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November 19, 2013 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: McGregor Memorial Conference Center | Map
495 Ferry Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The BizGrid is a physical infographic designed to help Detroit entrepreneurs navigate the landscape of organizations providing business assistance within Detroit. If you've ever needed help exploring Detroit's many resources, you'll love BizGrid Live! Download a BizGrid

On Tuesday, November 19, we'll bring the BizGrid to life!  Meet representatives from the BizGrid organizations who provide resources and services ranging from business planning and strategy to real estate assistance, funding, co-working space, and more.

Thanks to the generous support of the New Economy Initiative, this FREE event is open to anyone with a passion or interest in business in Detroit.  Have an idea? Come learn how to get it out of your head and into the market.  Are you an entrepreneur ready to take the next step?  Engage with your peers and meet the experts whose job is to help you succeed.

Follow along via Twitter @BizGrid and on event day with #BizGridLive

The event agenda includes four interactive breakout sessions to invigorate your entrepreneurial spirit and an open air market where you can engage the attending BizGrid organizations to learn how their services can help advance your business goals.  

The breakout sessions include:

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Getting Out of Your Head: Moving Your Business from Idea to Action
moderated by Jeff Aronoff, D:Hive

Turning Nickels into Gold: Creative Ways to Fund Your Start-Up
moderated by Maria LaLonde, Bizdom

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Data for Business Decisions: How to Understand Customers, Identify Competitors and Establish your Price
moderated by Bonnie Fahoome, InsYght

Pop-Ups to Permits: Real Estate for Small Business
moderated by Spencer Olinek, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation 

A networking hour completes your day at BizGrid Live! and hopefully you'll leave with new contacts and heightened sense of services available to you and your business!

For more information about this event, please contact Stephanie Fries at 313-309-4143 or sfries@wayne.edu.