On April 4, 2013, volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives Detroit visited my IOE 422 class. They were there to hear investor pitches from the ten student project teams. This is something the SCORE folks have been doing for a number of years, and they’re pretty good at it. These sessions give the students a chance to experience pitching to potential investors, and to receive valuable feedback regarding their business plans. The presentations went very well. In fact, the SCORE folks said the presentations were the best they had heard in the fourteen or so years they had been participating! The students received feedback that allowed them to further sharpen their presentations in time for final exams, which are taking place this week.
It has been a fruitful semester. I’m proud of my IOE 422 students.