Walsh College

Entrepreneur-YOU: The Conference

Fourth Annual Business Plan Competition

Friday, October 9, 2015

8 a.m. to noon

Walsh College Troy Campus

RSVP to attend at watch the competition.


Fourth Annual Conference Highlights

Friday, March 20, 2015

Walsh College Troy Campus

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JoAnne Purtan

 JoAnne Purtan served as Mistress of Ceremonies for this year's Entrepreneur-YOU conference. She is an Emmy Award winning anchor & reporter who co-anchors Action News at Noon and 5 pm. Her "Mom's A Genius" segments have featured many Entrepreneur-YOU participants and featured speakers.


Opening Panel: Entrepreneurs on Fire!

Four women kicked off #EYOU4 with their sizzling entrepreneur success stories.

  Lara Galloway, MomBiz Coach

  Angel Gambino, The Alchemists Collective Therapeutics  

  Belinda Jefferson, Hercules & Hercules  

  Mina Sooch, Gemphire

Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker for EYOU4 was Alison Vaughn, CEO, Jackets for Jobs. an award-winning entrepreneur, an international speaker and co-author of the book, Inspired Style. This sought-after speaker is the Founder & CEO of Jackets for Jobs, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing employment etiquette, career skills training, and professional clothes to low-income individuals. Since opening the doors in 2000, the organization has assisted over 15,000 individuals with employment and has been featured on "The View", the "Today Show", and in Oprah's O Magazine. Alison received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and graduated from The Women's Campaign School at Yale University.

Topics and Speakers Included:

Make Your Banker Your Friend

Panel Discussion from Fifth Third Bank 

Aleta Young, Paulette Kosorski, Antoinette Chinevere, Anita Conant

What every business owner needs to build a business that keeps burning.

Ursula Scroggs, CPA and Jean Stenger, CPA and Walsh alumnus from DKSS CPAs + Advisors

Four things to do before hiring your first (or next) employee.

Rebecca Davies, JD, Butzel Long and Walsh instructor.

Business Law 101: The Basics in Plain English 

Tifani Sadek, Sadek Bonahoom

Social Media is HOT HOT HOT

Ellyn Davidson, Brogan and Partners

Panel Discussions

Set up a Sizzling Support System

Jill Ferrari, Michigan Community Resources

April Boyle, Build Institute

Devita Davison, FoodLab Detroit

Kimberly Faison, Prosper US

Meri Dembrow, SBDC

Moderator: Rachele Downs, Inforum

Catch the Competition Fever

Hear from two winners, two coaches, and one judge on what it takes to win cash and services in the fourth annual Entrepreneur-YOU competition.

2014 Winner: Tatiana Grant, Flash Delivery

2014 Winner: Julie Hyde-Edwards, re-Contour Nipple Guard

Judge: Esther Marshall, Fifth Third Bank

Coach: Aleta Young, Fifth Third Bank

Moderator and Coach: Carol Glynn, Walsh College

Stay Out of Hot Water with Professional Services

Cindy Bonnici , HAP

Jen Cline, Element5Digital

Kim Eberhardt,Tanner/Friedman

Laurie Horvath, Baker Tilley

Leslie Stein, Strobl & Sharp

Moderator: Lynne Golodner, Your:People

Fuel the Furnace with a Firestorm of Funding Options

Kim Cross, Michigan Women's Foundation

Katie Oswald, Michigan Women's Foundation

Juliana Perry, Fifth Third Bank

Nancy Philippart, BELLE Michigan

Margaret Williamson, LaunchDETROIT

Moderator: Carolyn Cassin, Michigan Women’s Foundation 


Exhibitor Set-up 7:30 a.m.

Guest Registration 8 a.m.

Program Begins 8:30 a.m.

Program Concludes 2 p.m.

Exhibitors Pack-up 3 p.m.

A day of education and resources for Women Entrepreneurs, brought to you through a collaboration of Walsh College, Michigan Women's Foundation, Inforum Michigan; with sponsorship support from Fifth Third Bank.






 2014 Conference Highlights

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014     



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