#UES2014 Cast

Welcome and Overview

David_Tarver

W. David Tarver, Founder, Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative

 

Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey Robinson, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, Academic Director, Rutgers University Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

 

Panel 1: Urban Entrepreneurship Case Studies

Panel 1 Moderator

Carter.Forrest

Forrest Carter, Associate Professor of Marketing, Eli Broad School of Business, Michigan State University

 

Panel 1 Panelists

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Steve Bock, Business CEO, Shinola

 

Noam Kimelman

Noam Kimelman, Co-Owner, Fresh Corner Café

 

Mike White

Mike White, General Manager, Uber/Michigan

 

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Sheila McBride, CEO, GradeCheck

 

Mike Evans

Mike Evans, Senior Developer, Loveland Technologies

 

Panel 2: Community Engagement Methods

Panel 2 Moderator

Marlo Rencher

Marlo Rencher, Co-Founder, Snapsure, Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Cleary University

 

Panel 2 Panelists

Brian Flanagan

Brian Flanagan, Managing Director, U-M Ross Leadership Initiative

 

Nick Tobier

Nick Tobier, Associate Professor, U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design

 

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Sebastian Jackson, Founder, The Social Club Grooming Company

 

Christopher Prater

Christopher Prater, Thrift on the Avenue (TOTA)

 

Panel 3: Student-Led Entrepreneurship

Panel 3 Moderator

Matt Gibson

Matt Gibson, Associate Director for Student Ventures, U-M Center for Entrepreneurship

 

Panel 3 Presenters

 

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Evolve Team: Justine Sheu, Justin Cook, Myles Morgan

 

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Transwer Team: Erica Hill and Jamarr Hill

 

Panel 4: Support Systems for Urban Entrepreneurs

Panel 4 Moderator

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith, President and CEO, TechTown Detroit

 

Panel 4 Panelists

Patricia Glaza

Patricia Glaza, Vice-President, Invest Detroit

 

Jamie Shea

Jamie Shea, Managing Director, Investments, Mission Throttle

 

Stella Safari

Stella Safari, CEO, Startup Effect

 

Innovate Blue: Michigan’s Commitment to Entrepreneurship Education

Thomas Zurbuchen

Thomas Zurbuchen, Senior Counselor to the Provost, University of Michigan

 

Luncheon Program

Welcome and Remarks

Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank, Executive Director, U-M Center for Entrepreneurship

 

Luncheon Keynote – A Conversation with Jill Ford

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Jill Ford, Special Assistant to the Mayor, City of Detroit

 

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