Many inventors & entrepreneurs are stymied as to how to get the first meeting with investors, venture capital or angel investors. Jack Ahrens will help us find the path and let us in on what we need to have ready before setting the first face-to-face meeting. Many times, you get one chance. So, we will have a chance to get time with one of the best. Jacks focus is with medical, but he works with investors for all opportunities.

Jack K. Ahrens, II 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.  Following a career in bank trust investments, 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. 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., Noxilizer, Inc., Rapid Diagnostek, Inc., Regenesis Biomedical and Vector General, Inc. In addition, he was Chairman of The Great Lakes Entrepreneurs Quest, Vice-Chairman of MiQuest and has judged business plan competitions for U of Michigan, MSU, Wayne State and Notre Dame.

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