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Be Investable , hosted by Michael S. Melfi, and Jesse Henry (link to GetInvestable.com) digs deep into the biggest problem emerging companies, entrepreneurs, and businesses face today – funding. Our show is about learning how to Be Investable. Learn from our guests what key investors are really looking for in leadership and management. Our guests are experienced, successful leaders and pioneers happy to discuss the road map for hacking fundraising, attracting mentors and manifesting investors. We look forward to you joining us on the show..

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Who Can You Be in 2018?

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January 4, 2018 3:00 PM

In this episode, Michael S. Melfi takes on New Year’s resolutions. What will your goals be in 2018? Where will your focus be? Who can you be in 2018 that is going to allow you to reach the greatest version of you? Michael gets down to the core of helping you identify where you want to go and then he offers tips and tools to reach the outcome. Start your year off in a great spot and tune into this podcast.

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Being Investable Impacts the Deal

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December 15, 2017 3:00 PM

Shane Kelly is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of Wolverine Angels. Wolverine Angels was created to connect investors, entrepreneurs and executives in the University of Michigan community.

Kelly is also the Head of Investments for CrowdSmart, an investment platform for investors and startups. In this podcast, Kelly talks with Melfi about being investable and how that impacts deals. He offers incredible advice for both entrepreneurs and investors. This is a podcast for entrepreneurs, regardless of where they are in the process as well as investors.

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Be Investable with Invest Michigan

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December 4, 2017 3:00 PM

Be Investable is live from the Invest Michigan offices, in The Guardian building, Downtown Detroit. They are joined by Chairman, President and CEO of Invest Michigan, Charlie Moret. They talk about what Invest Michigan accomplishes in the Michigan economy as well as the rich mission that drives it. Helping early stage technology business grow and thrive is the cornerstone of the work accomplished at Invest Michigan. If you are an entrepreneur ready to take your technology company to the next level, listen to this podcast.

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Transforming Cities With Sustainable Energy

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November 27, 2017 12:00 PM

In this podcast, Michael is joined by Gina Schrader, the Director of Business Model Innovation at NextEnergy Center. NextEnergy is an innovation center located in Detroit Michigan, that accelerates technologies that transform how we use energy to live and move.

NextEnergy enables and fosters smarter and more sustainable cities. They talk to companies in every stage and have many strategic partners such as government, philanthropic and industry. They help connect the dots for entrepreneurs and partners. In this podcast, Schrader shares the 10 finalists in the Technology Challenge!

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Michael Melfi's Quarterly Q&A

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November 27, 2017 11:00 AM

On a weekly basis, Michael gets a myriad of questions about business, startups and entrepreneurship. In this podcast, Michael takes some time to talk Q&A with listeners and answering their most pressing questions. From fundraising and how to be investable he delves into the most asked about topics. He breaks down attitude, skills and knowledge and how each of these play a pivotal role in your success as an entrepreneur. Whether you are a new listener or someone who has been tuning in for a while, you are going to want to check out this podcast.

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Innovation Studio Taking Tech Industry By Storm

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November 9, 2017 9:00 AM

Rich Chang, the CEO of New Foundry joined Michael Melfi on the Be Investable podcast to talk about how New Foundry is taking the industry by storm, winning awards and growing - while serving amazing clients like Huntington, Sea Ray and Roush. New Foundry is an innovation studio that forges new ideas. Rich has been a part of the tech industry since the mid-90’s and he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. One of his companies helped build the backbone of the internet. Yes, you read that correct, the backbone to the internet. Rich talks about the highs and the lows of being a founder of a company. Listen in for his two takeaways from his journey. His wealth of knowledge reaches all levels of entrepreneurs!

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A Conscious Company Explained

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October 17, 2017 9:00 AM

Luni Libes, founder of Fledge, joins Michael all the way from the West Coast to talk about Fledge - the conscious company accelerator as well as his newest book. Investorflow.org. Is discussed. Investorflow.org is an online network where investors from all over the world can hear about opportunities that are in line with their interests.

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Mike Morin: From An Investors Standpoint

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October 3, 2017 11:00 AM

Mike Morin is the CEO of Start Garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He highlights his journey through business and offers great advice to entrepreneurs. Morin notes that “The challenge for any entrepreneur is that you need to be far enough ahead of the market that you have a big idea that has a chance to scale, but you can’t be so far ahead of the market that you have no mechanism for short term monetization” Morin highlights the Grand Rapids area and talks about what it means to be investable. He offers the view from an investor standpoint and reveals the one question he would ask a company he was thinking about investing in.

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Three Services for Entrepreneurs from Applied Licensing

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September 27, 2017 4:00 PM

Tom and Kurt Baumgarten are co-founders and members of Applied Licensing, LLC. They assist investors and entrepreneurs in taking their ideas to market. With their skilled backgrounds and Thomas’ success as a patent attorney, they understand what it takes to bring a product to market or license it.

Not only do they have decades of experience, as lawyers, they are well-versed in the realm of patents and commercialization. Applied licensing provides 3 different types of services for inventors and entrepreneurs! If you have an idea or want to patent something, these are the go-to guys. They are angel investors who are willing to invest in the ideas and products of their clients to assist them in commercializing and getting them to market. Listen in to see how Applied Licensing can help you succeed!

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Stars of the Techstars 2017 Mobility Cohort

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September 14, 2017 4:00 PM

Be Investable gets the inside scoop 2017 Class of Techstars Mobility three of the eleven were interviewed in this PodCast. Hear from start-ups Busbot, Derq and Fathom, why they came to Detroit, all about their projects, what they're getting out of this experience, and inspiration of what it takes to be investable!

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