EntryPoint Releases Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report

Research Insights From Over 400 Businesses Across Washtenaw County Reveal the Impact of COVID-19 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 Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report. The report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on…

Guest Post: Why Equitable and Inclusive Entrepreneurship Matters

Build Institute empowers people to launch ideas and grow businesses by providing access to education, resources, and a supportive engaged community. While Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is continually growing, April Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of Build Institute, found that it is becoming even more critical to support women and people of color in Detroit due…

7 Online Tools to Improve Your Virtual Office

Most businesses have had to pivot major aspects of their operations to function effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. While an abrupt change at first, many businesses have found a balance, including managing and keeping projects in the cloud, utilizing software platforms to collaborate with colleagues, and increasing their organization’s digital presence. Because of distancing measures…

COVID-19 Washtenaw County Business Impact Survey

By: Emily Heintz, Founder & Managing Director, EntryPoint EntryPoint is a nonprofit that partners with organizations to deliver comprehensive research insights and implement effective data-driven programs that promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest. We are also a small business. In the course of our work, we talk to startups and small businesses daily – we study…

EntryPoint Weekly Q&A

EntryPoint invites industry experts to share insights, tips and forecasts on Michigan's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join EntryPoint and industry experts every week as we discuss how we can continue to support our startup and small business community. Want to be a guest? Sign up HERE! Here's the upcoming schedule for Twitter and Facebook: Linkedin Live Q&A…

2020 MVCA Research Report Features Strength of Michigan’s Venture Capital Community

EntryPoint was excited to again partner with Michigan Venture Capital Association, the nonprofit trade association designed to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, to publish the 2020 MVCA Research Report. MVCA is a nonprofit trade association designed to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial…

Guest Post: Building Founder-Focused Community

Community plays an important role in many industries, but is especially beneficial for startup founders. EntryPoint guest blogger, Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, recognized the opportunity to help other founders build a network. As featured in the 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report, she discusses the importance of building founder-focused community and how…