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.


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



 Lunch - Closing Remarks