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The Startup Finale

Join us Friday, April 15 at 12:30 pm in Stamps Auditorium on North Campus for the final round of The Startup.
Watch these companies pitch their business plans in the finale of The Startup, and be a part of voting for the winner. The venture crowed “Michigan’s next best startup” will win $15,000, additional resources, mentorship and more.

Want to participate in choosing the winner? The videos below are clips of each of the finalist’s past three rounds of pitching and presentations. Submit your vote on who you think should win by “liking” that startup’s video.



Ufer – Neurable
Ramses Alcaide (PhD candidate, Neuroscience), Dr. Xiaoya Ma, Max Jacobson. Brandon Hodges: Neurable has created the first low-cost, non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI) that allows for never before seen real-time control of devices such as cars, wheelchairs, tv’s and video games.

AOE Med 

Ufer – AOE Med
Arianna Carley (Mechanical Engineering, Entr Minor, undergrad), Eliyahu Fox, Darren Cheng (Mechanical Engineering, undergrad), Christina Tang (Bio-Molecular Science, undergrad), Brandon Boot (Industrial & Oper Engineering, undergrad), Lily Hochman (LS&A Sociology, undergrad), Annie Chen (LS&A Economics, undergrad): AOE Med is a medical device company focusing on solving the problems with patient transfer within care facilities.

Woodside Distributors

Fortino – Woodside Distributors

Danny Sheridan (BBA), Alex Glassman (BBA), Mitchell Kasselman (BBA), Rami Kadouh, Danielle Mileto, Ananya Shah, Deep Singhvi, Pierre de Smet, Bailey Tuczak, Jarrell Ku, Shaleen Goel: Woodside Distributors is a national provider of hardware, home improvement, and many other high sales volume products for contractors and consumers.


All U-M and local community welcome to join and participate in voting to select which team takes it all!

Watch teams get selected to go onto the finale here!

NOTE: If you are NOT enrolled in Entrepreneurship Hour (ENTR 407) and are attending as a guest, please use the stairs located in the Stamps Auditorium Lobby to enter the auditorium via the second level. Students enrolled in the class must enter through either side door to the auditorium on the main level to capture attendance.