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MEDIA ADVISORY: MEDC, Michigan Corps to announce 2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Kathy Fagan

LANSING, Mich. – Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference announcing the 2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on Thursday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at TechTown Detroit.

The Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge invites individuals and teams to submit plans for an emerging idea or existing venture with a sustainable solution to a clearly defined social problem in areas including, but not limited to, chronic unemployment, health and nutrition, the environment, urban revitalization, and education. Participants will compete for more than $60,000 in prizes.

Michigan Corps Executive Director Elizabeth Garlow will provide opening remarks. Other speakers will include:

  • Leslie Smith, president and CEO, TechTown Detroit;
  • Michael A. Finney, president and CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation;
  • Winners of the 2013 Social Entrepreneurship Challenge.
EVENT:  2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge press conference 
DATE:  Thursday, March 6, 2014 
TIME:  2:00 - 2:45 p.m. 
LOCATION:  TechTown Detroit
440 Burroughs Street
Detroit, MI 48202


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Michigan Corps is a private non-profit organization that leads programs to discover, support and scale social innovation across the state. Michigan Corps believes that our communities are strengthened principally by networks of social-minded entrepreneurs and engaged citizens that are connected with one another and the resources to help make Michigan a better, vibrant place to live. For more information, visit www.michigancorps.org.


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