Empowering Entrepreneurship

Grand Rapids, United States

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A vibrant entrepreneurial community has the presence of four major essential characteristics — an entrepreneurial culture, multiple sources of capital, an abundance of know-how and talent and a supportive business climate. The Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship cordially invites you to join us on June 24th for updates on the entrepreneurial climate in West Michigan.


 Agenda

7:30 am   Registration & Networking
8:00 am  

Welcome Remarks
Dr. John Reifel, Interim Dean

8:05 am   Opening Remarks
Mike Jandernoa
8:20 am   Introduction
Dr. Sri Sundaram 
8:25 am   Keynote: Successful Entrepreneurs: Artists, Scientists, Builders & Evangelists
Dr. Michael Goldsby 
9:25 am   Break
9:30 am   The Climate of Entrepreneurship inWest Michigan Study: Report
Dr. Paul Isley, J. Kevin McCurren, and Dr. Sri Sundaram 
10:45 am   Break
11:00 am   Breakout Sessions
CultureCapitalBusiness Climate, & Talent

12:00pm

 

 Lunch - Closing Remarks