11 Oct Council for Innovation plans "no holds barred" venture luncheon
Appleton, Wis. – The Crucible is a “venture luncheon” held every two months where an early-stage, high-impact entrepreneurial team is invited to pitch their business plan to a select panel of high-impact business (HIB) investors and a “studio audience” of HIB community members.
The next luncheon program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Butte des Morts Country Club, 3600 W. Prospect Ave., Appleton.
The presentation is the same as a company would make when seeking to raise funds, and the panel will be just as tough on the presenting team as they would be in a private meeting.
According to the Council for Innovation, the presenting team gets practice presenting to experienced investors, and the audience gets to observe the investor/entrepreneur dialogue, and ask a few questions as well.
The presenting company will be VibeTech, a medical device development company spun out of the University of Florida. Its mission is to develop non-invasive vibration therapy devices that reduce or reverse bone and muscle loss associated with aging, disability, injury, and reduced activity level.
VibeTech is developing relationships with distribution partners with established distribution networks, both domestic and abroad, to reach both institutional and home-use customers. With demographic shifts and rising healthcare costs, VibeTech’s focus on older adults and the healthcare industry could put the company in an opportunistic position for rapid, sustained growth.
Cost of the program is $20 for Council for Innovation members, and $35 for non-members. To register, call or email your RSVP along with contact and payment information (check, MasterCard, or Visa) by Monday, Oct. 20, to Meridith Jaeger (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or (phone: 920-424-2364).
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