March 17, 2011- Secrets of the Investor/Investee Relationship

Mar 11, 2011, 09:32 ET from New Enterprise Forum

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Considering an investor for your business?  What traits and expertise should you look for?  And what will an investor expect from you?  Bring your questions and get the straight scoop from our March panel on what makes this important relationship work – or not!

The March 17th event will be giving you a real life investor/investee relationship example. The focus company is HandyLab, a U-M spin-off nurtured with early investments by local VC firm EDF Ventures, followed by Ardesta, Arboretum Ventures and the student-run Wolverine Venture Fund. HandyLab was acquired in 2009 by Becton, Dickenson & Company, a New Jersey-based international medical device manufacturer. Founders Dr. Kalyan Handique, Sundaresh (or Sundu) Brahmasandra, and William Wood along with investor Jim Adox will be exploring the dynamics of their relationship.  

The Showcase Presenters:

Jim Jung - MyInteractiveVision,LLC. MyInteractiveVision,LLC helps businesses and their brands reach targeted audiences with unique advertising in the booming "Out-of-Home" Media Market.  Specifically, their first application, MySportsVision, is a fantasy sports application that displays your team's standings in real time.  For the over 30 million fantasy sports players in all 7 major sports, the opportunity to track your team on public viewing screens in sports bars is an exciting new opportunity.

Jim Mobley - Sunapten Therapeutics. Sunapten Therapeutics of Kalamazoo has developed a proprietary technology for producing therapeutic vaccines that will engage a patient's own immune system in the fight against cancer and autoimmune diseases. Initial target is metastatic prostate cancer.

The agenda always features the NEFs Open Forum, where attendees may introduce their business idea and reach out to find resources to grow their business. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn North Campus, 3600 Plymouth Road at US-23, Ann Arbor.  Registration and networking begin at 5:00 p.m. program starts at 5:45 p.m.  Free to NEF members, $20 for non-members, $5 for students. This month's event is sponsored by NEF stakeholder member Ann Arbor State Bank.  As always, we will have great hors d'oeuvres, networking, and our Open Forum, during which attendees may introduce themselves and their company resource needs. Please plan to join us on March 17 (St. Paddy's Day!!) for this fun and informative program.

ABOUT NEF: NEF serves Michigan entrepreneurs by linking them with management expertise, venture partners, business services, capital, and other critical resources.  NEF also provides free coaching teams who assist entrepreneurs with investor presentations and business planning in preparation for fundraising meetings.  For more information, visit

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