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Foster Swift | Zachary W. Behler, Patents 101

Michigan Business Network
May 8, 2019 5:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Zachary W. Behler, Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Lansing, they have 5 branches across MI. 

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MEDC | Site Readiness Program Deadline May 1st

Michigan Business Network
April 25, 2019 4:00 PM

Michigan to Gain Competitive Advantage in Attracting New Businesses Through New Site Readiness Program

Program will bring available sites closer to “shovel ready” status

Grants of up to $100,000 available to local partners for assistance with site readiness preparation

In an ongoing effort to expand the state’s economic development toolkit, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced a new program today aimed at boosting Michigan’s inventory of available properties ready to compete for business attraction projects. Working with local partners to identify areas for improvement, MEDC has launched the Michigan Site Readiness Program, giving Michigan cities and sites a competitive advantage in business attraction and expansion projects.

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business | 2019 Event Tickets Now Available

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
March 1, 2019 2:00 PM

Reserve Your Tickets for the 15th Annual Awards Gala! Michigan Celebrates Small Business is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for Michigan's small businesses, and we want to celebrate with you!

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Judy Robinett: Cracking the Funding Code | Be Investable

Be Investable
February 27, 2019 9:00 AM

On this podcast of Be Investable is Judy Robinett! 

Judy Robinett is a business thought leader who has been profiled in Fast Company, Forbes, Vogue, CNN, and Bloomberg Businessweek. For more than 30 years, she has helped entrepreneurs find needed capital by connecting them with venture capitalists, angel investors, and other sources of funding.

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Peters, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Cut Red Tape for Bio-Tech Startups

Michigan Business Network
February 18, 2019 3:00 PM

News Release Provided By Senator Gary Peters 

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) this week introduced the Fostering Innovation Act of 2019,bipartisan legislation that would extend regulatory relief for certain small businesses and startups, including many bio-tech innovators. This industry faces additional burdens when complying with federal regulations due to the nature of the resource-intensive research and development costs associated with providing new scientific and medical developments to consumers.

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Ponsse North America: Forest Machine Entrepreneurs

Michigan Business Beat
February 13, 2019 12:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Bruce Broden sales of Ponsse North America to the Michigan Business Beat. Ponsse is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forest machines for the cut-to-length method, and its customer-oriented operations are still guided by the wishes and needs of forest machine entrepreneurs. Listen in as Bruce and Chris discuss in more detail Ponsee North America

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Richard Swart: Technology Solving Problems in Venture Capital

Be Investable
February 6, 2019 9:00 AM

Having worked with leading Universities (Cal, Stanford, Wharton, etc.) and top accelerators (Y-Combinator, TechStars, 500Startups, etc.), Angel Funds, Family Offices and other investors, Richard Swart is focused on the application of cutting-edge technology to solve many of the structural problems in venture capital and creating pathways for truly inclusive and outcome-based access to capital.

In this interview with host Michael Melfi he gives insight into the advice and consultation he has provided to family offices, large funds, major international foundations (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, etc.), Fortune 50 companies, the World Bank, national governments and global research institutions. Along with his taken on what it means to "Be Investable"

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Falon Donohue: Increasing Access to Capital

Be Investable
February 4, 2019 9:00 AM

In this episode of Be Investable Falon Donohue talks about all things entrepreneurial in the Midwest. Falon is a community organizer, veteran and the Chief Executive Officer of VentureOhio, a for-impact organization created to facilitate a collaborative statewide entrepreneurial ecosystem and increase access to angel and venture capital for Ohio entrepreneurs. Prior to VentureOhio, and while serving her country in the Ohio Air National Guard, she began her career in technology solution sales and business development.

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Vitaly Golomb: How To Get A Startup Off The Ground

Be Investable
February 1, 2019 11:00 AM

Be Investable talks with Vitaly Golomb, a tech investment banker and angel investor who started as a serial entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley trenches as a teenager. They dive into where the tech sector is going and how to get a startup off the ground.

He is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of GS Capital, mid-market M&A boutique and advisory firm. Previously, he was the Managing Director and Global Head of Principal Investments at IEG Investment Banking Group and a founding Partner at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup–where he was recognized as a Global Corporate Venturing Rising Star.

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MCSB | SBA Award Nominations Accepted Through December 18!

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
December 14, 2018 5:00 PM

Deadline is December 18th!

In connection with Michigan Celebrates Small Business, The Small Business Administration (SBA)- Michigan District is collecting nominations for...

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