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Wednesday, May 25 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
How To Scale Smart Panel Discussion

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How to Scale Smart, a panel discussion, will go over the basics you need to build a company ready to grow big from the beginning. A diverse group of entrepreneurs who are scaling will shrae insight on prepping for growth from the very early stages (ie entity structure, law, partners / strategic hires, growth / sales strategies, etc). Panelists incude Duránd F. Davis JR Founder & CEO of LavLabs, Amy Swift Founder of Building Hugger, and Paul Mersino & Geaneen Arends of Butzel Long, and Justin Anderson of Solidea Capital.
 
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Speakers
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Justin Anderson

Solidea Capital
Justin offers Solidea's portfolio companies the expertise gained from years of experience in the technology & finance space. Justin has key involvement with several technology and web-based startups as well as advised senior management in several Fortune 500 clients. His technical skill set includes online infrastructure strategy, systems and database design. Beyond technology, Justin is an expert in startup financing – including venture deal... Read More →
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Geaneen Arends

Butzel Long
Ms. Arends assists business clients with general business planning, entity formation and maintenance, mergers, acquisitions, private placements, woman-owned/minority-owned/disadvantaged business certification, insurance and risk management issues and general business contracts. She has also advised business clients on a variety of real estate transactions, including acquisition, development and leasing of multi-family residential, retail... Read More →
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Duránd F. Davis JR

Chairman, President & CEO, LavLabs Inc.
Duránd Fránçiscus "Corporate"​ Davis JR (born August 20, 1986) is an American Internet entrepreneur, business and technology executive, author, designer, and musician. He is currently the Chairman, President and CEO of LavLabs Inc., which he founded in 2013. Duránd is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of LavLabs'​ products, services and development of its core... Read More →
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Paul Mersino

Paul M. Mersino is a shareholder in the Detroit office of Butzel Long. He is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group where he represents public and private companies, both as plaintiff's attorney and defendant's attorney, in a number of areas including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, non-competition and trade secret disputes, automotive supplier disputes, construction litigation, and landlord-tenant disputes... Read More →
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Amy Swift

Founder, Building Hugger
Amy Swift is Founder of Building Hugger. She is an architectural designer with a passion for historic architecture and working with her hands. In 2012 she formed Building Hugger to resurrect preservation trades and find creative ways to reuse buildings and materials. As a Professor of Practice at Lawrence Technological University, fieldwork informs her developing academic theories. She holds a BS in Interior Architecture from LTU and an MS in... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bamboo Detroit 1442 Brush Street, Suite 200