Michigan Angel Summit to Take Place at The Henry Ford in Dearborn

The Michigan Angel Community will host its annual Michigan Angel Summit from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. Keynote speakers will include John Dearie, founder and president of the Center for American Entrepreneurship, and Victoria Pettibone, managing director of Astia Angels.
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The Michigan Angel Summit will be held at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. // File photo

The Michigan Angel Community will host its annual Michigan Angel Summit from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. Keynote speakers will include John Dearie, founder and president of the Center for American Entrepreneurship, and Victoria Pettibone, managing director of Astia Angels.

Dearie was previously acting CEO of the Financial Services Forum and an officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is the co-author of “Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy,” and his work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today.

Pettibone is an investor and adviser in the innovation economy. Astia is a global organization that levels the investment playing field for entrepreneurial teams with women leaders. Its Astia Fund and Astia Angels are a network of men, women, and family offices investing in women-led companies.

“The Michigan Angel Summit convenes experienced angels as well as those looking to become involved as angel investors,” says Skip Simms, director of the Michigan Angel Community in Ann Arbor and senior vice president of Ann Arbor SPARK. “While it provides a great opportunity to network with those who are active angel investors, the Michigan Angel Summit is also an opportunity to learn the benefits of choosing to become an angel as well as best practices and trends defining the industry.”

Breakfast, break-out sessions, panels, presentations, lunch, and more will be included.

Registration for the event is $100 per person and available here. It will be held at The Henry Ford’s Lovett Hall. The summit is sponsored in part by the New Economy Initiative and supported by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and Ann Arbor SPARK.

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