Friday, April 12, 2013
Lansing, MI - The Michigan Economic Development
Corporation today announced LiveWorkLaunch! Grand Rapids, the second in its
series of networking events aimed at attracting entrepreneurial college
students from around the country and connecting them with the resources they’ll
need to create and sustain a successful Michigan business. This event is not
just limited to those interested in entrepreneurship as there is something for
everyone at LiveWorkLaunch!.
“Michigan is open for business and
looking for grads with great ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the drive to
get a start-up off the ground,” said Michael Finney, President and CEO of
MEDC. “LiveWorkLaunch! Grand Rapids will provide an opportunity to find the
resources and people to help you reach your goals, create jobs, and grow
LiveWorkLaunch!, based on MEDC’s successful
LiveWorkDetroit! career networking program, will showcase opportunities
available in Michigan for graduates looking to build a business, and connect
them to the support and capital required to take an innovative business plan
from concept to reality.
LiveWorkLaunch! Grand Rapids will take
place on Friday, April 19 from 12 pm to 8 pm at the Goei Center’s International
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, 818 Butterworth SW in downtown Grand
Attendees will hear from industry experts, network at an
“Open Office Hours” session with local entrepreneurs, learn what resources are
available in the area and meet with some of West Michigan’s most innovative
employers including Spectrum Health, Gordon Food Service, Enterprise, State of
Michigan and Amway.
The event will include a bus tour of Grand
Rapids, highlighting the unique neighborhoods as well as local breweries,
distinctive restaurants and farm-to-table dining and local loft housing. The
day will conclude with a tour of the Grand Rapids Art Museum exhibition “Design
Now in Production.”
Registration is required for the LiveWorkLaunch!
Grand Rapids event. The cost for students is $15 and includes transportation
to and from Grand Rapids. To learn more and register, visit here: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1205684.
The MEDC markets the state with a focus on business, talent, jobs,
and helping to grow the economy. For more on MEDC and its initiatives, visit: