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Name: Jumpstart 10th Annual Entrepreneur Conference
Date: May 11, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Got a great idea or a service that others could use? Want to start a business, but not sure where to start? Need the tools to grow an existing business? The 10th Annual Jumpstart Entrepreneur Conference is an excellent opportunity to tap into local resources and services to increase your chances of success. Spend the morning learning and connecting with area successful business leaders.
Continental breakfast and lunch provided. The event is open to the public at $20 per person, $10 for students at the door. A student ID. is required to obtain the student fee. For questions, please contact Karena Hamlet at 810.600.1440 or email khamlet@flintandgenesee.org

Keynote Speaker:
David Ollila, is a serial innovator and entrepreneur who holds 12 patents on everything from sporting goods to wearable technology. As President and Chief Innovation Officer of Skypoint Ventures, Ollila will lead the charge in developing the Ferris Building into an innovation hub that attracts talent and investment from across Michigan and beyond. He will share his experiences as an entrepreneur and the steps it takes to get an idea to market.  

Breakout Sessions Include:
  • Ferris Wheel: Learn more about what the Ferris Wheel co-working space has to offer.
  • Social Media Marketing: Which social media platform should you use? When should you post? And what should you be talking about to engage potential customers? All these questions and more will be answered in this informational session that features real-time social media campaigns that have proven successful.
  • What Does It Take? Featuring insights on product development, prototyping, and tools and resources available to take your idea from concept to creation.
  • Understanding Socio- Economic Impacts with Government Contacting: Small business, Women-owned Small business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran owned Small business, and Small Disadvantaged businesses that are interested in sustainable growth. Learn how these advantages can factor into your business.
  • Meet the Lender: Discover what to expect and what’s involved in applying for a commercial bank loan.
  • Starting a Food-oriented Small Business: Discover the tools and steps necessary to get your business started. This workshop will provide an array of information from labeling and licensing, to where products can be sold and much more. 
Holiday Inn Gateway Centre 5353 Gateway Center Flint MI 48507
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.    
$20 general admission
$10 students with I.D. at the door
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