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2020 Washtenaw County Small Business Capital Report

sq cover graphic - 2020 Washtenaw County Small Business Capital Report - final version from EntryPoint

In developing the 2020 Washtenaw County Small Business Capital Report, EntryPoint was pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and Revalue, organizations committed to promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth in their regions. In an effort to better understand the flow of capital and resources in the county, its impact,…

How to Fund Your Woman-Owned Startup

Monica Wheat - fund your woman-owned startup

Founding and funding a startup presents a unique set of challenges for women, ranging from the lack of representation to the importance of networking. The program How to Fund Your Woman-Owned Startup, hosted by Crain’s Detroit Business and sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), asked a panel of women founders to share the…

Why Detroit is Poised for Rapid Entrepreneurial Growth

Detroit Startups

This year was unexpected to say the least. As the Founder and Managing Director of EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, I’ve seen the data on where the Detroit entrepreneurial community stands before and after the many curveballs small businesses…

EntryPoint’s 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide

2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide

Welcome to EntryPoint’s 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide! The pandemic makes shopping at local businesses difficult this year, so we’re here to help. EntryPoint's 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide is an easy way to buy gifts at any price point during the 2020 holiday season. The guide is also a great resource for discovering more about each company and their work, their leaders, products and services.

7 National Entrepreneurial Research Organizations You Should Know

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Research organizations and firms throughout the country specialize in collecting data and making recommendations to governments, corporations, technology startups, financial institutions, and small businesses. While it may seem as though these research organizations offer similar consulting expertise, they in fact are as diverse as the people and industries they serve. When evaluating these firms, it…

How to Optimize Your Virtual Events: Insights from Business Leaders

Virtual event

The pandemic has changed many things about work, but one of the most dramatic shifts has been event hosting. At EntryPoint, we’ve shifted our programs and discussions to virtual events, which has allowed us to reach an even wider audience. In the spring, we launched “The Cackle,” our popular weekly interviews with entrepreneurs, business leaders,…

Guest Post: Making an Impact: Opportunity for Growth with Scaleups

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Endeavor Detroit works to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs in Michigan. To grow the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, Endeavor has found that scaleups have the largest impact on both job creation and local economies. As featured in the 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report and 2020 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial…

The Cackle // Episode #29:
The Importance of
Civic & Corporate Responsibility

The Cackle Episode 29 Rich Chang NewFoundry

The Cackle: Episode #29 Watch: Wednesday, September 16th on Facebook Live at 10:30 am EST Rich Chang, CEO of the NewFoundry, will be joining us from Ann Arbor, Michigan! An active member of the community, Rich will share his journey and discuss why civic and corporate responsibility should be a top priority for everyone. About…

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Startup Community

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the past year has been fraught with turbulence. Political tensions, social unrest, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic have all generated a great deal of uncertainty throughout communities, including their economies. Even the Ann Arbor region, which is consistently ranked among the best places in which to live…

EntryPoint Releases 2020 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report

Ann Arbor Startups Raise Nearly One Billion in Venture Capital Funding EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, today announced the release of the 2020 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. The report provides research insights and themes affecting the entrepreneurial ecosystem,…