VentureB is a quarterly program designed for entrepreneurs to gain valuable pitch coaching and visibility to the region’s angel and institutional investors, business service providers, advisers, students, faculty, alumni and the early stage business community.

Held at Pat’s Barn from 3:30-6:30pm, two businesses showcase their companies to a panel of investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as the general public. Following a 12-minute PowerPoint presentation, the panel will ask the presenter questions and provide feedback.

CEG and our partners work with start-ups to coach their team prior to the venture pitch that then ends in an open public pitch to regional investors and business leaders.  Video of the presentation is provided to the start-ups to help them review and improve their pitches.  


3:30-4:00 | Check in

4:00-5:00 | Presentations

5:00-6:30 | Networking

To determine if VentureB is a fit for your company, please submit our Executive Summary Form.

Admission to attend the event is free and open to the public, however registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited.

To be placed on our mailing list or to sponsor these programs, please contact Ellyn Ford at

Register below to attend the next virtual VentureB Presentation!

2020 Event Dates: 

April 23rd rescheduled to a virtual program on May 19th (Registration is open!)

September 16th

November 11th


If you are interested in learning more about VentureB sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ellyn Ford at


Benefits to Companies

Benefits for Audience

VentureB Innovation Workshops

The VentureB Innovation Series is a new program focused on providing startups with hands-on educational training. The topics in this series will help start-ups effectively grow their business by gaining tangible experience in 90 minute workshops.

Who Should Attend:


The class will be led by Michael Lobsinger, Center Director of CEG. Michael is a serial entrepreneur and has extensive experience in the operations of product based enterprises. As the Center Director he is responsible for day to day operations of CEG’s Business Growth Solutions and Manufacturing Extension Partnership programs. Michael has lead R&D and NPD teams at Boeing, Shell Global, and Quatic Apparel, as well as mentored several product based technology companies. Michael has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University and an MBA from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

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