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Capital Raise Meetup

October 7, 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.

Registration: Capital Raise Meetup 10/7 (official registration)
Proposal Management
In Collaboration with Logistic Specialties, Inc (LSI)

October 9, 9 - 11 a.m.

Topics for Discussion Include:
Basic Structure for Proposal Management: Developing a Proposal Management Plan | Analysis of Requirements Documentation
Proposal Administration: Kick-off Meeting | Proposal Schedules | Writing Assignments | Schedule Execution | Reviews | Daily Stand-ups
Key Considerations for Proposal Management: Conducting Effective Kickoff Meetings and Proposal Reviews | Customer Intelligence and Competitive Analysis | Proposal Strategy and Themes | Staffing, Roles and Responsibilities | Proposal Operations | Proposal Development Schedule | Annotated Proposal Offline | Writer's Guidance

Registration:
Proposal Management (official registration)



Social Media Connect - Detroit
In Collaboration with Social Media Club Detroit (SMCD)

October 10, 8 - 6 p.m.


The digital and social revolution is well under way. Are you and your business poised to use these new tools and platforms to your advantage? Social Media Connect – Detroit is a one-day educational event designed to give you the knowledge you need to connect with your customers, your employees, your community and others who can help you and your business thrive.

During Social Media Connect – Detroit, you have a full slate of classes and workshops to learn both the basics and advanced best practices for effective digital communications. Choose the track you want to follow throughout the day or go back and forth, based on your individual subject matter skills, knowledge and interests. In Track One we will teach the basics, giving you everything you need to start implementing digital and social media for your business or organization. Track Two will offer hands on workshops in a smaller setting, helping you take your strategies and tactics to a higher level.

Registration: SMCDetroit.com
General Registration: $20
Students (with valid student ID or email address): Free
Lunch provided courtesy of TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants



Capital Raise Meetup

November 4, 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.

Registration: Capital Raise Meetup 11/4 (official registration)


Writing Winning Proposals
In Collaboration with Logistic Specialties, Inc

November 13, 9 - 11 a.m.

Topics for Discussion Include:
Building a Winning Proposal: Constructing Mock-ups for Early Coordination | Writing in a Proposal Style | Developing Visuals that Have Impact and Answer Important Questions | Incorporating Risk Discussion | Developing Compliance Checklists | Focusing on Customer Issues | Developing Strategic Solutions | Supporting Claims of Excellence Through Past Performance | Developing Section Strategies to Gain the Competitive Edge | Creating Key Themes that Position Your Company to Win
Pre-Writing: Procurement Process | Source Selection Evaluation Process | Writing Process | Continuity with Capture Team | Analysis of Requirements Documentation | Proposal Administration
Writing: Writing Strategies | Writing Details | Structure | Grammar | Usage
Post-Writing: Finishing Touches | Revision Process | Production

Registration:
Writing Winning Proposals (official registration)