Copyright 2024 SPARK

Join us April 27 for a fireside chat about all things entrepreneurial!

Looking to start a new venture, gain access to funding, or simply network and connect to resources in the greater Michigan entrepreneurial ecosystem? Join us to learn from our panel of experts; with their combined decades of experience helping entrepreneurs commercialize and scale successfully – this interactive Q&A on everything entrepreneurship is a can’t miss opportunity.


Join us at SPARK Central Innovation Center at 11:45 to get checked in and grab some lunch on us before the program begins at noon, or join us virtually at noon, whatever works best for you!

About the Presenters:

Brenda Jones currently serves as the CEO of Ulendo Technologies, Inc., an early stage technology company specializing in software that supercharges the performance of advanced manufacturing machines. Prior to this, she led the successful exit of Kinetica Labs, Inc., a University of Michigan technology spinout company. Brenda’s contributions to the entrepreneurial ecosystem include her work as a mentor/speaker at the Ross School of Business and the New Enterprise Forum as well as her roles at Ann Arbor SPARK as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and coach/mentor/speaker for Entrepreneur Boot Camp.

Bill Mayer is Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurial Services at Ann Arbor SPARK. He has founded and exited multiple startups in the technology and finance sectors, and worked with businesses covering a broad range of industry sectors, ranging from startup ventures through Fortune 500 companies. His areas of expertise are in finance, securities, and quantitative analysis.

Margarita Hernandez is Vice President of Entrepreneurial Services at Ann Arbor SPARK, and as a former founder and serial entrepreneur from the MedTech industry, will be advocating and moderating the panel from the founder-side of the table.

Founders Fireside is an educational series brought to you by Ann Arbor SPARK.