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Community-Based Private Equity: Learn the Fundamentals of Angel Investing
Ken Kousky, Founding President, BlueWater Angels; CEO, MidMichigan Innovation Center

April 16, 4 - 8 p.m.

You’re invited to a half-day workshop to learn how angel investing can provide you a strong return on investment while supporting regional prosperity.

Finding profitable investment opportunities can be a challenge – but community-based private equity might be an area you’ve overlooked. Join us for this workshop hosted by Ken Kousky, founding president of BlueWater Angels and CEO of MidMichigan Innovation Center, to learn the ropes of this “angel investing” concept. Topics include:
  • How to identify high-potential startups to make successful investments
  • How your capital and mentorship can help foster a thriving entrepreneurial community and drive economic growth
  • Why community-based private equity and the sectors potential is consistently undervalued
Registration: Via the MidMichigan Innovation Center website. Contact Sandra Darland at (989) 839-2334 for more information.

Building a Performance Culture with Clarity and Speed
An Executive-in-Residence Event by Advicoach of Michigan

April 17, 8:30 - 10 a.m.

At this session, learn to manage performance and culture with confidence in order to unite employees, increases collaboration and pride, and drive out fear, negativity and politics. In this hands-on approach to learning, attendees will complete a culture road map to help gain a clear understanding of where gaps exist in their current company culture.

  • Learn what culture really is and what it is not
  • Understand the steps to the Define / Align / Manage framework to improve performance and drive clarity and alignment
  • Complete your personal one-page culture road map so the framework and approach may be shared with others and customized to your unique culture and performance priorities

The approach was featured in the 2014 book "Build the Culture Advantage, Deliver Sustainable Performance with Clarity and Speed," endorsed by Marshall Goldsmith as the go-to resource for building a performance-based culture.

Registration: Via the Advicoach EventBrite.

Social Media Club Detroit: YouTube for Business 101
Graves Neal De Armond, Social Media Analyst, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

April 29, 9 - 10 a.m.

The internet is constantly changing the way we do business. Images and video play have an ever increasing role in reaching customers and prospects. Perfect for the beginner, this presentation will take examples and best practices used on a large scale, making them applicable for any sized business. We'll discuss best practices, how to make video work for you, the importance of audio quality and more. Learn about new features available to help you increase your reach and connect with your audience.

Registration: Via the SMCD EventBrite.

Capital Raise Meetup
Mike Brennan, Business Commercialization and Capital Investment Advisor for Mac-OU INC

May 6, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

If you are a startup or early-stage growth-based business looking for funding, come meet and listen to capital expert, Mike Brennan. He will detail the various capital sources in Michigan, and talk about how to properly position your company to be qualified for private funding, including private equity, the angel network and venture capital, and/or public funding, including grants, pre-seed, micro-loans and venture match. Mike will provide a group presentation, as well as individually help each present company to determine their needs.

Contact Joan Carleton at macINC@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9324.

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