q&A with Audience
  • 7:10pm – 7:30pm: Networking
Thank you to our sponsors and partners
Start Garden
Amy Cell Talent
Check out the entire calendar at and get registered here:
“Pitch Club is a great program. On a consistent basis it allows Michigan entrepreneurs to show everyone the many creative and innovative technologies we create here. By moving the program around the state it reinforces that we have outstanding talent with great ideas throughout the state, not just in a few geographies. It's an easy partnership for us to make as a key ingredient to every startups success is capital. Ideas are great but they can't grow without capital. By inviting investors to programs prior to the Pitch Club program we combine the elements of success.” - Skip Simms, Michigan Angel Community.
“Pitch Club provides a tremendous opportunity for cross-pollination and increased deal flow across Michigan, something that currently is not at the level it should be. This program will be very valuable for both the startup entrepreneurs and investors and will hopefully create a meaningful dialogue, as well as a technological and economic impact for the entire region,” said Tel Ganesan, Managing Director, Kyyba Innovations. “In order to make this initiative even more successful, I encourage seasoned entrepreneurs in each of these areas to join us by serving as a mentor.”
“From the elevator pitch to the public pitch to the investor pitch, the more successful entrepreneurs are pitching, the more integral this will become to their success. We are pleased to partner with Kyyba Innovations to help entrepreneurs to gain exposure, insights and support that will help them truly move the needle,” said Paul Riser, Director of Technology-Based Entrepreneurship at TechTown Detroit.
"Access to investors and the opportunities to pitch without having to travel are signs of a healthy startup ecosystem,” said Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. "We are excited to have the Ann Arbor region included in Pitch Club; this new avenue for connecting startups and potential funders is a terrific addition to the existing ways entrepreneurs are able to attract capital as well as the investors already interested in what's happening here."
About Kyyba Innovations :
Kyyba Innovations is a Michigan based company, founded in 2017, that is committed to encouraging and driving forward innovative entrepreneurship and new disruptive technologies. Focused on evaluating start-ups, its products, its health and monitoring trends. KI also supports funding and scaling of the companies looking to grow and have a world-wide impact.

Sarah Myrand, Program Manager
(248) 254-4043

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