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2019 Mackinac Policy Conference with Chris Holman

Michigan Business Network
June 18, 2019 3:00 PM

The Michigan Business Network had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference where they caught up with some of Michigan's top industry experts and leaders. These series of interviews took place at the Grand Hotel located on the beautiful Mackinac Island, May 29th and 30th.

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Pitch For $K

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2019 2:00 PM

FLINT, Mich., June 6th, 2019 – 100K Ideas in partnership with the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an idea pitch competition on August 1st, 2019 at 5:30pm located at The Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw Street in Flint. 

Pitch For $K is designed to foster the entrepreneur mindset in our community along with creating an inclusive support system to assist individuals in moving their idea, product or business forward. 100K Ideas, in partnership with the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, aspire to create a platform for individuals in our community to refine, explore and push their product, service or business ideas forward while acquiring startup capital, building advisor and investor networks and raising visibility of the talent that comes from our community
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WomanUp & Pitch Business Plan & Pitch Competition

Michigan Business Network
June 4, 2019 9:00 AM


This competition is a funding opportunity for women who wish to start a new for-profit business or grow an existing business. Entry applications will be accepted from May 1 - June 7 and contests will be held in three locations – Detroit, Grand Rapids and Jackson. Thirty total finalists will be selected, ten in each location, divided into two categories: Growth and Lifestyle. All finalists receive support services and technical assistance and the three winners from each category will win cash prizes.

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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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