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Escaping the Valley of Death: Surviving the Financial Rut

Blackstone LaunchPad at Wayne State University

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Detroit, MI

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Valley of Death

Do you know what to do when your venture runs out of its initial funding?

Join PAUL A. GLANTZ, Founder and CEO of Emagine Entertainment, the BLACKSTONE LAUNCHPAD, the Wayne State University Law Schools Program for Entrepreneurship and Business LawWSU's Front Door, and student entrepreneurs from M-Squared Financial for our special event, "Valley Of Death: Surviving the Financial Rut", September 19th from 5:30-8pm.  We'll talk about what to do when you're looking for your next source of funds, and how to power through the tougher side of business start-up.

Student speakers sharing their valley of death experience are:

Ashur Collective - Pop culture artists and creators of the Detroit based graphic novel "Blood Money".

M-Squared Financial - A company that facilitates the efforts of young companies by assisting with their financials.

Joshi Biochemicals - Harnesses the growing power of synthetic biology to create plant or marine natural products.

PIF (The Pay-It Forward Initiative) - A non-profit organization providing real employment and empowerment opportunities for the youth in the city of Detroit.

Schedule:

5:30 PM: .........................................Network/Registration/Light Refreshments

6:00 PM: ..............Welcome/Introduction-Aubrey Agee, Blackstone LaunchPad

6:05 PM: ........Joshi Biochemical (Nilesh Joshi) + Pay-It-Forward (Dom Holmes)

6:10 PM: ....................Ashur Collective (Kelly Guillory) + M-Squared Financial                                                                                           (Max Ermakov/ JJ Ciennik/Marcus Perez)

6:15 PM: .............................Keynote-Paul A. Glantz, Distinguished WSU Alum

7:15 PM: ..................................................................Network/Hors D' Oeuvres

8:00 PM: ...............................................................................................End

Come network and discuss how to escape the “valley of death” with the Wayne State University and Detroit entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Brought to you by Wayne State University's Blackstone LaunchPad, the Front Door, the Law School's Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law, and student venture M-Squared Financial.

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Have questions about Escaping the Valley of Death: Surviving the Financial Rut? Contact Blackstone LaunchPad at Wayne State University

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Wayne State University - Partrich Law Auditorium
471 West Palmer Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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Blackstone LaunchPad at Wayne State University

Funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, the Blackstone LaunchPad opened in September 2010 offering career guidance, resources, and advice to entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors at Wayne State University. Our primary mission is to show Wayne State University students that starting a new venture is a legitimate career path and attainable reality

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