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Michigan’s Sassa Akervall in Inaugural WPO Women 2 Watch

Michigan Business Beat
January 17, 2020 11:00 AM

Women Presidents’ Organization Launches New Member Ranking & names women 2 watch

SALINE, MI – Keep your eyes on Sassa Akervall, CEO of Akervall Technologies in Saline, MI, according to the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO).

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Molly Theis Joins EntryPoint as Community Engagement Manager

Michigan Business Beat
January 17, 2020 10:00 AM

Theis to Expand Partnerships in the Midwest Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Former Michigan Venture Capital Association Program Director Brings Extensive Event Planning and Community Relations Experience to Create Strategic Events 


Ann Arbor, MICH. - Jan. 2020 - EntryPoint announced this week that Molly Theis has joined its team as community engagement manager. In this role, Theis connects leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by strategically hosting events around emerging trends, successes or gaps in the market related to findings from EntryPoint’s research. She brings nearly ten years of experience in event strategy and execution to lead partnership and business development initiatives at EntryPoint. 

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Jeff Brown: Living inspired!

Leadership Low Down
January 2, 2020 8:00 AM

Lansing native, Jeff Brown is living his life inspired and inspiring others every day! He is the President of Inspire Global and is a self-described "social entrepreneur". This is a fascinating and truly engaging interview where we discover many great takeaways about the potential inside ourselves!

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Baseball, More Than a Game | Leadership Low Down

Leadership Low Down
November 18, 2019 11:00 AM

Tom Dickson leads his organization with a simple mission based upon providing family fun entertainment and positively outrageous customer service at a fair price. With those values, the Lansing Lugnuts have broken attendance records and become one of the most recognizable and respected teams in Minor League Baseball.

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AMIC Announces EVOQ Therapeutics as Grand Prize Recipient

Michigan Business Network
November 16, 2019 12:00 PM

Attendees Celebrate 10 Years of Critical Funding and Support for Michigan Startups 

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC), a program of Invest Detroit’s ID Ventures, Wednesday November 13th announced EVOQ Therapeutics was selected as the grand prize recipient at the tenth annual pitch competition. The pitch competition celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the pitching competition, which provides critical funding and support for Michigan startups.

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Business Sports Luncheon with Tom Dickson (video, photos)

Michigan Business Network
November 5, 2019 2:00 PM

Sports Entrepreneur, Tom Dickson speaks at the Michigan Business Network's annual Business Sports Luncheon on October 30th at the MSU U-Club.

Tom Dickson has been one of the chief entrepreneurs in the business of sports, launching his first professional sports team in 1996 - the Class-A baseball team Lansing Lugnuts - and spearheading the team's home, Cooley Law Stadium. The Lugnuts have been one of the most successful minor league baseball teams in history. In 2007, Tom founded Professional Sports Catering - a foodservice company specializing in operating MiLB ballparks around the country.

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MCSB's Economic Impact

Michigan Business Network
October 8, 2019 11:00 AM

The 15th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala recognized awardees for the creation of 12,506 jobs and the generation of $1.6 billion of revenue.

Will your favorite small business contribute to these numbers in 2020?

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business - Nominations & Who We Are

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
September 26, 2019 12:00 PM

Nominations for the 2020 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards program are officially open!  Nominate your favorite small business today!!

Why nominate a company for MCSB?

Awardees of the program receive significant statewide exposure and gain the honors of a program that they may proclaim to customers and peers.

Submitting a nomination is easy, and self-nomination is encouraged.

Simply visit www.michigancelebrates.org to get started!

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business 2020 Nominations are OPEN!

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
September 16, 2019 9:00 AM

Nominations for the 2020 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards program are officially open, including the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award!

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Report | Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Has 37 Venture-Backed Startups

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2019 2:00 PM

ANN ARBOR – A new report shows there are 37 venture-backed startups in Detroit’s growing startup community, a 54 percent increase in the last five years.

These findings come from EntryPoint, an organization that uses a data-driven approach to advance entrepreneurship, today announced the release of the 2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report.

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