Tech Transfer is dedicated to fostering an entrepreneurial environment and technology culture. As a result, Tech Transfer takes an active role in participating and sponsoring networking events, speakers, and business outreach within the Ann Arbor region.
Networking events are a great way to get plugged into the local entrepreneurial community. Additionally, they offer opportunities to learn from speakers, panelists, and get advice directly from the groups themselves. There are many organizations and special interest groups in Ann Arbor. To find out about more groups visit Ann Arbor SPARK or a2geeks's wiki page. Here is a sampling of local and regional networking groups around Ann Arbor.
|New Enterprise Forum (NEF)
NEF is an organization that helps entrepreneurs develop and refine investor pitches. Company presentations along with speakers and panels are held at the monthly forum. Click here to view website.
BioArbor hosts monthly educational networking events for the entrepreneurial life sciences community in the greater Ann Arbor area. BioArbor events are open to the public and are especially suited for those interested in starting or growing life science businesses. Click here to view website.
|a2newtech.org||Ann Arbor New Tech Meetup
A2 New Tech seeks to foster tech entrepreneurship by facilitating communication, providing access to resources, and creating community. Members meet every few weeks to participate in demo events, educational panel and speaker events, unconferences, and happy hours. Regular events have 3-5 companies present, each get 5 minutes to demo, 5 minutes to answer questions. Click here to view website.
Ann Arbor TechKnow Forums have enhanced the technology business climate in Southeastern Michigan through the production of a series of high-profile events on topics vital to our economy and quality of life. Volunteers from various regional organizations and businesses, including the University of Michigan, create and produce TechKnow Forums. Click here to view website.
a2geeks mission is to make Ann Arbor a better place for geeks to live and work through tech culture and community. Click here to view website.
|Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE)
ACE is an annual event where Great Lakes region entrepreneurs gather to network, learn, and connect. Click here to view website.
|Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA)|
The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association is a non-profit organization that educates, advocates, promotes, and publicly demonstrates renewable energy technologies. Click here to view website.
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