Where do entrepreneurs and inventors go after they have a working prototype, talked to a patent attorney and are ready to move forward but don’t have the resources to launch? But who and how?
Fred Molnar, vice president of Entrepreneurism and Innovation at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the executive director of the Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center (MLSIC), and Phil Tepley, SBDC Tech Team and Growth team leader, will be speaking about state government resources. The Entrepreneurship team works with universities, tech start-ups, start-up technology-based businesses and tech service providers to help grow and to diversify the Michigan economy. The team oversees the 20 legislatively formed SmartZones across the state.
Molnar has 35 years’ experience working in the private sector with large and small life science companies. Previous to MEDC, was COO at iCyt Mission Technology, a life-science startup spun-off from the University of Illinois later acquired by Sony. He was later vice president of sales, Marketing and Services, at Sony Biotechnology and later founded, operated and successfully sold Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Molnar and Tepley can answer your questions. We hope you will join Jackson’s faithful group of inventors and entrepreneurs on June 25 th at the Lean Rocket Lab, 133 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201.
Meeting Agenda Location
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Registration Lean Rocket Lab
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Program (East side door)
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Networking 133 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49201