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Fostering Innovation and the Growth of Entrepreneurship

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Join Patti Glaza, Justin Mast, Trina Scott, and Monica Wheat for a discussion on fostering innovation and the growth of entrepreneurship!

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  • Patti Glaza, Managing Director, ID Ventures
  • Justin Mast, Founder & CEO, Bloomscape
  • Trina Scott, Chief Diversity Officer, Rocket Companies
  • Monica Wheat, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Venture Catalysts

Presented by EntryPoint and moderated by Emily Heintz, Founder and Managing Director

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Join Patti Glaza, Justin Mast, Trina Scott, and Monica Wheat for a discussion on fostering innovation and the growth of entrepreneurship! The discussion, hosted by EntryPoint, will explore ways the community can better nurture startups (through policy, programs and culture shift), preserving diversity and strategies for building a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem, the impact of COVID-19, significant events that have shaped the Detroit region and advice for people thinking about starting their own companies.

This conversation stems from EntryPoint’s 2021 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. This annual report, which will also be released on June 21, 2021, provides a comprehensive analysis of the high-tech community in Detroit, one of the main hubs of startup growth in the Midwest.

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EntryPoint is a research institution that aims to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest. The organization believes that the best research takes a holistic approach to data acquisition and analysis, and as such, seeks to build meaningful partnerships with corporations, community foundations, entrepreneurial support organizations, and other groups. Working in tandem with these partners, EntryPoint develops comprehensive research reports that deliver insights on strengths and challenges facing companies, communities, and the broader region. Research findings are used to design and implement effective programs to promote entrepreneurship by fostering an inclusive culture, expanding networks, and facilitating education and advocacy. EntryPoint is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more, visit www.entrypointmi.com or follow us on social media @EntryPointMI.

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