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Michigan Angel Summit - October 4, 2021

Michigan Angel Summit

Investing in Michigan’s economy.

Monday, October 4 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the fourth annual Michigan Angel Summit. We hope everyone left with valuable, actionable information to begin angel investing or to elevate their investments.

We also want to acknowledge the fantastic presentations by our keynote guests, Scott Shane of Comeback Capital and Commissioner Hester M. Peirce of the U. S. Security and Exchanges Commissions.

  • Scott Shane is an economist at Case Western, an angel investor, and the managing director of Comeback Capital.
  • Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

“Angel investment activity in Michigan has continued to increase in recent years, both in terms of companies attracting angel investment and individuals choosing to invest their wealth in emerging businesses. The Michigan Angel Summit is the opportunity to hear about that activity and also to learn about how angel investing works, both for early stage companies as well as people interested in learning about why it’s an attractive investment activity.”  — Skip Simms, Ann Arbor SPARK senior vice president and managing director of the Michigan Angel Community

This event is presented by Ann Arbor SPARK.

2021 Keynote Speakers

Scott Shane

Comeback Capital

Commissioner Hester M. Peirce

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Panelists, Guests, and Moderators

John Abrams

Venzee Technologies Inc.

Dawn Batts

Commune Angels

Matt Bower

Varnum Law

Diane Durance

Michigan Capital Network

Jill Johnson

Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership Inc

Priya Gogoi


Lee Gorman

Barton Consulting Services

Dr. Kalyan Handique


George Khalife

Toronto Stock Exchange

Fredrick Molnar

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Joe Morrison

Bodman PLC

Roger Newton

Espervita Therapeutics, Inc.

Dr. Marlo Rencher

TechTown Detroit

Lee Richards

BlueWater Angels

Mark Ritz

Michigan Angel Fund

Mahdi Shams

MLT Aikins

Skip Simms

Ann Arbor SPARK

Chris Sing


Erik Schumacher


Jeff Wesley

Red Cedar Ventures

Walt Young

Serial Angel Investor

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors