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Grassroots Recognition of 30 Years of Entrepreneurship Education Leadership

CONSORTIUM FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION- Did you hear the LAUNCH of National Entrepreneurship Week 2011 by Cathy Ashmore at the "Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit" in Orlando, Friday, February 18? Thanks to the leadership of Michael Simmons of Extreme Entrepreneurship there was an all-day focus on THE FUTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION with 130 specially invited national leaders to discuss this critical issue. You could have heard it streaming live...and hopefully the videos will be available soon.

11 for 2011: Riffs on Today’s Entrepreneurship

JENNINGS MOSS OF PORTFORLIO.COM- Spend a few days in the company of entrepreneurs, or devote a solid 12 hours to listening to educators and self-made businesspeople talk about ways to encourage entrepreneurship, and you’ll come away with a few conclusions. That’s what happened to me last week after spending three days in Orlando: the first two spent at a retreat for young entrepreneurs and the third at a summit exploring the future of entrepreneurship education.

College Mogul Speaking at Incuba8 Entrepreneur Conference

COLLEGE MOGUL- Seed capital firms and incubators like TechStars, DreamIt Ventures, and Capital Factory aren't the only type of programs that continuing to open up for young entrepreneurs. There's plenty of others (just to name a couple of recent ones I've come across) including new meetup groups such as Dart Boston, a new initiative to enable students to interact and tour start-ups that's being lead by Scott Kirsner from the Boston Globe, and a new

Community Canvas: New event hopes to attract large crowds on Saturday

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS- Community Canvas -- a family-friendly celebration that connects Midland's artistic, musical, theatrical and scientific communities -- will make its debut from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the end of Ashman Street near the Farmer's Market by the Tridge. The idea behind the event, which is free and open to the public, is to bring the community together by transforming downtown Midland into a canvas where talented individuals can share their skills

Entrepreneurship highlighted at Incuba8 2009 in Midland

VISION  MID MICHIGAN- Several mid Michigan organizations and companies are joining forces for Incuba8 2009, which is a series of three entrepreneurial conferences spread over eight days. Events are slated from Aug. 10-18 in Midland at Northwood University, the Mid Michigan Innovation Center and the Alden B. Dow Creativity Center. The three workshops are: a concept crafting boot camp, business launch weekend, and business set-up conference. Incuba8 2009 is hosted startup consultant Caryn Shick of

Inaugural Community Canvas cold, but still a success, organizers say

TRACY BURTON OF MIDLAND DAILY NEWS- Published: Monday, October 4, 2010 10:00 am (Click here to go to article) The word "WELCOME" chalked in orange bubble letters took up the width of the street as dozens of Midland residents crossed over, entering the first Community Canvas festival Saturday. A pink message followed: "Let's color Midland Together!" And that is just what children and adults alike did. By the end of the day, chalked drawings of

Incuba8LABS in Midland offers space for makers

MID MICHIGAN'S SECOND WAVE- Incuba8LABS, in downtown Midland, will make its debut in November or December, flinging its doors open to the public with much more than desks, conference rooms and office equipment for members and guests to rent daily, weekly, monthly or annually. (more…)

Inspire Michigan Radio Interview- August 16, 2009

INSPIRE MICHIGAN RADIO- Caryn Shick, featured on WDTK AM1400 -The Inspire Michigan radio program between 5:00pm & 6:00pm August 16, 2009.

New Program Aims to Help People with Big Business Ideas

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS- A 22-year-old Northwood University grad who already has a master's degree and two businesses to her name has helped create a slate of events for others who have business ideas but aren't sure what to do with them.  Incuba8 is a summer event that starts Monday and has five components. People may attend all or some of them. Concept Crafting Boot Camp will help would-be entrepreneurs create viable business proposals, an Entrepreneur

Weeklong Business Creation Event Coming To Midland

GREAT LAKES IT REPORT- A tenant at the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center in Midland, Opportunity Analysts LLC, has partnered with several area organizations and companies to launch a week long intensive program focused on concept generation and new business creation called Incuba8. Read more...

What Is The Future Of Entrepreneurship Education?

MICHAEL SIMMONS AND MALLA HARIDAT OF YOUNGENTREPRENEUR- Seven top young entrepreneurs and leaders in the entrepreneurship education movement shared their thoughts during a panel at the Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit (February 18) at theUniversity of Central Florida. The summit, created by Extreme Entrepreneurship Education (also led by young entrepreneurs), gathered over 130 top entrepreneurship education leaders from government, foundations, organizations, media, and corporations to talk about the future of the field. Their panel was moderated by Donna Fenn, author of