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Past Events

Michael Evans (Kalamazoo Literacy Council)

Michael Evans (Kalamazoo Literacy Council)

Adrienne & Derek Wissner (Memories Bridal & Evening Wear)

Adrienne & Derek Wissner (Memories Bridal & Evening Wear)

Ethan Alexander (Open Roads Bike Program)

Ethan Alexander (Open Roads Bike Program)

Chris Dilley (People's Food Co-op)

Chris Dilley (People's Food Co-op)

Carson Wood (Kid and Entrepreneur)

Carson Wood (Kid and Entrepreneur)

Summer Traveler (You!)

Summer Traveler (You!)

Bridgett Blough (The Organic Gypsy)

Bridgett Blough (The Organic Gypsy)

Nancie Oxley (St. Julian Winery)

Nancie Oxley (St. Julian Winery)

Jim Coyle (Nexus Business Solutions)

Jim Coyle (Nexus Business Solutions)

Global Conference 2016 Videos (Startup Grind)

Global Conference 2016 Videos (Startup Grind)

Rene Meave (Songwriter and Entertainer)

Rene Meave (Songwriter and Entertainer)

Steve Jones (Mr. President's Nightclub)

Steve Jones (Mr. President's Nightclub)

Patti Glaza (Invest Detroit)

Patti Glaza (Invest Detroit)

Erika Block (Local Orbit)

Erika Block (Local Orbit)

Laura & Ryan Vaughn (Blackbird RSVP, VNN)

Laura & Ryan Vaughn (Blackbird RSVP, VNN)

Mark Smutek (Water Street Coffee Joint)

Mark Smutek (Water Street Coffee Joint)

2015 Global Conference (LIVESTREAM)

2015 Global Conference (LIVESTREAM)

Chris Lampen-Crowell (Gazelle Sports)

Chris Lampen-Crowell (Gazelle Sports)

Ernie Pang (Simply Eight)

Ernie Pang (Simply Eight)

Jen Randall (Maestro)

Jen Randall (Maestro)

Daniel Jefferies (Newmind Group)

Daniel Jefferies (Newmind Group)

Kevin Romeo (Rhino Media)

Kevin Romeo (Rhino Media)

Charles Fierke (Abraxas)

Charles Fierke (Abraxas)

Jack Ahrens (TGap Ventures)

Jack Ahrens (TGap Ventures)

Team

From the Blog

Michigan’s First Female Winemaker: The Art and Science of Winemaking

It may seem that women enjoy drinking wine more than men, but when it comes to winemakers, it is a male dominated industry. The amount of women entering the field has been increasing. When Nancie Oxley became St. Julian Winery’s head winemaker in 2010, she also earned the title of Michigan’s first female winemaker in 2002 when she was hired.
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SG Kalamazoo: Patti Glaza (Invest Detroit) on The Value of “Smart Money”

Do you know the Golden Rule of startups? It's an easy one: the one that makes the gold, makes the rules. But does this always have to be the case when raising funds for your startup? 
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Orbiting Around the Local Economy In Kalamazoo

Why is food important to the local economy? Sitting in front of an audience for a Startup Grind Kalamazoo Fireside Chat on May 28, 2015, Erika Block, Founder of Local Orbit, stated that food is really about people, culture, and local community. During what began as a theatre project, Erika found patterns when listening to stories about the paths people were making. Erika’s ability to listen and realize patterns in a manner that connected people eventually made her decide in 2007 that the “theatre project” was greater than a project.
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