Ann Arbor, Michigan: Entrepreneur Coaching for Investment Opportunity

New Enterprise Forum (NEF) is an Ann Arbor-based not-for-profit corporation
founded in 1986 to help entrepreneurs prosper and grow.

For more than 25 years we've linked entrepreneurs to management expertise, potential joint venture partners, mentors, business services, capital, and other critical resources. Since its founding, NEF has been a model for similar groups and a magnet for entrepreneurs and investors throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Our success has captured national media attention and is unique among organizations of its kind in longevity, dynamism, and the number of deals assisted.

If you share in our passion of helping entrepreneurs succeed, you will want to explore the services we offer. We offer many opportunities to participate whether you are:

  • An entrepreneur seeking capital
  • A service provider or consultant wanting to get involved
  • A student who wants to learn more from experts
  • An investor searching for business opportunities
  • An entrepreneurial organization looking for project collaboration

You have come to the right place to get connected.

Next Event

Holiday Break 2014

Date: Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 5:30 pm   

Location: Ann Arbor SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty St, Lower Level, Ann Arbor

To allow everyone to unwind and relax, we will be taking a break from our normal Forum schedule for December.

The next NEF gathering will be at ACE 2015, see at which NEF will host two panels: The first is on pitching and the second is our now-famous Pitch Pit. Our next Forum event will be in 19 February 2015 - our annual awards meeting. However, that does not mean we are taking a break from NEF coaching or participating in other entrepreneurial events around the area. Please visit our partners in entrepreneurialism for events during August.

We are extending to you, our NEF Supporters, a huge thank you and hope to see you again at the September Forum meetings. Details will be posted after returning from our brief respite.