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Friday, March 15, 2019
Entrepreneurial ideas can change lives and cities, but many go unexplored. Fortunately for Flint, one nonprofit is on a mission to make these ideas possible.
100K Ideas is dedicated to providing local aspiring entrepreneurs the resources, funding and mentorship needed to commercialize their ideas. Supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Entrepreneurship & Innovation initiative, 100K Ideas is a one-stop shop for innovation with its team of student specialists and professional mentors helping entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition.
David Ollila, co-founder of 100K Ideas, knows the entrepreneurial process requires determination and hard work, but he’s making the process easier for aspiring entrepreneurs. As a serial entrepreneur himself, he has been in a similar position as many of the entrepreneurs 100K Ideas assists and draws from his own experiences to provide support.
In the following video, David shares three takeaways to help startups build grit, create strong and supportive teams and get started. In addition to the three takeaways in the video, David provided the following tips for those hoping to take their idea from concept to commercialization:
If you’ve got a high-tech start-up idea you’d like to explore further and don’t know where to start, contact the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Initiative at 888-522-0103 or visit https://www.michiganbusiness.org/entrepreneurship.
To contact a business development specialist, click here or call 1.888.522.0103.