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Thursday, May 26 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mentor Sessions / May 26

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Meet one on one with experts and members of Detroit business community! Read the mentor bios below and follow the link to Slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in! 

Mo Sabbagh
Area Manager, Chase for Business
Funding & Finance
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Mo joined Chase Bank in 2005 and is currently an Area Manager specializing in helping local entrepreneurs establish their early stage businesses. He is a trusted advisor to many in the Detroit community when it comes to financial series and startup funding.  He has been working with Business Owners for over 22 years, including over 10 years of operating his own businesses. Mo was Raised, and educated in the Detroit Metropolitan area, and is a graduate of Wayne State University. He lives in Dearborn Heights, MI with his wife, and 4 children.

Alvin Givens
Vice President, Middle Market Technology Banking, Chase Bank
Tech & Finance
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Alvin Givens is a Vice President in the Middle Market Technology Banking group based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to his move to the Technology Group in December of 2014, Alvin served as a banker in the Core Middle Market. He covers the Midwest for the MM Technology Group. Alvin has worked at JPMorgan Chase since 2004, serving as a Vice President in the Indianapolis Middle Market until his transition to the Technology Team. Alvin is actively involved in the Indianapolis community, serving on the board of TechPoint, iDew (IT Diversity-Enhanced Workforce – an IU School of Informatics &; Computing Initiative), ALHIT (a committee focused on growing healthcare IT companies in Indiana), Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Foundation, and the Purdue University Technology Park Advisory Council, among others.

Alvin holds a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University, Bloomington. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1977 to 1981. Alvin resides in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Nadine. They have two children.

Erin Bonahoom
Founding member of Canvas Legal, PLC
Small Business & Startup Law
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Erin Bonahoom is the founding member of Canvas Legal, PLC, a practice based in Detroit that is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services to established businesses, startups, and nonprofits in Southeast Michigan. Erin advises nonprofit organizations and businesses from across a wide range of industries on formation, governance, employment, general operations, commercial real estate, construction, and compliance issues. She spends most of her time working with business leaders on the challenges and opportunities they encounter, which she understands first hand as a business owner. Erin is also a facilitator at the Build Institute in Detroit, where she gets to work with amazing entrepreneurs on how to start their own business, how to create a business plan and plan for the future. Erin was previously an attorney at one of Detroit’s largest corporate law firms for almost a decade where she represented and counseled national corporations, government entities, and small businesses.


Google
Digital Advertising Team
Digital Marketing & Marketing Strategy
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Soledia Capital
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Solidea augments the management consulting practice of Acquis Consulting Group by leveraging our expertise to help emerging firms at various stages better position themselves to be exceptional players in the marketplace. We use smaller team configurations and high-touch services to integrate seamlessly into client environments and support strategic and tactical objectives. Solidea is in the unique position to offer entrepreneurs full support, from strategy to execution. We streamline the process and accelerate growth exponentially, supporting and implementing every step of the way. It is an unprecedented model for a firm working with emerging companies.

Paul Mersino
Shareholder and Attorney, Butzel Long
Law
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Paul is a shareholder in the Detroit office of Butzel Long, one of the largest law firms in the state. He is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group where he represents companies in a number of areas including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, and non-competition and trade secret disputes. Mr. Mersino also represents and advises a number of Startup companies, assisting them with their legal needs and matching them with potential venture capital funding. He was named a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business Litigation every year since 2012.