ACE ’14 Connects Entrepreneurs to Peers, Resources and Investors at the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship at Burton Manor on Thursday, January 30, 2014

ACE ’14, Michigan’s 14th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship will be held for the 2nd straight year at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI.  The date set for the all-day event is Thursday, January 30, 2014.  ACE ’14 is already shaping up to be the biggest and best-attended ACE event in its 14 year history.  This year’s program will provide a larger selection of breakout sessions than in past ACE events.  There will also be more experts available... [Read More...]

A New Perspective on Connections

We’ve all heard that it’s not what you know, but who you know that’s important. The multiplier effect of having a robust network of people that know your skill set can have a profound impact on your career trajectory. It’s like having additional eyes and ears scanning for new opportunities. As we enter the holiday season and begin thinking about resolutions for the coming year, I’d like to suggest a new view on the professional connections... [Read More...]

New Year’s Resolution: Expand Your Network

Why include this idea in our November newsletter? It’s important to plan ahead for networking, since not every group is free. You may need time to budget a couple hundred dollars for a new membership.  If you act fast, you might also be in time to attend a holiday party or December training event. Whether you are looking for work or looking for workers, the more you invest in the search the more likely you are to be successful.  The days of having... [Read More...]

Annual Collaboration of Entrepreneurship Draws Almost 1,000 People to Ann Arbor

This past January, almost 1,000 people traveled to Skyline High School in Ann Arbor for the 12th Annual Collaboration of Entrepreneurship (ACE’12). Representatives from fifteen different organizations, all focused on entrepreneurship and hi-tech start-ups, came together to organize the event. ACE brings together entrepreneurs, service providers, investors, students, government agents and other members of the business community to network, learn... [Read More...]

HookLogic Awarded $9.5M in Funding

HookLogic, the leader in e-commerce media, announced this week that it has been awarded a $9.5 million round of financing from Bain Capital Ventures. HookLogic will use the funding to further develop its unique Software-as-a-Service (Saas) platform and expand its business across the retail, travel and automotive sectors in North America and Europe. HookLogic is headquartered in New York. Its office in Ann Arbor is focused on developing software... [Read More...]

MichAGAIN event in D.C. gathers large crowd

Some of the event organizers: LeRoy Newland, GE; Stefanie Ridenour, MEDC; Me; Valerie Furchi, GE; and John Hill, MSU      What do you get when you mix a handful of Michiganders and 125+ alums from the great state? An amazing night filled with networking, laughs, rivalry talk and memories. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s MichAGAIN Campaign was in full effect last night at Policy Lounge in Washington DC. The group of state and... [Read More...]