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Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

LEAP and Spartan Innovations are pleased to bring you the Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. This event is ideal for both newly-inspired and active entrepreneurs who are seeking up-to-date training that features fresh ideas, case studies, and business growth strategies. This boot camp will prepare you to approach new venture creation in a thoughtful way, avoiding common entrepreneurial mistakes. Participants will have access to workshops, guest speakers, classroom exercises, group work, and textbooks.
BOOT CAMP OUTCOMES
  • Work your way from product development to market assessment
  • Walk through the business model canvas
  • Take an in-depth look into venture funding
  • Learn about legal entities
  • Review bookkeeping and tax overviews every business should know
  • Learn about social media tools
  • Perfect your sales pitch
  • Learn about crowdfunding techniques
  • Enjoy fabulous local catering from Saddleback BBQ and Zaytoons!
Do you have your own business idea or business plan? Bring it! We’ll help you improve and refine it! Don’t have a business idea or business plan? That’s okay! Come anyway!! Everyone who completes the two-day boot camp will receive a completion gift and essential startup books, valued at $70!
This two-day workshop begins on Wednesday, August 23 and will run through August 24. Sessions run from 8 am – 5pm. If you cannot attend all two days, please attend as much as you can for invaluable information.

aimWest Social Mixer Rezervoir Lounge

GRAND RAPIDS – Join aimWest for this FREE networking event as we gather for another energetic Social/Networking Event!

Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 5:01 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Rezervoir Lounge, 1418 Plainfield Ave NE

Join aimWest for this FREE Summer networking event!

Check out a cool venue, enjoy a drink & some tasty food, invite your co-workers & clients, make a few new contacts, and reconnect with all your aimWest friends!

Come talk tech, business, our city, and what you plan to accomplish during the upcoming Summer season.

This event is free and open to all: guests are welcome!

Just please RSVP in advance to ensure your nametag awaits you at the door (and also so we have enough food for everyone).

Tech248 August MeetUp

Tech248’s August MeetUp
Apprenticeship Summit


Date/Time

August 23  |  2 – 4 PM

Place

Goldner Walsh Garden and Home

559 Orchard Lake Road | Pontiac, MI 483412

Click Here to See Agenda & Speakers


Webinar: The Benefits Of Cloud-Based Security 

Webinar: The Benefits of Cloud-Based Security 

Hosted by C/D/H Infrastructure Lead, Eric Olmstead

Date: Wed. August 23

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: GoToWebinar

To register, click on https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8095281187485160705

Cloud-based security has numerous benefits for businesses of all sizes, but the most critical is its unmatched data protection abilities. Private datacenters are breached hundreds of times more often than cloud datacenters, and there are also a lot of options and features in the cloud for the relatively low price per user. In this webinar, we’ll not only go over the benefits of cloud-based security, but strategies to make it happen.

Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

LEAP and Spartan Innovations are pleased to bring you the Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. This event is ideal for both newly-inspired and active entrepreneurs who are seeking up-to-date training that features fresh ideas, case studies, and business growth strategies. This boot camp will prepare you to approach new venture creation in a thoughtful way, avoiding common entrepreneurial mistakes. Participants will have access to workshops, guest speakers, classroom exercises, group work, and textbooks.
BOOT CAMP OUTCOMES
  • Work your way from product development to market assessment
  • Walk through the business model canvas
  • Take an in-depth look into venture funding
  • Learn about legal entities
  • Review bookkeeping and tax overviews every business should know
  • Learn about social media tools
  • Perfect your sales pitch
  • Learn about crowdfunding techniques
  • Enjoy fabulous local catering from Saddleback BBQ and Zaytoons!
Do you have your own business idea or business plan? Bring it! We’ll help you improve and refine it! Don’t have a business idea or business plan? That’s okay! Come anyway!! Everyone who completes the two-day boot camp will receive a completion gift and essential startup books, valued at $70!
This two-day workshop begins on Wednesday, August 23 and will run through August 24. Sessions run from 8 am – 5pm. If you cannot attend all two days, please attend as much as you can for invaluable information.

Free Webinar: Cybersecurity for Michigan Manufacturers

Free Webinar:
Cybersecurity for Michigan Manufacturers

Presented by MMTC-West and MiBiz

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • 12 noon to 12:50 p.m.
  • Join us via computer or mobile device
  • To register, visit mibiz.com/cybersecurity

Join experts from Brightline Technologies, MiBiz and MMTC-West for a free 50-minute webinar about how hackers and cyber crooks are targeting small- and mid-sized manufacturers — and what you can do to protect your company. The webinar will feature valuable information for C-suite executives, business owners, operations managers and I.T. professionals in the manufacturing sector.

Michigan Science Center Will Show Live Broadcast Of Eclipse Day Aug. 21

ROYAL OAK – Can’t get to Tennessee to see the eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21? Don’t worry, the Michigan Science Center has got you covered. CEO Tonya Matthews, PhD, said on this segment of M2 TechCast that the Detroit center near Wayne State University’s campus will safely project the eclipse in the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater.  The theater will be open to all visitors on Eclipse Day and is included with paid general admission.

What’s more, Sunstruck, the NASA-funded planetarium show, will be playing in MiSci’s Dassault Systèmes Planetarium on Eclipse Day. The film takes viewers to the beginning of time to experience the birth of the sun, to discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.

To find out more about the coolest place for kids and kids at heart to experience science first hand click on https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/m2techcast-episode-92-dr-tonya-matthews-mich-science-center

Game Of Thrones Computer-Generated Images Created By Troy’s Mackevision

ROYAL OAK – You may not have heard of Mackevision before, but you’ve seen its Computer-Generated Images in many TV auto commercials and in the world’s most popular TV show, Game of Thrones. Mackevision employs in Troy 500 specialists, experts in product visualization, animation, visual effects for films and interactive applications. Find out more in this Tech248 segment of M2 TechCast.

Tech248 Manager Greg Doyle interviewed Greg Melling, Mackevision North America Director of Sales, who talked about the company, which also has offices in Stuttgart, Munich, Hamburg, Birmingham, Detroit, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Seoul.

Mackevision creates computer-generated realism in combination with visual effects and sequences, which have been actually filmed, as well as pre-produced and virtual elements.

Melling said Mackevision’s ability to pay attention to its clients’ wishes, plus its level of expertise and desire to achieve perfection are the foundations upon which strong client relationships are based.

To listen to this interview, click on https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/m2techcast-episode-92-tech-248-mackevision

Bamboo Detroit Keeps Expanding As Demand For Co-Working Space Explodes

ROYAL OAK – Bamboo Detroit, a co-working space in downtown Detroit, has outgrown its space on the third floor of the Julian C. Madison Building and has leased the fourth floor, adding another 3,000 square feet. Co-founder Mike Ferlito explains what’s happening in this segment of M2 TechCast.

Ferlito said the new buildout will produce another 10 to 12 offices, which can accommodate one to seven people per office.

Detroit’s Rocket Fiber, also an original Bamboo member, will provide Gigabit Internet that is 1,000 times faster than average speeds.

To listen to Ferlito explain Bamboo Detroit’s expansion plans – perhaps a new office in Ann Arbor as well – click on https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/m2techcast-episode-92-bamboo-detroit

To read the story, click on https://mitechnews.com/entrepreneurs/co-working-space-bamboo-detroit-adds-another-floor-downtown-detroit/

Recruiters Using Geofencing To Attract Talent Can Also Attract Legal Difficulties

ROYAL OAK – Given the continuing advances in technology, it is not surprising that companies are using new ways to target potential employees. One of these ways is “geofencing.” Recruiters are now borrowing this technique, which has been honed by digital marketers and social media platforms to get advertising, marketing and brand messages to hyper-focused audiences. Warner Norcross & Judd Partner Norbert Kugele explains why businesses can get into legal difficulties if they don’t understand geofencing in this edition of M2 TechCast.

Increasingly, companies are using geofencing to locate and attract specialized talent. A company might buy a database of potential recruits culled from online profiles or educational records, and then set up a virtual perimeter around a particular geographic “zone” where the coveted recruits work or live. When a potential recruit enters a geofenced zone, the individual will receive an ad on a mobile device inviting the person to apply.

Recruiters say this approach provides a more cost-effective and targeted method of recruiting than traditional methods. But it also raises questions about protecting the privacy of the individuals you are targeting. If your organization collects personally identifiable data in connection with a geofencing campaign, then you should also put mechanisms in place to protect the data from the malicious activities of hackers and from improper use or disclosure by authorized users.

To listen Kugele’s explanation, click on https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/m2techcast-episode-92-geofencing

To read a recent guest column Kugele published with fellow Warner Norcross & Judd Partner Nathan Steed, click on https://mitechnews.com/guest-columns/geofencing-recruitings-new-golden-technique/