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Thursday, May 26 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Panel: Why Community Matters for Entrepreneurs

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Being your own boss as an entrepreneur has a lot of perks, but it can also be lonely. Join us for a panel discussion as we explore the spaces and programs that cultivate a supportive community for entrepreneurs through programs, events, and a physical place to collaborate with others. Networking to follow.

9-9:15am -- Check-in
9:15-9:45am --  Panel discussion
9:45-10am -- Q&A
10-10:30am -- Networking 

Panelists: April Boyle (Build Institute), Amanda Lewan (Bamboo), Lauren Bealore (Young Ambitious Beautiful), Regina Campbell (Techtown), Devita Davison (FoodLab), Wayne Ramocan (Urban Consolate)

Moderator: Jay Rayford (Social Sushi)

+Presented by Human Scale Studio, a consultancy firm transforming cities by putting people first and Launch Exchange, dedicated to growing social enterprise in Detroit and beyond. 

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Jay Rayford

Founder, Social Sushi
Jay Rayford is a 5 year veteran of using social media to build both digital and real liferelationships for businesses, organizations and individuals. As a BMe (Black Male Engagement) Leader and New Leaders Council fellow, Jay has a passion for utilizing leadership, social entrepreneurship... Read More →

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Lauren Bealore

Co-Founder, Y.A.B.
As a Michigan State University Graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations and Policy, Lauren has set herself up to have a background that can flourish in multiple areas. Her student-led leadership experience coupled with the internship experience with the Michigan Democratic... Read More →
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April Boyle

Founder and Director, Build Institute
April Jones Boyle, Founder and Executive Director Build InstituteApril was a start-up team member of D:hive, where she was Director of Small Business Initiatives and helped launch the Build program. She is also the co-creator of a number of small-scale ventures including the awa... Read More →
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Regina Ann Campbell

Retail / Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, TechTown Detroit
Regina has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. Regina has directed the strategic vision, program design and development, execution and growth of the place-based entrepreneurship's flagship programs: SWOT City and Retail Services. Regina has a successful... Read More →
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Devita Davison

Executive Director, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.
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Amanda Lewan

Co-founder, Bamboo
Amanda Lewan is the Founder of Michipreneur.com, the only regional publication on entrepreneurship and innovation reaching 100,000 regular readers, and Bamboo Detroit a co-working space for entrepreneurs providing flexible and affordable work options in Downtown Detroit. She contributes... Read More →
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Wayne Ramocan

Wayne is a Build graduate, native Detroiter, community advocate, and cultural ambassador. With four years working with the Skillman Foundation Good Neighborhoods, he was responsible for launching the Live in Osborn initiative to revitalize a 5 block area and curb population loss in... Read More →

Thursday May 26, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Bamboo Detroit