#UES2016: It’s a Wrap!

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#UES2016 is history. Now the real work begins. We have posted the recap of the 2016 Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium on the UEI web site, and we will continue to add more information in the coming weeks. Please take the time to review the pictures (there are hundreds!), the attendee survey results, the TV, radio, and print […]

Hey Flint: Give Us What You Got!

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Flint’s revival begins with you! [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDOVd-eG42o[/embedyt] As part of the 2016 Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative activities, we want to hear  your idea – your “pitch” – for making life better in Flint, Michigan. Whether your pitch is an idea for a new business, or a community improvement suggestion, or a gripe about a problem you want to […]

Video: David Tarver Interviewed by Chuck Stokes for “Spotlight on the News” 9/18/2016

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[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQdyaUxgUT8[/embedyt] David Tarver, UEI founder and president, discusses the 2016 Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium, to be held in Flint, Michigan on October 19-21, with legendary broadcaster Chuck Stokes on his show “Spotlight on the News.” Tarver discusses his entrepreneur background, his hopes for Flint, and the benefits that the Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium will bring to […]

News Release: Author of ground-breaking book about Flint to speak at Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium 2016

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In one of the most comprehensive works yet written on the history of inequality and metropolitan development in modern America, author Andrew R. Highsmith uses the case of Flint to explain how the perennial quest for urban renewal contributed to mass suburbanization, racial and economic division, deindustrialization and political fragmentation. Detroit –Sept. 16, 2016 – […]

Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative announces board of directors

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Detroit –Sept. 8, 2016 – The Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative (UEI), a Mich.-based 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation established in 2015 and offering programming and resources that encourage, facilitate and enable the development of for-profit business solutions to address the needs of urban communities, announces Reggie Barnett, Fred Hall, Karen Lopez and Maria Woodruff-Wright have been appointed […]