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Educational Webinar: Entrepreneurship for Underserved Communities

Please join us on Thursday, September 29th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a Zoom Webinar.

Session

22 EUC Webinar GraphicEntrepreneurship for Underserved Communities

Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs) look for ways to engage and support entrepreneurs on their journey as they move through the startup and scaleup stages of business growth. Each community is different, defining its own best ways to support its entrepreneurs.

Still, there are common blocks to build upon when establishing entrepreneurship programs that support entrepreneurs “where they are.” Regardless of the availability or lack of resources, there are numerous ways to engage and support entrepreneurs. It is equally important to support them based on their backgrounds — such as whether a person “has to” or “chooses to” be an entrepreneur.

Faris Alami has worked in over 100 countries on entrepreneurship programming. He will share how understanding cultural competency can have a big impact on the results of the programming, who to engage during the development timeline, ways various communities have engaged their diverse entrepreneurs, and other best practices for deploying programs for under-served, under-represented or under-resourced communities locally and globally.

Faris Alami, Founder and CEO, International Strategic Management, Inc.

Cost

MEDA Members: $25
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Thanking Our Sponsor

Michigan STEM Forward

STEMForward600 1Ann Arbor SPARK and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) have launched Michigan STEM Forward, a statewide program that matches students attending Michigan colleges and universities with internship opportunities at the state’s leading innovative companies. Companies do not have to be in a specific industry, but all internships must be STEM-focused. Michigan STEM Forward provides students meaningful career experience and promotes job retention in the state, while providing financial support to companies who hire these interns. Who is eligible: 1) Students attending a Michigan college or university pursuing a STEM-related profession. 2) Companies based in Michigan that can be verified by their local economic development organization and/ or MEDC SmartZone. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Program Manager, today.

Recertification Credits

This event has been approved for (.5) continuing education credit for Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council (NDC). Use the form on this page to claim your credit.

Registration

  1. Payment is required at registration. If you use a subscriber discount code to pay, be sure to complete the registration process (ends with a thank you page).
  2. You will receive a confirmation email after registering with the Zoom link. We will also send the link again about 2 days before the webinar.
  3. Please register by Wednesday, September 28th at noon.
  4. We will open dial-in 15 minutes before the start of the webinar.

Cancellation Policy: You must notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of your cancellation 24 hours in advance of the webinar on Wednesday, September 28th at 10:00 a.m. in order to receive a refund.

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