TROY (WWJ) — Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, will host a pitch event on energy storage technologies Jan. 14 from 8 to 11 a.m., at its headquarters at 2675 Bellingham, Troy.

The event is part of the Entrepreneurial Initiative of Southeast Michigan Entrepreneur’s Forum, a series of programs that work to highlight regional entrepreneurs and their businesses, and will include elevator pitches from local tech companies LogiCoul Solutions, Inmatech and Vanova Technologies.

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“We encourage those within the entrepreneurial business community to attend this event. Watch up-and-coming entrepreneurs present their business plans on some very exciting energy storage technologies,” said Automation Alley Senior Director Tom Anderson, who will moderate the forum. “Our panel of experts will be on hand to critique each pitch and give constructive criticism that will help these companies develop their message to better reach customers and investors.”

The expert panel will include Terry Cross, an angel investor and early-stage adviser, Antonio Lück, director of business acceleration at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Dan Radomski, vice president of new market services at NextEnergy.

LogiCoul Solutions has developed a technology called Interfacial Process Stimulation, which improves the performance of different types of rechargeable batteries without having to modify the batteries themselves.

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Inmatech has developed the next-generation supercapacitor that can be paired with different types of batteries in a hybrid energy system utilizing proprietary hardware-in-the-loop to improve power management.

Vanova Technologies is working to commercialize a laser deposition technique on nanolevel material to improve the performance of battery electrodes.

The forum will begin with registration and networking from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Companies will present their pitches from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., with discussion by panelists and the audience. A question and answer session will follow. The event will conclude with additional networking from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

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This event is free and open to Automation Alley members and non-members. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is appreciated. To register, visit For more information, contact the Automation Alley Resource Center at (800) 427-5100 or