Walsh College



Entrepreneur-YOU: The Conference

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Walsh College
3838 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

Registration is now open for the sixth annual Southeast Michigan Women's Entrepreneur-YOU Conference, a collaborative initiative to help women become successful business owners presented by Inforum, Michigan Women's Foundation, and Walsh College.

Entrepreneur-YOU features workshops, taught by leading business professionals, to teach women entrepreneurs about the resources necessary and available to open, run, and grow a business.


Tickets: $45 per person
                $25 for students (student ID required at event)

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

Sessions and Presenters/Panelists

9 a.m. Opening Session

  • Emcee: JoAnne Purtan
  • Morning Keynote: Pam Turkin, "The Forecast Called for Sprinkles. How I Overcame My Personal Tsunami."

10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Laurie Horvath: "Know Your Numbers"
  • Mark S. Lee: "Beating the First Year Failure Trend"
  • Van Nguyen, Amana Lewan, and Erin Rose Cooper: "Super Charge Your Social Media Presence"
  • ​​Yisel Cabrera: "Social Entrepreneurship - Saving the World One Woman Entrepreneur at a Time"
  • Tawnya Rose and Juliana Perry: "Will My Credit Score Haunt Me Forever?"​​

11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions 

  • Cindy Nunnery: "Focus on ME"​
  • Julie Andreae and Jennyfer Crawford: "Setbacks to Success"
  • Gwen Jimmere: "Perfecting the Pitch"
  • Tracy Morgan: "Creating and Managing Your Personal Brand"
  • Dr. Joyce Suber and David Tessler: ​Funding Sources and Options

1:15 p.m Afternoon Keynote​

  • Christina York, "The Accidental Entrepreneur"

2 p.m. Panel Discussion

  • EYOU competition winners Deidre Hogue, Jessica Hayes, Becky Riess: "Where Are They Now?"

3:00 p.m. Program concludes


Exhibit Tables and Sponsorships

Reserve Contact Diane Fisher to reserve exhibit table or sponsorship at 248-823-1670 or dfishe4@walshcollege.edu then pay online or by check.
Payment  Pay online: Click "register Now" above.  Complete form and email to Diane.
 Pay by check: Complete form and email to Diane or mail with payment.

Exhibit Table: $200  Agreement
Sponsorship Opportunities here

About Entrepreneur-YOU

Entrepreneur-YOU is a collaborative initiative between Inforum, Michigan Women’s Foundation and Walsh College, to help women become successful business owners. Among its varied business-building activities, Entrepreneur-YOU conducts all-day workshops-- taught by leading business professionals-- to teach women entrepreneurs about the resources necessary and available to open, run and grow a business.


The business plan competition is now managed by Michigan Women's Foundation.  Contact 313-962-1920.

See highlights from the 2016 conference on Facebook.  Give the page a like!


 Updated March 9, 2017