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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…

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…

Thought Leadership: Midwest small businesses and startups

The Cackle - from EntryPoint

On EntryPoint's weekly livestream, The Cackle, we meet with small businesses, startups, and people having an impact on communities across the Midwest to connect the dots between economic trends and the lived experiences of people navigating them. In 2020, EntryPoint had great conversations with thought leaders from across the country and in 2021, we are…

2021 MVCA Research Report Demonstrates the Resilience of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Michigan venture capital report

EntryPoint was excited to partner with Michigan Venture Capital Association for the ninth year to develop the 2021 MVCA Research Report! This Michigan venture capital report demonstrates the resilience of the state's entrepreneurial ecosystem and the stabilizing effect it had on the overall economy in Michigan during a difficult and turbulent year. https://youtu.be/eeAouNrEEkM Download the…

Strengthen Your Impact Through Data

EntryPoint fosters inclusive and vibrant communities across the Midwest through research and community-focused programming. Each month, we lead Strengthen Your Impact Through Data for economic developers and nonprofits who serve the small business and startup community! Pick a session that works for you! 10am EST on either July 9, August 6 or September 10!Space is limited…

A Tipping Point for Values-Based Investing

Angela Barbash, Revalue

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 values-based investing.  Keep Cackling with Angela Barbash from Revalue When Emily Heintz and…