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…

Guest Post: The Six Things Top Talent Looks for in a New Job

purpose.jobs connects top talent with purpose-driven startups based on values, experience, and culture fit. To attract top talent, Ryan Landau, founder of purpose.jobs, found that a healthy company culture is crucial, especially for startups. As featured in the 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report, he shares the six attributes that candidates are looking for in a…

Importance of Buying Local for a Faster Economic Recovery

The current pandemic has negatively impacted nearly all aspects of the economy, including small businesses and startups. According to EntryPoint's COVID-19 Business Impact Report, much like the rest of the nation, 97% of businesses in the Ann Arbor, MI region have been impacted by COVID-19 and 88% of businesses have less than 25 employees. When…

EntryPoint Releases Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report

Research Insights From Over 400 Businesses Across Washtenaw County Reveal the Impact of COVID-19 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 Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report. The report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on…

Guest Post: Why Equitable and Inclusive Entrepreneurship Matters

Build Institute empowers people to launch ideas and grow businesses by providing access to education, resources, and a supportive engaged community. While Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is continually growing, April Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of Build Institute, found that it is becoming even more critical to support women and people of color in Detroit due…

COVID-19 Washtenaw County Business Impact Survey

By: Emily Heintz, Founder & Managing Director, EntryPoint EntryPoint is a nonprofit that partners with organizations to deliver comprehensive research insights and implement effective data-driven programs that promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest. We are also a small business. In the course of our work, we talk to startups and small businesses daily – we study…

2020 MVCA Research Report Features Strength of Michigan’s Venture Capital Community

EntryPoint was excited to again partner with Michigan Venture Capital Association, the nonprofit trade association designed to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, to publish the 2020 MVCA Research Report. MVCA is a nonprofit trade association designed to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial…

Guest Post: Building Founder-Focused Community

Community plays an important role in many industries, but is especially beneficial for startup founders. EntryPoint guest blogger, Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, recognized the opportunity to help other founders build a network. As featured in the 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report, she discusses the importance of building founder-focused community and how…

EntryPoint Releases 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report

Report Offers Insights Into the Economic Landscape of Detroit to Inform the Development of Entrepreneurial Support Programs ANN ARBOR, Mich. - April 1, 2020 - 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 Detroit Entrepreneurial…