Tag: Great Lakes Savvy Entrepreneur Series

Digital Publishing Technologies–Getting iPad and Tablet Apps to Market

A panel discussion, “Digital Publishing Technologies–Getting iPad and Tablet Apps to Market,” is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, in the conference room of the Advanced Technology Development Center, 1402 E. Sharon Ave., in Houghton.

This special edition of the Savvy Entrepreneur series will address how the iPad and Tablet market has changed publishing and what digital publishing technologies are leading the way.

Entrepreneurs and investors, as well as people working in marketing, public relations, corporate communications, information technology, publishing, media, can learn about the latest tools to support high-value, mobile digital publishing and communications.

In addition, Adobe, WoodWing and Asyling Digital Media Solutions will provide technical demonstrations for the iPad and Tablet market. Technologies featured include Adobe: Digital Publishing Suite and InDesign CS5.5; and WoodWing: Tablet Publishing and Cross Media Publishing

Learn about creating a slide show, web elements, HTML5 widgets, hot spots, scroll area, imbedded audio, video, dossier links and more.

“This series has generated a lot of practical advice from the trenches on how these tools are used,” according to John Diebel, of Innovation and Industry Enhancement, which is sponsoring the session along with the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance and the School of Business and Economics.

The public is welcome; admission is free. For more information, contact Diebel at 487-1082 or at jfdiebel@mtu.edu .


Savvy Entrepreneur Series: Making Your First Sale

Please join Michigan Tech’s Office of Innovation and Industry Development with the School of Business and Economics to attend the first Great Lakes Savvy Entrepreneur Series of 2011-2012: Making Your First Sale.

This event will take place on Tuesday, September 13 and will begin with a networking and refreshments social at 5:30pm. The panel discussion will run from 6pm to 8pm at the ATDC Conference Room on 1402 E. Sharon Avenue in Houghton.

Making Your First Sale

Selling is awfully hard, but everyone has to do it or die. The anatomy of the first sale, how to position your service/product amongst the competition, how to structure the deal and the hidden risk of the trial program.  These critical topics with be discussed by a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs with the scars to prove it.  Co-produced with and hosted by a number of the region’s leading innovation accelerators and research institutions, the series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate to realize success. Interactively hosted over the internet from UM Dearborn the program is a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Flint, Detroit, Houghton, Traverse City and Midland.

Please join us!  This series has generated a lot of practical advice from the trenches on how it is really done.

Contact Jim Baker ( jrbaker@mtu.edu ) 487-3459 for more information

Locally hosted by Michigan Tech’s Office of Innovation & Industry Development and the School of Business and Economics the public is welcome to attend at no cost.

More about this series:

The Great Lakes Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF), UM Dearbron, and Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest (GLEQ) are pleased to unveil the 2011-12 Savvy Entrepreneur Series. Co-produced with, and hosted by, a number of the region ’ s leading innovation accelerators and research institutions, the series provides early to mid-stage technology entrepreneurs with guidance on key topics that all start ups must navigate to realize success. Includes great networking opportunities across Dearborn, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Flint, Detroit, Houghton, Traverse City, Midland, and more sites in the future.


Do you have your Capital Fundraising Plan?

This event is a workshop and panel discussion for developing an operational growth and capital investment plan. Join us for the final session of the 2010-2011 Great Lakes Savvy Entrepreneur Series.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in the ATDC conference room (1402 E. Sharon Avenue).

Networking social with light refreshments 5:30 PM
Panel discussion 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For most startups and early stage technology companies, raising investment capital is the first and most daunting task.  Particularly in bootstrapped start-ups, diversion of management resources to fundraising tasks usually lengthen time to market, which feeds back into a need for even more capital to support the launch.  In the process of increasing the investor “ask,” valuation and terms become more difficult, and investor skepticism about the business can become a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Much heartache can be reduced, and the entire process including these time-consuming parts, can be streamlined and accelerated by developing and following a “Capital Fundraising Plan” (CFP).  This panel discussion featuring Don Baker of  Safford and Baker, PLLC, Legal Advisors to Technology Businesses will cover:

  1. How to forecast your capital needs and compare those needs to your plan for achieving operational success.
  2. Correlate needs to business valuation so that you can build a credible case for the investment proposition being offered to investors.
  3. Decide what KIND of financing is needed, what type of financing/investment source is best for you, and what investment terms are reasonable to offer in light of your enterprise needs.
  4. Questions and answers raised in developing a CFP.
  5. A comprehensive case study of CFP development.

Please join us!

Contact John Diebel ( jfdiebel@mtu.edu ) 487-1082 for more information