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Listen to a panel of University Research Corridor entrepreneurs as they discuss the region and its appeal to entrepreneurs. This panel is hosted by Jeff Mason, Director of the University Corridor.

When: Thursday, March 13
From 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Ave.
East Lansing, MI  48912
United States
Contact: Michelle Rahl
(517) 853-6457

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Combating the Brain Drain with Entrepreneurs: Jeff Mason, URC Director, will moderate a panel of URC entrepreneurs that have landed success in varying industries. This session is targeted on entrepreneurship and would lend excellent advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

· Bernie Eisbrenner- Student at MSU and founder of Carbon Cash

· Linda Hundt- MSU alum and owner of Sweetie-licious

· Brian Abraham- Executive Director of Spartan Innovations

· Thomas Stewart- MSU alum, managing partner at The Center for New Enterprise Opportunity

Michigan’s University Research Corridor – an alliance between Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University – was launched in 2006 by the presidents of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University with a vision to unite and lead in playing a key role in creating a vibrant Michigan economy.

The URC focuses on talent creation through educating students, supporting innovation through research and development and encouraging the transfer of technology to the private sector. The three universities account for 93 percent of the academic research in Michigan, and nearly a quarter of all college students in Michigan attend one of the three schools.

The three URC universities are having a positive impact on Michigan’s economy, especially in Detroit, where they are investing to improve Detroit’s quality of life and producing the entrepreneurs who are boosting its economy. They also stack up well nationally, coming in second among eight university innovation clusters in a composite measure of R&D, commercialization and talent.

Click to download the Pure Michigan infographic detailing the economic impact of the URC! 

Check out this story in the LSJ about the economic impact of the University Research Corridor!


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