Beyond Diversity and Inclusion

When: Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Grand Ballroom of the Northbank Center (432 N. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502)

Please join us for a speaking event featuring Dr. Yolanda Moses, professor of Anthropology at the University of California-Riverside.  She will be discussing diversity, inclusion and creating culturally competent institutions for a socially just world.  Lunch will be provided and registration is required. 

 


 

Map Flint Training Session

When: December 7, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Where: 507 William R. Murchie Science Building (415 E. Kearsley Street, Flint MI 48502)

Do you create, analyze, share, or map data about Flint?

UM-Flint invites you to a training on a new online mapping platform created for use by faculty, residents, community organizations, and nonprofits.


 

Liberal Learning and Enterpreneurialism: The Power of People and Place

What: Liberal Learning and Entrepreneurialism: The Power of People and Place Workshop

When: Monday, December 10, 2018 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: The Ferris Wheel (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI)

Join us for a series of community forums presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, 100K ideas and the EDA University Center for Community and Economic Development.


 

Art Walk

When:  October 12th, November 9th and December 14th from 6 - 9 p.m.

Where: Harding Mott University Center (UCEN) Entrance

Join us for Live music, food and fun.  This MyFlint event will explore Flint's Art Scene. Artwalk features a rotating exhibit and takes place the second   Friday of every month.

For more information about MyFlint events, please contact Gary Ashley at 810-424-5458 or gaashley@umflint.edu.

 

 


 

Past Events

ASPIRE TO TRANSFORM

When: December 5, 2018 from 11:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Where:  University of Michigan-Flint, Northbank Center Ballroom (432 N. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502)

ASPIRE To Transform the Power of Older Industrial Cities Symposium will discuss renewing America's economic promise through older industrial cities.  This event is sponsored by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, coordinated through University of Michigan-Flint's EDA University Center for Community & Economic Development and Brookings

Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings will discuss his research on The Power of Older Industrial Cities.

Renewing America's economic promise through older industrial cities study can be found here: Renewing America's Economic Promise Through Older Industrial Cities

 


 

Business Pitch Competition

When: November 30, 2018 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Ferris Wheel Building (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502)

This workshop is geared helping entrepreneurs develop strong hooks, target market information and presentation skills.
It will focus on the requirements for the upcoming I-69 Thumb Region Catapult Small Business Competition but can serve as
general training for any general pitch presentation or competition.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

 


 

RACE Are We So Different Speaker Series

The Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project (FTAAPP) Speaker Series explores local issues related to race and racism, presented with the University of Michigan-Flint Office of University Outreach.

Events are free and open to the public and will occur in various locations from September 17th through November 12th.

Registration is required.   Click here for more information and to register for specific sessions.

 


 

GIS Day

When: November 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: 432 N. Saginaw Street, Suite 207, Flint, MI 48502 (Northbank Center Building)

Do you want to know what the GIS Center is all about? Join us in celebration of International GIS Day. 

Breakfast and lunch provided. Registration required.

 

 

 


 

Business Pitch Competition

When: November 8, 2018 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Where: Grand Blanc City Hall (203 E. Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc, MI  48439)

Join us to cheer on the finalist in the Business Pitch Competition. Registration is required and food will be provided. For more information please contact Paula Nas at pnas@umflint.edu.  

 

 


 

Bank Financing 101

When: November 8, 2018 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Ferris Wheel (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint)

Join us for an introductory workshop for entrepreneurs seeking bank loans and financing. This workshop will discuss what banks are looking for, the five principles of credit and various bank services available. 

Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.


 

[IN] on the Road Bootcamp in Grand Blanc

UM-Flint's [IN] on the Road Business Bootcamp is coming to Grand Blanc!

Three part series of workshops that will help you take your idea to market and a Business Pitch Competition

Session will be held October 25th from 5:00 p.m.-8 p.m at McFarlen Library (515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439).

There will also be a Business Pitch Competition on November 8th at Grand Blanc City Hall (203 E Grand Blanc Rd, Grand Blanc, MI 48439)

These events are open to all adults and teens interested in starting a business.  Sessions are free thanks to generous support from The Harding Foundation.  Dinner will be provided.

Registration is required.

For additional information, please contact Paula Nas at pnas@umflint.edu


 

Forming and Protecting Your Business, Social Enterprise or Organization

When: October 13, 2018 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Ferris Wheel Building (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint)

Join us for a workshop to disuss how to protect your company's confidential information.  Topics include: Entities 101, Social Enterprise 101 and Nondisclosue and Confidentiality Agreements.

Light refreshments will be provided.  


 

Sustaining and Protecting Your Business Workshop

When:  October 9, 2018 from 11 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Where: Ferris Wheel Building (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint)

Join us to learn the answers to these questions and what key
factors to consider when selecting insurance, how to retain key
employees, and strategies to sustain your business. Networking
and luncheon provided as part of the workshop time. 


 

 

International Trade: Basics for Importing and Exporting

When: September 28, 2018 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Ferris Wheel Building (615 S. Saginaw St, Flint)

Join us of an introductory workshop for businesses interested in exporting goods outside the U.S. The session will talk about how to reach potential buyers, developing an export strategy, best practices and how entrepreneurs can access assistance.  Event is free to the public.  Lunch will be provided.  Please register here.


 

Illuminate Suicide Awareness Sidewalk Stroll

When:  Saturday, September 22nd from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Brush Alley Park (Harrison/First)

University Outreach is proud to be partnering with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) on this suicide awareness sidewalk stroll.

Participants will meet at Brush Alley Park and  will proceed to the hope rock stop and paint inspirational messages on rocks that will be placed around UM-Flint's campus. 

 

 

 


 

Marketing [Unfiltered]

When: September 19, 2018 from 5 - 6 p.m.

Where: The Capitol Theater (140 E 2nd St, Flint, MI 48502)

Don't miss this networking event in 3Sixty Interactive's new Capitol Theatre location. Presented by 3Sixty Interactive and sponsored by UM-Flint's Office of Outreach, 100K Ideas, and the MEDC.  Appetizers and drinks provided by Blackstone's.  For more information click here.


 

Millennial Day Reception

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.

Where: The Ferris Wheel (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint)

Join us for free food and discussion of topics to include: Economic Development, Job Opportunities, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Housing Opportunities and The Millenial Voice.  For more information click here.


 

Taste of Downtown-a My Flint Series event

September 6, 2018, 4 - 7 p.m.
1st Floor Lobby of the University Center
 

Join us as we explore downtown Flint's eateries! This guided tour features free food and free gifts for UM-Flint students, faculty and staff.  Discover your community, make new friends, and have some fun! Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk and enjoy great food from local restaurants.

Space is limited to the first 100 participants with valid UM-Flint Student ID.

For more information, please call Gary Ashley at (810) 424-5458 or email gaashley@umflint.edu

For additional My Flint events, please click here.


 

Insuring Your Small Business Venture

August 15, 2018 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

[IN] at the Ferris Wheel

615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502

Join us fof this Free Public Event for entrepreneurs with questions about what kind of insurance they need to reduce their company's liability.

 

 


 

Small Business Info Fair

August 9, 2018 from 12 - 2 p.m.

University of Michigan-Flint Pavilion

303 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI  48502

Public Event 

Big Resources for New Small Businesses.  Come check out the Vendor Fair, Community Partner Networking opportunities and celebrate community champions!

Lunch will be provided.  


 

Business Model Canvas Workshop

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Ferris Wheel (615 S. Saginaw Street)

Learn how to take a holistic look at your business model without writing a full business plan!

Free to the public, light refreshments provided.

 


 

Targeting Customers on Social Media Workshop

 

Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 12 - 1:30 P.M.

The Ferris Wheel (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI)

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn about the art of social advertising and how to target and increase your social media presence. This workshop will target Facebook advertising and the multiple options to expand and be successful in reaching customers in different stages of their buying cycle.

Free to the public, light refreshments will be provided.

 


 

Small Business Essentials

Small Business Essentials

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Ferris Wheel, Third Floor (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502)

An overview of important topics including business plans, market research, financial projections, and marketing. This workshop is led by Metro Community Development staff and can help connect business owners with the necessary resources to be successful.

Register Now

 

Social Impact Challenge Kickoff

Collaborate with  UM-Ann Arbor to address a significant social issue in Flint:  How do we advance entrepreneurship efforts in Flint to revive neighborhood centers and city corridors fr economic development.

 WHEN:  January 18, 2017 from 3-4:30 p.m.

 Where:  UM-Flint Happenings Room, University Center

For more inforamtion: go.umflint.edu/SIC or social impact.umich.edu

https://www.umflint.edu/sites/default/files/groups/University_Outreach/assets/past-events/2016_social_impact_challenge_flyer-flint-final.pdf

Social Impact Challenge Finals

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm

WHERE:  Flint Institute of Arts

WHAT:  Finalist teams: Diversiteam, A.K.A.K.A., Innovation to Impact, and Social Enrichment Wizzes presented their proposed solutions to judges.

Experts, speakers, and leaders from community organizations and civic groups, City government, and the inv Raquel Thueme, VP of Prograestment community were in attendance as part of the evening’s dialogue. At the heart of 2017’s challenge is the question, “How do we advance entrepreneurship efforts in Flint to revive neighborhood centers and city corridors for economic development?” Judges: Amy Gresock, Assistant Professor School of Management, UM-Flint Jessica Judson, Program Coordinator Corporate Social Responsibility, Diplomat Pharmacy Kevin Schronce, Planner III Planning/Zoning, City of Flint ms Ruth Mott Foundation

See Facebook images here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154697413897885.1073741838.5...

Accounting 101 for Entrepreneurs

Please join us for an introductory workshop on bookkeeping and how to read a balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows.

Accounting 101 for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, June 21, 2018 

12:00 - 1:30 PM
Ferris Wheel, Third Floor

615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502

 

Taught by Tomika Slappy, founder of New Beginning Accounting and Financial Services and IN on the Road Graduate!

[IN] on the Road Business Bootcamp Celebration

[IN] on the Road Business Bootcamp - Graduation Celebration and Pitch Competition (Facebook photo album)
June 24, 2017

Arts and Social Entrepreneurship Symposium (pdf)
March 15, 2017

Social Impact Challenge Finals (Facebook photo album)
March 15, 2017

Social Impact Challenge Kickoff (pdf)
January 18, 2017

Service Saturdays

2017: December 9
2018: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9

[IN] on the Road Session

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

 April 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17​
Graduation Ceremony: May 24

Reflection and Entrepreneurialism

April 3, 2018
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Part of the Liberal Learning as Entrepreneurialism community forum series presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan-Flint, and the EDA University Center for Community and Economic Development. 

Effective Communication and Entrepreneurialism

March 6, 2018
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Part of the Liberal Learning as Entrepreneurialism community forum series presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan-Flint, and the EDA University Center for Community and Economic Development. 

Risk Taking and Entrepreneurialism

January 23, 2018
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Part of the Liberal Learning as Entrepreneurialism community forum series presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan-Flint, and the EDA University Center for Community and Economic Development. 

Creative Thinking and ​Entrepreneurialism

December 12, 2017
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Part of the Liberal Learning as Entrepreneurialism community forum series presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan-Flint, and the EDA University Center for Community and Economic Development. 

Farmers' Market Frenzy

Thursday, September 13th at 12:30 p.m.
111 French Hall
 
Come and explore the local goods Flint has to offer during the Farmers Market Frenzy! The first 50 students to sign in will receive a $5 voucher to be used at the Flint Farmer's Market.
 
 For more information about MyFlint events, please click here or contact Gary Ashley at 810-424-5458 or gaashley@umflint.edu

 


 

Cyber Awareness Seminar

Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

[IN] at the Ferris Wheel

615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502

Join us for this free seminar providing entrepreneurs with information about cyber attack risks and best practices to protect your small business.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register Online: SBDCMichigan.org/training