UPCOMING EVENTS

Capital, Coaching, and Connections for South Bend Small Businesses

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Allies for Community Business offers loans between $500 and $100,000 to early, emerging, and established businesses at fair prices. A4CB’s Amanda Askew will give an overview of what is required to apply for a small business loan and information about A4CB’s current 3% interest rate promotion. The webinar will include information about A4CB’s free business […]

Being Confident When Pitching Your Startup (it matters!)

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The vocal (tone, volume) and visual (self) elements of pitching your startup to investors or at an event are often overlooked when you’re preparing to share your startup – it’s a great story, and that’s enough, right? Of course the slides and material matter, but it’s not the only component people will notice about your […]

Find the Perfect Match: A Co-Founder as Passionate as Me

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Starting a company is a big deal, but perhaps an even bigger deal is finding a co-founder or core executive team member as passionate as you. The search may start with leveraging your own network and attending networking events, but what do you do if you don’t have much luck with either of those? Our […]

Your Team Beyond the W2

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Successful startups typically have a solid core team, but who you engage with beyond that can make a world of difference. External support like advisors, mentors, board of directors, investors, and others can add invaluable insight to a startup. They also offer a range of experience, skills, and connections to help propel a startup to […]

Incentives for Attracting Top Talent

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One of the greatest pains for startup founders is attracting and retaining talented team members. It is challenging for startups to compete with the compensation packages potential talent are currently receiving or could get from other companies; yet founders need good talent to build, grow, and scale. In this interactive session with FullStack and MBCB […]

National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Deep Dive with Stephanie Fertig

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Known as “America’s Seed Fund,” the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the U.S. The program can help startups and existing small businesses, interested in or performing research, by providing access to nondilutive grants funds […]

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Deep Dive with Stephanie Fertig

Virtual Event To be held online

Known as “America’s Seed Fund,” the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the U.S. The program can help startups and existing small businesses, interested in or performing research, by providing access to nondilutive grants funds […]

Free

Focus On Entrepreneurship – 360 Degrees of Success Symposium

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If your goal is acquiring or maintaining a successful business, then you should attend Focus On Entrepreneurship – 360 Degrees of Success, on Saturday, May 21, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., via Zoom. The workshop is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Mu Omega Chapter. This workshop is being presented as a […]

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Demystifying Market Size – What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

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A fundamental part of building a startup includes identifying the total addressable market size and the revenue potential that has for your business. This allows an entrepreneur to create a viable business plan and is vital to know when approaching investors. Yet, it can be difficult to understand where your startup fits in the market […]

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Evaluating Competition and Appropriately Positioning Your Company to Win

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What is one of the biggest red flags for an investor? Hearing an entrepreneur/startup say they don’t have competition. Every startup has competition, regardless of product, service, and/or industry. While acknowledging competition is the first step, startups must also find a way to stick out from the crowd – and simply declaring your startup is […]

Using Blockchain to Resolve Supply Chain Challenges

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Today, nearly all supply chains operate globally, resulting in a complex web of producers and consumers. While current logistical solutions keep the system running, it isn’t always smooth sailing. A lack of transparency, validity, and integration puts pressure on already strained infrastructure. But what if blockchain could help reverse this trend? Even better, what if […]

How Emerging Technology Can Help Solve the World’s Migrant Challenges

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The disturbing trends in forced migration over the last decade show no signs of slowing. With migrant needs like job placement in the digital economy and virtual health visits, emerging technology is starting to see positive results in being a scalable solution in a field less accustomed to adopting tech quickly. In this panel, leaders […]