26 January 2017
17th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE'17)
ACE '17 is the place where Great Lakes region entrepreneurs gather to network, learn and connect. Each year at ACE, you engage with an exciting, forward-thinking community of innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders – people – like you who have the vision and drive to build new ventures for a new future. Each year’s ACE event, along with the year-long activities of its supporting organizations, is helping to make the Great Lakes region a better place to start and grow a business. Join the crowd of attendees as they take advantage of learning and networking opportunities with fellow entrepreneurs, funding sources and entrepreneurial resources at ACE’17.
See www.ace-event.org for more information.
NEF participation at ACE'17
As one of the founding partners of ACE, NEF has a strong interest in the success of this event. At ACE'17, NEF will be sponsoring a pitch-pit workshop.
Four entrepreneurs will each give a four-minute pitch of their business idea to a panel of investor judges in a “Shark Tank” format. Prototypes and visual aids are encouraged but, no PowerPoint. After each pitch, the judges will give detailed feedback and each judge will score the business. At the end, the person with the highest score will receive a special ACE'17 cash prize of over $200.