eWeek (Entrepreneurship Week) highlights our community's entrepreneurial activity and showcases the vibrant support system in place for entrepreneurs looking to launch, locate, and grow in Midland County.
Entrepreneurship week features a variety of entrepreneurial events at various locations in Midland. eWeek.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TUESDAY, MARCH 28
9 am - 11:30 am ~ Opportunities in Franchising, Buxton @ MTIC
Buxton, a customer analytics company, will share insights and opportunities in franchising.
Noon - 1 pm ~ *Innovator's Spotlight: John Pizzuti/Zuti Facemasks @ MTIC
Learn how John Pizzuti created what is considered the safest football mask in the industry. John will discuss in-depth why and how he started his company, lessons that he has learned along the way. *Registration Required
1 pm - 3 pm ~ Midland Tomorrow Innovation Center Tours and Co-Working @ MTIC
The Innovation Center provides resources and expertise to help you move from ideation to commercialization and achieve sustained success. Drop in for a tour of the Innovation Center and/or use our co-working space.
1 pm - 3 pm ~ Incuba8 Lab Tours @ Incuba8 Labs
6 pm - 9 pm ~ NU Student Spring Pitch Event @ NU, Bennett Auditorium
The NU Student Pitch represents a unique opportunity for students to present their business ideas in a competitive and educational environment. In total, 14 business ideas will be pitched at this highly competitive event.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
9:00 am - 11:00 am ~ Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About IP Protection, Amburn Law, PLLC @ NU, Doan Center
Attorney Dean Amburn will present an overview covering all areas of Intellectual Property and will be available to meet with individuals if they have specific questions.
Noon - 1 pm ~ *Keynote: Charlie Wollborg— “The Virtue of Pissing People Off”@ NU, Doan Center
Charlie opened the doors at Curve Detroit Marketing Strategy & Creative Design after being thrown out of several well-respected ad agencies. As a marketing strategist and creative director, he has delivered blue sky ideas and bottom line results for blue chip national clients and budding challenger brands. *Registration Required
1:30 pm - 4 pm ~ Early Stage Investing, BlueWater Angels @ NU, Doan Center
A panel of Angel Investors will lead this workshop on the fundamentals of angel investing and the steps you must take to execute successful deals.
5:30 pm - 9 pm ~ YEA! Investor Pitch Event @ NU, Doan Center
Young Entrepreneurs Academy (middle and high school) students will pitch their business ideas to a panel of local investors in order to obtain funding for their new businesses and social movements.
5 pm - 9 pm ~ Concept Crafting Workshop @ Incuba8 Labs
In this workshop, you will concisely define your idea and identify your goals, customer needs, & intended outcomes.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30
9 am - 12 pm ~ Starting A Business Seminar, Small Business Development Center @ MTIC
You have a passion...a hidden talent? Do you know what it takes to turn that skill into a successful business? Attend this seminar if you are an entrepreneur, new business owner, innovator or a 'closet' business person.
1:30 pm - 3 pm ~ What corporations look for in collaborating with early stage ventures, Dow Ventures @ MTIC
5:00 pm - 9 pm ~ *Culminating Event: Pitch Night @ Great Hall *Registration Required Presenting Companies: Brio Device, Mayasil, Zuti Facemasks, Northwood and CMU Student Pitch Competition Winners
Phone Midland Tomorrow for more details: 989-839-0340, ext.5
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