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Molly Theis Joins EntryPoint as Community Engagement Manager to Expand Partnerships in the Midwest Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Former Michigan Venture Capital Association Program Director Brings Extensive Event Planning and Community Relations Experience to Create Strategic Events Ann Arbor, MICH. - Jan. 13, 2020 - EntryPoint today announced that Molly Theis has joined its team as community engagement manager. In this role, Theis connects leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by strategically hosting events…

How the Midwest Can Turn Community Engagement into a Competitive Advantage

2019 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Connects Entrepreneurs to Funding and Resources to Fuel the Growth of Startups EntryPoint was thrilled to partner with ID Ventures, one of the most active early-stage investors in Michigan, to host the 2019 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. Over the last decade, Accelerate Michigan has become one of the largest events…

How Michigan Investors and Startups are Hitting Milestones to Fuel the Growth of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Celebrates Achievements of Michigan Investors and their Portfolio Companies EntryPoint was excited to partner with Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) to host the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner! For the second year in a row, we worked with MVCA Executive Director, Ara Topouzian and the MVCA Board of Directors to…

How Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Makes Connections That Matter

By Emily Heintz, Founder and Managing Director of EntryPoint EntryPoint is proud to partner with Invest Detroit to host the 2019 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC), an event that supports Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their companies to investors while building connections with entrepreneurs, business acceleration resources, and experts in…

Check it out: Intermitten 2019

Have you ever spent a day at a conference and, at the end of it, thought: “Well, I’ll never get those eight hours back”?  When it comes to conferences, there are definitely a few that don’t add practical value, can’t convene a relevant group for you to network with, or haven’t thoughtfully chosen speakers. Intermitten…

UPDATE: EntryPoint Founder and Managing Director Emily Heintz to Present at South by Southwest 2019

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – March 7, 2019 – EntryPoint, the company that accelerates the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, will present on emerging trends in the entrepreneurial and investment community at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 8 - 9, 2019. EntryPoint Founder and Managing Director, Emily Heintz will participate in the sessions “The Rise…

2018 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Highlights Michigan’s Best and Brightest Startups!

EntryPoint was excited to partner with ID Ventures, the venture team of Invest Detroit, to host the 2018 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC).  One thing was clear from the energy at the event: the Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem is on the rise! For the last nine years, Invest Detroit Senior Vice President, Martin Dober and his…

2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Shines Light on Achievements of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial & Investment Community!

EntryPoint was excited to partner with Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association designed to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, to host the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The event attracted nearly 300 attendees from across the country to celebrate the companies, talent, and capital emerging from…

How We Can Build a Stronger Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Detroit

The rise of Detroit is a topic that has come up frequently locally and nationally. I have written before about the elements needed to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in any city, but in advance of the amazing Detroit Startup Week, I wanted to focus on the opportunity for growth in Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Overall, I…