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Eight New Breakout Sessions will give ACE ’15 attendees intel on Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Energy, Funding Resources, Investor Pitching, Crowdfunding, Marketing for Startups and More

The 15th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurs (ACE ‘15) raises the bar on content with nationally recognized SMEs on hand to grow Michigan businesses

ANN ARBOR, MI January 22, 2015 – ACE ’15, Michigan’s 15th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship event (to be held Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 2-8 p.m. at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI.) will feature eight breakout sessions designed to nurture Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through out the six hour event ACE’15 will provide access to many experts and resources.

The eight breakout sessions include:

o   Beyond the Idea: Funding Your Innovation with Resources in Michigan

o   Michigan Support Services for Commercialization and Growth

o   Michigan Marketing Minds presents “Marketing for Startups”

o   ACE-ing the Investor Pitch (New Enterprise Forum)

o   Is crowdfunding only for tech start-ups and do-gooders?

o   Entrepreneurial Energy – Bringing it Home to Michigan (Crain’s Detroit Business)

o   R2V2 – Reducing Risk by Validating Value

o   The Pitch Pit (New Enterprise Forum) 

The eight breakout sessions along the ten ACE Challenge presentations and extensive networking opportunities throughout the program will stimulate and educate what is expected to be more thank 800 entrepreneurs, investors and business enthusiasts, all leading up to the announcement of winner of the ACE Challenge. There will also be over two dozen experts available for one-on-one advisory sessions in the Consultants’ Corridor.

ACE ’15 is Michigan’s standout entrepreneurial event in 2015 and is not to be missed. Register to attend today, admission is only $25 –

About the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship

The Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE) began as an Ann Arbor event in 2000. In 15 years, it has grown from a modest local business-building event into the largest event of its kind in Michigan. Partner organizations and lead sponsors include: MiQuest, MIT Alliance of Michigan, New Enterprise Forum, Ann Arbor SPARK, Atomic Object, Automation Alley, Brinks Gilson & Lione, Comcast Business, Howard & Howard, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Rehmann, and the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. For more event information visit