Michigan Energy Forum - The Michigan Energy Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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Ann Arbor SPARK
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Type: 
Business Training
For Entrepreneurs
SPARK Events
SPARK Central
330 E. Liberty, Lower Level
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

Michigan has a thriving energy entrepreneurial ecosystem, with hardware and software start-ups, a variety of companies spinning out of our research universities, and established small businesses bringing new innovations to the table. This month, we’ll discuss:

  • What is / is not working for energy companies in the Michigan entrepreneurial ecosystem today?
  • What tangible efforts could the ecosystem support that would drive better investment and company growth outcomes?
  • What are the core differences between energy start-ups and those in other sectors, and does that affect how we can support them?


Todd Nelson


Ryan Waddington
Managing Director, Huron River Ventures

Kayo Ramirez
Tech Team, Michigan Small Business Development Center

Michael Forbis
CEO, Arborlight

Registration ends 24 hours before the event.

Michigan Energy Forum will be streamed live:

You can watch the event and ask questions right from your computer if you can't attend the event.

If you were unable to participate in the live webcast, visit
http://www.annarborusa.org/events/video-library/ to view this and all recorded events. Final video should be available within 48 hours of the live event.

We welcome suggestions on topics and speakers for future events.


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SPARK Central:
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Fifth and E. Liberty (underground parking structure)
Thompson and E. Liberty (parking structure)
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