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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…

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…

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…

Entrepreneurs, Live Out Your Purpose: It Is The Essential Core Of Everything You Are And Hope To Be

In 2020, EntryPoint had great conversations with thought leaders from across the country on The Cackle and we all want more!  So in 2021, we are continuing the conversation with those guests to dig a little deeper into topics that matter. Like the entrepreneurship!  Keep Cackling with Ashley M. Williams from RIZZARR. Entrepreneurship is an…

The Cackle: Special Edition Celebrating Midwest Small Businesses

The Cackle Special Edition Celebrating Small Businesses

The Cackle Special Edition Celebrating Midwest Small Businesses For this special edition of The Cackle, EntryPoint celebrates small businesses from across the Midwest that have been supporting their customers and giving people a sense of community during this challenging year. Let's shine a light on some of the amazing small businesses that have positively impacted…

A few of my favorite Michigan investors

Midwest investors

In 2020, EntryPoint had great conversations with 40+ thought leaders across the country on The Cackle and we all want more!  So in 2021, we are continuing the conversation with those guests to dig a little deeper into topics that matter. Like growing your network of amazing Michigan investors.  Keep Cackling with Reilly Brennan from…

EntryPoint Releases 2021 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report

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Findings Show 333% Increase in Capital Attracted by Tech Community ANN ARBOR, Mich. – EMBARGOED UNTIL June 21, 2021 – 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 its 2021 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. The report provides…

EntryPoint and Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance Partner to Release 2021 Genesee County Small Business Analysis

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New Annual Report Provides Comprehensive Analysis to Support Genesee County’s Small Business Community ANN ARBOR and FLINT, Mich. – June 7, 2021 - EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, and Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance, today announced the release of…