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Episode #64: Public Relations 101 for Small Businesses and Startups

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The Cackle Ep64: Ashley Woods Branch, Founder & CEO, Detour Detroit, joins The Cackle to discuss public relations best practices for small businesses and startups. **Wednesday, July 28th on Facebook Live, Twitter, or LinkedIn at 10:30 am EST** Ashley Woods Branch is the founder and CEO of Detour Media, a local journalism startup that builds community,…

Episode #63: Carrie Leahy on Legal Insights for Startups

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The Cackle Ep63: Carrie Leahy, Attorney, Bodman PLC, joins The Cackle to discuss legal insights for startups. **AIRED Wednesday, July 21st on Facebook Live, Twitter, or LinkedIn at 10:30 am EST** https://youtu.be/blsdH_0hZbY Carrie Leahy concentrates her practice in corporate and business law. She counsels both established and emerging businesses on general corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions,…

Episode #62: Kate Hernandez on Detroit’s Growing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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The Cackle Ep62: Kate Hernandez, Partner, Detroit Venture Partners, joins The Cackle to discuss Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. **AIRED Wednesday, July 14th on Facebook Live, Twitter, or LinkedIn at 10:30 am EST** https://youtu.be/jh5VkKML_rc Kate Hernandez is a Principal at Detroit Venture Partners, a Detroit-based venture capital firm. Detroit Venture Partners specializes in backing seed and early…

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…

Insights into Attracting Boomerang Talent to the Midwest

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At EntryPoint, we use research and data on the entrepreneurial community to understand how to better support it. On The Cackle, our weekly livestream chats, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to discuss the most relevant and pressing business topics with small business leaders, startup innovators, and entrepreneurs. EntryPoint’s founder and managing director’s recent conversation with…

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Startup Community

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the past year has been fraught with turbulence. Political tensions, social unrest, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic have all generated a great deal of uncertainty throughout communities, including their economies. Even the Ann Arbor region, which is consistently ranked among the best places in which to live…

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

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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…

2019 MVCA Research Report Features Successes and Opportunities Facing Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

EntryPoint was excited to 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 2019 MVCA Research Report.  The 30-page annual research report is a comprehensive analysis of venture capital investment activity in Michigan. According to our research,…