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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…

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…

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…

EntryPoint is looking for a Diversity & Inclusion Intern!

Position Filled!  Location: Ann Arbor - but if you’re awesome, we should talk EntryPoint is seeking an enthusiastic, self-directed individual who is passionate about building a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem.  This is a part-time, ongoing position. At EntryPoint, we use a data-driven approach to identify challenges and opportunities for growth in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  We…

EntryPoint Launches to Drive Entrepreneurship through Inclusion, Community Engagement and Research Initiatives

Emily Heintz_MVCA Research Event 2016

Industry Veteran Emily Heintz Brings Decade of Experience Building Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to New Company Ann Arbor, MICH. -  May 7, 2018 - EntryPoint, the company that accelerates the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, today announced its launch. EntryPoint partners with entrepreneurial support organizations and startups at all stages of growth to foster an inclusive…