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Venue Connect

An enlightened networking and speaker series

Sponsored by A2 Spark
Venue Connect Announcement June 2024

Breaking Down Business Finance for Entrepreneurs

It's official! The next Venue Connect is scheduled for Wednesday, 6/12/24.

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Venue Connect Speakers Lineup June 2024

Join us for the next Venue Connect on Wednesday, June 12th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

5:00pm - Happy Hour! Free drinks & networking!

5:45pm - Three dynamic speakers will enlighten and inspire us with stories and strategies that anyone - from novice to expert - can utilize!

6:30pm - open bar ends, but attendees can stay for dinner!

This event is FREE to attend!  While registration is required, walk-ins are also welcome.

Venue Connect, in partnership with Ann Arbor SPARK, is pleased to bring you a presentation on business finance for entrepreneurs. Our panel of experts will approach the subject from three different angles, offering both broad and specific perspectives, tangible takeaways and next steps, and inspiration for all stages of the entrepreneurial journey.

Moses Lee
Moses is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Ann Arbor SPARK and Innovator in Residence at U-M's Ross School of Business. He will share his entrepreneurial journey of launching and growing a startup and raising capital, as well as his experience running a small family business and growing it organically without outside capital. In addition to lessons learned along the way, he will also provide helpful strategies for writing a meaningful business plan.

Jose Figueroa
Jose is the Business Program Manager at Ann Arbor SPARK. He will discuss support services offered for small businesses including: coaching and mentorship, courses and seminars, networking and more.

Tanesia Greer
Tanesia is the Business Development Manager at Michigan Women Forward. She will discuss microloans and setting yourself up for success in funding your small business.

This event is free to attend. While registration is required, walk-ins are also welcome.

The Venue Connect series is hosted by Venue by 4M, a women-owned small business with a focus on fostering community through networking, events, sponsorships, housing, and hospitality.

Ann Arbor SPARK is a local non-profit that drives economic development, growth, and prosperity by supporting entrepreneurs and established businesses looking to expand in the southeast Michigan region.

We created Venue Connect to support the flourishing and vital community of professionals and entrepreneurs here in Ann Arbor. This quarterly event is open to the public and free for all to attend.

What to expect:

  • Sponsored happy hour with free (!) drinks

  • Networking with vibrant, engaged, and energized professionals

  • Opportunities to connect with representatives from local and regional professional organizations who can help guide your career and make the right connections

  • Learn something new and takeaway vital skills to directly apply to your professional development

  • A speaker and/or expert panel

YOUR HOST is Venue by 4M, a women-owned small business with a focus on fostering community through networking, events, sponsorships, housing & hospitality.

YOUR SPONSOR is A2 SPARK, a community resource that helps drive economic growth in service of prosperity for all.

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Venue Connect Attendees