Damaged Pure Michigan Brand Impedes Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Pure Michigan is a Damaged Brand. As a Michigan resident I’ve followed the developments in Flint with a mixture of horror, sadness, outrage, and confusion. The focus of this post is about the damage that has been done to the state of Michigan’s brand, Pure Michigan.

One Hand Clapping – Entrepreneurship In Ann Arbor, Michigan

Steve Blank

I spent a few days in March in Ann Arbor Michigan as a guest of Professor Thomas Zurbuchen , Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Programs, and Doug Neal , Director of Center for Entrepreneurship in the Engineering School at the University of Michigan.

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Mentorship Community: Work-Life Balance Does Not Exist!


The community was diverse with women entrepreneurs, working moms and senior professionals. The glimmer of hope though, also came from the community. Guest speaker Zsanett let the community write down pressing priorities for the week ahead as a task.

Sorry, Brands…Your Digital Agencies are Lying to You

VC Cafe

Unfortunately, a growing body of evidence suggests that garnering LIKES on a Facebook page does nothing to foster community or increase engagement. amazon andreas nicklas Beauty Talk CMO ComBlu Community customer satisfaction index Facebook feedback giffgaff kindle LIKE lipstick lithium McKinsey photos portal processes real-time sectors sephora silo social business social commerce social marketing socialize13 Technology Telecom the social economy trusted University of Michigan Website

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College Is Like A Sandbox

Feld Thoughts

I spent yesterday at University of Michigan with my partner Jason Mendelson (he’s a two time grad – economics undergrad and then law school.) All of them were really lit up about entrepreneurship, were trying lots of stuff, had tons of questions, and challenged us to give them our views and feedback on what Ann Arbor needed to do to create a great entrepreneurial community. Entrepreneurial Communities ann arbor college entrepreneurial communities university of michigan

Small Business Spotlight: Amy Proos

Up and Running

Proos Manufacturing recently announced that Amy Proos won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in Michigan & Northwest Ohio. In 2012, Proos was recognized by MiBiz as one of 50 Michigan Companies to Watch. and particularly in West Michigan.

Detroit Soup — Serving Hope & Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It develops the entrepreneurial/creative community and encourages young people to stay in Detroit. It educates the community about possibilities, and about what might be done. Amy Kaherl is the Director/Facilitator of Detroit Soup.

Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

As much as I’d like Three Oaks, Michigan to be an innovation center, its got a long way to go. I’d personally like to see Silicon Valley open its doors to immigrants from distant lands like Michigan, Kentucky, Alabama — even Hoosiers from Indiana.

The Tucked And The Untucked

Feld Thoughts

Last night I gave the kickoff talk to the West Michigan Policy Forum. I did my riff on Startup Communities and followed it up with a short Q&A on issues specific to Michigan’s entrepreneurial scene. Books startup communities thiel zero to one

Meet Arbor Brewing Company: How Do You Grow A Local Business Brand?


Arbor brewing company was set up in the summer of 1995 in Ann Arbor, Michigan by the husband-wife duo of Matt and Rene Greff. It is the first brewpub set up in Ann Arbor and the fifth in Michigan. Your staff, the lawyers, marketing, all tends to come from the local community.

50 Places You Can Learn to Code (for Free) Online


University-level courses, tutorials, cheat sheets, and coding communities all offer excellent ways to pick up a new language, and maybe even a new job, too. Community. Learn how to code on these sites with a heavy community influence ready to offer help to newbs.

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Episode 68: Imminent Need and Profitability with Jonathan Royce

Mike Michalowicz

of Michigan football games and other local events. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and received his Masters in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. of Michigan football games and other local events.

For Example! My EG Conference Experience

The Startup Magazine

In 2015, as a full-time mom, she took on the US government in her small town of Flint, Michigan. Walters helped expose the toxic water nightmare and fought for safe drinking water for her community. I arrived in Carmel, California with more than a few doubts.

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Why The Government is Isn’t a Bigger Version of a Startup

Steve Blank

academia was engaged in weapon systems research for the Defense Department and intelligence community. This article previously appeared in War On The Rocks. There was a time when much of U.S.

U.C. Santa Cruz Commencement Speech – 2019

Steve Blank

Deciding between the applicants, their lobbyists, the environmental community, the staff, the coastal act and the law. But why serve your community, state or country? On my first day of school in Michigan I met Michael Krzys, who one day would be the best man at my wedding.

AVIXA’s Heidi A. Voorhees on Thinking Differently

Startup Professionals Musings

EDUCATION Bachelor of arts, majoring in commercial recreation/business, Central Michigan University; master of business administration, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Be proud to be part of the event community and enjoy. Heidi A. Voorhees, CAE.

12 Terrific Coworking Spaces in Chicago

crowdSPRING Blog

Besides the financial benefits that sharing space provides, coworking offers access to networking and communities that can be invaluable to any new or growing business. 18 South Michigan Avenue, Floor 12.

Small Business Spotlight: Red Poppy Floral Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Red Poppy Floral Design specializes in wedding and special event floral arrangements. I design wedding and special event flowers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Spring is here, which means opportunities for fresh air, bike rides, and sunshine will soon abound.

Jason Returns to the 313 for Startup Grind Detroit on April 5th

Feld Thoughts

from the University of Michigan. Jason is returning to Detroit to sprinkle some of the wisdom he has learned along the way with the Detroitpreur startup community at Bamboo Detroit on April 5th from 6-8 pm. Startup Grind Detroit is one of over 350+ chapters around the world, holding Fireside Chats with notable entrepreneurs and bringing startup communities together. As many of you know, my partner Jason is from Detroit. The 313. The Motor City. The D!

5 Best Practices For Increasing Earned Media For Your Brand


Do not share your Michigan state football app with a bunch of UFM fans with no interest in your football ratings. People with strong social communities, bloggers, media personalities, or anyone that your community/ end consumer trusts has strong endorsement value.

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When You Need To Know – Use A Keylogger


But there is a downside to the global community that instant communication has brought about. A young startup company out of Detroit, Michigan, created a resolution to the problem of wayward employees and curious children.

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events


Media and event company Women 2.0 has announced that it is partnering search giant Google to support the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the United States and around the world.

Why the Future of Tesla May Depend on Knowing What Happened to Billy Durant

Steve Blank

But in 1904, after his first time seeing a car in Flint, Michigan, he was one of the first to see that the future was going to be in a radically new form of transportation powered by internal combustion engines. Durant died managing a bowling alley in Flint, Michigan, in 1947. A version of this article appeared in the Harvard Business Review. Elon Musk, Alfred Sloan, and entrepreneurship in the automobile industry.

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The Society of Innovators at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) aims to contribute to economic and community development throughout the region as the champion of innovation in Northwest Indiana. Based in Southwest Michigan, his clients include Sanofi, Accurate Castings, W.R.

Persist Like a Zen Mushroom Hunter

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Southwest Michigan has a lot of edible varieties but there is one particular delicacy I love. In the mushroom hunting community finding one is literally party time. Lessons a Forager Can Lend Business. Relax, Stay Hopeful, Keep Looking. I’m a mushroom hunter.

10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Just a crazy idea two years ago, the class is now taught at Stanford , Berkeley, Columbia , Caltech, Princeton and for the National Science Foundation at the University of Michigan and Georgia Tech.

A Conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

View from Seed

I started Venture for America back in 2011 with the goal of creating thousands of American jobs in communities around the country. So, when I was researching my book, I looked into what actually happened to the manufacturing workers in Michigan, Indiana and in the South.

New York Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

3/29 6-9pm - Discussion with Eric Ries, brought to you by the Columbia Venture Community The Columbia Venture Community and the Columbia Journalism School are pleased to bring Eric Ries to campus on Wednesday, March 30th at 6pm for an evening of frank conversation. SXSW was amazing and exhausting. We'll have slides and video from our Lean Startup track posted soon. Don't forget to vote to help choose a Lean Startup SXSW Challenge winner.

Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy

Both Sides of the Table

These are people who now live in Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York City but grew up in Cincinnati, Central Florida, Utah, Michigan and similar places where their parents, families or friends may have different political views. This election has been hard on our country.

Technological Infrastructure Revolution – Modern Metropolises Require Modern Infrastructure


As that life increases, as people build families and popular communities become larger, houses and business districts must expand outward. Consider, for evidence, Flint, Michigan.

Janesville – A Story About the Rest of America

Steve Blank

When I got out of the Air Force after Vietnam, I lived in Michigan and I installed process control systems in automobile assembly plants and steel mills across the industrial heart of the Midwest. On the surface the book is an incredibly well written narrative over the course of five years, from 2008 to 2013, that connects the laid off auto workers, job center retraining, union organizers, community and business leaders, and politicians.

It's All About Talent (part 2) - Eliminating Non-Competes

Seeing Both Sides

For the last few years, many leaders in the Massachusetts innovation community have been arguing that non-compete agreements should be eliminated.

Welcome To The Fall Semester

Feld Thoughts

My fourth book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City comes out at the end of the month. George), Vermont (Burlington), and Michigan (Detroit) in October. I love this time of year. I get up at 5am, catch up on email (holy s**t – is it already 6:37?), write a blog post, go for a run, and then have a completely jam packed day full of working with amazing people.

How to Do Cannabis Cultivation Business Planning for Growth

Up and Running

Some states, like Michigan, have developed regulations to appeal to smaller growers. Often, many achieve their fundraising needs by crowdfunding within their communities. Developing a cannabis cultivation business requires significant planning, dedication, and focus.

Celebrating the American Business Spirit

Up and Running

every day, few companies retain their dedication to their community, including utilizing American resources and workers. In this article, you’ll find out how four such businesses have worked to fill a need in communities while remaining committed to both the nation and their local societies.

To B or Not to B Corp


A B Corp has a fiduciary responsibility with regard to the interests of its employees, the community and the environment, as well as its shareholders. Some states have introduced or partially passed B Corp-related legislation, including Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

New Power: An Interview with Henry Timms

Startup Lessons Learned

The 92nd Street Y is all about strengthening community. We took one of the key values of the Y, which is around community and philanthropy and said, "After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, how could you create a day that was really about philanthropy?

What is an L3C?

Up and Running

The United Kingdom began using a similar structure in 2005, called a Community Interest Company. His organization, Americans for Community Development, provides detailed information about L3Cs, and you can find out more about the organization on their website. .

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. Michigan: Detroit Van Buren Minnesota: Minneapolis Missouri: Kirksville Montana: Bozeman Helena Missoula Pablo Nebraska: Lincoln Omaha Nevada: Las Vegas, /usr/lib, 520 Fremont St Las Vegas, CHSI Technologies, 770 Pilot Rd.

The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Start a Business in for 2016

Up and Running

Grand Rapids is also home to StartGarden, a startup accelerator with the goal of turning Michigan into a flourishing business ecosystem. Small Business Development Center Michigan. Community Development Resources Nebraska.

August Roundup: What Are The Most Effective Content Marketing Strategies?


We’ve had a little change at Brandanew , and have a new office now in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the United States. As I told you last month, I’m a featured contributor at SheOwnsIt which has a wonderful community to learn with. I’m going to start with news that’s closest to my heart. Those of you who receive our weekly postcards already know this.

What Happens When Stephen Colbert Joins Your Board: Five Questions with DonorsChoose Founder Charles Best

Hunter Walker

CB: Projects on DonorsChoose.org illustrate the most pressing classroom needs in different communities, as well as emerging themes in education. Affinity for a teacher who shares one’s name is even more powerful than loyalty to one’s community.

The 20 Coolest CoWorking Spaces In The U.S.


With free coffee and Internet, workspaces, and built-in community, coworking spaces provide a great place to get things done without feeling the isolation of working at home, or trying to overcome the frenetic nature of working in a coffee shop.