Walsh College

Entrepreneurs Wanted - Blackstone LaunchPad

  • 2015 "Make It Better" Competition

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  • 5th Annual Walshpreneur Fair: Nov. 16, 2015

  • Entrepreneur You Competition

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  • Venture Coach Meetup

  • Picasso's Grapevine Open for Business!

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Do you have a new business idea? Would you like free advice developing your business plan? Would you like to start your own company someday? Are you looking for access to industry experts and investors? Join Blackstone LaunchPad at Walsh College today!

Blackstone LaunchPad provides free mentoring service to current students, faculty/staff or degreed alumni. View the video below for an overview of the Blackstone LaunchPad program. 

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Member News





Mark Lee of Small Talk Radio interviews Carol Glynn and Bill Volz about Blackstone LaunchPad

Mark Lee of Small Talk Radio interviews Blackstone LaunchPad member Denise Kulak  

Blackstone LaunchPad members Julie Andreae of Secure Beginnings, LLC and Jason Beale of RegainGo.com were guests on Startup Nation Radio

Blackstone LaunchPad Directors, Carol Glynn from Walsh College and Bill Volz from WSU, are featured on Channel 7's Spotlight on the News.

Current News: 
7 Blackstone LaunchPad ventures are the 2014 Best of MichBusinesses          
Chief Marketer Digital Magazine available here

Crain's Detroit Blog featuring Walsh College and WSU Blackstone LaunchPads          
Picasso's Grapevine in the news
Ruma Organics in The Macomb Daily                                            
Passion for Movies Leads to Entrepreneurial Success Online

Blackstone LaunchPad:  Training Michigan's Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Current Events:                                                       
Free SBA Roundtable on Small Business Lending
Wed., April 22, 2015; 9:00am-12:00pm, Sterling Hgts

Secrets of My Success: Conversation with Entrepreneur Wendy Achatz
Fri., April 24, 2015; 11:30am-1:00pm, Sterling Hgts

Capital Raise Meetup
Tues., April 28, 2015; 9:30am-11:00am, Waterford

DTX Launch Detroit applications due May 1, 2015
Contact us at 248-823-1670 for more info

A variety of helpful entrepreneurial info from SBA

SBA Webinar: How Social Media can Help your Business Succeed
View webinar here

GLEQ Calendar of Events and Opportunities
SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education
FREE webinars and articles available   

FREE Small Business Taxes Virtual Workshop

Upcoming Walsh Institute Class Offerings 

Open Source Meetings - Website experts speak!