Navigation Links
New Enterprise Forum Celebrates 22nd Anniversary, Presents Annual Entrepreneur Awards to Randal Charlton & Others
Date:2/12/2008

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Enterprise Forum will celebrate its 22nd year as a resource for Michigan entrepreneurs in conjunction with its annual awards presentations. The event takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 at the Holiday Inn North Campus on 3600 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

At the event, awards will be given to entrepreneurs in the following categories: Best New Product, Best Business Strategy, and Best Presentation. In addition, Randal Charlton of TechTown will be honored as the 2007 NEF Entrepreneur of the Year.

Randal Charlton's career has been focused on bringing new technologies to the market. From 2000 - 2007, he was founder and CEO of Asterand, a Detroit-based company that specializes in providing human tissue and data for the development of new drugs and diagnostics. Randal took Asterand from a concept to a public company in less than six years; the company now counts as its customers 18 of the top 20 drug companies in the world. Prior to Asterand, Randal was involved in a number of other bioscience ventures.

Randal is currently Interim Director of TechTown, Wayne State University's high technology business incubator park, and is Economic Advisor and Special Assistant to the President of the University. In addition, he is a non-executive director at Genetics Squared and at Gradecheck, and is the Founder of the Michigan Biobank, a not-for-profit that provides biomaterials for research.

Randal advises or is a board member for a number of health, drug discovery, and economic development organizations, and has been recognized by the MEDC, the MVCA, Wayne State University, and other organizations for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur.

Showcase Presentation: Each month, NEF highlights one or more emerging companies and provides them a Showcase Presentation. This month, our Showcase Presenter will be Peter Dresslar, CEO of Torrey Path, which facilitates drug discovery by combining information technology and statistical analysis into research decision support tools.

Open Forum: The evening's presentations are followed by Open Forum, during which attendees have the opportunity to make a 30-second pitch for their company, product/service, or need.

Registration and networking begin at 5:00 p.m. with the program starting at 5:45 p.m. Free to NEF members and journalists, the cost is $20 for non-members, $5 for students. The event is sponsored by NEF stakeholder sponsor, Bank of Ann Arbor; for information, visit http://www.bankofannarbor.com.

ABOUT NEF

Through its hands-on work with entrepreneurs, NEF has been planting the seeds for Michigan's economic prosperity for over two decades. 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 information, visit http://www.NewEnterpriseForum.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE New Enterprise Forum
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Vital Images Releases Next Generation Enterprise-Wide Solutions Featuring Vitrea(R) 4.0 and ViTALConnect(R) 4.1
2. Neogen Acquires Kane Enterprises
3. Reed Group Ltd. Announces Enterprise License for New Zealands Accident Compensation Corporation
4. ViPS Awarded Enterprise Systems Development (ESD) Contract By CMS
5. The PLSG Invests $150,000 in Coventina Healthcare Enterprises, Inc., Its Eighth Company Relocation to Pittsburgh
6. Nu Skin Enterprises to Hold 2007 Analyst Day
7. BioMedical Enterprises, Inc. (BME) Receives FDA Clearance for Spine Use of Its Memory Metal Implants
8. EDDA Technology Introduces Universal Enterprise Solution - Enabling 2D/3D/4D Advanced Clinical Applications on Existing PACS Workstations
9. E-Rad Solutions Selects Compressus Enterprise Systems Integration Technology to Fuel Entry Into Teleradiology Market
10. CYIG Awarded Chinas "Top 100 Enterprises" in New Pharmaceuticals, Selected as National "Torch Plan Key High-Tech Enterprise"
11. Netsmart Technologies Extends Relationship with Manatee Glens for Enterprise Behavioral Health Software Solutions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... its second eBook, “Clinical Trials Patient Recruitment and Retention Tips.” Partnering with experienced ... this eBook by providing practical tips, tools, and strategies for clinical researchers. , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has signed a ... serve as their official health care provider. As ... provide sponsorship support, athletic training services, and most ... athletes and families. "We are excited ... to bring Houston Methodist quality services and programs ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 23, 2016 , ... Supplyframe, the Industry Network for electronics ... Lab . Located in Pasadena, Calif., the Design Lab’s mission is to bring ... designed, built and brought to market. , The Design Lab is Supplyframe’s physical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Andrew D Zelenetz ... Published recently in Oncology ... touchONCOLOGY, Andrew D Zelenetz , discusses the ... is placing an increasing burden on healthcare systems ... With the patents on many biologics expiring, interest ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/2/2016)... --  The Weather Company , an IBM Business (NYSE: ... in which consumers will be able to interact with IBM ... voice or text and receive relevant information about the product ... have long sought an advertising solution that can create a ... and valuable; and can scale across millions of interactions and ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016 Ampronix facilitates superior patient care by providing unparalleled technology to leaders ... is the latest premium product recently added to the range of products distributed by ... ... ... LCD Medical Display- Ampronix News ...
(Date:5/12/2016)... DALLAS , May 12, 2016 ... has just published the overview results from the Q1 ... of the recent wave was consumers, receptivity to a ... wearables data with a health insurance company. ... choose to share," says Michael LaColla , CEO ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):