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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 40+ thought leaders from across the country and in 2021, we…

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

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. MVCA is a…

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 FREE for economic developers and nonprofits who serve the small business and startup community! Pick a session that works for you! 10am EST on either June 4, July 9 or August 6!Space is…

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…

Multiply Your Impact: Supporting Scaleup Companies

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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 supporting scaleup companies.  Keep Cackling with Diana M. Callaghan from Endeavor Detroit In…

Work Styles and Company Culture in a Post-Pandemic World

Header: Company Culture in a Post-Pandemic World

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 the evolution of company culture in a post-pandemic world. Keep Cackling with Amanda…

Investor Confidence and Behavior

Investor Confidence and Behavior

How does the consumer confidence of venture capitalists compare to consumer sentiment nationally? Here we present an analysis of data collected in 2021 regarding the investor confidence and behavior in terms of key performance indicators, including investing, portfolio management, limited partner management, fundraising, and returns. These findings provide an understanding of these venture capitalists’ perspectives in terms of both present economic conditions, as well as their forecast for the economic conditions of the future.