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Savvy Entrepreneur Workshop Announced

Having problems starting your business but don’t know where to turn?  Others who have discovered how to get past the same road blocks will be there to explain how to find the resources you need at next Tuesday’s Savvy Entrepreneur forum.  The series features best practices sharing via 2-Way Interactive Web Conferencing.   This event will take place Tuesday November 13 in the conference room of Michigan Tech’s Advanced Technology and Development Center at 1402 E. Sharon Avenue, Houghton, Michigan. Social networking with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm with panel discussion from 6-7:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend.  For more information on the Houghton site contact John Diebel 906-487-1082 or jfdiebel@mtu.edu

Essential as it may be, it is unlikely that the MIT Forum is the only resource that an entrepreneur will need along the way. This Tuesday’s event was created by successful entrepreneurs for earlier stage entrepreneurs to guide them to resources that turned out to be valuable finds along their path to success. This panel will share their insights on how to go about finding new resources and how to use them.   Chances are the panel has overcome problems you are about to face as you grow your company. Please bring questions as this will be an interactive event.  The forum will include insights from the panelists followed by a moderated question and answer session to address your specific startup commercialization or growth questions.

The Houghton Host Site is sponsored by MTU’s Innovation and Industry Engagement, School of Business and Economics, the Houghton SmartZone and the Keweenaw Alliance For Economic Development.


Savvy Entrepreneur Workshop: Intellectual Property (IP) Protection: It’s more than an NDA (non-disclosure agreement)

If you have a business idea that you want to protect but don’t understand all the issues, next Tuesday’s Savvy Entrepreneur session is for you. The series features best practices sharing via 2-Way Interactive Web Conferencing. At this event you’ll learn key Strategic Intellectual Property Management Practices, including how to navigate through the dreaded Non-Disclosure Agreement with customers and partners. Learn why and how to protect one of your business’s most valuable assets affordably from local leading entrepreneurs and specialists. Bring your questions to this program to advance your technology entrepreneurship skill set.

A panel of successful entrepreneurs, investors and subject matter experts will share the best practices and experiences dealing with one of the biggest challenges and biggest critical success factors to launch or grow your company. The forum will include insights from the panelists followed by a moderated question and answer session to address your specific start-up commercialization or growth questions.

The event is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s office of Innovation and Industry Engagement, School of Business and Economics, and the Houghton SmartZone and the Keweenaw Alliance For Economic Development.

This event will take place at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the conference room of Michigan Tech’s Advanced Technology and Development Center at 1402 E. Sharon Avenue, followed with a panel discussion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information on the workshop, contact Mike Morley 487-3485 or mcmorley@mtu.edu


Savvy Entrepreneur Workshop: Find Your First Customer

Learn how to close the deal with your first customer at this season’s kickoff of the Savvy Entrepreneur Series, which features interactive web conferencing. This event will start with social networking and refreshments at 5:30 p.m., and then a panel discussion from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the conference room of the ATDC.

KTM Industries and Jeff Smith, codirector of the New Economy Division for the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, will lead the discussion.

Learn simple steps and best practices to help gain market traction for your intellectual property or collaborative university intellectual property.

The goal is to share rapid commercialization ideas as entrepreneurs work with a university research partner and learn about research intellectual property and the great base of strategic customers in Michigan.

For more information, contact Assistant Director John Diebel (IIE) at 487-1082 or jfdiebel@mtu.edu .

The event is sponsored by Innovation and Industry Engagement, the School of Business and Economics, SmartZone and the Keweenaw Alliance For Economic Development.


“Savvy Entrepreneur” Series Offers Cash Flow Session

The “Savvy Entrepreneur” Series will host a panel discussion about cash flow management for entrepreneurs from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, in the conference room of the ATDC, 1402 E. Sharon Ave. Networking begins at 5:30 pm.

The free session, hosted by the Office of Innovation and Industry Development, the School of Business and Economics and the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, is free and open to the public.

Every financier, venture capitalist, investor, consultant, banker and successful entrepreneur must manage cash flow, the lifeblood of any old and new enterprise. In this discussion, panelists will offer tricks and tips on understanding and managing cash flow to maximize the effectiveness of a company.

The panel includes:

  • Pavan Muzumdar, managing director of Pieris Capital and the CEO of MV Software Company
  • Grace Lee, founder of Logic Solutions
  • Carolyn Cassin, cofounder and managing partner, BELLE Capital Management.
  • Debra Christien, partner, B2BCFO®

For more information, contact John Diebel at 487-1082 or at jfdiebel@mtu.edu .


Savvy Entrepreneur hosts, “Inside The Mind Of An Angel Investor”

Savvy Entrepreneur series to take place on Tues, Feb 21.

This month’s topic is one of the most popular.  “Inside The Mind Of An Angel Investor”.  For most entrepreneurs, raising seed and early stage capital is arguably one of the most challenging steps of starting a company. This financing stage is usually too early for most professional Venture Capital firms.   After you’ve put in most of your own money and that of some close friends and family, it is probably time to seek out some Angel investors.

Agenda

Tuesday, February 21
Networking social with refreshments 5:30 PM
Panel discussion 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM

Michigan Technological University
ATDC Conference Room

Leading investors and entrepreneurs will  be on this great panel to answer your questions. Bring your  questions and thorniest challenges to this program to advance your technology entrepreneurship skill set.

If learning more about this topic is important to you then please join us at the MIT Enterprise Forum on Tuesday.  For more information contact John Diebel 487-1082 or jfdiebel@mtu.edu

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