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A Look Ahead to Midland, Michigan's eWeek

Michigan Business Beat
March 23, 2017 6:00 PM


Chris Holman caught up with Becky Church, Vice President Midland Tomorrow and Chris Moultrup, Director Midland Tomorrow Innovation Center of Midland, Michigan, discussing Entrepreneurship Week, March 28-30, 2017. This will be Celebrating “All Things Entrepreneurial”

eWeek (Entrepreneurship Week) highlights their 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.

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.


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.


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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