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Meet MBN Program Host Michael Melfi

Michigan Business Network
January 18, 2018 12:00 PM

Michael S. Melfi, J.D., MBA, is an attorney with Bodman PLC who represents emerging companies and established businesses in a wide array of technology and corporate matters. He has extensive experience mentoring, counseling, and securing funding for entrepreneurs, inventors, startups, and small businesses and their disruptive technologies.

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Navigating Time Management, Time Investment and Time Debt

Be Investable
January 12, 2018 2:00 PM


Michael Melfi is  joined by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, Founder and CEO of Real Life E Time Coaching and Speaking.

Real Life E is a time coaching and speaking company. In this podcast, Elizabeth talks about her three books,but focuses on 'Divine Time Management'.

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What's Next For Automation Alley In 2018

Michigan Business Beat
January 8, 2018 2:00 PM

Tom Kelly, Executive Director, CEO, Automation Alley, joins MBN's Chris Holman to talk about the 2017 year in review for Automation Alley including Integr8 and also a look ahead to 2018.

Automation Alley will also be hosting the Global Business Outlook for 2018 and Beyond, Thursday January 11, 2018 at their headquarters in Troy, MI.

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Who Can You Be in 2018?

Be Investable
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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Ann Arbor Tech Hub, Cahoots, Announces Managing Director

Michigan Business Network
December 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Committed Leadership and Resources Will Accelerate Organization’s Impact

ANN ARBOR—Cahoots, the new tech hub community and co-working space in downtown Ann Arbor dedicated to amplifying the vibrant tech startup community, today announced the hiring of Alison Todak as Managing Director.

The entrepreneurial scene is not unfamiliar to Todak. As the former program manager of the University of Michigan’s Desai Accelerator– a tech focused business program that supports new ventures at a critical stage in their development, including funding and mentorship–she is a proven leader who brings nearly a decade of experience to the local startup scene.

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Being Investable Impacts the Deal

Be Investable
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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GlowShop Takes Home $10,000 Prize

Pure Lansing
December 5, 2017 10:00 AM

GlowShop the Latest Business to be Hatched Through LEAP’s Business Pitch Competitions

LANSING, MI – Among tough competition from seven strong competitors, GlowShop and owner Alex Reny became the latest winner of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) annual Hatched event, held at the MSU University Club Wednesday evening. The Hatched brings together winners from LEAP’s monthly business pitch competition, The Hatching, for a final showdown and a crack at $10,000 in prize money.

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Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Wins Best Large CVB at Michigan Society of Association Executives Awards

Association Impact
December 4, 2017 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to announce its was recently awarded Best Large CVB by the members of the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) at its Annual Association Choice Awards held last November at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place in East Lansing. This is the second year in a row the honor has been bestowed upon the GLCVB.

“Our organization takes great pride in this award,” said GLCVB President and CEO Jack Schripsema. “To be able to bring this Best Large CVB award home for two years in a row shows that our dedication to colleagues in the statewide association meetings industry is being recognized. We look forward to continuing to provide the service excellence to visiting groups that won us this award for many years to come.”

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Be Investable with Invest Michigan

Be Investable
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

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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