Program Committee

This committee is the heart of our coaching process. The group is comprised of professionals who volunteer their time to work with entrepreneurs to help them learn to more effectively communicate with potential investors. These professionals are typically service providers or consultants, with a background in business, who are committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed.

A team of four to seven Program Committee coaches is assigned to help the entrepreneur develop his/her ten-minute presentation - which includes both a slide deck and an oral presentation (the pitch) - and a business plan executive summary. Our unique team approach allows the entrepreneur to benefit from the wide-ranging expertise offered by the team – a benefit which is lacking with one-on-one coaching.

If you share an interest in helping entrepreneurs, we welcome you to attend Program Committee meetings and to volunteer for becoming a coach. Training is provided in a fun and interesting way to increase effectiveness.

Our coaching teams use:

  • The Ten Minute Investor Pitch Outline to effectively present the entrepreneur’s company to potential investors.
  • The Executive Summary Guidelines to effectively and concisely describe the business opportunity.
  • The coaches’ individual business expertise to give constructive feedback on the pitch, oral presentation and executive summary.


The Program Committee meets at 8:00 am – 9:00 am on the fourth Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted


Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 4, Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Program Committee Chair