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Empowering Entrepreneurship

Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Monday, June 24, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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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

Have questions about Empowering Entrepreneurship? Contact Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

When & Where

50 Front Avenue SW Room 1008
Grand Rapids, 49504

Monday, June 24, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University serves to champion and catalyze the vocation of entrepreneurship. To accomplish this mission, the CEI practices two objectives: talent development and the support for businesses.

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