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Past Events
DateEventLocation
6/18/2013
1:00 p.m.
to
8:00 p.m.
Entrepreneur Connect
Click www.EntrepreneurConnectMI.com for agenda and registration information. Online registration is now CLOSED. Walkin registration is available at the front desk for $40.
James B. Henry Center
Lansing, MI
5/16/2013
12:00 p.m.
to
12:30 p.m.
What's Happening - Brian Abraham Spartan Innovations
We are happy to announce that the “What’s Happening!” calls are about to begin again. What’s Happening was started to provide another way for resources to find out about one another and initiate collaboration. Short interviews of leaders in Michigan’s Entrepreneurial ecosystem, like incubators, innovation centers and universities along with chats with people who fund start-ups. Twice per month GLEQ Ambassador Fred Pieplow will host a Google Hangout. The live interview will be the first Thursday at 4:30 and the third Thursday at noon of most months. The interview will be recorded and posted on a video blog page dedicated to GLEQ. That way, people who cannot make the live call can see the call at their convenience.
Google Hang out
, MI
5/2/2013
4:30 p.m.
to
5:00 p.m.
What's Happening
We are happy to announce that the “What’s Happening!” calls are about to begin again. What’s Happening was started by Kevin Suboski to provide another way for resources to find out about one another and initiate collaboration. Short interviews of leaders in Michigan’s Entrepreneurial support organizations, like incubators, innovation centers and universities along with chats with people who fund start-ups. Twice per month GLEQ Ambassador Fred Pieplow will host a Google Hangout. The live interview will be the first Thursday at 4:30 and the third Thursday at noon of most months. The interview will be recorded and posted on a video blog page dedicated to GLEQ. That way, people who cannot make the live call can see the call at their convenience.
Virtual
, MI
4/11/2013
6 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
Ask-the-Investors Roundtable
Welcome GLEQ Business Plan Competition participants and SE Michigan entrepreneurs! This event is designed to give you the opportunity to ask your questions about executive summaries and business plans. Find out what venture capital and angel investors are interested in seeing. What makes a compelling and fundable plan? How should you handle weaknesses in your business plan -- incomplete management team, competitive risks, etc.? A panel of venture capital and angel investors will field your questions and provide suggestions to help you build a better business plan. This is an informal event for you to meet investors one-on-one and get your individual questions answered. Panel includes: Remos Lenio, DWH; Michael Cole, Ann Arbor Angels; Joe Licavoli, SPARK Ann Arbor.
Maker Works
Ann Arbor, MI
4/8/2013
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Ask-the-Investors Roundtable
Welcome GLEQ Business Plan Competition participants and Detroit Metro entrepreneurs! This event is designed to give you the opportunity to ask your questions about executive summaries and business plans. Find out what venture capital and angel investors are interested in seeing. What makes a compelling and fundable plan? How should you handle weaknesses in your business plan -- incomplete management team, competitive risks, etc.? A panel of venture capital and angel investors will field your questions and provide suggestions to help you build a better business plan. Panel includes: Ken Kousky, BlueWater Angels; Jeff VanWinkle, Clark Hill; Carolyn Cassin, Michigan Women's Foundation.
Bizdom
Detoit, MI
3/26/2013
5 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
Crowdfunding workshop and Ask-the-Investors Roundtable
A two-part event including an expert panel answering all your questions about: 1 - "Crowdfunding litigation, strategies and its economic impact." 2 - "What do investors really want ... other than a return on their investment?" This event is very low on presentation and all about answering attendees' questions. You'll have an opportunity to network with the panelists both before and after the event. Panelists currently include: - Remos Lenio, DWH - Jack Ahrens, TGap Ventures - Joe Licavoli, Manager of Capital Programs, SPARK - Chris Seago, Bizdom Accelerator Leader
Macomb-OU INCubator
Sterling Heights, MI
1/9/2013
9:00 a.m.
to
11:00 a.m.
ACE'12 Sponsorship
ACE'12 Sponsorship Payment
Burton Manor
Livonia, MI
11/8/2012
5:00 p.m.
to
8:00 p.m.
Crowdfunding workshop and Ask-the-Investors Roundtable - Ann Arbor (Maker Works)
A two-part event including a workshop on Implementing a Crowdfunding Strategy and an opportunity to ask a panel of investors what they are interested in seeing when they look at ventures to invest in. What makes a compelling and fundable business plan?
Maker Works
Ann Arbor, MI
11/1/2012
5 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
Crowdfunding workshop and Ask-the-Investors Roundtable - East Lansing
A two-part event including a workshop on Implementing a Crowdfunding Strategy and an opportunity to ask a panel of investors what they are interested in seeing when they look at ventures to invest in. What makes a compelling and fundable business plan?
The Scene Metrospace
East Lansing, MI
10/30/2012
5 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
Crowdfunding workshop and Ask-the-Investors Roundtable - Detroit (Bizdom)
A two-part event including a workshop on Implementing a Crowdfunding Strategy and an opportunity to ask a panel of investors what they are interested in seeing when they look at ventures to invest in. What makes a compelling and fundable business plan? You'll get parking instructions on registration.
Bizdom
Detoit, MI
10/23/2012
5:00 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
CANCELLED -- Business Planning: An Introduction to Four Models (Grand Rapids)
This exclusive workshop (for GLEQ participants only) will introduce four business planning models: - Jim Horan's "One Page Business Plan" - Kaufman Foundation's "NewVenture Program" - "The Business Model Canvas" - Gino Wickman's "Entrepreneur Operating System" Participants will here 20 minute orientations to the models and will have an opportunity to ask presenters questions about the models, tools and processes.
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
10/16/2012
5:30 p.m.
to
8:00 p.m.
Business Planning: An Introduction to Four Models (Ypsilanti)
This exclusive workshop (for GLEQ participants only) will introduce four business planning models: - Jim Horan's "One Page Business Plan" - Kaufman Foundation's "NewVenture Program" - "The Business Model Canvas" - Gino Wickman's "Entrepreneur Operating System" Participants will here 20 minute orientations to the models and will have an opportunity to ask presenters questions about the models, tools and processes.
SPARK East - Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti, MI
4/2/2012
9:00 a.m.
to
3:00 p.m.
GLEQ Sponsorship
Virtual
, MI
1/31/2012
2:00 p.m.
to 1/23/2012
9:00 p.m.
ACE'12 Exhibitors
Register here to have an exhibit table at ACE'12
Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Ann Arbor, MI
1/31/2012
2:00 p.m.
to
8:00 p.m.
ACE'12 - January 31, 2012
Don't miss the GLEQ Awards and all the other opportunities to network and learn at the 12th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE'12). Find out all the information, review the agenda, and register at www.ace-event.org. Participants on teams in the GLEQ Business Plan Competition are invited to attend ACE'12 for free. Please send an e-mail to diane@gleq.org to be put on the GLEQ attendee list.
Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Ann Arbor, MI
1/19/2012
12:00 p.m.
to
12?30 p.m.
Sponsor ACE'13
ACE'13 - January 31, 2013, Livonia
Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Ann Arbor, MI
11/8/2011
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Ask-the-Investors Roundtable
Welcome GLEQ Business Plan Competition participants and Michigan entrepreneurs! This event is designed to give you the opportunity to ask your questions about executive summaries and business plans. Find out what venture capital and angel investors are interested in seeing. What makes a compelling and fundable plan? How should you handle weaknesses in your business plan -- incomplete management team, competitive risks, etc.? A panel of venture capital and angel investors will field your questions and provide suggestions to help you build a better business plan. This is an informal event for you to meet investors one-on-one and get your individual questions answered.
SPARK East - Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti, MI
11/8/2011
3 p.m.
to
5 p.m.
Financial Planning and Business Performance Tools
Entrepreneurs - this 90-minute seminar will help you develop your revenue model and learn the components of Cost of Goods Sold, how to budget for R&D and product development costs, how to add debt or equity financing to a financial model, and how your financial model stacks up against others in your industry. Presented by Rick Goldstein, president and CEO, GPX Software. Plan to stay after this seminar for the GLEQ Ask-the Investors Round Table.
SPARK East - Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti, MI
10/26/2011
4:00 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Boost Greater Lansing - Entrepreneurs
Boost Greater Lansing is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Lansing area event is being held at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing and sponsored by Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.; Leap Inc., Blue Water Angels and GLEQ. Boost events are pitch nights for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Wednesday, October 26, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). Everyone is welcome to attend. To pitch your idea, 1) register here and 2) send an e-mail to Miche@boostmichigan.org with the venture's name, your contact information and a two-sentence description of the business. If you are attending Boost Greater Lansing as an observer or service provider, simply register here.
Hannah Community Center
East Lansing, MI
10/26/2011
4:00 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Boost Greater Lansing - Observers and Service Providers
Boost Greater Lansing is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Lansing area event is being held at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing and sponsored by Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.; Leap Inc., Blue Water Angels and GLEQ. Boost events are pitch nights for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Wednesday, October 26, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). Everyone is welcome to attend. To pitch your idea, 1) register here and 2) send an e-mail to Miche@boostmichigan.org with the venture's name, your contact information and a two-sentence description of the business. If you are attending Boost Greater Lansing as an observer or service provider, simply register here.
Hannah Community Center
East Lansing, MI
8/11/2011
3:30
to
5:30
Tools and Practices for Entrepreneur Support Professionals
Would you like to meet, collaborate and learn from your fellow Entrepreneur Support Professionals. Here is your chance. You spend your time helping Entrepreneurs. We're here to help you.
Altarum Building
Ann Arbor, MI
6/15/2011
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Boost Northwest Michigan - Traverse City - Investor, Observer, Service Provider Registration
Boost Northwest Michigan in Traverse City is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Traverse City event is being hosted at Good Work Collective. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Wednesday, June 15, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
Good Work Collective
Traverse City, MI
6/15/2011
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Boost Northwest Michigan - Traverse City - Presenter Registration
Boost Northwest Michigan in Traverse City is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Traverse City event is being hosted at Good Work Collective. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Wednesday, June 15, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend. You must register here and send an e-mail to GLEQ with the name of your venture, a two-sentence description, and your base of operation (city) if you'd like to present your business. Please send your request to diane@gleq.org. You will receive confirmation that you have been scheduled to present, along with additional information to help you prepare.
Good Work Collective
Traverse City, MI
6/10/2011
9:30 a.m.
to
11:30 a.m.
Entrepreneur Connect - Boost Pitch Competition (Boost Too)
Sold Out.
MSU James B. Henry Center
Lansing, MI
6/9/2011
7:30 a.m.
to 6/10/2011
4 p.m.
Entrepreneur Connect 2011 - Two-Day Event Pass
Don't miss the inaugural Entrepreneur Connect 2011 coming up on June 9-10. This two-day event is your opportunity to connect with Michigan's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Meet MSU's most successful alums, Lansing-area entrepreneurs, and university students, faculty, researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs starting new ventures across the state. This event features competitions, education, networking and mentoring. Learn about alternative and non-dilutive funding, angel investing, LEAN Start Up techniques and more. The GLEQ Business Plan Competition Awards Celebration will be held at Entrepreneur Connect the evening of June 9. Additional information and detailed agenda at: www.EntrepreneurConnectMI.org
MSU James B. Henry Center
Lansing, MI
6/9/2011
5:00 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
Entrepreneur Connect 2011 - GLEQ Evening Awards Banquet Only
All are welcome to attend the GLEQ Awards Banquet at Entrepreneur Connect the evening of June 9, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Please register here if you will be attending the awards banquet only. Two-day Event Passes include the Awards Banquet. You do not need to register separately if you have a two-day Event Pass. The banquet and awards presentations will be held in the Atrium of the James B. Henry Center on the MSU campus in Lansing. The address is 3535 Forest, Lansing, MI. Please consider joining us for two full days of discussions, presentations, competitions, and networking -- and the gulf outing on Friday, June 10. Learn more about the agenda for the full two-day Entrepreneur Connect event and the Entrepreneur/Investor Golf Outing at www.EntrepreneurConnectMI.org The GLEQ Awards Banquet is free for GLEQ Business Plan Competition participants. Please select the Bill Me Later option if you are attending as a participant in the competition. No invoice will be sent.
MSU James B. Henry Center
Lansing, MI
6/9/2011
7:30 a.m.
to 6/10/2011
4 p.m.
Entrepreneur Connect 2011 - Two-Day Student Pass
Don't miss the inaugural Entrepreneur Connect 2011 coming up on June 9-10. This two-day event is your opportunity to connect with Michigan's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Meet MSU's most successful alums, Lansing-area entrepreneurs, and university students, faculty, researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs starting new ventures across the state. This event features competitions, education, networking and mentoring. Learn about alternative and non-dilutive funding, angel investing, LEAN Start Up techniques and more. The GLEQ Business Plan Competition Awards Celebration will be held at Entrepreneur Connect the evening of June 9. Additional information and detailed agenda at: www.EntrepreneurConnectMI.org
MSU James B. Henry Center
Lansing, MI
6/9/2011
7:30 a.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurs Connect 2011 - Exhibitor Table
Table top display space is sold out.
MSU James B. Henry Center
Lansing, MI
5/5/2011
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
ThumbBoost - Investor, Observer and Entrepreneur Service Provider Registration
ThumBoost is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Thumb area event is being hosted at ThumbWorks!, 3270 Wilson, Marlette, and sponsored by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Thumb Area Research & Innovation Center NETWORK, Thumb Area Partnership, and MI-SBTDC. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Thursday, May 5, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
ThumbWorks!
Marlette, MI
5/5/2011
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
ThumbBoost - Presenter (Entrepreneur) Registration
ThumBoost is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Thumb area event is being hosted at ThumbWorks!, 3270 Wilson, Marlette, and sponsored by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Thumb Area Research & Innovation Center NETWORK, Thumb Area Partnership, and MI-SBTDC. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Thursday, May 5, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend. If you'd like to present your business, send an e-mail request to diane@gleq.org. Include your company's name, location (city), contact information, and a two-sentence description of your business.
ThumbWorks!
Marlette, MI
3/24/2011
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Ask-the-Investors Roundtable
Welcome GLEQ Business Plan Competition participants! This event is designed to give you and other entrepreneurs the opportunity to ask your questions about executive summaries and business plans. Find out what venture capital and angel investors are interested in seeing. What makes a compelling and fundable plan? How should you handle weaknesses in your business plan -- incomplete management team, competitive risks, etc.? A panel of venture capital and angel investors will field your questions and provide suggestions to help you build a better business plan. This is an informal event for you to meet investors one-on-one and get your individual questions answered.
SPARK East - Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti, MI
3/9/2011
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Boost Mid-Michigan - Observer, Investor, Service Provider Registration
Boost Mid-Michigan returns to Flint as one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Flint event is being hosted at the University of Michigan - Flint and presented by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Leap Inc., MidMichigan Innovation Center and MI-SBTDC. University and local sponsors include Davenport University, CMU Research Corp., Kettering University TechWorks, Saginaw Valley State University, Mid-Michigan Innovation Team, and Northwood University. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Wednesday, March 9, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
U of M - Flint, University Center Bldg, Mich Room A
Flint, MI
3/9/2011
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Boost Mid-Michigan - Presenter Registration
Boost Mid-Michigan returns to Flint as one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Flint event is being hosted at the University of Michigan - Flint and presented by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Leap Inc., MidMichigan Innovation Center and MI-SBTDC. University and local sponsors include Davenport University, CMU Research Corp., Kettering University TechWorks, Saginaw Valley State University, Mid-Michigan Innovation Team, and Northwood University. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Wednesday, March 9, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
U of M - Flint, University Center Bldg, Mich Room A
Flint, MI
1/12/2011
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Boost Mid-Michigan - Entrepreneur Presenter Registration
Boost Mid-Michigan returns to Midland as one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Midland event is being hosted at the Sloan Family Building on the Northwood University campus and presented by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Leap Inc., Jumpstart, MidMichigan Innovation Center and MI-SBTDC. University and local sponsors include Davenport University, CMU Research Corp., University of Michigan - Flint Launch, Kettering University TechWorks, Saginaw Valley State University, Mid-Michigan Innovation Team, and Prima Civitas Foundation. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Wednesday, January 12, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
Northwood University
Midland, MI
1/12/2011
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Boost Mid-Michigan - Observer, Investor, Service Provider Registration
Boost Mid-Michigan returns to Midland as one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Midland event is being hosted at the Sloan Family Building on the Northwood University campus and presented by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Leap Inc., Jumpstart, MidMichigan Innovation Center and MI-SBTDC. University and local sponsors include Davenport University, CMU Research Corp., University of Michigan - Flint Launch, Kettering University TechWorks, Saginaw Valley State University, Mid-Michigan Innovation Team, and Prima Civitas Foundation. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Wednesday, January 12, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
Northwood University
Midland, MI
12/15/2010
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Boost Greater Lansing - Observer/Service Provider Registration
Boost Greater Lansing is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Lansing area event is being hosted at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing and sponsored by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Leap Inc., Jumpstart, and MI-SBTDC. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Wednesday, December 15, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
Hannah Community Center
East Lansing, MI
12/15/2010
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Boost Greater Lansing - Entrepreneur Presenter Registration
Boost Greater Lansing is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Lansing area event is being hosted at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing and sponsored by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Leap Inc., Jumpstart, and MI-SBTDC. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Wednesday, December 15, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
Hannah Community Center
East Lansing, MI
12/2/2010
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Ask-the-Investors Roundtable
Welcome GLEQ Business Plan Competition participants! This event is designed to give you and other entrepreneurs the opportunity to ask your questions about executive summaries and business plans. Find out what venture capital and angel investors are interested in seeing. What makes a compelling and fundable plan? How should you handle weaknesses in your business plan -- incomplete management team, competitive risks, etc.? A panel of venture capital and angel investors will field your questions and provide suggestions to help you build a better business plan. This is an informal event for you to meet investors one-on-one and get your individual questions answered.
SPARK East - Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti, MI
11/30/2010
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Ask-the-Investors Roundtable
Welcome GLEQ Business Plan Competition participants! This event is designed to give you and other entrepreneurs the opportunity to ask your questions about executive summaries and business plans. Find out what venture capital and angel investors are interested in seeing. What makes a compelling and fundable plan? How should you handle weaknesses in your business plan -- incomplete management team, competitive risks, etc.? A panel of venture capital and angel investors will field your questions and provide suggestions to help you build a better business plan. This is an informal event for you to meet investors one-on-one and get your individual questions answered.
Opera House
Howell, MI
11/13/2010
10:00 a.m.
to
12:00 p.m.
Collegiate Boost - Presenter Registration
Collegiate Boost is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state - this one with a focus on student and faculty entrepreneurs. This Lansing-based event is being hosted at and sponsored by the East Lansing Technology Innovation Center (TIC) at 325 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan. The program is presented and sponsored by the Moving Ideas to Market Initative (EnGen and Jumpstart teams), GLEQ, Michigan State University, Northwood University. Boost events are a pre-pitch practice event for entrepreneurs interested in learning about the process of getting in front of investors including angel and venture capital investors in Michigan. On Saturday, November 13, up to twenty lucky entrepreneurs will present two-minute pitches and compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual Board of Directors lunch that same day from noon-1 p.m. (following the competition) at the TIC. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you'd like to present, register here and send an e-mail to GLEQ with the name of your venture, a two-sentence description, and your base of operation (city or university). Please send your request to diane@gleq.org. You will receive confirmation that you have been scheduled to present, along with additional information to help you prepare.
TIC East Lansing
East Lansing, MI
11/13/2010
10:00 a.m.
to
12:00 p.m.
Collegiate Boost - Observer, Entrepreneur Support Professional, Investor Registration
Collegiate Boost is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state - this one with a focus on student and faculty entrepreneurs. This Lansing-based event is being hosted at and sponsored by the East Lansing Technology Innovation Center (TIC) at 325 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan. The program is presented and sponsored by the Moving Ideas to Market Initative (EnGen and Jumpstart teams), GLEQ, Michigan State University, and Northwood University. Boost events are a pre-pitch practice event for entrepreneurs interested in learning about the process of getting in front of investors including angel and venture capital investors in Michigan. On Saturday, November 13, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual Board of Directors lunch that same day from noon-1 p.m. (following the competition) at the TIC. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you'd like to present, register here and send an e-mail to GLEQ with the name of your venture, a two-sentence description, and your base of operation (city or university). Please send your request to diane@gleq.org. You will receive confirmation that you have been scheduled to present, along with additional information to help you prepare.
TIC East Lansing
East Lansing, MI
10/21/2010
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Boost Northwest Michigan - Traverse City - Observer/Service Provider Registration
Boost Northwest Michigan at Fire Fly in Traverse City is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Traverse City event is being hosted at Fire Fly, 310 Cass Street, and sponsored by the Rehmann Group, TraverseLegal, The Village, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, GLEQ, and Jumpstart. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Thursday, October 21, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition) at Fire Fly. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Fire Fly
Traverse City, MI
10/12/2010
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
ThumbBoost - Observer/Service Provider Registration
ThumBoost is one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Thumb area event is being hosted at ThumbWorks!, 3270 Wilson, Marlette, and sponsored by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Thumb Area Research & Innovation Center NETWORK, Thumb Area Partnership, and MI-SBTDC. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Tuesday, October 12, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
ThumbWorks!
Marlette, MI
9/13/2010
to 2/28/2011
Cantillon On-Line Entrepreneurial Course: Growing Sales
As an added bonus for Savvy Entrepreneur Series and GLEQ Business Plan Competition participants --you are invited to purchase the Growing Sales module of the Cantillon eCourse for Technology Entrepreneurs. This is one module out of the ten available in the complete program. The Cantillon course is a proven educational resource being offered as supplement to the information you're gathering through the Savvy Entrepreneur Series. This program is highly recommended by GLEQ. Several of our winners have used this course to further their understanding of business growth and development. The first FIVE participants to register will receive a special discount at the completion of the module. Growing Sales is based on the Sandler Sales model and taught by Joe Marr, a successful sales coach and trainer. The two-and-a-half hour online course includes 8 topics, including Overcoming free consulting in the sales process; making a compelling 30 second pitch; establishing an upfront contract; managing the sales pipeline and developing the discipline and habits of effective sales. If you're familiar with Sandler Sales Training, you know having this effective program at this special rate is an exceptional opportunity. After registering for this program, you'll receive an e-mail with log-in information. Also Note: Information on and registration for the Savvy Entrepreneur Series is available at www.mitgreatlakes.org. Sessions are planned for October 12, November 9, February 8, April 12, and May 17. Registration for the GLEQ Business Plan Competition is available through this website. Select the Participants tab and register using the drop-down menu. (Register by November 1, 2010) Registration for the TiECon Business Plan Competition is available at www.tieconmidwest.org/business-plan-competition.html (Register by October 11, 2010) ***Click on the event title above for additional information about Cantillon***
Virtual
, MI
7/1/2010
4:30 p.m.
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7:30 p.m.
Boost Mid-Michigan Clare - Presenter (Entrepreneur) Registration
***Event Postponed from May 3. New Date to Be Announced in June.*** Boost Mid-Michigan in Clare as one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Clare event is being presented by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Leap Inc., MidMichigan Innovation Center and MI-SBTDC with University and local sponsors. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Tuesday, May 3, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7:30-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
Mid Michigan Community College
Harrison, MI
7/1/2010
4:30 p.m.
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7:30 p.m.
Boost Mid-Michigan Clare - Investor, Observer, Entrepreneurial Service Provider Registration
***Event Postponed. New Date to be Announced in June.*** Boost Mid-Michigan in Clare as one of a continuing series of "Boost" events being hosted around the state. The Clare event is being presented by GLEQ, Blue Water Angels, Leap Inc., MidMichigan Innovation Center and MI-SBTDC with University and local sponsors. Boost events are a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Tuesday, May 3, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7:30-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend.
Mid Michigan Community College
Harrison, MI
6/16/2010
4 p.m.
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7 p.m.
Detroit Pre-Pitch Competition - Register to Watch Presentations
Investment Pitchers' Power Drive - Detroit Pre-Pitch Competition gives twenty entrepreneurs the opportunity to practice their two-minute investor pitches in front of an audience of entrepreneurial support professionals and investors and a panel of experts. The top two teams win a dinner with the experts from the panel immediately following the pitch presentations (dinner 7-9 p.m.) Register here to attend the event and watch the presentations. Pre-Pitch Competitions are scheduled for May 25, 4-7 p.m., in the Lear Auditorium at Lawrence Technological University and June 16, 4-7 p.m., at the Detroit Regional Chamber in downtown Detroit.
Detroit Regional Chamber
Detroit, MI
6/16/2010
4 p.m.
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7 p.m.
Detroit Pre-Pitch Competition - Register to Present Your Venture
Investment Pitchers' Power Drive - Detroit Pre-Pitch Competition gives twenty entrepreneurs the opportunity to practice their two-minute investor pitches in front of an audience of entrepreneurial support professionals and investors and a panel of experts. The top two teams win a dinner with the experts from the panel immediately following the pitch presentations (dinner 7-9 p.m.). Register here to present your venture at the event. Pre-Pitch Competitions are scheduled for May 25, 4-7 p.m., in the Lear Auditorium at Lawrence Technological University and June 16, 4-7 p.m., at the Detroit Regional Chamber in downtown Detroit.
Detroit Regional Chamber
Detroit, MI
6/10/2010
10:00 a.m.
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GLEQ Golf Scramble - June 10
Thursday, June 10...Enjoy a fun and challenging day of golf with GLEQ technology entrepreneurs, business coaches and judges, along with investors from the Michigan Venture Capital Association and members of MIT enterprise Forum at the award-winning Forest Akers Golf Course on the Michigan State University campus. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Forest Akers Golf Course is located at 3535 Forrest Road and is part of the University Club and James B. Henry Center complex. The GLEQ Awards Event will be held in the University Club dining room.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
6/10/2010
4:30 p.m.
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8:00 p.m.
GLEQ Awards Event - June 10
Thursday, June 10...Register here for the Awards Event if you're a participant in the GLEQ Business Plan Competition or one of our Coaches or Ambassadors. Members of your team and one guest per team member are also welcome to attend at no charge. The event will feature the presentation of the $100,000 SmartZone Award, MEDC Bio Awards up to $40,000, Automation Alley Innovation Award for Advanced Manufacturing, and awards up to $25,000 in the Emerging Company category and up to $5,000 in the New Business Idea category. A total of $250,000 in awards will be announced. The event will take place at the MSU University Club at 3535 Forest Road on the MSU campus in Lansing. The opening reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the Awards Event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Please consider arriving early to watch the Boost Mid-Michigan pitch presentations from 1-2:30 p.m. and the Emerging Company and SmartZone Award pitch practice session from 3-4:30 p.m.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
6/10/2010
4:30 p.m.
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8:00 p.m.
GLEQ Awards Event - June 10
Thursday, June 10...Please register here for the Awards Event if you're not currently a participant, coach, judge or ambassador for the GLEQ Business Plan Competition. We appreciate your interest in the event and your support of Michigan's entrpreneurs. The event will feature the presentation of the $100,000 SmartZone Award, MEDC Bio Awards up to $40,000, Automation Alley Innovation Award for Advanced Manufacturing, and awards up to $25,000 in the Emerging Company category and up to $5,000 in the New Business Idea category. A total of $250,000 in awards will be announced. The event will take place at the MSU University Club at 3535 Forest Road on the MSU campus in Lansing. The opening reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the Awards Event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Please consider arriving early to watch the Boost Mid-Michigan pitch presentations from 1-2:30 p.m. and the Emerging Company and SmartZone Award pitch practice session from 3-4:30 p.m.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
5/25/2010
4 p.m.
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7 p.m.
Detroit Pre-Pitch Competition - Register to Present Your Venture
Investment Pitchers' Power Drive - Detroit Pre-Pitch Competition gives twenty entrepreneurs the opportunity to practice their two-minute investor pitches in front of an audience of entrepreneurial support professionals and investors and a panel of experts. The top two teams win a dinner with the experts from the panel immediately following the pitch presentations (dinner 7-9 p.m.) Register here to present your venture at the event. Pre-Pitch Competitions are scheduled for May 25, 4-7 p.m., in the Lear Auditorium at Lawrence Technological University and June 16, 4-7 p.m., at the Detroit Regional Chamber in downtown Detroit.
Lawrence Tech University - Lear Auditorium
Southfield, MI
5/25/2010
4 p.m.
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7 p.m.
Detroit Pre-Pitch Competition - Register to Watch Presentations
Investment Pitchers' Power Drive - Detroit Pre-Pitch Competition gives twenty entrepreneurs the opportunity to practice their two-minute investor pitches in front of an audience of entrepreneurial support professionals and investors and a panel of experts. The top two teams win a dinner with the experts from the panel immediately following the pitch presentations. Register here to attend the event and watch the presentations. Pre-Pitch Competitions are scheduled for May 25, 4-7 p.m., in the Lear Auditorium at Lawrence Technological University and June 16, 4-7 p.m., at the Detroit Regional Chamber in downtown Detroit.
Lawrence Tech University - Lear Auditorium
Southfield, MI
4/29/2010
12:30 p.m.
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5 p.m.
Courting an Investor: Designing a Seductive Business Narrative
Courtesy of a WIRED grant through the Detroit Regional Chamber entrepreneurs interested in working on their pitch can participate in this workshop to gain essential knowledge of what a solid pitch includes and hone their own pitch so investors want to know more. Automation Alley, Atrium Room, 2675 Bellingham, Troy - 12:30 to 5 p.m., April 29.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
4/28/2010
5:30 p.m.
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8 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series
The 2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The April topic in Midland is "Managing Cash Flow" Learn how to determine a self-sustained growth rate without taking on additional investment. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 four days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through April; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
SES - MMIC Midland
Midland, MI
4/28/2010
5:30 p.m.
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8 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series
The 2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The April topic in Ann Arbor is "Managing Cash Flow" Learn how to determine a self-sustained growth rate without taking on additional investment. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 four days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through April; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
SES - Menlo Innovations
Ann Arbor, MI
4/28/2010
5:30 p.m.
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8 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series
The 2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The April topic in Houghton is "Managing Cash Flow" Learn how to determine a self-sustained growth rate without taking on additional investment. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 four days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through April; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
Michigan Tech and Keweenaw Econ Dev Alliance
Houghton, MI
4/19/2010
5 p.m.
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7 p.m.
Ask-The-Investors Roundtable
This GLEQ-participants-only event is also open in this phase (courtesy of a WIRED grant through the Detroit Regional Chamber) to entrepreneurs interested in working on their pitch. This event gives business plan competition participants and other entrepreneurs the opportunity to ask their questions. A panel of venture capital and angel investors field the questions and provide suggestions to help entrepreneurs build a better business plan and a better pitch. This is an informal event for entrepreneurs to meet investors one-on-one and get their individual questions answered.
Detroit Regional Chamber
Detroit, MI
4/14/2010
5 p.m.
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7 p.m.
Ask-The-Investors Roundtable
GLEQ Participants ask questions about their business plans and get answers from venture capital and angel investors.
Opera House
Howell, MI
4/12/2010
5 p.m.
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7 p.m.
Ask-The-Investors Roundtable
This GLEQ-participants-only event is also open in this phase (courtesy of a WIRED grant through the Detroit Regional Chamber) to entrepreneurs interested in working on their pitch. This event gives business plan competition participants and other entrepreneurs the opportunity to ask their questions. A panel of venture capital and angel investors field the questions and provide suggestions to help entrepreneurs build a better business plan and a better pitch. This is an informal event for entrepreneurs to meet investors one-on-one and get their individual questions answered.
Lawrence Tech University
Southfield, MI
3/25/2010
4:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m.
Boost Mid-Michigan - MSU Lansing
Boost Mid-Michigan on the MSU campus in Lansing is one of several "Boost" events being planned around the state. The Lansing event is being hosted at the MSU Union. Boost Mid-Michigan is a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Thursday, March 25, up to twenty lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel of six as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend. You must register here and send an e-mail to GLEQ with the name of your venture, a two-sentence description, and your base of operation (city) if you'd like to present your business. Please send your request to diane@gleq.org.
MSU Union
East Lansing, MI
3/24/2010
5:30 p.m.
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8 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series
The 2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The March topic in Houghton is "Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor." Learn what angel investors look for in a promising venture, including rate of return and risk mitigation. Learn how to position your venture to attract an outside investor. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through April; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
Michigan Tech and Keweenaw Econ Dev Alliance
Houghton, MI
3/24/2010
5:30 p.m.
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8 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series
The 2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The March topic in Midland is "Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor." Learn what angel investors look for in a promising venture, including rate of return and risk mitigation. Learn how to position your venture to attract an outside investor. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through April; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
SES - MMIC Midland
Midland, MI
3/24/2010
5:30 p.m.
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8 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series
The 2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The March topic in Ann Arbor, Houghton and Midland is "Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor." Learn what angel investors look for in a promising venture, including rate of return and risk mitigation. Learn how to position your venture to be attractive to an outside investor. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through April; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
SES - Menlo Innovations
Ann Arbor, MI
2/25/2010
4:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m.
Boost Mid-Michigan - Midland
Boost Mid-Michigan in Midland is one of several "Boost" events being planned around the state. The Midland event is being hosted at Northwood University. Boost Mid-Michigan is a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Thursday, February 25, 2010, 20 lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel of six as well as an audience of entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend. You must register here and send an e-mail to GLEQ with the name of your venture, a two-sentence description, and your base of operation (city) if you'd like to present your business. Please send your request to diane@gleq.org.
Northwood University
Midland, MI
2/24/2010
5:30 p.m.
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8 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The February topic in Mid-Michigan is attracting, retaining, and growing a winning team. Start up companies with limited resources can't afford Fortune 500 pay packages. Learn how to attract and retain the talent you need during the early stages of your business. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through April; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
Mid-Michigan Innovation Center and SVSU
Midland, MI
2/24/2010
5:30 p.m.
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8 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The February topic in Houghton is attracting, retaining, and growing a winning team. Start up companies with limited resources can't afford Fortune 500 pay packages. Learn how to attract and retain the talent you need during the early stages of your business. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through April; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
Michigan Tech and Keweenaw Econ Dev Alliance
Houghton, MI
1/14/2010
4:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m.
Boost Mid-Michigan
Boost Mid-Michigan in East Lansing is one of several "Boost" events being planned around the state. Boost Mid-Michigan is a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels or other Angel Investor events in Michigan. On Thursday, January 14, 2010, 20 lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel of six as well as an audience of 50 entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters will win a virtual board dinner that same evening from 7-9 p.m. (following the competition). Everyone is welcome to attend. You must register here and send an e-mail GLEQ if you'd like to present your business. Please send your request to diane@gleq.org.
TIC East Lansing
East Lansing, MI
12/2/2009
6:00 p.m.
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9:00 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - Mid-Michigan - Student Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The December topic at the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center is Intellectual Property -- how to protect your precious IP without bankrupting your fledgling enterprise and how to navigate the dreaded NDA with prospective customers and partners. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through next spring; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
SES - MMIC Midland
Midland, MI
12/2/2009
6:00 p.m.
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9:00 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - Houghton Location - Student Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The December topic at University of Michigan, the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center and SVSU, and Michigan Tech and Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance is Intellectual Property. Learn to protect this precious asset and how to negotiate NDAs and other agreements. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through next spring; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
Michigan Tech and Keweenaw Econ Dev Alliance
Houghton, MI
12/2/2009
6:00 p.m.
to
9:00 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - Houghton Location - General Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The December topic at University of Michigan, the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center and SVSU, and Michigan Tech and Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance is Intellectual Property. Learn how to protect this precious asset and how to negotiate NDAs and related documents. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through next spring; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
Michigan Tech and Keweenaw Econ Dev Alliance
Houghton, MI
12/2/2009
6:00 p.m.
to
9:00 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - University of Michigan - General Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The December topic at Center for Entrepreneurship is how to protect your precious IP without bankrupting your fledgling enterprise and how to navigate the dreaded NDA with prospective customers and partners. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through next spring; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
SES - Menlo Innovations
Ann Arbor, MI
12/2/2009
6:00 p.m.
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9:00 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - University of Michigan - Student Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The December topic at the Center for Entrepreneurship is Intellectual Property -- how to protect your precious IP without bankrupting your fledgling enterprise and how to navigate the dreaded NDA with prospective customers and partners. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through next spring; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
SES - Menlo Innovations
Ann Arbor, MI
11/30/2009
5:30 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - TechTown - General Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The November topic at TechTown is Intellectual Property -- how to protect your precious IP without bankrupting your fledgling enterprise and how to navigate the dreaded NDA with prospective customers and partners. Moderator: Ann C. DiSante, Director, Technology Transfer Office, Wayne State University. DiSante (MBA and MS, University of Michigan). Panelists: • Terry Cross, Founder, Windward Associates, LLC. Cross has been an Angel investor and businessman for more than 40 years. • William Abbatt, Attorney, Brooks Kushman. Abbatt's intellectual property practice includes patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, plus enforcement, transactional work and licensing. • Carl Meyering, MBE, is the Chairman and CEO of The Meyering Corporation, which assists startups and public and private firms in obtaining financing capital, specializing in licensing and evaluating patents and new inventions. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through next spring; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
SES - TechTown
Detroit, MI
11/30/2009
5:30 p.m.
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7:30 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - TechTown - Student Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The November topic at TechTown is Intellectual Property -- how to protect your precious IP without bankrupting your fledgling enterprise and how to navigate the dreaded NDA with prospective customers and partners. Moderator: Ann C. DiSante, Director, Technology Transfer Office, Wayne State University. DiSante (MBA and MS, University of Michigan) Panel includes: • Terry Cross, Founder, Windward Associates, LLC. Cross has been an Angel investor and businessman for more than 40 years. • William Abbatt, Attorney, Brooks Kushman. Abbatt's intellectual property practice includes patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, plus enforcement, transactional work and licensing. • Carl Meyering, MBE, is the Chairman and CEO of The Meyering Corporation, which assists startups and public and private firms in obtaining financing capital, specializing in licensing and evaluating patents and new inventions. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. Register for this event online at http://gleq.org. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through next spring; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
SES - TechTown
Detroit, MI
10/15/2009
5:00 p.m.
to
9:00 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - Grand Rapids - Student Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The October topic is Best Practices in Intellectual Property Protection. Co-produced locally by the West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative, Grand Angels, MIT Enterprise Forum and Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest.
SES - Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI
10/15/2009
5:00 p.m.
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9:00 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - Grand Rapids - General Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The October topic is Best Practices in Intellectual Property Protection. Co-produced locally by the West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative, Grand Angels, MIT Enterprise Forum and Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest.
SES - Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI
10/14/2009
5:30 p.m.
to
9:30 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - Kettering University - General Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The October topic at Kettering is Sales. Selling is hard, but everyone has to do it. Learn the anatomy of the first sale, how to position your service and product in the market, understanding the competitive landscape, and how to negotiate and close a deal.
SES - Kettering University
Flint, MI
10/14/2009
5:30 p.m.
to
9:30 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - Kettering University - Student Registration
The 2009-2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The October topic at Kettering is Sales. Selling is hard, but everyone has to do it. Learn the anatomy of the first sale, how to position your service and product in the market, understanding the competitive landscape, and how to negotiate and close a deal.
SES - Kettering University
Flint, MI
9/10/2009
4:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Boost Mid-Michigan
Boost Mid-Michigan is one of several "Boost" events being planned around the state. Boost Mid-Michigan is a pre-pitch night for entrepreneurs interested in getting in front of investors at the Blue Water Angels events in the last quarter of 2009. On Thursday, September 10, 25 lucky participants will compete for the votes of an expert panel of 6 as well as an audience of 50 entrepreneur support professionals (ESPs). The top two vote getters win a virtual board dinner that evening from 7-9 p.m. after the competition with the expert panel.
Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, MI
9/3/2009
9:00 a.m.
to
11:00 a.m.
Community Conversation: Entrepreneurship in Michigan
GLEQ is supporting the efforts of Michigan's Defining Moment Public Engagement Campaign with Community Conversations on the future of entrepreneurship. All members of the entrepreneurial community (entrepreneurs, educators, investors, support organizations, policy leaders, economic developers, business owners and taxpayers) are encouraged to participate and contribute their thoughts and opinions. We'll be developing a pragmatic, solutions-oriented agenda to guide state and local leaders.
Altarum Building
Ann Arbor, MI
9/2/2009
9:00 a.m.
to
11:00 a.m.
Community Conversation: Entrepreneurship in Michigan
GLEQ is supporting the efforts of Michigan's Defining Moment Public Engagement Campaign with Community Conversations on the future of entrepreneurship. All members of the entrepreneurial community (entrepreneurs, educators, investors, support organizations, policy leaders, economic developers, business owners and taxpayers) are encouraged to participate and contribute their thoughts and opinions. We'll be developing a pragmatic, solutions-oriented agenda to guide state and local leaders.
Midland - Valley Plaza Resort
Midland, MI
7/22/2009
5:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Community Conversation: Entrepreneurship in Michigan
GLEQ is supporting the efforts of Michigan's Defining Moment Public Engagement Campaign with three Community Conversations on the future of entrepreneurship. All members of the entrepreneurial community (entrepreneurs, educators, investors, support organizations, policy leaders, economic developers, business owners and taxpayers) are encouraged to participate and contribute their thoughts and opinions. We'll be developing a pragmatic, solutions-oriented agenda to guide state and local leaders.
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI
7/2/2009
8:00 a.m.
to
10:00 a.m.
Community Conversation: Entrepreneurship in Michigan
GLEQ is supporting the efforts of Michigan's Defining Moment Public Engagement Campaign with three Community Conversations on the future of entrepreneurship. All members of the entrepreneurial community (entrepreneurs, educators, investors, support organizations, policy leaders, economic developers, business owners and taxpayers) are encouraged to participate and contribute their thoughts and opinions. We'll be developing a pragmatic, solutions-oriented agenda to guide state and local leaders.
MITC Building
Ann Arbor, MI
7/1/2009
5:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Community Conversation: Entrepreneurship in Michigan
GLEQ is supporting the efforts of Michigan's Defining Moment Public Engagement Campaign with three Community Conversations on the future of entrepreneurship. All members of the entrepreneurial community (entrepreneurs, educators, investors, support organizations, policy leaders, economic developers, business owners and taxpayers) are encouraged to participate and contribute their thoughts and opinions. We'll be developing a pragmatic, solutions-oriented agenda to guide state and local leaders.
Southwest Michigan Innovation Center
Kalamazoo, MI
6/30/2009
2:30 p.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
Community Conversation: Entrepreneurship in Michigan
GLEQ is supporting the efforts of Michigan's Defining Moment Public Engagement Campaign with three Community Conversations on the future of entrepreneurship. All members of the entrepreneurial community (entrepreneurs, educators, investors, support organizations, policy leaders, economic developers, business owners and taxpayers) are encouraged to participate and contribute their thoughts and opinions. We'll be developing a pragmatic, solutions-oriented agenda to guide state and local leaders.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
6/10/2009
10 a.m.
to
3 p.m.
GLEQ Entrepreneur Golf Outing - GLEQ Business Plan Competition Teams (Price includes GLEQ Awards Event)
Thursday, June 10...Enjoy a fun and challenging day of golf with GLEQ technology entrepreneurs, business coaches, and judges, along with investors from the Michigan Venture Capital Association and members of MIT Enterprise Forum at the award-winning Forest Akers Golf Course on the Michigan State University campus. Not familiar with Forest Akers? It ranks as one of the best collegiate facilities in the country...
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
6/10/2009
10 a.m.
to
3 p.m.
GLEQ Entrepreneur-Investor Golf Outing - GLEQ Judges & Coaches, MVCA Members, MIT EF, Automation Alley, NEF, Entrepreneurs and supporters (Price includes GLEQ Awards Event)
Thursday, June 10...Enjoy a fun and challenging day of golf with GLEQ technology entrepreneurs, business coaches, and judges, along with Michigan Venture Capital Association investors and MIT Enterprise Forum members at the award-winning Forest Akers Golf Course on the Michigan State University campus. Not familiar with Forest Akers? It ranks as one of the best collegiate facilities in the country...
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
6/10/2009
10 a.m.
to
3 p.m.
GLEQ Entrepreneur Golf Outing - Entrepreneurial Community Supporters (Price includes GLEQ Awards Event)
Thursday, June 10...Enjoy a fun and challenging day of golf with GLEQ’s technology entrepreneurs, investors, coaches and support community at the award-winning Forest Akers Golf Course on the Michigan State University campus. Not familiar with Forest Akers? It ranks as one of the best collegiate facilities in the country...
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
6/10/2009
3 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
GLEQ Awards Event - GLEQ Competition Teams (Evening event without golf)
GLEQ Business Plan Competition Team Members -- Register here for the Awards Event. A member of your team must be present for your company to win an award. The event address is 3535 Forest Road on the MSU campus. This is the same location as the golf outing. Come early and enjoy golf or arrive just in time for the workshops and panel discussions at 3 p.m. -- as long as you're present for the award presentations at 6 p.m.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
6/10/2009
3 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
GLEQ Awards Event - (GLEQ Event Workshops, Reception and Awards - No Golf)
Whether you’re coming off the golf course or driving in from around the state – you won’t want to miss the GLEQ Awards Event on June 10. The event is located at 3535 Forest Road, MSU campus. Arrive early for the afternoon workshop presentations at 3 p.m., the welcoming reception at 5 p.m., or come just in time for the main event at 6 p.m. featuring elevator pitches and GLEQ Business Plan award announcements -- including the $100,000 SmartZone Award. All activities will take place at the University Club and Henry B. Center on the MSU campus.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
5/4/2009
9 a.m.
to
11 a.m.
Intellectual Property Roundtable
Learn from expert attorneys the things you must know to protect your Intellectual Property. Bring your questions about patents, copyrights, and ownership rights. Develop a strategy for protecting your IP and maximizing IP assets.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
4/28/2009
9 a.m.
to
11 a.m.
Intellectual Property Roundtable
Learn from expert attorneys the things you must know to protect your Intellectual Property. Bring your questions about patents, copyrights, and ownership rights. Develop a strategy for protecting your IP and maximizing IP assets.
Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce
Ann Arbor, MI
4/24/2009
8:00 a.m.
to
12:15 p.m.
FastTrac® - Listening to Your Business Workshop™
Listening to Your Business is a four-hour workshop for entrepreneurs to focus on and develop a high level picture of and direction for their businesses. Participants define a three-year vision and identify transition steps. The cost is $65, with Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce members receiving a $15 rebate at the door.
Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce
Brighton, MI
4/20/2009
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Advanced Topics of Entrepreneurial Leadership
Join monthly face-to-face conversations with Suboski and Company to gain an in-depth understanding of the distinctions and concepts of entrepreneurial leadership. Sign up for all 10 conversations for $100; or one for $25.
MI-SBTDC - Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti, MI
4/20/2009
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Advanced Topics of Entrepreneurial Leadership
Join monthly face-to-face conversations with Suboski and Company to gain an in-depth understanding of the distinctions and concepts of entrepreneurial leadership. Sign up for all 10 conversations for $100; or one for $25.
MI-SBTDC - Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti, MI
3/24/2009
5:30 p.m.
to
8:00 p.m.
Savvy Entrepreneur Series - Houghton Location - General Registration
The 2010 Savvy Entrepreneur Series is produced and hosted by a number of the state's leading innovation accelerators and research institutions. The series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate and master to reach success. The event series is five sessions in total and runs monthly from September through April. The March topic at University of Michigan, the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center and SVSU, and Michigan Tech and Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance is Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor. Learn what angel investors look for in their investments, including rate of return and risk mitigation. This is an opportunity to learn how to position your venture to attract investors. Cost: $40 at the door, $30 4 days in advance online, $10 at door for students, and $5 4 days in advance on line. Option for full 5 workshop series at $100 online. The Savvy Entrepreneur Series runs through next spring; more information is at http://www.mitgreatlakes.org under events.
Michigan Tech and Keweenaw Econ Dev Alliance
Houghton, MI
3/20/2009
8:15 a.m.
to
1:15 p.m.
FastTrac® - Listening to Your Business Workshop™
Listening to Your Business is a four-hour workshop for entrepreneurs to focus on and develop a high level picture of and direction for their businesses. Participants define a three-year vision and identify transition steps.
Traverse City LTYB
Traverse City, MI
12/8/2008
8:00 a.m.
to
12:00 p.m.
FastTrac® - Listening to Your Business Workshop™
Listening to Your Business is a four-hour workshop for entrepreneurs to focus on and develop a high level picture of and direction for their businesses. Participants define a three-year vision and identify transition steps.
Altarum Building
Ann Arbor, MI
11/21/2008
3:00 p.m.
to
4:00 p.m.
Bringing Smart Products to Market
Gauri Nanda, founder, Nanda Home, Inc. works in design and engineering. She is a graduate of U-M and MIT. Gauri has worked for Apple Computer. After receiving her master's degree she founded Nanda, a company dedicated to bringing new intriguing products to market. Nanda's first product, Clocky, the alarm clock that runs away was launched in 2006. For info: 734-763-1021.
U-M North Campus - Stamps Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
11/19/2008
6 p.m.
to
10 p.m.
WMSTI 5-Year Celebration
West Michigan Science & Technology celebrates five years of success in supporting the ventures advancing innovation and commercializing science and technology. Details: JW Marriott, 235 Louis St., NW, Grand Rapids – www.wmsti.org
JW Marriott
Grand Rapids, MI
11/18/2008
8 a.m.
to 11/19/2008
6 p.m.
4th Annual MichBio Expo
Two-day conference with exhibits. Program includes, Biosciences Summit, CEO Dinner Forum, and workshops on Outsourcing R&D, Emerging Business Issues, and Joining the Medical Device Supply Chain, Future Trends presentation, and more. Details: Rock Financial Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi – www.michbio.org
Rock Financial Showplace
Novi, MI
11/14/2008
3:00 p.m.
to
4:00 p.m.
The Map of Innovation
Join Kevin O'Connor author of the acclaimed book, "The Map of Innovation: Creating Something out of Nothing." Kevin is co-founder and formerly CEO and chairman of DoubleClick, Inc. from 1996 - 2001. Today he sits on a number of private company boards including, 9 Star, Travidia, FoundValue and procore. His venture firm, O'Connor Ventures, provides seed capital to start-up companies. For info: 734-763-1021.
U-M North Campus - Stamps Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
11/7/2008
3:00 p.m.
to
4:00 p.m.
Medical Innovations: Solutions that Make a Real Difference
The healthcare industry is undergoing dramatic change and challenges. To address these challenges and related opportunities for innovative solutions that make a real difference, U-M has created the Medical Innovation Center, a unique partnership among the U-M's prestigious schools and colleges. Learn about the Medical Innovation Center at this program. For info: 734-763-1021.
U-M North Campus - Stamps Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
11/3/2008
8:00 a.m.
to
12:00 p.m.
FastTrac® - Listening to Your Business Workshop™
Listening to Your Business is a four-hour workshop for entrepreneurs to focus on and develop a high level picture of and direction for their businesses. Participants define a three-year vision and identify transition steps.
Battle Creek Unlimited
Battle Creek, MI
10/31/2008
3:00 p.m.
to
4:00 p.m.
Building Entrepreneurship Through Connections
Join Ellen Levy, vice president, corporate development & strategy at LinkedIn as she discusses the link between successful entrepreneurship and building connections. LinkedIn is the Internet's premier professional network, where more than 21 million professionals meet and find customers, jobs, employees, investors, business partners, service providers and more. For info: 734-763-1021.
U-M North Campus - Stamps Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
10/29/2008
8 a.m.
to 10/30/2008
5 p.m.
SPARK Entrepreneur Boot Camp
A limited number of companies are accepted for this intensive two-day program. Applications were due September 29. Check with Ann Arbor SPARK if you’ve missed this deadline – they may be accepting late applicants. Details: MITC, 1000 Oakbrook, Ann Arbor – www.annarborusa.org
MITC Building
Ann Arbor, MI
10/28/2008
5:00 p.m.
to
9 p.m.
Leverage Your Success Globally
Learn from experts on how to leverage your success globally at this Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) workshop. Keynote address by Rick Inatome. the well-known computer industry pioneer who co-founded Inacomp Computer Centers and Computer City. Workshop topics include Merger and Acquisitions, international marketing strategies, capital requirements, and more. Info: www.apacc.net
Embassy Suites Hotel - Southfield
Southfield, MI
10/27/2008
8:00 a.m.
to
12:00 p.m.
FastTrac® - Listening to Your Business Workshop™
Listening to Your Business is a four-hour workshop for entrepreneurs to focus on and develop a high level picture of and direction for their businesses. Participants define a three-year vision and identify transition steps.
TechTown
Detroit, MI
10/24/2008
6 p.m.
to
9 p.m.
Deals of the Year – Western Michigan
Business Review’s gala awards event with emcee James Epolito, president and CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Categories include: Sustainability, Development, Health Care/Life Sciences, Higher Education, Financing, Manufacturing, Not for Profit, Construction, Commercial Real Estate, and Job Creation. Details: JW Marriott, 235 Louis St., NW, Grand Rapids – www.regonline.com/deals2008 or call 1-800-644-2846.
JW Marriott
Grand Rapids , MI
10/24/2008
3:00 p.m.
to
4:00 p.m.
Opportunities in the Commercial Space Market
Space commerce has grown to a $100 billion market, allowing almost 300 million people to receive satellite-delivered communications, navigation and imagery services every day. Join David Thompson, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Orbital Sciences Corporation to discuss the current structure and propsective growth of the commercial space sector. For info: 734-763-1021.
U-M North Campus - Stamps Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
10/23/2008
3 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
TechKnow Forum 2008: Plug-In Hybrids & The Smart Grid
TechKnow Forum is back with an astounding line-up of knowledgeable leaders in this vital evolving field of technology. Last year’s program on Alternative Fuels had 550 participants; this year, expect to see 1,000+. TechKnow Forum will address: the timeline for Plug-in Hybrid ElectricVehicles, the electric Smart Grid required to power them, the economic impact to Michigan and its industries, and how developments will contribute to U-M’s 70 percent solution. Learn about the coming challenges and business opportunities and leave with a clear set of action steps to create renewed prosperity and reduced greenhouse gases in Michigan. Details: U-M Power Center, 121 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor – www.TechKnowForum.org
U-M Power Center
Ann Arbor, MI
10/22/2008
5:30 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
ConnecTech Awards Program
With Troy Chamber’s Helen eWards. Join Carol Cain from CW50 and Ken Theis, CIO, State of Michigan and this awards program. Details: Altair Engineering, 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy – www.connectech.org
Altair Engineering
Troy, MI
10/18/2008
9 a.m.
to 10/19/2008
5 p.m.
Arbcamp 2008
Publishing: Digital, Print, Media…The second annual two-day Arbcamp unconference is for anyone in publishing, including book publishing, news media, web development, music publishing, digital publishing, printing, marketing, blogging, podcasting, film production, social media, and more. Details: Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, 4700 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor -- http://arbcamp.org
Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building
Ann Arbor, MI
10/18/2008
10:00 a.m.
to
5:00 p.m.
Be Here and Be Heard!
One-day workshop on public speaking presented by Eleni Kelakos. Learn to control the jitters and present with focus, clarity and authentic passion. Highly recommended for GLEQ participants.
Ann Arbor - TBD
Ann Arbor, MI
10/17/2008
3:00 p.m.
to
4:00 p.m.
It Can Happen
John Osher, serial entrepreneur, Broadway producer and philanthropist, has developed literally hundreds of consumer products. He has built and sold several successful businesses to major companies and is most popularly known as the guy who brought the "five dollar electric toothbrush" to the world. He has recently won Tony awards for the Best Musical as a co-producer of "Hairspray" and "Jersey Boys". More Info: 734-763-1021.
U-M North Campus - Stamps Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
10/16/2008
5:00 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
Beyond Your First Customers
You've wooed your first customers and delivered the goods...What's the next step? Join New Enterprise Forum for a panel discussion on how to take your business to the next level with sales to the government, Fortune 500 companies, big box retailers, health care systems and more.
Holiday Inn North Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
10/16/2008
8 a.m.
to
10 a.m.
EISEM Forum
Entrepreneurial Initiative of Southeast Michigan. Forum presentations by emerging companies selected by EISEM’s panel of business leaders and investors. Details: Automation Alley Headquarters, Troy – www.automationalley.com.
Automation Alley
Troy, MI
10/15/2008
8 a.m.
to
12 p.m.
Grand Angels Conversation
Health of West Michigan’s Business Environment. Healthcare as a problem, promise and opportunity for West Michigan, its business people and its investors. Details: Davenport University, 6191 Kraft Ave., SE, Grand Rapids – www.grandangels.org
Davenport University
Grand Rapids, MI
10/15/2008
11:30 a.m.
to
1:00 p.m.
The State of Entrepreneurship In Michigan
Join Ron Steiner, regional entrepreneurship educator, MSU Extension and executive director of The Starting Block, Inc., Regional Kitchen Incubator, at this informative lunch discussion. Ron is bringing entrepreneurial and marketing principles, combined with innovative technology, to the agriculture and national resources sector. RSVP to Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce at accounting@brightoncoc.org
Genoa Woods Executive Conference Center
Brighton, MI
10/14/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Marketing Roundtable: Website Strategies
Panel discussion moderated by Catherine Hayes, principal, Inner Circle Media. Details: SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor – www.annarborusa.org/events/event-calendar/
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
10/13/2008
to 10/15/2008
Creative Cities Summit 2.0
Three-day conference exploring the creative movement re-imagining Detroit. Speakers include, Richard Florida, author of Rise of the Creative Class; John Howkins, author of The Creative Economy, and Charles Landry, author of The Creative City. Details: Detroit Marriott, Renaissance Center, Detroit – www.creativecitiessummit.com
Detroit Marriott - Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI
10/10/2008
2:45 p.m.
to
4 p.m.
Fostering the Creative Class
Join Chris Ilitch of Ilitch Holdings and Doug Rothwell of Detroit Renaissance as they discuss the necessity of sharing success stories in order to inspire young and upcoming entrepreneurs. They'll also focus the discussion on fostering creative growth for companies to expand and attract new businesses to the area.
U-M North Campus - Stamps Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
10/9/2008
5:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
The Executive Summary
The Executive Summary makes your first impression with investors. It may be the only chance you have to put your best foot forward and grab an investor's attention. Join Kurt Riegger, co-founder of Ann Arbor SPARK's Entrepreneur Boot Camp to examine the essential elements of a successful Executive Summary. Highly recommended for GLEQ participants. Register in advance at www.annarborusa.org/events
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
10/8/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
BioArbor: Venture Capital in the Midwest
SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor – www.michbio.org
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
10/8/2008
8:00 a.m.
to
12:00 p.m.
FastTrac® - Listening to Your Business Workshop™
Listening to Your Business is a four-hour workshop for entrepreneurs to focus on and develop a high level picture of and direction for their businesses. Participants define a three-year vision and identify transition steps.
Southwest Michigan Innovation Center
Kalamazoo, MI
10/8/2008
8 a.m.
to
6:30 p.m.
E2detroit – Detroit’s Premier Entrepreneurial Event
Highly recommended for all GLEQ participants and technology entrepreneurs. Keynote speakers: David Brandon, President and CEO, Domino’s Pizza and Mary Ellen Sheets, President and CEO, Two Men and a Truck International. Workshop and panel topics include: The Art of Sourcing Capital, Franchising, Protecting Intellectual Property, Michigan’s Green Movement, CEO Skillset, Entrepreneurial Success Stories, Michigan Resources for Your Business, and more. Details: Community Arts Auditorium, Wayne State University, Detroit – www.E2detroit.com or call 248-246-7236
Wayne State University - Community Arts Auditorium
Detroit, MI
10/7/2008
7 a.m.
to
5 p.m.
Effective Medical Device Development: Perspectives from the U.S. FDA, Hospital Buyers, and Industry
Increase product development ROI, speed up user acceptance, avoid costly delays. Details: Beaumont Commercialization Center, Oakland University, 118 Oakland Center, Rochester – www.beaumontcommercializationcenter.com
Oakland University - Beaumont Commercialization Center
Rochester, MI
10/7/2008
8 a.m.
to
4 p.m.
Automation Alley’s Marketing Plan Bootcamp
Interactive, practical, hands-on seminar to build a 2009 marketing plan. Six modules: Strategy, Branding, SWOT, Competitive Analysis, Tactics, and Budget and Timing. Details: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy – www.automationalley.com
Automation Alley
Troy, MI
10/7/2008
8:30 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
Value in Intellectual Property
Maximize the value of your IP, minimize costs of attorney fees, research and development, and marketing. Details: West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative, 301 Michigan St., NE, Grand Rapids – www.wmsti.org
West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative
Grand Rapids, MI
10/7/2008
3:30 p.m.
to
5:30 p.m.
BioTuesday: Making Strategic Alliances Work
Details: Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, 4717 Campus Dr., Kalamazoo – www.michbio.org
Southwest Michigan Innovation Center
Kalamazoo, MI
10/7/2008
8:00 a.m.
to
5 p.m.
Medical Device Commercialization
A one-day seminar hosted by Beaumont Commercialization Center, a full-service turnkey product development center focused on medical device technologies. Experts from the FDA, Abbott, Stryker and BCC will cover the latest in FDA pre-market approval process, the changing dynamics of the healthcare provider buyer, and industry case studies of successful commercialization.
Oakland University - Beaumont Commercialization Center
Rochester, MI
10/6/2008
8 a.m.
to
5 p.m.
3rd Annual Innovators Forum
Cross-section of Structured Innovation presentations from management, engineering and scientific perspectives for applications in all sizes and types of businesses. David Cole, Chairman, Center for Automotive Research, is among the scheduled speakers. Details: Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Rd., Troy – www.aia-consulting.com
Management Education Center
Troy, MI
10/3/2008
4 p.m.
to
6 p.m.
TechTown First Friday
Great monthly networking event for meeting entrepreneurs and getting to know the TechTown community. Details: 440 Burroughs, Detroit – www.techtownwsu.org
Wayne State Research - TechTown
Detroit, MI
10/3/2008
3 p.m.
to
4 p.m.
How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur
Lessons from Detny by SHANE&SHAWN Shoes. Shane and Shawn Ward, twin designers, launched Detny in the fall of 2003 with the goal of making the most comfortable, hip, fashion shoes ever. Learn about their journey from U-M to NYC. For more info: 734-763-1021
U-M North Campus - Stamps Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
10/2/2008
5:01 p.m.
to
7:01 p.m.
5:01 Networking Mixer at Solar Works, LLC
Join ConnecTech - Livingston for a networking event at Solar Works, LLC. Solar Works is using alternative energy to supplement their energy needs with a mobile photovoltaic unit, a hot water system and a wind system. Learn about their participation in the National Solar Tour. RSVP to the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce at 810-227-5086.
Solar Works
Whitmore Lake, MI
10/2/2008
9 a.m.
to
4 p.m.
Build Your Cultural Competence – Spotlight on Asian Indian Culture
Increase your personal effectiveness, team outcomes and overall business performance by improving your cross-cultural communications. Details: The Fairlane Club, Hunter Room, 5000 Fairlane Woods Dr., Dearborn – www.globalcrosswalkinc.com
The Fairlane Club - Hunter Room
Dearborn, MI
10/1/2008
3 p.m.
to
6 p.m.
Celebrate Invention
University of Michigan’s Office of Tech Transfer Annual Event to celebrate the accomplishments of university inventors. Details: Michigan League Ballroom, Ann Arbor --www.techtransfer.umich.edu/news_events/events/celebrate_invention_2008.php
Michigan League Ballroom
Ann Arbor, MI
10/1/2008
9 a.m.
to 10/2/2008
12 p.m.
SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Workshop (1.5-Day Intensive)
DoD, NSF, DoE Specific. Presented by Biotechnology Business Consultants. Details: 1.5-day seminar, NextEnergy, 461 Burroughs, Detroit – www.bioconsultants.com/training_schedules.html.
Biotechnology Business Consultants
Ann Arbor, MI
9/29/2008
12 p.m.
to
9 p.m.
Celebrate Michigan Expo
“Helping the Michigan economy get back on track.” Join MichiganMall.com in this celebration to promote and stimulate Michigan’s economy. Details: Celebrate Michigan dinner and VIP Reception, Hilton Detroit/Troy, 5500 Crooks Rd., Troy – 888-315-1928 or e-mail info@michiganmall.com to learn more.
Hilton Detroit/Troy
Troy, MI
9/29/2008
1:00 p.m.
to
5:00 p.m.
FastTrac® - Listening to Your Business Workshop™
Listening to Your Business is a four-hour workshop for entrepreneurs to focus on and develop a high level picture of and direction for their businesses. Participants define a three-year vision and identify transition steps.
Automation Alley
Troy, MI
9/26/2008
3 p.m.
to
4 p.m.
Those Who Stay Will Become Champions
Those Who Stay Will Become Champions -- Quotes from a Venture Capitalists Playbook. Join Marc Weiser, founder and managing director, RPM Ventures for this presentation. Marc is an investor and an advisor to the Wolverine Venture Fund, a student led venture fund at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and is on the board of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. For more info: 734-763-1021
U-M North Campus - Stamps Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
9/26/2008
8:00 a.m.
to
1:00 p.m.
Improving the Enterprise Bottom Line
Join leaders in business process management from IBM, Microsoft, Metastorm and Lean Learning Center to explore insights and get advice on preparing your enterprise for future competition, technology and customer demands. Registration required: www.abpmp.org
Lawrence Tech University - Lear Auditorium
Southfield, MI
9/25/2008
7:30 a.m.
to
9:00 a.m.
Fostering Entrepreneurship in Michigan
Join Matt Roush, GLITR and WWJ Newsradio 950, as he hosts this breakfast forum with panelists Diane Durance, executive director, Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest; and investors Dick Beedon and Terry Cross. Lawrence Technology University. Info: www.wwj.com
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, MI
9/25/2008
5:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
Blood of the Dragon Wine and Sake Tasting
Meet and network with members of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. Details - Park West Gallery, Southfield – www.aapac.net
Park West Gallery
Southfield, MI
9/25/2008
5:30 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Lakeshore e2e Series: Dick DeVos, “Moving West Michigan Forward”
Details: Lakeshore Advantage (Colonial Clock Building), 201 W. Washington, Zeeland – www.lakeshoreadvantage.com
Lakeshore Advantage
Zeeland, MI
9/24/2008
8 a.m.
to
4 p.m.
BlueWater Angels Training Event for Investors & Entrepreneurs
Full-day seminar on investing in start-up tech ventures with Robert Okabe from the Angel Capital Association and RPX Group in Chicago. Details: Dow Diamond, 825 E. Main Street, Midland – www.mmic.us
Dow Diamond
Midland, MI
9/24/2008
4 p.m.
to
9 p.m.
Michigan Clean Transportation Expo and Awards
Details: Rock Financial Showplace, Diamond Center Ballroom, 46100 Grand River, Novi – www.mct-expo.com
Rock Financial Showplace
Novi, MI
9/23/2008
7 a.m.
to
9 a.m.
Strategic Buyers – Keys to Acquisition Success
Association for Corporate Growth. How do active and effective strategic buyers compete for and win deals? Details: Glen Oaks Country Club, 30500 W. Thirteen Mile Rd., Farmington Hills – www.chapters.acg.org/detroit/calendar/
Glen Oaks Country Club
Farmington Hills, MI
9/23/2008
8:30 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
Tax Strategy for Michigan Businesses
Update on the Michigan Business Tax and federal credits for research activities. Details: West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative, 301 Michigan St., NE, Grand Rapids – www.wmsti.org
West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative
Grand Rapids, MI
9/23/2008
5:30 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
Connect 2 Networking
Meet WMSTI members and other West Michigan technology and life science entrepreneurs and professionals. Details: Varnum, 333 Bridge St., NW, Grand Rapids – www.wmsti.org
Varnum
Grand Rapids, MI
9/23/2008
5:00 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
DealGateway: Making Movies in Michigan
Understanding the new Michigan Film Incentive Program. Includes entrepreneur exhibits. Details: Birmingham Community House, 380 South Bates, Birmingham – www.thedealgateway.com
Birmingham Community House
Birmingham, MI
9/23/2008
5:00 p.m.
to
7:00 p.m.
Funding Your Start-Up: Strategies for Bootstrapping
Interested in the secrets of bootstrapping a start-up? Join Skip Simms, executive director of the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund, and panelists Linda Jolicouer of Target Equipment Leasing, Lisa Kurek of Biotechnology Business Consultants, and Anik Ganguly, tech entrepreneur and angel investor as they discuss the ins and outs of financing a new venture. Register in advance at www.annarborusa.org/events
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
9/19/2008
7:30 a.m.
to
1:30 p.m.
U-M Entrepalooza 2008: From Theory to Practice
Featuring keynote speakers: Roger Newton of Esperion Therapeutics and Co-discoverer of Lipitor®; and Sam Wyly, serial entrepreneur and investor. Signed copies of his new memoir 1,000 Dollars and an Idea: Entrepreneur to Billionaire for first 200 attendees. Friday, September 19, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – www.epalooza.bus.umich.edu/
U-M Michigan League
Ann Arbor, MI
9/19/2008
9:00 a.m.
to
12:00 p.m.
Establishing a Foundation for Entrepreneurial Learning
Discussion forum to address designing effective curriculums and programs to grow future entrepreneurs. Contact Dr. McCartney at mwmccar@svsu.edu to register.
Saginaw Valley State University
Saginaw, MI
9/18/2008
5:00 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
New Enterprise Forum: Who Needs a @#! Venture Capitalist?
Joint meeting with NEF and Ann Arbor SPARK. Exploring the role of VCs in the business development ecosystem. Details: (Note different location this month) SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor – www.NewEnterpriseForum.org
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
9/18/2008
5 p.m.
to
9 p.m.
Gartner's Jackie Fenn Presents: Emerging and Disruptive Technologies
Gartner, the world's leading IT research and advisory company, identifies trends across all industries. Learn about disruptive and emerging technologies in IT, life sciences and advanced manufacturing. Details: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit – www.connectech.org
Fox Theatre
Detroit, MI
9/18/2008
9 a.m.
to 9/19/2008
4 p.m.
SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Workshop (2-Day Intensive)
NIH Specific. Details: 2-day seminar, Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19, 9 a.m.-4.p.m., Biotechnology Business Consultants, 803 N. Main, Ann Arbor – www.bioconsultants.com/training_schedules.html.
Biotechnology Business Consultants
Ann Arbor, MI
9/17/2008
11:30 a.m.
to
2:30 p.m.
The Business of Green – Annual Innovation Awards Featuring Thomas Friedman
Washtenaw Economic Club and Business Review. Details: EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti – www.mlive.com/innovation/
Convocation Center - Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
9/17/2008
7 a.m.
to
9 a.m.
Emerging Technology and Solutions Breakfast Series: Brain Drain
Myths and truths about the Michigan “brain drain.” Discussion with John Stout, Stout Systems; Josh Holmes, Microsoft; and Randal Charlton, TechTown. Details: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Troy – www.automationalley.com
Automation Alley
Troy, MI
9/17/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
ConnecTech: Grand Traverse Bay Chapter 5:01
Meet with Chapter members, prospective members and other local techies. Details: Left Foot Charley, Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City – www.connectech.org
Left Foot Charley - Grand Traverse Commons
Traverse City, MI
9/16/2008
12 p.m.
to
1:30 p.m.
From Garage to IPO in Six Years
Learn from Ken Kousky’s real-life success story about starting, funding, growing, going public and merging Wave Technologies. Details: MidMichigan Innovation Center, 4520 E. Ashman, Midland -- www.mmic.us
MidMichigan Innovation Center
Midland, MI
9/12/2008
9 a.m.
to
4 p.m.
Starting Your Own Business
Day-long seminar with many expert advisors. Highly recommended if you’re planning to take the plunge. Details: WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor – www.annarborusa.or/events/event-calendar/
Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building
Ann Arbor, MI
9/12/2008
8 a.m.
to
3:30 p.m.
U-M Ross Energy Club: First Annual Carbon Symposium
Details: Rackham Graduate School, 4th Floor Amphitheatre, 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, this event requires registration and is capped at 225 – www.snre.umich.edu/events/
Rackham Graduate School - Fourth Floor Amphitheatre
Ann Arbor, MI
9/12/2008
6 p.m.
to
11 p.m.
Automation Alley Gala and Awards
Black-tie event celebrating the achievements of Southeast Michigan’s technology leaders and innovative companies. Details: The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn – www.automationalley.com
The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI
9/12/2008
6 p.m.
to
11 p.m.
Automation Alley Gala and Awards
Black-tie event celebrating the achievements of Southeast Michigan’s technology leaders and innovative companies. Details: The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn – www.automationalley.com
The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI
9/10/2008
7:30 a.m.
to
1 p.m.
Medical Device Diversification
Half-day seminar covers entering the market, regulatory issues, design and engineering, and manufacturing. Details: Applied Technology Center, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids – www.wmsti.org
Applied Technology Center - Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, MI
9/10/2008
7:30 a.m.
to
9:30 a.m.
Crain’s Business Over Breakfast – The Aerotropolis: Is the Detroit region ready to take flight?
Details: Fairlane Center, 19000 Hubbard, Dearborn – www.crainsdetroit.com/events
Fairlane Center
Dearborn, MI
9/10/2008
4:30 p.m.
to
6:30 p.m.
B2B Business Development Series: Building Your Web Site
Details: Wednesday, September 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy – www.automationalley.com
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
9/10/2008
5 p.n.
to
7 p.m.
BioArbor: Angel Investors Reveal – What Does It Take to Get Me to Invest?
Details: SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor – www.michbio.org
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
9/10/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
ConnecTech: Greater Kalamazoo Technology 5:01
Networking event. Details: Bell's Brewery, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo – www.connectech.org
Bell's Brewery
Kalamazoo, MI
9/10/2008
4 p.m.
to 9/12/2008
2 p.m.
National Association of Seed and Venture Funds
Two-day national conference for professional investors and seed and venture fund managers. Details: Opening reception Wednesday, September 10, 4-8 p.m., Thursday, September 11, 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Friday, September 12, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit – www.nasvf.org
Detroit Marriott - Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI
9/9/2008
12:00 p.m.
to
1:30 p.m.
Creating Your Business Brand
Details: Lakeshore Advantage, 201 West Washington, Zeeland – www.lakeshoreadvantege.com
Lakeshore Advantage
Zeeland, MI
9/9/2008
8:30 a.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
Mechatronics 2.0 Expo – Adv. Tech Developments in Automotive
Dr. David Cole, Chairman, Center for Automotive Research and panels of experts. Details: Ford Conference Center, 1151 Village Road, Dearborn – www.mechatronicsexpodetroit.com
Ford Conference Center
Dearborn, MI
9/9/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Marketing Roundtable: Guerrilla Marketing
Panel discussion moderated by Chris Kochmanski. Details: Tuesday, September 9, 5-7 p.m., SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor – www.annarborusa.org/events/event-calendar/
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
9/8/2008
11:30 a.m.
to
1 p.m.
Inforum – Speaker Alan Mulally, President & CEO, Ford Motor Company
Details: Ford Conference Center, 1151 Village Road, Dearborn – www.inforummichigan.org
Ford Conference Center
Dearborn, MI
9/5/2008
4 p.m.
to
6 p.m.
TechTown First Friday
Great monthly networking event for meeting entrepreneurs and getting to know the TechTown community. Details: 440 Burroughs, Detroit – www.techtownwsu.org
Wayne State Research - TechTown
Detroit, MI
9/4/2008
8 a.m.
to
10 a.m.
Getting LinkedIn: Creating Business Connections
Learn techniques to use LinkedIn more productively. Details: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy – www.automationalley.com
Automation Alley
Troy, MI
7/29/2008
8 a.m.
to
11 a.m.
Discover the Hidden Value in Your Business
Carl Gould, author of The 7 Stages of Small Business Success and Blueprint for Success, and creator of the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world presents a program to help you launch, grow or turnaround your company and tap into its value. Details: Tuesday, July 29, 8-11 a.m., Birmingham Community House, 380 South Bates St., Birmingham – www.nawbogdc.org
Birmingham Community House
Birmingham, MI
7/24/2008
5:00 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
New Enterprise Forum: 5th Annual “Unusual Entrepreneurs Share Wild Success Stories!”
(Take note – it’s the fourth Thursday this month.) Learn from entrepreneurs who have discovered and capitalized on unusual or obscure market needs to build a business. Details: Thursday, July 24, 5-7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn North Campus, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor – www.NewEnterpriseForum.org
Holiday Inn North Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
7/17/2008
8 a.m.
to
10 a.m.
EISEM Forum – Entrepreneurial Initiative of Southeast Michigan
Forum presentations by emerging companies selected by EISEM’s panel of business leaders and investors. Details: Thursday, July 17, 8-10 a.m., Automation Alley Headquarters, Troy – www.automationalley.com.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
7/17/2008
10 a.m.
to
2:30 p.m.
BioResearch Product Faire
Learn about life science lab equipment and research. Details: Thursday, July 17, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., University of Michigan, Towsley Center Lobby, Ann Arbor – http://store.biotech-calendar.com
University of Michigan - Towsley Center Lobby
Ann Arbor, MI
7/17/2008
5:30 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
Innovation Michigan – 2008 Finalists
Meet the finalists for Business Review’s Innovation Michigan awards. Details: Thursday, July 17, 5:30-8 p.m., Courtyard of GVSU’s Pew Campus, Grand Rapids – www.regonline.com/innovations or call 800-644-2846.
Grand Valley State University - Pew Campus Courtyard
Grand Rapids, MI
7/16/2008
8:30 a.m.
to
11:30 a.m.
Hot Topics Workshop: Strategic Selling
Develop customer accounts that best fit your business and result in higher-profit revenue. Details: Wednesday, July 16, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Walsh College, Troy Campus – www.walshcollege.edu or call 248-823-1392.
Walsh College - Troy Campus
Troy, MI
7/15/2008
to
How to Raise Capital
A facilitated discussion on traditional business loans, SBA loans, and bond financing. Details: Tuesday, July 15, Shenandoah Country Club, West Bloomfield – www.tie-detroit.org
Shenandoah Country Club
West Bloomfield, MI
7/12/2008
9:30 a.m.
to
noon
Create the Dream Business Plan Presentations
Spring Arbor University entrepreneurial workshop series finalists will present their business plans to a group of business and community leaders. Winner will receive $4,000. Details: Saturday, July 12, 9:30 a.m.- noon, Sergeant Auditorium, Jackson District Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson. – contact eknight@arbor.edu.
Jackson District Library - Sergeant Auditorium
Jackson, MI
7/11/2008
4 p.m.
to
6 p.m.
TechTown First Friday
(Heads up – it’s the second Friday this month.) Great networking event for meeting entrepreneurs and getting to know the TechTown community. Details: Friday, July 11, 4-6 p.m., 440 Burroughs, Detroit – www.techtownwsu.org
Wayne State Research - TechTown
Detroit, MI
7/10/2008
9 a.m.
to
12:30 p.m.
Pre-Business Research Workshop
Understand research sources for business plans. Learn to research a business idea. Sponsored by Oakland County Business Center and The Entrepreneur Source. Details: Thursday, July 10, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford – www.automationalley.com or call 248-858-0783.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
7/2/2008
8 a.m.
to
noon
Intellectual Property (IP) Creation, Licensing, and Management
Concepts of IP protection, and strategies, and methods to identify, license, and negotiate licensing agreements. Speaker has 20 patents and 20 years’ experience licensing technologies from research organizations.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
7/2/2008
1 p.m.
to
5 p.m.
Execution / Management System Mapping
Learn the “best practices” tool used by successful companies to turn business plans into successful executions.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
6/27/2008
to 6/29/2008
2008 Michigan Energy Fair
Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association annual fair featuring displays, demonstrations, education, networking and entertainment. Alternative energy entrepreneurs – check out opportunities to present and demonstrate your products. 4,000+ participants. Families welcome. Details: 3-day event; Friday, June 27-Sunday, June 29; Manistee County Fairgrounds
Manistee County Fairgrounds
, MI
6/26/2008
9 a.m.
to
12 p.m.
SBIR/STTR 101 – Introduction and Overview
Details: 1/2 day event, Thursday, June 26, 9 a.m.-noon, TechTown, 440 Burroughs, Detroit
Biotechnology Business Consultants
Ann Arbor, MI
6/25/2008
8:30 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
Automation Alley: Marketing Mechanics – Nuts and Bolts of Internet Marketing
Details: Wednesday, June 25, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Automation Alley Headquarters, Troy
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
6/25/2008
1 p.m.
to
4 p.m.
SBIR/STTR Electronic Submission to NIH
Details: 1/2 day event, Wednesday, June 25, 1-4 p.m., Biotechnology Business Consultants, 803 N. Main, Ann Arbor
Biotechnology Business Consultants
Ann Arbor, MI
6/19/2008
8 a.m.
to
9:30 a.m.
Miller Canfield Business Briefing: “Is the Government on Your Client List?”
Legal considerations and protections for manufacturers, engineering firms and technology service providers of all sizes.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
6/19/2008
8 a.m.
to
1 p.m.
Be Here and Be Heard: Presentation Techniques for Entrepreneurs
Advance your presentation skills at this workshop led by executive speech coach, Eleni Kelakos. This workshop is highly recommended for GLEQ participants (discounted fee available) and all entrepreneurs seeking funding.
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
6/19/2008
5:00 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
New Enterprise Forum: Open Innovation – Collaborating to Build a Better Mousetrap
Exploring collaborative business models in today’s world of innovation.
Holiday Inn North Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
6/19/2008
11:30 a.m.
to
1:30 p.m.
SBAM 2008 Annual Meeting
“Small is the New Big!” Celebrating the strength of entrepreneurship in today’s economy. Keynote is Bob Fish, CEO/Co-founder, BIGGBY COFFEE.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
East Lansing, MI
6/18/2008
7 a.m.
to
8:45 a.m.
Morning Edition
Popular monthly networking breakfast featuring a brief presentations by community leaders. This month’s line up includes Diane Durance, executive director of GLEQ.
Weber’s Inn
Ann Arbor, MI
6/17/2008
8:30 a.m.
to
11:30 a.m.
Reshaping Sales & Marketing
Leverage new strategies to integrate sales and marketing. Free for Automation Alley members.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
6/14/2008
6 p.m.
to
9 p.m.
International Game Developers Association
Learn with IGDA members about the Michigan Film Incentives and how they apply to game development.
Academy of Design and Technology
Troy, MI
6/11/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
BioArbor: Assembling the Right Team at the Right Time
Details: Wednesday, June 11, 5-7 p.m., SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
6/10/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Marketing Roundtable: Marketing ROI
Panel discussion moderated by David Bloom.
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
6/9/2008
9 a.m.
to
12 p.m.
Introduction to Commercialization: Michigan-based Life Sciences.
Details: 1/2 day event, Monday, June 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Biotechnology Business Consultants, 803 N. Main, Ann Arbor
Biotechnology Business Consultants
Ann Arbor, MI
6/6/2008
4 p.m.
to
6 p.m.
TechTown First Friday
Great networking event for meeting entrepreneurs and getting to know the TechTown community.
Tech Town
Detroit, MI
6/5/2008
8 a.m.
to
10 a.m.
Exploring the Digital Edge
Digital Edge (a/k/a Web 2.0) founders and CEOs meet local VCs and angel investors.
Zingerman's Nextdoor (Upstairs)
Ann Arbor, MI
6/5/2008
1:30 p.m.
to
3 p.m.
Navigating the Changing Seas of IP Protection
The US patent system is changing. Keep your business on course with a sound IP strategy.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
6/5/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Mingle & Match
Meet start up ventures looking for co-founders, investors, sweat-equity employees and advisory board members. Registration required.
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
6/4/2008
to 6/5/2008
Midwest Technology Leaders Symposium 2008
Major IT-focused conference with one-on-one business meeting format and speaker presentations. Keynote by Tony Scott, CIO, Microsoft
MGM Grand
Detroit, MI
6/3/2008
8:45 a.m.
to
5:30 p.m.
2008 Intellectual Property Seminar & Golf Outing
Learn about IP red flags, strategies for IP assets and Opinions of Counsel. Details: 1/2 day seminar, plus golf outing, Tuesday, June 3, 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Seminar 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) Register by e-mail at trudd@usebrinks.com or by calling 312-840-3172.
Fox Hills Golf Center
Plymouth, MI
5/28/2008
8:30 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
Automation Alley: Marketing Mechanics – Nailing Down Advertising Options
Do you have all the tools you need to grow your business? Is this economy challenging your bottom-line? Do you have limited funds for your marketing budget? If you answered yes to any of these questions, than this series is for you and your organization.
Automation Alley Headquarters
Troy, MI
5/22/2008
5 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
BC Connected: Award Ceremony
Recognizing Battle Creek business success stories
McCamly Plaza Hotel
Battle Creek, MI
5/22/2008
8 a.m.
to
11 a.m.
Automation Alley: “Ideas for Impact” Roundtable
Josh Linkner, ePrize, is the keynote. Discuss your business issues with a panel of experts in starting, capitalizing and growing businesses. This event is members-only.
Microsoft Corporation
Southfield, MI
5/21/2008
All Day
to
Medical Devices: The Product is Right
Modeled after the popular game show “The Price is Right,” this event showcases five-minute product pitches by Michigan-based companies with innovative medical devices.
West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative
Grand Rapids, MI
5/21/2008
7:30 a.m.
to
9 a.m.
ACG West Michigan: Capitalizing on Homeland Security Dollars
The Western Michigan Chapter of ACG hosts regular breakfast meetings on growth-related topics throughout the year. Breakfast meetings are typically held at the University Club of Grand Rapids on the third Wednesday of the month, with continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. and an hour long presentation at 8 a.m. sharp. Cost is $20 for Members and $30 for Non members.
University Club
Grand Rapids, MI
5/21/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
BioArbor: "Proof of Concept: Technical and Commercial Validation, A Cautionary Tale
A case study and open discussion examining the development and commercialization of a new pharmaceutical product.
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
5/20/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Marketing Roundtable: PR – Build the Buzz and Get Your Story Told in the Media
Economical ways to reach the right audiences with your news. How to reach specific markets and be noticed in print, broadcast, Internet and new media. How PR can save ad dollars and stretch your media budget.
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
5/16/2008
7 a.m.
to
9 a.m.
CEO Connect Breakfast: Great Customer Service from the Bottom Up
Presentation by Alex Young, Managing Partner, Zingerman’s Roadhouse
Zingerman's Roadhouse
Ann Arbor, MI
5/15/2008
5:00 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
New Enterprise Forum: Battle of the Investor Pitch
Watch business leaders create and present on-the-fly investor pitches in this lively and extremely entertaining competition.
Marriott Resort at Eagle Crest
Ypsilanti, MI
5/14/2008
to 5/15/2008
Michigan Growth Capital Symposium
The annual granddaddy of venture forums, where investors connect with innovative entrepreneurs and discover emerging technology opportunities. Not to be missed.
Marriott Resort at Eagle Crest
Ypsilanti, MI
5/12/2008
9 a.m.
to 5/13/2008
4 p.m.
SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation
This two-day workshop combines the SBIR/STTR 101, Proposal Preparation, and NIH Electronic Submission Workshops into a two-day intensive workshop. This is targeted to life science companies, covering DOD, NSF and NIH, with detailed emphasis on NIH.
MITC Building
Ann Arbor, MI
5/10/2008
6 p.m.
to
10 p.m.
APACC: Embracing Global Collaboration
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, Vice Chairman of Hill & Knowlton, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Meet corporate executives, entrepreneurs, diverse business professionals and community leaders while enjoying an elegant evening of fine dining and dancing in celebration of APACC.
Royal Park Hotel
Rochester, MI
5/7/2008
7:30 a.m.
to
9:30 a.m.
Crain’s Business Over Breakfast: Cultivating Detroit’s Creative Economy…What Young Entrepreneurs Have to Say
Join Crain's Detroit Business for breakfast and a panel discussion with current and past Crain's 20s In Their 20s honorees as they share their thoughts on how Detroit can grow and nurture its young talent pool.
Detroit Renaissance Club
Detroit, MI
5/6/2008
5 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
Entrepreneur Boot Camp Celebration
This is the place to meet the up-and-coming new tech companies that attended SPARK Boot Camp in April.
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
5/5/2008
1 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Celebrating Entrepreneurship in West Michigan
Keynote by Rick Synder, CEO, Ardesta; panel discussions, and networking.
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
5/5/2008
9 a.m.
to 5/6/2008
12 p.m.
SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation
These one to two day sessions provide detailed instruction on proposal preparation, including both technical and commercialization plans and proposal submission procedures. Differences between agencies are addressed. Core principals of preparing fundable SBIR/STTR proposals are stressed.
MITC Building
Ann Arbor, MI
5/2/2008
4 p.m.
to
6 p.m.
TechTown First Friday
Great networking event for meeting entrepreneurs and getting to know the TechTown community.
Tech Town
Detroit, MI
4/24/2008
6 p.m.
to
9 p.m.
Michigan Celebrates Small Business
Michigan Celebrates Small Business is the state’s premier awards ceremony for entrepreneurs and the supporters of small business
Lansing Center
Lansing, MI
4/22/2008
2 p.m.
to
5:30 p.m.
MichBio: Annual Meeting and Capital Formation Workshop
GLEQ sponsored event: 2-5:30 p.m. Workshop 5:30 p.m. Reception 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
Kensington Court Hotel
Ann Arbor, MI
4/17/2008
6:30 p.m.
to
10 p.m.
West Michigan Science and Technology Initiative: Life Science Business Showcase
On April 17th, the Urban Institue for Contemporary Arts will be transformed into a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for life science innovators and attendees... The West Michigan Science Technology Initiative invites you to the 4th annual Life Science Business Showcase Night at the Museum. Attend Michigan’s premier life science event of the year with up to sixty Life Science companies on display.
Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI
4/17/2008
5 p.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
New Enterprise Forum, America’s Next Top Business Model
Some business models are tried and true. Increasingly, innovative new models are taking hold and transforming the way we work and build. Think Web 2.0!
Holiday Inn North Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
4/16/2008
8:30 a.m.
to
3:30 p.m.
NextEnergy: AET Workshop on Developing Strategic Partners
Targeted to High Growth Ventures – Focused on AET-Specific Issues
Kensington Court Hotel
Ann Arbor, MI
4/15/2008
5 p.m.
to
9 p.m.
APACC: SAE East-West Business Connection
An evening with networking, buffet dinner and cocktail reception followed by a B2B Showcase designed to explore & build relationships between Asian auto related companies, U.S. OEM’s, Tier 1 & 2 corporate representatives, APACC members and MBEs. Invited Asian delegations include China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam.
MGM Grand
Detroit, MI
4/11/2008
9 a.m.
to
2 p.m.
Renewable Energy and Biofuels Inventors Day
A forum for graduate and undergraduate student inventers and researchers to meet with acknowledged experts and prominent business professionals in the renewable energy and biofuels industries to foster university-industry relationships and raise awareness of student research being done in Michigan's universities.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
4/10/2008
4 p.m.
to
8 p.m.
Entrepreneur Celebration – FastTrac
GLEQ-sponsored event with keynote by Keith Brophy and elevator pitches to an Investor Panel.
McCamly Plaza Hotel
Battle Creek, MI
4/9/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
BioArbor: Getting West Coast VCs to Invest in the Midwest
Most U.S. venture capital investments are made to companies on the coasts. So how do Midwest companies attract venture interest, particularly from venture capitalists based on the coasts?
University of Michigan - Palmer Commons
Ann Arbor, MI
4/8/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Marketing Roundtable: Combining New and Traditional Media Options
Online advertiser media expenditures are increasing at incredible rates. However, online expenditures still represent less than 7% of all advertiser dollars spent in media. Some of the most effective media strategies come from carefully combining traditional and non-traditional media options and understanding the role of each medium. Participate in this roundtable discussion and learn about what mediums are best along various points in the customer journey; those that can build a brand, those that engage and encourage interaction, and those that ultimately close the deal. This panel of industry experts has experience with a wide range of media options and looks forward to your questions.
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
4/4/2008
4 p.m.
to
6 p.m.
TechTown First Friday
Come network, eat and listen to Ed King’s free seminar, “How to Double Your Profits in 90 Days!” This is a preview of his six-week business course, “The Success Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs,” to be held at TechTown starting April 10.
Tech Town
Detroit, MI
4/2/2008
5 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
SPARK Spring Training for Start-Ups: Elevator Pitch
Join SPARK at a series of hands-on workshops targeted to start-ups. The Spring Training for Start-Ups workshops will cover legal, planning, and communication issues from a practical standpoint. Participants will be able to immediately utilize the materials and concepts covered.
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
2/27/2008
6:00pm
to
10:00pm
FastTrac TechVenture
FastTrac TechVenture is a program designed for entrepreneurs in a broad range of technology fields and life sciences. It focuses on the specific needs of entrepreneurs with businesses based on developing and marketing technology and biotech and life science products and/or services. The six-session program is led by experienced facilitators and business coaches. Guest speakers for each session include successful entrepreneurs, as well as investment, marketing, legal and financial experts. FastTrac, developed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, is nationally recognized and respected as the premier tech venture curriculum. It is used extensively in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina and Silicon Valley.
Southwest Michigan First
Kalamazoo, MI
1/17/2008
4:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
ACE '08 THURSDAY, January 17, 2008
GLEQ AWARD CEREMONY at ACE '08! GLEQ, New Enterprise Forum, the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Great Lakes, and a number of organizations with the common goal of building Michigan’s economy are partnering to present the Eighth Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE) on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building
Ann Arbor, MI
12/3/2007
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Denise Roberts: Business – An Emotional Contact Sport
Denise Roberts: Nationally recognized public speaker with expertise in prospecting, networking and teaching how to leverage yourself in business. Has spoken to over 100 Chambers, Associations and business organizations throughout North America to standing-room-only crowds. The inspirational, practical and results driven approach of her programs keep people coming back for more.
NextEnergy
Detroit, MI
11/29/2007
5:30 pm
to
9:30 pm
FastTrac Tech Venture- East Michigan
Bonus Session - Investor Pitch Workshop: Paula Rhoades
Tech Town
Detroit, MI
11/20/2007
5:30 pm
to
9:30 pm
FastTrac Tech Venture - East Michigan
Identifying Funding & Working with Investors - Managing Cash & Operating Your Business Speaker: Paula Rhoades
Tech Town
Detroit, MI
11/15/2007
5:00 p.m.
to
8:00 p.m.
New Enterprise Forum
Panelists Share Strategies for Recruiting Top Performers into Start-Ups or Small Companies
Ann Arbor - Holiday Inn
Ann Arbor, MI
11/14/2007
5:30 pm
to
9:30 pm
FastTrac Tech Venture - East Michigan
Building and Compensating Your Organizational Team Protecting the Business and Your Intellectual Property Speaker: Paula Rhoades
Tech Town
Detroit, MI
11/7/2007
5:30 pm
to
9:30 pm
FastTrac Tech Venture - East Michigan
Entering & Capturing the Market - Planning for Financial Success Speaker: Paula Rhoades
Automation Alley
Troy, MI
10/30/2007
5:30pm
to
8:00pm
FastTrac FastPitch @ SPARK
Get a preview of the latest crop of GLEQ technology entrepreneurs. Watch 3 minute investor pitches from 14 participants of the FastTrac TechVenture program and competitors in the GLEQ b-plan competition...
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
10/24/2007
5:30 pm
to
9:30 pm
FastTrac Tech Venture - East Michigan
Conducting Market Research & Analysis - Testing Your Business Concept Speaker: Paula Rhoades
Automation Alley
Troy, MI
10/18/2007
5:00 PM
to
Will Your Ideas $ell To Real Customers?
"To link entrepreneurs with management expertise, joint venture partners, business services, capital, and other critical resources."
Ann Arbor - Holiday Inn
Ann Arbor, MI
10/17/2007
to 10/19/2007
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SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
10/17/2007
5:30 pm
to
9:30 pm
FastTrac Tech Venture - East Michigan
Exploring Entrepreneurship - Defining the Target Market Speaker: Paula Rhoades
Automation Alley
Troy, MI
9/20/2007
5:00 p.m.
to
9:00 p.m.
New Enterprise Forum
Who is the Right Investor for your Business?
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
7/26/2007
5:00 pm
to
7:30 pm
New Enterprise Forum "Unusual Enterpreneurs Share Wild Success Stories"
Come to our July meeting and hear from entrepreneurs who've discovered and capitalized upon unusual or obscure market needs to build a business.
Ann Arbor - Holiday Inn
Ann Arbor, MI
6/21/2007
5:00 pm
to
7:30 pm
New Enterprise Forum - Exit Strategies
IPO? Acquistion? Keep growing the business? At this event we'll compare and contrast exit strategies and help you understand why it could be important to start planning your exit even before you enter.
Ann Arbor - Holiday Inn
Ann Arbor, MI
6/12/2007
4:30 pm
to
9:00 pm
GLEQ Spring Awards Event
Emerging Company finalists in the GLEQ business plan competition will give their 'final' pitch to the GLEQ judging panel...and the audience learns who wins the $25,000 GRAND PRIZE! New Innovation Awards from NextEnergy and Automation Alley...
Oakland County - Auto Alley
Troy, MI
5/24/2007
6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
GLEQ Training - Getting Your 1st $ale
How do I get my first sales? What techniques, resources and customers do I need to coordinate to get the critical first sale? Join Dick Beedon to find out how to get that 1st sale. Dick Beedon acted as the principal financial and strategic architect in the successful formation, funding, growth and sale/IPO of 3 of the 4 companies. Dick’s latest venture was the acquisition and subsequent turnaround of Entyre Doc Prep. Prior to Entyre, Richard was the CEO of The MacBeedon Group that he founded in March of 2002. Mr. Beedon has been actively involved in all aspects of sales, sales management and business development including strategic planning, channel marketing and execution. Mr. Beedon is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
SPARK Central
Ann Arbor, MI
5/22/2007
5:30 pm
to
Enhancing Your Investor Presentation
Open to all who want to learn by watching other entrepreneurs. The FastTrac® TechVenture™ participates will be presenting their investors' presentation and be evaluated by a panel of judges. Join the judges Raj Kothari, Michelle Crumm, and Judy Johncox to learn what investors are looking for in investors' presentations. Raj Kothari has broad experience as an investor, a financial advisor, and an entrepreneur. Mr. Kothari is a co-founder and Managing Director of Seneca Partners, a merchant-banking firm with offices in Detroit and Chicago. Judy Johncox, Director for Venture Development at Wayne State University, manages the strategic planning and business concept development for transitioning WSU technologies into start-up companies and attracts the management and investment resources for applicable start-up companies. Michelle Crumm is the Chief Financial Officer of Adaptive Materials with over 10 years of managerial and accounting experience.
Ann Arbor - MITC Building
Ann Arbor, MI
5/17/2007
5:00 pm
to
7:30 pm
New Enterprise Forum
Entrepreneurs need to be charismatic and quick on their feet. During this wild event, we'll put three local entrepreneurs to the test by giving them three mintues to pitch an imaginary company - without any time to prepare!. We might even turn the tables on an investor to see how well he/she can pitch! Come to join us to judge their success and enjoy the show!
Ann Arbor - Holiday Inn
Ann Arbor, MI