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Why Detroit is Poised for Rapid Entrepreneurial Growth

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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

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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…

EntryPoint is a Midwest Nonprofit Organization – Registered 501c3!

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EntryPoint is a designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS! EntryPoint has always been a community-focused organization and now we can amplify our support as a registered Midwest nonprofit organization. We are committed to partnering with organizations to deliver comprehensive research insights and implement effective data-driven programs that promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest. This tax-exempt…

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,…

Societal and Entrepreneurial Trends Through the Generations: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z

The current upheaval of COVID-19 on the economy has pushed young entrepreneurs to pivot. Our recent research on minority-owned startups and small businesses in Michigan alone has pointed to some of the challenges that these young entrepreneurs face. However, it’s crucial to put this current economy into perspective by reflecting on the trends that have…

Less Talk, More Walk: The Need for Proactive Inclusion in Entrepreneurship

While the number of businesses owned by people of color in Michigan has increased over the last six years, large disparities in resources and representation still exist and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many of these obstacles. Systemic inequalities that affect minority-owned businesses cause operational challenges that are evident across all aspects of the small…