Emily Heintz is the founder and managing director of EntryPoint. Emily applies her industry experience and connections to advance the entrepreneurship across the Midwest through partnerships that promote inclusion, community engagement and education. She has spent the last decade supporting the entrepreneurial community at Michigan Venture Capital Association, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Ann Arbor SPARK. In these roles, Emily worked with key stakeholders including venture capitalists, government officials, startup executives, community foundations and nonprofit organizations to build and expand upon educational and community programs. As a leading voice in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, Emily’s deep industry knowledge earned her acknowledgments in Forbes Magazine, Axios, and VentureBeat. She was also named to Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 List in recognition of her research conducted for the MVCA Annual Research Report. In October 2017, she was selected to moderate a panel about Michigan’s growing entrepreneurial community with AOL Founder, Steve Case, Quicken Loans Founder, Dan Gilbert, Author and Investor, J.D. Vance, and former Google executive Mary Grove, during their Rise of the Rest Tour in Ann Arbor.
Heintz holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in accounting from Michigan State University.