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05-31-2017: Registration is open for the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference, held Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2, 2017

Michigan Business Network
March 27, 2017 12:30 PM


The 2017 Conference Pillars are Restoring Civility in American Politics, Winning the Race in Connected Technology and Increasing Economic Opportunity.

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03-28-2017 A Look Ahead to Midland, Michigan's eWeek

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2017 2:00 PM



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.

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03-27-2017: Co.Starters: Kitchen Edition

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2017 11:30 AM

Everything you need to get Started

Co.Starters Kitchen Edition is a special 9-week course for food entrepreneurs being offered in Spring 2017. This program will focus on helping food entrepreneurs start, shape and/or grow their culinary businesses during the first CO.STARTERS for Food Entrepreneurs.

Participants will fine tune their businesses and business ideas in a hands-on, approachable way. Utilizing the business model canvas, participants will test their ideas, tweak next steps through real-time customer feedback, learn valuable management and marketing skills, and receive constructive feedback from advisors, peers and local business owners. This specialized curriculum will also address essential food-biz topics, including food branding, navigating city and state food regulations and financial planning.

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04-24-2017: CAR's Response to the Auto Industry's Call for Action

Michigan Business Network
March 22, 2017 10:00 AM

Addressing Changes in new materials, new technologies, and the looming crisis in tooling and workforce. Two days of critical content and networking.

The T3 Manufacturing Summit will raise awareness and facilitate information exchange about the U.S. tooling crisis and demographic shifts in the workforce which present challenges for manufacturers and suppliers. Global manufacturing footprints and new business models have challenged the paradigm of, “produce it where you sell it,” leading to a declining source of local talent. Rapidly evolving changes in materials and manufacturing technologies are straining and may be constraining manufacturing and investment. These changes present significant challenges such as workforce and capacity utilization that present opportunities for manufacturer and tool shops.  

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03-23-2017: Talent Outlook: Detroit Drives Degrees

Michigan Business Network
March 20, 2017 5:30 PM

Join leaders from the higher education, business, government and nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for the Detroit Regional Chamber's Talent Outlook: Detroit Drives Degrees breakfast at the Detroit Athletic Club on Thursday, March 23.

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04-07-2017: Medtech+ Innovation Weekend

Michigan Business Network
March 20, 2017 10:30 AM


You will learn how to evaluate the viability of new innovations, develop a business model for them and communicate effectively with investors, advisers, prospective customers, team recruits and others. It is ideal preparation for developing highly competitive teams in pitch competitions and for early investor discussions.

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03-22-2017: 5 Minutes Tops: Regionals

Michigan Business Network
March 18, 2017 2:00 PM

What is 5 Minutes Tops?


It is that time of year again! Time for the Regional 5 Minute Tops Youth Pitch Competition.   A "Shark Tank"-esque competition in which students will prepare and present business ideas to local business owners for a chance to win cash prizes and assistance in your endeavor. You have 5 minutes to convince our panel to buy into your idea. There are no other requirements to fill.


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03-23-2017: The Autonomous Patient

Michigan Business Network
March 17, 2017 3:30 PM

Entrepreneurs Driving Health Care

Please Join Us: The health industry is constantly evolving. Entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes are making their marks on this evolution. Some are fueled by their own personal experiences in healthcare; whereas others have simply found new ways to satisfy growing demands. 

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03-23-2017: Flint & Genesee Chamber Hosts Annual Meeting

Michigan Business Network
March 17, 2017 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion on ‘2020: Building the Future’ Featured


The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce on March 23 will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn Gateway, 5353 Gateway Centre in Flint.

The Annual Meeting will recap the Chamber’s accomplishments from the past year as well as imagine the region’s future years now under the theme of “2020: Building the Future”.

A moderated panel discussion – in place of the usual keynote speaker – will headline the event and will explore several key aspects to building a vibrant future for Flint & Genesee..

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03-30-2017: Detroit Google Demo Day

Michigan Business Network
March 17, 2017 12:30 PM

Startups in cities all around the world are building incredible, innovative companies, but many lack access to the robust investment opportunities of Silicon Valley. We recognize that innovation is alive and well far beyond the confines of a few cities, we see it in Detroit everyday!  In April 2014, Google for Entrepreneurs hosted their first annual Demo Day, featuring top startups from Denver to Detroit to Durham. .

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