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Michigan Business
Incubator Association




Helping Foster State, Local and Regional Economic
Success Through Business Incubation

Calendar of Events - Michigan Business Incubator Association

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Events in the month of October 2016
DateEvent
10/04/16
Capital Raise Meetup

If you are a startup or early-stage growth-based business looking for funding, come meet and listen to capital expert, Mike Brennan.

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10/04/16
3-Part Social Media Workshop

Join the Can Do Kitchen for a three-part workshop series to help your small business develop a strategy for using social media.

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10/04/16
Forming Your LLC or DBA, Do it Now!

Join us for a free hands-on seminar and take the necessary steps needed to form and register a business.

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10/05/16
Starting a Business and Writing a Business Plan

This course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business.

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10/05/16
3rd Annual Michigan Cyber Security Conference

Whether you are a seasoned cyber practitioner or a novice, we have great sessions designed around recent trends.

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10/05/16
SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

During this workshop, expert trainer, Andrea Johanson, PhD, will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH.

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10/06/16
Start Your Creative Business with Etsy

Starting a new business on Etsy can feel overwhelming. This workshop will make it easier.

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10/10/16
WMU Starting Gate - Business Planning Workshop Part 1

This workshop will start with the basics of writing the key components of a meaningful business plan including the business description, legal structure and market analysis.  Free to WMU and KVCC students, all others $35. Guest speaker: John Schmitt, Small Business Development Center.

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10/11/16
Grand Rapids Inventors Network (GRIN) Meeting

GRIN helps inventors help themselves via networking and experience sharing with other inventors.

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10/11/16
3-Part Social Media Workshop

Join the Can Do Kitchen for a three-part workshop series to help your small business develop a strategy for using social media.

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10/12/16
How to Buy or Sell a Business

The Michigan Small Business Development Center has assembled an experienced team of experts to discuss the many aspects of purchasing or selling a business.

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10/12/16
Beginning Facebook for Small Business

Learn the basics of how to set-up and post to a Facebook account for your business.

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10/14/16
Automation Alley's 16th Annual Awards Gala

Join in the celebration of the thinkers and the makers leading Southeast Michigan's reinvention.

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10/14/16
Can Your Business Survive HR’s Perfect Storm?

There is a perfect storm brewing for small businesses that will affect how you hire, manage and pay your labor force.

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10/17/16
WMU Starting Gate - Business Planning Workshop Part 2

This is a continuation of the first workshop, digging deeper into the financial analysis and management and operations of the business plan.  Free to WMU and KVCC students, all others $35. Guest speaker: John Schmitt, Small Business Development Center.

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10/17/16
SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction and Overview

Come learn about the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that make over $2.6 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive (i.e. free) capital available to innovative small companies annually. This is a FREE event.

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10/17/16
Content Marketing-Establish Your Business as the Industry Expert

Content marketing is a strategic approach to attracting and retaining customers by educating and sharing your valuable information through blogs, podcasts, video, social media and more.

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10/18/16
3-Part Social Media Workshop

Join the Can Do Kitchen for a three-part workshop series to help your small business develop a strategy for using social media.

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10/18/16
Cooking Up a Successful Food Related Business

Do you dream about turning your passion for food and cooking into a business? Learn step-by-step the necessary things you will need to turn your dream into a reality. 5 sessions ending Tuesday, November 15.

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10/19/16
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Great Lakes International Innovation (GLIn2) Summit

Co-hosted by MBIA and the Wisconsin Business Incuation Association, this multi-day event will offer educational and networking opportunities for all entrepreneurial support professionals working with incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, maker spaces, economic development agencies, universities, SBDCs, and more.

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10/20/16
SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NSF

This one-day seminar, hosted Leap Inc., presents essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission and standards of the NSF SBIR/STTR program.

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10/24/16
WMU Starting Gate Customer Discovery Workshop

This workshop will show how to quickly get feedback on an idea without spending a lot of time or money. The participants will also learn how to find talent to help them execute their idea and stay lean. How to create specification documents and manage a team to execute them will also be discussed. Free to WMU and KVCC students, all others $35. Guest speaker: Bob Armbrister, WMU executive director of administration-information technology and services, and entrepreneur.

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10/26/16
Webinar: Essentials of SBIR/STTR Commercialization Planning

A credible commercialization plan can be a key differentiator for SBIR/STTR proposals, so it’s important to know what the agencies are looking for and how to go about develop a solid plan.

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10/27/16
The Hatching

Informal pitch event. The Hatching is part of a community-wide effort to support local entrepreneurs and make the Lansing region a great place to start a business.

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10/27/16
Muskegon Innovation Hub Annual Open House

Come find out what has been happening at the Hub this past year, and tour our new coworking space, CoLaunch.

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10/27/16
5 x 5 Night at the Muskegon Innovation Hub

5 Votes, 5 Ideas, 5 Minutes, 5 Judges, and $5,000 awarded for the winning pitch!

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10/27/16
Boots to Business Reboot

Veterans have the character, discipline, and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.

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