#UES2016 Media Summary

Summary of Media Stories for the 2016 Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium

Organizing and executing #UES2016 required an effective media relations operation and LOTS of hard work. We were fortunate to have the very capable assistance of Barbara Fornasiero and EAFocus Inc. in this area. We provide below a sampling of the radio and TV stories associated with #UES2016, followed by a complete alphabetical listing of all the media hits achieved. Feel free to watch, listen, and read. These stories definitely convey the story of what we were trying to accomplish with the 2016 Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium in Flint.


Sampling of TV and Radio Stories

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“Entrepreneurship symposium aims to help startups in Flint,” WJRT-12 Flint, October 19, 2016



wdt and brooke allen
David Tarver and WKAR’s Brooke Allen enjoying coffee during the interview in Birmingham, MI.

David Tarver interviewed by Brooke Allen of WKAR National Public Radio (NPR), first aired on October 13, 2016.


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David Tarver interviewed by Brenda Perryman on the Brenda Perryman Show, October 7, 2016.


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David Tarver interviewed by Chuck Stokes on “Spotlight on the News,” WXYZ-TV Detroit, aired on September 18, 2016.


David Tarver of UEI and Mark Small of CBS Radio
David Tarver (foreground) at CBS Radio Detroit studios with interviewer and Small Talk host Mark Small.



W. David Tarver appearance on Comcast Newsmakers, August 24, 2016.



 Alphabetical Listing of #UES2016 Media Hits


ABC 12 – Flint

• Report by Anthony Sabella

Entrepreneurship symposium aims to help startups in Flint – Oct. 19 Broadcast & Post

http://www.abc12.com/content/news/Entrepreneurship-symposium-aims-to-help-startups-in-Flint- 397697371.html


Automation Alley

• Press Release: Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative Announces Board of Directors – posted Sept. 16

http://www.automationalley.com/News/PressReleases/Release- Detail.aspx?releaseid=25072&utm_medium=email&sslid=MzE3NTE1MTKwMDACAA&sseid=Mzaz MDIyMDQzAgA&jobid=399ef727-a7fa-4deb-be8e-5a06f5bef568

• Press Release: Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium 2016 announces details of two new business challenge competitions for Oct. 19-21 event in Flint – posted Sept. 16

http://www.automationalley.com/Members/Urban-Entrepreneurship-Initiative/All-Member- Releases/Member-Release-Detail.aspx?releaseID=25073


City of Flint Website

• Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative to Hold 2016 Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium in Flint Oct. 19- 21 – Sept. 28 Post


Comcast Newsmakers

• Interview by Laurel Hess

Urban Entrepreneurship with David Tarver– Aug. 24 Post (on-demand broadcast)



Crain’s Detroit Business

• Crain’s Afternoon Report – Aug. 3 Article

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160803/NEWS/160809942/urban-entrepreneurship- symposium-to-take-place-in-flint


Detroit Free Press

• Sunday Business section – Aug. 14 Article

Frank Witsil –“Taking the Lead” column: Saving Flint requires urban entrepreneurship innovation

http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2016/08/13/david-tarver-engineer- entrepreneur/88460786/

• Sunday Business section – Oct. 2

Business Leaders in the News – Group photo/caption of UEI board members with David and item individually announcing each one

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Detroit Regional Chamber

• Press Release – Keynote Speakers For Oct. 19-21 Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium Focus On Economic Revival In Flint; Registration Is Underway – posted in Member News – Oct. 13

http://www.detroitchamber.com/keynote-speakers-for-oct-19-21-urban-entrepreneurship- symposium-focus-on-economic-revival-in-flint-registration-is-underway/


Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

• Press Release – Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium 2016 Announces New Business Challenge Competitions for Flint – posted Sept. 18

https://www.flintandgenesee.org/urban-entrepreneurship-symposium-2016-announces-new- business-challenge-competitions-flint/


HUB – Flint story

• Scheduled to run. Photog/reporter covered the community reception – Link pending


Innovate Blue (University of Michigan)

• Event information – posted



Mark Lee – The Lee Group

• Small Talk with Mark Lee – Podcast – Sept. 18 (David – 45:50 in program)

http://leegroupinnovation.com/index.php/podcastcategory/342-small-talk-with-mark-s-lee- september-18-2016



• Article by Amanda Lewan – Aug. 2 post (Mike Brennan re-posted July 26 Michipreneur article) Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium Heads to Flint




• Article by Amanda Lewan – July 26 post

Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium Heads to Flint


• Article by Amanda Lewan – Sept. 12 post

Call for Applications: Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium




• Article by Gary Ridley – Oct. 12

Flint to host third-annual Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium



My City Magazine

• Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium 2016 Coming to Flint – Sept. 26 article



New Economy Initiative (NEI)

• Events Post – Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium 2016 #UES2016



University of Michigan – Student Life

• Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium – Events post



University of Michigan College of Engineering – Center for Entrepreneurship

• U-M Alum Innovates Flint Transportation and Wins 2016 UIC – Oct. 31 post



Urban Gateway

• Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium 2016: Urban Revival – Website post Oct. 19



WKAR – NPR: Brooke Allen Interview

• Tarver on Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium – Interview aired Oct. 13; Posted Oct. 17



WNEM TV – Channel 5 – Saginaw/Flint

• David Tarver was interviewed at the Community Reception – no link available


WXYZ – ABC Channel 7

• Chuck Stokes – “Spotlight on the News” weekly news and public affairs program – September 18 broadcast

Getting ready for ABC’s “Strait Talk” politics & entrepreneurship in Flint – (David – 13:34 in show)

http://www.wxyz.com/news/political/spotlight-on-the-news/spotlight-on-the-news-getting-ready-for- abcs-strait-talk-politics-entrepreneurship-in-flint



• Article by Sara Schmid – Oct. 19 post

Urban Entrepreneurship Event Looks at How Startups Can Revitalize Flint

http://www.xconomy.com/detroit-ann-arbor/2016/10/19/urban-entrepreneurship-event-looks-at- how-startups-can-revitalize-flint/

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