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Speaking Engagements

Inspirational and Informative

Bring incuba8 in to speak at your conference or event. Whether you are trying to ignite entrepreneurial spirit, inspire your audience, expose new ideas, or give participants a deep understanding of a subject, we can help you. Our main speaker, Caryn Shick, is a dynamic and engaging individual who can connect quickly with an audience and offer a lot of insight and resources around their interests. Please contact us for a list of expertise areas, speaking topics, and availability.

About Caryn Shick

“I love coming alongside people with ideas to help successfully actualize them.”

incuba8 and incuba8LABS are Caryn’s brainchild. Through her businesses, she has helped hundreds of people craft and launch their business idea. She currently teaches entrepreneurial marketing (ENT 221) at Central Michigan University. She has been the Mentor-in-Residence at Central Michigan University’s Research Corporation where she held weekly Ideation Tuesdays to help startups map out their next steps and work through the problems they encountered. She previously was the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Northwood University and served on the Advisory Board for the Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise. Caryn holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurship from Grove City College and an MBA from Northwood University. She loves ideation, design and strategy.

Gained press coverage on both Forbes and Inc. Magazine websites

Past Speaking Engagements Include:

“The incuba8 & incuba8LABS Story”- International Women’s Club, Creative 360, Midland, MI – Nov 21, 2017

“Our Design Process”, Professor Jiwoo Park’s Marketing Class, Northwood University, Midland, MI – March 14 & 17, 2016

“Hatching Ideas Into Reality”, Women’s Inforum Group, Saginaw Club – August 8, 2014

Panel Speaker, Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit, Orlando, FL, February 17, 2010

  • Panel was facilitated by Donna Fenn, editor of INC magazine
  • Invite-only event for 130 influential leaders in the field of entrepreneurship around the world.
  • Presentation to Vito Fellows at invitation of George Puia, Saginaw Valley State University- October 8, 2015

    Ideation Lecture. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI – April 9, 2015