New Enterprise Forum

Economic Development Organization

New Enterprise Forum

The New Enterprise Forum (NEF) is an all-volunteer organization of experienced service providers, entrepreneurs, and executives. The organization provides coaching, at no cost to startup entrepreneurs, to perfect their investor pitches. They critique and provide insights on the pitch’s content, including both business and investor perspectives, to help the team succeed. The organization also helps companies connect with local and regional investors as well as other resources. Startups have the opportunity to present their pitch to the entrepreneurial community at one of NEF’s monthly Forum meetings, with follow-on distribution of their executive summary to NEF’s curated list of investors.



  • Bill McPherson
    New Enterprise Forum
  • Vic Havele
    Board Member, New Enterprise Forum
  • Stefan Sysko
    President, New Enterprise Forum
  • Brenda Jones
    New Enterprise Forum

Company Stages Served

  • Growth/Expansion
  • Idea/Pre-Seed
  • Seed

Industry Sectors Served

  • Alternative Energy
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Media
  • Mobility
  • Other

Types of Programs Offered

  • Other

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