Anyone in Southeast Michigan who’s thinking about their next career move is invited to attend FastTrac to the Future: The First Day of Your Entrepreneurial Adventure, a free all-day conference that will provide a jump-start down the road to entrepreneurship.
Date: June 24, 2009
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Community Arts Auditorium on Wayne State University campus
Cost: Free, but advanced registration required.
Register: Seats are limited, so register online soon at http://techtownwsu.org/.
An agenda, a complete list of breakout session topics and a link to the registration page can be found at http://techtownwsu.org/.
The program features breakout sessions that will give guidance and free resources to people who think entrepreneurship might be right for them. This could include displaced workers, the unemployed and people looking for alternative employment options.
Local and national experts will discuss the challenges of starting a new business. This highly interactive conference also features Curbside Consulting, where every attendee will have the chance to pitch their idea to an expert in a relaxed, informal setting.
In addition, there are 12 different session topics on entrepreneurship, including:
- Intellectual Property Do’s and Don’ts
- Organization Expo—Providing introductions to existing entrepreneurial programs in the community, including the SBTDC, TechTown, Ann Arbor SPARK, Automation Alley and more
- What’s Your Role in a Startup?
- Pitch & Comment—A facilitated session where people with ideas pitch to the group and get constructive feedback
- Money Tables—Providing information on bootstrapping, raising money, and grants, plus a roundtable discussion on funding your idea
- Entrepreneurial opportunities in clean tech, logistics and medical technology
Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up that day for FastTrac®, award-winning programs for entrepreneurs developed by the Kauffman Foundation. Three FastTrac® programs, which will be delivered over several days or weeks, will be available locally immediately following the event.