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Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Friday, January 31
2:00-3:30 pm, NBC 207

Jacob M. Ward

This Registered U.S. Patent Attorney will present the basics of intellectual property law, including patents, inventions, trademarks and copyrights. Bring your questions for a lively discussion.

Business and the Arts

Friday, February 7
2:00-3:30 pm, NBC 207

Kendrick Jones

Kendrick Jones, Department of Theatre and Dance and executive director for Shop Floor Theatre Company, will present business strategies for artists to think about their craft from an entrepreneurial point of view.

Time Management through Meditation

Friday, February 14
2:00-4:00 pm, Park Place (NBC)

Theresa Landis

Learn a practice that unleashes your creativity, promotes health and helps you manage your time better.

JumpStart Entrepreneurial Conference

Thursday, February 27
8:00 am-1:30 pm at the Holiday Inn Gateway Conference Center, Flint

With Keynote Speaker David Tarver. Sessions include: Inventors: Idea to Market; Legal and Tax Planning for Startups; Lending and Funding Strategies; 21st Century Marketing & Sales; and a Panel of Entrepreneurs. Fee: $5 for students with college ID, $20 for others. Register at  Limited student scholarships available through the Innovation Incubator; contact Sherry Hayden at for details.

Grant Writing

Friday, March 14
10:00 am-1:30 pm, NBC 207

Jamie-Lee Venable

Learn the fundamental steps to writing a winning grant proposal to fund your non-profit  project that serves the community. Lunch included.

NEW DATE - Film: Extreme by Design

With post-discussion with Dr. Jeff Kupperman
Tuesday, March 18
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Extreme by Design is an hour-long documentary about Stanford University students creating affordable, innovative products to meet the basic needs of poor people across the world. 

Creating the first U.S. Hospice

Friday, March 21
2:00-3:30 pm, Park Place

Dr. Robert W. Buckingham

Dr. Buckingham was instrumental in creating the first hospice in the United States and has since developed 81 hospices worldwide. He will discuss his humanitarian philosophy and how he helped develop the non-profit hospice model.