ROYAL OAK – Emily Heintz, Associate Director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, has spent a decade working with a wide range of entrepreneurial support groups and startups, in which she found gaps in funding, talent and research that she felt needed to be filled.
In March, Heintz, who joins M2 TechCast co-hosts Matt Roush and Mike Brennan, launched EntryPoint, her gap-filling company she hopes will accelerate the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Michigan. EntryPoint’s focus, she said, is to foster an inclusive culture, build connections and advance research as well as develop messaging for education, outreach and advocacy purposes.
Heintz has assembled an Advisory Board that’s a who’s who of entrepreneurial and financial support groups in the state. Advisors include Shane Bliemaster, Founder, Marketing Supply Co.; Trey Boynton, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Duo Security; Patti Glaza, Managing Director, Invest Detroit; Jennifer Owens, Chief Executive Officer, Lakeshore Advantage; Amy Peterson, Vice President of Special Projects & General Counsel, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality; Jeff Rinvelt, Managing Director, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund of Funds; Ted Serbinski, Managing Director, Techstars Mobility; and, Monica Wheat, Partner, Venture Catalyst.
Now she’s looking for Michigan entrepreneurs to help. To listen to the rest of the story, click on https://soundcloud.com/internet-advisor-755109612/m2-techcast-127-emily-heintz-entrypoint