Jack Aherens of TGap Venture Capital Funds will speak on “Finding & Working with Investors” at the June 26 JIN meeting.
Jack is a founding General Partner of TGap Venture Capital Funds, headquartered in Kalamazoo, a Midwest focused venture capital fund that has raised over $46 million. Jack has been a venture capitalist since 1979; first as President of United Capital Corporation of Illinois (an SBIC), since 1983 as a General Partner of Pathfinder Venture Capital Funds I,II, III. Prior to that he had seven years of experience in bank trust investments and operations. He has served on many Boards during his career including Afmedica, Inc., Central Data, Inc., Micro Business Applications, Inc., MedVantx, Inc., MinuteClinic, Inc., NeoChord, Inc., Regenesis Biomedical and Vector General, Inc. and he is the Chairman of the Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest.
Also, “Stories from the Trench:” Dr. Salah Huwais from Jackson Citizens for Economic Growth
Dr. Huwais is a periodontist and is developing dental tools.
Business of month and refreshments sponsor: Abbott, Thomson & Beer, in Jackson, Mich.