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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.