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We have been honored to be part of a strong and supportive entrepreneurial community that made our research, advocacy and support for entrepreneurs a possibility. EntryPoint, led by Emily Heintz, continues to be committed to shedding light on systemic inequities and being better allies to underrepresented groups. Below are some of EntryPoint's favorite research, expert insights and…

How to Nail Your Next Pitch

Pitching Investors in Detroit

Guest Post from Detroit Venture Partners contributed to EntryPoint's 2021 Detroit & Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Reports. Although the way founders pitch to investors today has changed dramatically due to COVID-19, the tenets of a successful pitch remain largely the same. Whether you are meeting with investors in person or over Zoom, the goal is…

Episode #69: Growing Businesses and Entrepreneurship in Detroit

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The Cackle Ep68: James Feagin, Director of Entrepreneurship, Rocket Community Fund, joins The Cackle to discuss growing businesses and entrepreneurship in Detroit. **Aired Wednesday, September 15th on Facebook Live, Twitter, or LinkedIn at 10:30 am EST** An urban practitioner with a passion for inclusive economic development, James’s client roster includes New Economy Initiative, Rock Ventures, the…

The Flexible Future of Work & Talent

Amanda Lewan

Guest Post from Amanda Lewan, Bamboo contributed to EntryPoint's 2021 Detroit & Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Reports. The pandemic drastically changed working and living conditions for many, forcing us to adapt. Now, a year into the pandemic, life continues, and so do many of the changes we made for ourselves. Amanda Lewan, Bamboo Working from…

Every Day Isn’t a Picnic. And That’s Okay.

Patti Glaza

Guest Post from Patti Glaza, ID Ventures contributed to EntryPoint's 2021 Detroit & Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Reports. The life of a startup CEO isn’t easy. The list of challenges, including juggling cash, attracting talent, and never having enough resources, is long. It’s hard work that requires passion and endurance, its obstacles will test even…

Episode #68: The Ins and Outs of Early-Stage Entrepreneurship

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The Cackle Ep68: Martin Dober, Managing Director, Invest Detroit Ventures, joins The Cackle to discuss the ins and outs of early-stage entrepreneurship. **Wednesday, September 1st on Facebook Live, Twitter, or LinkedIn at 10:30 am EST** Martin Dober joined the Invest Detroit team in 2013 with more than 18 years of experience in early-stage technology ventures and…

Episode #67: Michael Cole & RJ Grimshaw on Banking & Access to Capital

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The Cackle Ep67: Michael Cole, Founder & President of the Technology Industry Group, Bank of Ann Arbor, and RJ Grimshaw, President & CEO of UniFi Equipment Finance, Bank of Ann Arbor, join The Cackle to discuss banking and access to capital . **Aired on Wednesday, August 25th on Facebook Live, Twitter, or LinkedIn at 10:30 am…

EntryPoint Releases 2021 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report

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2021 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report Reveals Record-Breaking Year of Venture Capital Investment in Startup Companies 43 Startup Companies in Washtenaw County Attracted More Than $215 Million from Venture Capital Firms ANN ARBOR, Mich. – August 16, 2021 – EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to…

Episode #66: The Importance of Psychological Safety in Startup Culture

EntryPoint - The Cackle - Tom Frank Ascend Coaching & Training

The Cackle Ep66: Tom Frank, Founder, Ascend Coaching & Training, joins The Cackle to discuss the importance of psychological safety in startup culture. **Aired on Wednesday, August 11th on Facebook Live, Twitter, or LinkedIn at 1:30 pm EST** https://youtu.be/HyZ4HEQp0CU Tom Frank is the Founder and Senior Partner at Ascend. He is an entrepreneurial executive with more…

Episode #65: Physician to Venture Capitalist: Doing Well by Doing Good

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The Cackle Ep64: Navin Goyal M.D., Co-founder & CEO, LOUD Capital joins The Cackle for a segment called: Physician to Venture Capitalist: Doing Well by Doing Good. **Aired on Wednesday, August 4th on Facebook Live, Twitter, or LinkedIn at 10:30 am EST** Navin Goyal serves as CEO at LOUD Capital and drives the company vision on how venture…