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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
In a competitive real estate market, how do you make contaminated land economically viable for development? In Ann Arbor and Dexter, Brownfield Redevelopment Financing programs have meant the difference between polluted vacant lots and vibrant community assets, helping to fight sprawl and foster smart growth in-fill.
Guest Bloggers: David McNamara & Christina Kim
David McNamara & Christina Kim
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
With Punxsutawney Phil calling an early spring, it's not too soon to start building your financial nest. David McNamara, broker/owner of Foxway Realty, and financial advisor Christina Kim of Edward Jones Investments deliver talking points on keeping a good financial house, and choosing Ann Arbor as a place where they can professionally and personally flourish.
Student Powered Investments
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
What happens when you give 24 college students a few million dollars to invest in start-ups? They double their investment value within a few years. The Wolverine Fund is one of three venture capital programs created by the University of Michigan to give students an insider's view of investment and entrepreneurship.
Got Talent? A Conversation with Kurt Riegger
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
When it comes to building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, Kurt Riegger, COO of OcuSciences, argues that there's no lack of ideas or innovations in Ann Arbor. Talent with enough experience to execute on those ideas may be another question. Riegger has launched, funded, and advised 26 companies, and chats with
about what our community needs to succeed.
MI vs SF: The Art Of The Business Plan Competition
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
One excels at style. The other, substance. But when it comes to nurturing an entrepreneurial ecosystem, both matter. Jon Zemke attends Silicon Valley's quarterly Founder Showcase and our own annual business plan competition, Accelerate Michigan, and finds a clash of both cultures and community.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Back in 2001 Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications and director of the Small Business Association of Michigan, wrote an essay comparing our entrepreneurial landscape with Silicon Valley. Needless to say Michigan came up lacking. Boy, what a difference 10 years makes. In this week's guest blog Larry updates his assessment and finds more than a few encouraging trends.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Every successful entrepreneur has to master the art of the pitch if they want to attract investors. So, how do you hone your sprawling corporate narrative into a lean, mean call for venture capital? Funny you should ask. Ann Arbor SPARK offers a boot camp for startups who need a leg up.
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