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Transforming Cities With Sustainable Energy

Be Investable
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

Be Investable
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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Peace & Prosperity Youth Talk Moneyball

Equity Equals
November 15, 2017 2:00 PM

Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement had a conversation with local social entrepreneur Desmond Ferguson.

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Mackinac Island Entrepreneurs Offer Sweet Greetings for the Holiday Season

Michigan Business Network
November 14, 2017 9:00 AM

Mackinac Island, MI., Nov. 13, 2017: Original Murdick's Fudge on Mackinac Island is ready for the holiday gift-giving season with fresh fudge, crunchy brittles, buttery caramel corn and mouthwatering toffees.

These handcrafted, all-natural and gluten-free treats are made from the Mackinac Island Murdick family's original 1887 recipe. While most businesses on Mackinac Island close for the summer season at the end of October, Murdick's is shipping Sweet Treats for Thanksgiving including Pumpkin Fudge and Brittles. And, their family will be re-opening our island fudge shop on Dec. 1 through Dec. 18 to make Pure Michigan holiday confections, including 12 flavors of fudge.

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Innovation Studio Taking Tech Industry By Storm

Be Investable
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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LEAP’s Hatching Pitch Competition

Pure Lansing
November 3, 2017 9:00 AM

MBN was on the road to visit LEAP’s Hatching Pitch Competition held at the Lansing Brewing Company. The Hatching is a monthly event and part of a community-wide effort to support local entrepreneurs and make the Lansing region a great place to start a business.

The event helps move new, local business ideas from concept to reality. Ideas are submitted, voted on, and five get the opportunity to pitch their concepts on stage.

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The Ultimate MSU Men's Basketball Book

Michigan Business Beat
October 30, 2017 1:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Greg Sizelove Publisher and Design AND Jerry Jenkins who is the Writer and Researcher about the new book VICTORY FOR MSU: A 120 YEAR HISTORY OF SPARTAN MEN’S BASKETBALL. 

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A Conscious Company Explained

Be Investable
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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Entrepreneurship & Networking | Chris Holman

Michigan Business Beat
October 4, 2017 2:00 PM

Chris Holman, CEO/Founder of the Michigan Business Network, speaks on entrepreneurship and networking at "The Manifest Your Life Tour" while it made the stop in Lansing, MI. The event was held at Lansing Community College West Campus where other speakers such as Jeff Croley and Jason Lafay from the Michigan Creativity Group, Dan Hagors, Sales Professor at Lansing Community Colege, and Dr. Princess Fumi Hancock, CEO of Cambium Break also spoke on personal development. 

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Mike Morin: From An Investors Standpoint

Be Investable
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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