MidMichigan Innovators Speaker Series Hosts Special Guest:
Midland, MI (August 6, 2009) – This event’s guest, Alex Lindahl, co-founder of College Mogul and Director of Boston’s Ultra Light Start-ups chapter, will be in Midland to share his experiences as a young entrepreneur in Boston, and explain the workings of the “open source world” and harnessing the power of “crowd sourcing” to accelerate technology start-ups. This special presentation is part of the next MidMichigan Innovators Speaker Series, sponsored by MidMichigan Innovation Center (MMIC) along with Saginaw Valley State University and their federal WIRED program. The free program will be held Thursday, August 13 beginning at 4:30 p.m., and concluding with a networking reception, at Northwood University, Sloan Building.
Alex Lindahl is the co-founder of College Mogul, a media and resource portal for young entrepreneurs, and is the Boston director of Ultra Light Startups. However, during the day, Alex works in sales at Acquia, a venture-backed startup that is commercializing a widely popular open source Web software called Drupal. At Acquia, Alex was the first sales hire and leads the sales team in revenue generation while contributing to the development of new products, partnerships, and training of new sales representatives. As a recent graduate from Boston College, he’s already started several ventures; including a painting company that grossed over $100k in revenue during two college summers and a mobile startup that raised over $100k in private funding.
“Having Alex Lindahl join us is a special opportunity to learn from his experiences and insights into the world of open source technology. And, we are bringing him in as part of a larger week-long event, incuba8, which targets young entrepreneurs and helps them understand the processes and resources available to help start their businesses,” says Chris Moultrup, MMIC Program Director.
There is no cost for this program but pre-registration is encouraged and space is limited. For more details and to register, visit the MMIC Web site at www.mmic.us or call (989) 839-2333.
This program was made possible by funding Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) received through the Mid Michigan Innovation Team (MMIT) in the Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration.
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About the Mid Michigan Innovators
Mid Michigan Innovators is a collaborative partnership between organizations, institutions, and individuals in the region, promoting innovation and entrepreneurship to support local economic growth in mid-Michigan. Mid Michigan Innovators sponsors a quarterly newsletter, quarterly speaker series events as well as an annual innovation showcase.
About Mid Michigan Innovation Center
The Mid Michigan Innovation Center is a private, non-profit organization created to provide entrepreneurs and start-up companies a supportive and collaborative environment. MMIC connects you with critical resources, valuable services, flexible facilities, and entrepreneurial training and education that will help you develop your business venture. As an MMIC partner, you will receive the support needed to ensure your company’s success.
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