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Incuba8 | incuba8 - Part 2

11 Jan



January 11, 2010 | By |

MBS International Airport (MBS)- MBS is located in Saginaw, MI and is approximately 20 mins from Midland, MI.  

Flint Bishop Airport (FNT)- Flint is located in Flint, MI and is approximately 1 hr from Midland, MI.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)- Detroit Metro Airport is located in Detroit, MI and is approximately 2 hrs from Midland, MI.

If you are flying in for an event please email cshick(at) to see if a carpool can be arranged with other attendees to Midland. Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you.

11 Jan


Chris Moultrup, Program Director, MidMichigan Innovation Center, Ass. Director, BlueWater Angels

January 11, 2010 | By |

Chris Moultrup

Program Director, MidMichigan Innovation Center/ Associate Director, BlueWater Angels

As one of the first employees of MMIC, Chris started as an intern and has had the unique experience of working on a team to develop an incubator from the ground up. MMIC is a private, non-profit business incubator that focuses on creating an environment where entrepreneurs and start-ups can flourish with the ultimate goal of job creation in the mid-Michigan region. While with MMIC, Chris has held multiple positions including facilities management, marketing, and his current role as program director. Through his work at MMIC, Chris was involved in the start up of the BlueWater Angels investment group. Formalized in February of 2008, BlueWater Angels has grown to over 30 members with over $1.5 million committed for investment on an annual basis. Currently, Chris serves as Associate Director of the group with his work focused in club administration, deal flow development, and member recruitment. In addition, Chris is President of MMIC start-up Elpis Technologies, Inc.; a manufacturer of special effect pigments and performance additives for the paints and coatings industries. Chris serves on the Board of Directors of the MidMichigan Inventors Group as Vice President and is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Milestones Youth Center in Midland, MI. Chris received his BBA in Entrepreneurship Management from Northwood University in 2007.

08 Jan


Opportunity Analysts LLC

January 8, 2010 | By |

Opportunity Analysts LLC, a new venture out of Midland, MI aims to help people with great ideas turn into Entrepreneurs. This is done through innovative Incuba8 programs, EntreMeetups, and startup consulting.

Incuba8 was first piloted as a summer program in August 2009. “We organized it in two months and had over 60 people that came to our events, four people from out-of-state. It was a wild success,” said Caryn Shick the 23 year-old founder. Incuba8 has a Concept Crafting Workshop takes ideas and organizes them into a realistic business startup concept. It also has a Business Startup Conference that walks Entrepreneurs through the steps of forming their legal entity, setting up their books, and how to protect their ideas using intellectual capital strategies. Incuba8 will soon have a Entrepreneurs conference in April.

EntreMeetup is a gathering of Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurs that started in Spring 2009. The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in Midland, MI. EntreMeetup consistently attracts a diverse group of entrepreneurs, angel investors, scientists, attorneys, and passionate students. The main purpose of the group is to create a community of people that help each other launch and grow their business startup. A lot of the attendees are modern day innovators with game-changing ideas. EntreMeetup was inspired by a a meetup that Caryn Shick attended put on by Ryan Allis, 24- yr-old founder of In less than a year, EntreMeetup has attracted attendees from MI, GA, MA, FL, and AZ.

Opportunity Analysts LLC also provides coaching and consulting. Previous projects include forming marketing plans, business plans, strategic plans, creating pitches, internet branding, and search engine optimization.

01 Jan


Michael Zimmerman, Principal, Yeo & Yeo, CPAs & Business Consultants

January 1, 2010 | By |

cpa_titleMichael Zimmerman is a Principal at Yeo & Yeo, CPAs & Business Consultants, in Midland.  He leads the firm’s Computer Accounting Solutions team and is a member of the Construction and Tax teams.  His expertise is in tax planning and preparation, management consulting for small businesses, and consulting for personal computer support services.  He has 23 years of public accounting experience.

Mr. Zimmerman is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Michigan Association of CPAs, and the Home Builders Association of Midland, and serves as a board member for the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council.  He has conducted seminars on income taxes and small business accounting software.

He serves the Midland community as president of the Literacy Council of Midland County, a member of the Leadership Midland Alumni Association, and past president of the Midland Jaycees.

Mike Zimmerman has spoken at August ‘09 Incuba8 Business Setup Conference and will be speaking in the upcoming Incuba8 Business Setup Conference on January 22-23, 2009. Register Now! 

Presentation: Accounting Setup for Startups

Most operators of a new and growing business have a flair for the environment in which the business operates. They may be a great salesperson, an outstanding mechanic, carpenter, lawyer, or inventor. Unfortunately most people don’t like to keep the books. As an owner of a business you must remember that your company’s books and financial statements represent a score sheet which tells how you are progressing, as well as an early warning system which lets you know when and why the business may be going amiss. Financial statements and the underlying records will provide the basis for many decisions made by outsiders such as banks, landlords, potential investors, and trade creditors as well as taxing authorities and other governing bodies. The necessity for good, well-organized financial records cannot be over-emphasized. One of the greatest mistakes made by owners of small businesses is not keeping good financial records and making improper or poor business decisions based on inadequate information. An accounting or bookkeeping system is like any tool used in your business; it needs to be sophisticated enough to provide the information you need to run your business and simple enough for you to run it (or supervise the bookkeeper). We will guide you through the basics and also share information on accounting software that is easy to use for a new business.

01 Jan


Reed Shick, Ph.D Physical Chemistry, Intellectual Capital Strategist

January 1, 2010 | By |

Dr. Reed Shick is the Intellectual Capital Manager for Core Research and Development at The Dow Chemical Company. He is currently responsible to direct and implement protection strategies for intellectual capital including; patent planning and obtention, trade secrets, technology licensed in or out, publication strategy, trademark obtention and obtaining freedom to operate opinions. This includes directing researchers and attorneys to obtain patents on new technology, directing research to obtain patents, and completing competitive analysis. Dr. Shick has made several connections between different technologies in Dow and was a contributor to six Invention Disclosures in 2008.

Reed Shick received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Michigan.  During that time period Dr. Shick also co-founded the Midland Charter Initiative, a not-for-profit 501.c.3, which runs the Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Studies. Dr. Shick has served in several community positions and is currently serving on the Ingersol Township Zoning Board of Appeals.  His specialties include intellectual capital management and protection strategies, liquid formulations, surface science, licensing, patent planning, trade secrets, and educational startups. Currently he is interested in pursuing expertise consulting opportunities, new business ventures, and scientific research.

Books Dr. Shick  recommends: Visioneering by Andy Stanley and Rembrandts in the Attic: Unlocking the Hidden Value of Patents by Kevin G. ivette

Presentation: Intellectual Primer for Entrepreneurs

Description: Do you have a product concept, but you are not sure how to protect your idea or even how to do a basic patent search? Dr. Shick will be shedding light on a confusing subject to most entrepreneurs, Intellectual Capital. Dr. Shick will be speaking on what IP is and some of the basic tools entrepreneurs can use to review their IP position, IP strategy, and make recommendations specific to the companies represented.

01 Jan


Karen Kimble, JD

January 1, 2010 | By |

Technology Law Logo LetteringKaren L. Kimble received her Masters in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois followed by her Juris Doctorate from Indiana University in 1980. She also holds a variety of professional memberships, including the AIPLA, USPTO, and the Michigan State Bar. A brief overview of Karen Kimble’s impressive resume includes 38 years of a broad range of IP experience, working knowledge of over 125 countries IP laws and patent uses.  Additionally, she has specific expertise in treaties relevant to intellectual property.  Karen has written numerous agreements, e.g., JDA, licensing agreements, complex collaborative research arrangements, due diligence for mergers and patent purchases, and “red herring” documents for the SEC.  She has also done research agreements, CDA/NDA and other related patent/technology agreements globally, agricultural patents and technology licensing. In addition she has done grant work resulting from NIH, DOD, DOE and small business development through State of Michigan initiatives. Currently she is the President of Technology Law, PLLC which specializes in technology licensing, patent drafting, patent prosecutions, and trademarks.

Karen Kimble spoke at the Aug ‘09 Incuba8 Business Setup Conference and will be speaking during the upcoming  Incuba8 Business Setup Conference on Jan 22-23, 2009. Register Now!

Presentation: Navigating Trademarks! What most entrepreneurs don’t know will kill their business!

Description: Karen will be discussing the key mistakes entrepreneurs make with regard to trade marks. It is never a good idea to create a product, slap a logo or custom label on your creation, and begin selling to the public. To many small companies have infringed on large company’s trade mark’s and have been taken to court and forced to cease operations, costing the operator precious time and money. Allow Karen Kimble to show you how to do basic trade mark searches and how to safely navigate your product into the marketplace without infringing on other trademarked material.

Navigating Trademarks! What Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Know will Kill their Business!

31 Dec


Past Events Directory

December 31, 2009 | By |

Dec 3-4th, 2009 , 6:00- 9:30pm, Dec 5th, 2009, 2:00-5:30 pm- Concept Crafting Workshop, Mid Michigan Innovation Center, Lake Isabella Conference Room (Map), $150

  • A series of workshops to develop and refine entrepreneurial ideas and to guide entrepreneurs through the steps prior to a formal business proposal.
  • Attendees:  Creative individuals who want to craft their ideas into a viable business concept

Dec 5th, 2009, 9:30- 1:00pm – Young Entrepreneur Round Table, Mid Michigan Innovation Center, Lake Isabella Conference Room (Map), $10

  • A half day discussion on how to accelerate the startup process, support others trying to start businesses, and cultivate an entrepreneurial community.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • A call in number will be provided for our distance attendees. Please email cshick(at) for distance access.
  • Attendees:  Targeting established entrepreneurs under the age of 30 throughout Michigan

Dec 8th & 9th, 2009-, 9:30 am – 4:00pm, Consulting / Freelance Setup Workshop, Mid Michigan Innovation Center, Lake Ontario Conference Room (map), $175

  • A two-day workshop to walk people through the consulting setup process.  More specifically to help them define their services, create a pricing model, establish credibility and web presence, and create a strategy to attract customers.
  • Attendees:  Individuals who want to setup or better position their consulting services

Dec 8th, 2009- EntreMeetup: Entrepreneur & Social Entrepreneur Meetup, $5

24 Nov


Dec 5: Young Entrepreneurs RoundTable

November 24, 2009 | By |

December 5th, 2009, 9:30-1:00pm. Located at the Mid Michigan Innovation Center, Lake Isabella Conference Room (map). Lunch provided. Suggested donation: $10. Conference call number will be available for out-of-state or distance participants. To get the conference call number please email cshick(at)

A half day discussion with fellow young Entrepreneurs on how to:

  • Accelerate the startup process
  • Support others trying to start businesses
  • Cultivate an entrepreneurial community.

Attendees:  Targeting established entrepreneurs under the age of 30 throughout Michigan.


19 Nov


Dec 8-9: Incuba8 Consultants & Freelancers Setup Workshop

November 19, 2009 | By |

December 8- 9th , 2009, 9:30 am- 4:00 pm. Located at the Mid Michigan Innovation Center, Lake Ontario Conference Room (map).

A two-day workshop that will walk attendees through the consulting setup process.  Takeaways include:

  • Defining services & niche
  • Creating a pricing model
  • Establishing credibility and web presence
  • Attracting customers

Discounted Price: $175, Scholarships Available


Facebook Event

More information to come.

19 Nov


Dec 3-5: Incuba8 Concept Crafting Workshop

November 19, 2009 | By |

December 3-4th, 2009, 6:00- 9:30pm. December 5th, 2009, 2:00-5:30 pm. Located at the MidMichigan Innovation Center, Lake Isabella Conference Room.  (Map)

Do you have a great idea that you’d like to pursue? Come to our incuba8 concept crafting bootcamp. Concept Crafting is a interactive workshop designed  help you walk through the steps needed to have a viable business proposal. Takeaways for the incuba8 concept creating event are:

  • Creating, clarifying, and articulating the participant’s organizational vision, and purpose
    • Including needs and problems being addressed and the desired impact of the business
  • Understanding who the customer’s will be, identifying their primary and secondary needs, and defining the scope of the venture
  • Service and product development
  • Creating a viable business model
  • Mapping the next steps in launching the organization

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:00- 9:30 pm

Vision Crafting Workshop covering:
• Creating, clarifying, and articulating the organizational vision, and purpose
• Defining needs and problems being addressed by the startup and the desired impact of the business
• Learning and understanding who the customers will be, identifying their primary and secondary needs, and defining the scope of the venture in meeting these needs

Friday, December 4, 2009, 6:00- 9:30 pm

Service/Product Development and Strategy Workshop covering:
• Identifying who is paying for the product, why they would pay, and the value of their purchase defined
• Identifying different groups that would be impacted by the business and how the business is attractive to each group
• Creating incentives
• Aligning strategy to customer needs
• Developing strategy to provide the service/product
• (Possible IP/ Idea protection mini-session)

Saturday, December 5, 2009, 2:00- 5:30 pm

Defining Your Business Model and Mapping Future Action Workshop covering:
• Creating a viable business model
o Different online, and service business model options
o Pricing
o Industry benchmarks
• Your pro-forma statements
• Mapping the next steps in launching the organization

Discounted Cost: $150, Scholarships Available


Facebook Event

These events are  hosted by Opportunity Analysts, LLC and our sponsors.

16 Nov


Nov 19: Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour in Midland, MI

November 16, 2009 | By |

Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at Northwood University

The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour ( is coming to Northwood University, 11.19.09, 3-7 pm, Sloan Auditorium.

Come hear young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders who’ve made, earned, and sold their company for millions and/or made a huge impact before 25. (See bios below)

Speakers will discuss how to:
* Build your personal brand
* Expand your network
* Define your life vision
* Get started on your goals even with limited resources.

All students can leverage the entrepreneurial mindset in this increasingly global and automated world.

This half-day event has four parts:
1) Successful Young Entrepreneur Keynote Speakers
2) Workshop- Dream / idea creation with action plan and accountability.
3) Two Networking Events
4) Extreme Entrepreneurship Panel

For more info about the format go to

Space is limited—reserve your spot today!

Keynote Speakers

MICHAEL SIMMONS is a young, serial, award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author of The Student Success Manifesto, and national keynote speaker to over 30,000 individuals.

Michael’s company, Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour, brings the country’s top young entrepreneurs to college campuses to spread the entrepreneurial mindset. Started in fall 2006, the tour has visited over 100 schools nation-wide and has received the Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations and the Program of the Year award from Northern Michigan University. More can be learned at

Michael co-founded his first business, Princeton WebSolutions (PWS), when he was sixteen years old. PWS was later rated the #1 youth-run web development company in the nation by Youngbiz Magazine. In addition, Michael has been the winner of three entrepreneur of the year awards from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Fleet, and the National Coalition for Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship. He and his company have been featured in five books and on the AOL Home Page, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, ABC, NBC, and CBS. Finally, in 2006, Michael was named by Business Week as one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25.

ANTHONY DAVID ADAMS, 28, is an award winning American inventor and entrepreneur. Most recently, Anthony made headlines for his salacious education blog,, which at just one year old was named one of the Top 25 Blogs of 2009 by Time Magazine.

In addition to DetentionSlip, Anthony serves as CEO of CreditCovers: skins for credit cards — an angel funded company based on a product he invented, patented, and developed.

You may have seen him and his companies on FoxNews, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Daily Candy, Glamour, Readers Digest, ABC, NBC, Cool Hunting, or 500+ other media outlets.

Anthony has consulted on innovation, creativity, branding and marketing for The United Nations, BMW, SC Johnson Wax, Inventibles, The Salvation Army, Bisnow Media Group, The Summit Series and others.

Previous to his work in the private sector, Anthony was executive director and lead lobbyist at United Council, a 120,000 member student organizing non-profit. He holds a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005), and a Bachelors in Psychology from Edinboro University (2003).

Anthony lives in lower Manhattan and enjoys ultimate frisbee, chess, skydiving, vegan food, computer programming, rubiks cubes, running and working out with his Broadway star brother, Nick Adams.

JOESEPH A. PASCARETTA has been Chief Executive Officer of Alps Technology since 2000 and a member of the Board of Directors since he co-founded the company in June of 1999. Mr. Pascaretta has served as Chairman of the Board from February 2000 to present and President from June 1999 to January 2000. Mr. Pascaretta has been a member of the Executive Committee since June 1999. He served as President and Corporate Director of The Alps Lawn Company from May 2002 to June 2008. Mr. Pascaretta is a graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Hosted by: The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise at Northwood University

Partner: The Mid Michigan Innovation Center

Partner: Incuba8 presented by Opportunity Analysts LLC.

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08 Aug


New Program Aims to Help People with Big Business Ideas

August 8, 2009 | By |

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 Meetup is a networking event for people in all walks of life and the Business Launch Weekend helps people develop their business concepts with the help of experts. A Business Setup Weekend brings answers to startup questions from experts.

A dovetailing event, the Mid Michigan Innovators Speakers Series, features Alex Lindahl, cofounder of, a site that tracks innovations and business startups of college students.

Spearheading this activity, with the help of sponsors and other young people, is 22-year-old Caryn Shick, a Midland native who started college at age 16 and earned her master’s in business administration from Northwood University in December. She’s hooked up with her first clients as founder of Opportunity Analysts, a business consulting firm, and is starting an Internet company called, which works to make local Christian groups and events “findable” online, she said.

Incub8 seeks to unite people with great business ideas who are unsure of where to take them, according to program literature. Although some events are geared toward people under 30 who are passionate about their business ideas, the activities are open to anyone interested.

“I found lots of people with great ideas but there wasn’t a program that was specifically aimed toward helping young entrepreneurs get going,” Shick said. “This is a way of starting to cultivate a community amongst young people who have ideas.”

After graduating from Northwood, Shick traveled to other states to meet with people in organizations that support entrepreneurs. She found one meetup group at the house of Ryan Allis, who started iContact, a successful company that develops e-mail marketing and surveying software. There, she learned of the need to link people in science and technology companies. She recognized that Midland, with its focus on the chemical industry, has strengths for starting new businesses. She returned home and started hosting her own meetups, attracting from 26 to 40 people including recent college graduates, angel investors and people who already have started businesses. She found kindred spirits in various age groups.

At the meetups, owners of startup businesses give seven-minute presentations that include time for questions. “Content-based” speakers such as experts in creating websites or maintaining ownership of ideas have a little longer — 10 minutes — o present their information.

“Everyone introduces themselves,” Shick said. Attendees leave business cards on a table for an exchange. “Birds of a feather” calls ask for a quick show of hands of people with similar interests, giving them a chance to group together.

Organizers ask donations for the seminars. The donation for the boot camp, for example, is $65, $100 for the business setup and $65 for the business launch weekend.

For more information, visit

By Cheryl Wade
of the Daily News
[email protected]
Published: Friday, August 7, 2009 11:03 AM EDT (Click here to go to article)

06 Aug


Entrepreneurship highlighted at Incuba8 2009 in Midland

August 6, 2009 | By |

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 Opportunity Analysts, LLC, along with Midland Tomorrow, the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center, Northwood University- Alden B. Dow Creativity Center, and an array of entrepreneurs from all over the country.

Attendees can how Alex Lindahl founded, and how a variety of other successful entrepreneurs have built their businesses from scratch. Below are the breakdowns of the events, from the event’s Web site,

Area Innovation Showcase, Aug. 10, 10:15- 11:30 a.m., Alden B. Dow Creativity Center
Meet the area’s most creative innovators, services providers , inventors, and product creators. Showcase invention or business idea to angel investors, customers, and other entrepreneurs at the first Area Innovation Showcase.

Concept Crafting Boot Camp, Aug. 10-12, Alden B. Dow Creativity Center
A workshop that helps a person create a viable and feasible business proposal by helping one walk through the ideation process needed to outline the startup’s purpose, strategy, and revenue model. This workshop targets motivated entrepreneurs under 30. Suggested donation: $65 (scholarships available upon qualification)

Networking event, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., 2470 E. NewCastle Lane, Midland
A networking event creating connections among smart, driven people from all walks of life in Mid-Michigan to build a better community and world together. Suggested donation: $5

Mid Michigan Innovators Speakers Series, Alex Lindahl, Co-Founder of College Mogul ”“ Aug. 13, 4:30 p.m., The Sloan Building at Northwood University
Come hear a young entrepreneur share his journey of founding and the Boston chapter of Ultra Light Startups.

Business launch weekend, Aug. 13-16, The Sloan Building at Northwood University
Develop your own business concept with the help of mentors and experts targeting motivated individuals under 30. Don’t have a business concept? Jump on board with some of the hottest new concepts in Michigan and contribute your talent to making them a reality.

Business setup conference, Aug. 18, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Mid Michigan Innovation Center
Have all of your startup questions answered by the experts.This event is focused on walking startups through the organizational structure, legal & accounting setup, intellectual capital strategies, and licensing your idea. Attendees will receive instruction from Intellectual Property Specialists, Start-up Lawyers, Accounting Specialists and more. Suggested donation: $100.

Published 8/3/2009 in Vision Mid Michigan

If you or someone you know is interested or is considering a business start-up check out the Web site or contact Caryn Shick at [email protected] or 989-430-3518.

04 Aug


Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner P.L.C.

August 4, 2009 | By |

BKF_logo.jpg--2--2.8.05Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner P.L.C. traces the commencement of practice in mid-Michigan to 1874. The Firm has evolved as a regional practice capable of delivering timely and high quality legal services to its clients throughout (as well as outside) the State of Michigan.
With over 40 attorneys, and almost 60 support staff, Braun Kendrick has diverse capabilities allowing us to represent corporations, small businesses, governmental entities, and individuals through seven main practice groups, including labor law, business/corporate/finance/tax, litigation, municipal finance, environmental law, real estate, and estate planning and probate.
The Firm maintains offices in Saginaw, Midland and Mt. Pleasant.

04 Aug


Yeo & Yeo, CPAs & Business Consultants

August 4, 2009 | By |

Since 1923, Yeo & Yeo, P.C. has provided comprehensive solutions for business, not-for-profit, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, education and government entities.  Yeo & Yeo’s Certified Public Accountants provide valuable accounting, tax, audit, financial, estate planning, business and computer consulting services.

Providing professional, personalized service is Yeo & Yeo’s trademark, and giving back to the communities they serve has long been a part of the firm’s culture.  Recently Yeo & Yeo was recognized for its dedication to community service with the 2009 Governor’s Corporate Community Leader award.

Yeo & Yeo’s Health Care Services Group provides practice management consulting and billing services for physicians.  Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting, LLC provides integrated accounting software, hardware, networking, and training.  The firm has over 200 employees in nine offices throughout Michigan.

The Midland office of Yeo & Yeo is located at 6018 Eastman Avenue.  Visit for more information about the firm.

04 Aug


Aug 16: Participant Presentations, 2 pm

August 4, 2009 | By |

Come here what has happened over the week at Incuba8 by attending our Community Presentation Day. We will have people present their concepts, progress made, and future plans. This event will take place at the Sloan Building at Northwood University on Sunday, Aug 16th at 2 pm.

This event is open to everyone.

04 Aug


College Mogul Speaking at Incuba8 Entrepreneur Conference

August 4, 2009 | By |

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 program in mid Michigan called Incuba8 that I’ll be speaking at.

Incuba8’s goal is to inspire and encourage entrepreneurial activity in the area for those under the age of 30. Caryn Shick, one of the co-founders of the events, explained to me that “there’s a lot technology development in the area, but most sit on shelfs because there aren’t enough entrepreneurs to commercialize the technology.” This goes along with my theory that we’ll need an increasing amount of entrepreneurs to reap the benefits of the rapid pace of technological development.
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