UPCOMING EVENTS:

UM-Flint Inclusive Trick or Treat Event


 

Census 2020 Employment Opportunity


 

L.L.E. 3.0 Preparing For Work In The Digital Economy

WHAT:  LLE 3.0: PREPARING FOR WORK IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

WHEN:  October 2nd, November 13th and December 4th

WHERE: Various Locations on UM-Flint Campus

All events are open to the public, there is no cost to attend and food will be provided. Registration is required.

To RSVP and learn more visit go.umflint.edu/LLE

 


 

GIS and Data Day 2019

WHAT: GIS And Data Day

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

There is no cost to attend. The event is open to the public, light refreshments will be provided. Registration required.

 

 


 

 

Social Media Targeted Ads Workshop

WHAT: Social Media Ad Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019 from noon - 1:30 p.m.

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

Workshops are open to the public. There is no cost to attend, lunch will be provided, registration is required.

 

 


 

Marketing Automation Workshop

WHAT: Marketing Automation Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019 from noon - 1:30 p.m.

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

Workshops are open to the public. There is no cost to attend, lunch will be provided, registration is required.

 

 


 

Past Events

Insuring your business venture

WHAT: Insuring your business venture workshop

WHEN: October 15, 2019 from Noon - 1:30 p.m.

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

This is an introductory workshop for entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders which will discuss how choosing the right insurance can help protect your organization. The workshop will be taught by representatives from the Caudill Insurance Group.

This workshop is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, lunch will be provided, registration is required.


 

Commerce, Community & Culture

WHAT: Artist Panel Discussion and Community Conversation

WHEN: October 10, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Totem Books (620 W. Court Street, Flint, MI 48503)

Discuss what it means to earn a living making street art and being in the public eye.  This event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Light refreshments provided.


 

Patent Workshop

WHAT: Patent Workshop

WHEN: October 10, 2019 from Noon - 1:30 pm

WHERE:Ferris Wheel Building (615 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502)

Join Registered U.S. Patent Attorney Jacob M. Ward for a workshop to discuss factors that should be considered before filing a patent application and guidance on how to best protect new business endeavors based on current laws.

This workshop is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, lunch will be provided, registration is required.


 

Starting a Business/Writing a Business Plan

WHAT: Starting a Business Workshop
WHEN: October 8, 2019 from 10 am - 11:30 am
WHERE: Ferris Wheel Building (615 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502)
 
This workshop is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. Topics include: start-up costs, financing options, business planning and necessary first steps to getting started. 
 
Workshops are open to the public. There is no cost to attend, lunch will be provided, registration is required.
 
 
 
WHAT:  Writing a Business Plan
WHEN:  October 8, 2019 from Noon - 2 pm
WHERE: Ferris Wheel Building (615 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502)
This workshop will show entrepreneurs how to Write a Business Plan to create a solid business foundation. It is highly recommended attending the Starting a Business Plan prior to attending this workshop.
 


 

Celebration of Community Engagement

WHAT: Celebration of Engagement
WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 3 - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Factory One (303 W. Water Street, Flint, MI 48505)
 

Join Faculty, staff and students in a celebration of engagement. There is no cost to attend. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP your attendance.


 

Flint Social Impact Demo Day

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT: Flint Social Impact Demo Day
WHEN: September 19, 2019 from 5 - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Flint Farmers' Market in the Community Room (300 E. 1st Street, Flint, MI 48502)
 

For more information on how you can apply, click here.


 

Community and Campus Picnic

WHAT:  Community and Campus Picnic
WHEN: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: Brush Park (120 E. 1st St.), Flint, MI 48502
 


 

Understanding Financial Statements/How to get a bank loan workshop

Join the Office of Outreach and [IN] at the Ferris Wheel for a workshop on understanding financial statements, estimating start-up costs, commercial banking and information on how to acquire a bank loan. Presenters include Tomika Slappy from New Beginning Accounting & Financial Services LLC and Local Bankers Panel (from the Flint CRA Banker's Forum). There is no cost to attend the workshop, lunch will be provided and registration is required.


 

Starting a Business Workshop

WHAT:  Starting a Business Workshop

WHEN: August 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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

Lunch will be provided and registration is required.

 


 

Writing a Business Plan

WHAT: Writing a Business Plan Workshop

WHEN: August 20, 2019 from noon - 2 p.m.

WHERE: Ferris Wheel Building (615 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502)

Lunch will be provided and registration is required.


 

Young Sharks Economics Program for 3rd - 5th Grade Teachers and students

UM-Flint's Young Sharks Entrepreneurship Curriculum and Pitch Competition are about to launch in Genesee County! To start things off, there will be a teacher professional development at the GISD on August 20th.

Interested teachers may register here.

Participating teachers will receive the complete Young Sharks Curriculum including teacher lesson plans, student worksheets, activities and the opportunity for their classroom to participate in the Young Sharks Business Expo and Pitch Competition on December 4th at UM-Flint. (limited to 15 classrooms)

Many thanks to the CS Mott Foundation for their generous support and the Genesee Intermediate School District for their partnership.

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


 

 

History On The Move-A community run/walk

Exciting community event made possible from W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Office of University Outreach through the Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project and Urban Renaissance Center.


 

Winning Contracts with Bid Targeting System (BTS)

Winning Contracts with Bid Targeting System (BTS)

This workshop is an opportunity for small and mid-size companies interested in bidding on government contracts. The Michigan Defense Center recently launched the Bid Targeting System (BTS) which is a web-based tool designed by a former Department of Defense contracting officer. Attend this session and expand your knowledge about BTS and how to bid on government contracts.
 

                                                                                                                                       

Starting and Marketing Your Business

What:Starting Your Own Business Workshop

When: June 11th from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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

This workshop will help entrepreneurs who are considering self-employment or those who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This session will evaluate market and sales options, business planning and the steps to getting started with a business.

There is no cost to attend this session. Lunch will be provided, registration is required.

SESSION 2:

What: Marketing Your Business Workshop

When: June 11th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

This session will discuss how a well written Business Plan is crucial for a business owner. A sample will be used to serve as a foundation for the business owner. 

There is no cost to attend this session. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. 


 

Patently Good Ideas Intellectual Property Law Workshop

What: Patently Good Ideas Intellectual Property Law Workshop

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

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 from noon - 1:30 p.m.

Please join us for a workshop for those who are interested in how to protect your ideas and intellectual property.  U.S. Patent Attorney Jacob M. Ward will discuss trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents. Discover why protecting your ideas is as important as the idea itself.  This event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend, lunch will be provided.  

Registration is required.


 

Automation and Artificial Intelligence Event

What: Automation and Artificial Intelligence How Machines Affect People and Places Event

Where: Durant-Dort Factory One (303 West Water Street, Flint, MI  48502)

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Registration is required.

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Liberal Learning and Entrepreneurialism 2.0

What: Liberal Learning & Entrepreneurialism 2.0 

Where: Mott-Warsh Gallery, 815 S. Saginaw Street (Corner of S. Saginaw & Court St), Downtown Flint

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:15 p.m.

Join our panelists to discuss how a 21st century education doesn't always take place in the classroom. Event is free and open to the public. Registraiton is required.


 

Business Model Canvas Workshop

What:  Business Model Canvas Workshop

Where: Ferris Wheel Building (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502), 3rd Floor

When: April 23, 2019 from 12 -1:30 p.m.

Join us for this informative workshop about how a business model canvas can help you with your business venture. The workshop is open to the public, light lunch will be provided. 

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.


 

 

Business of Fashion Workshop

What: Fashion Business Workshop

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

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to start a fashion business or learn the business side of the fashion industry?  If so, this is the workshop for you! Join Kala Wilburn, a fashion business expert who will teach you about the business side of fashion.

There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided.

Registration is required.


 

Forming Your Venture as an Immigrant Entrepreneur/Govt. Contracting

What: Workshop for immigrant entrepreneurs or immigrant workers

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

When: February 21, 2019 from Noon-1:30 p.m.

Are you an immigrant entrepreneur who wants to start a business? Do you have immigrant workers or want to employ immigrant workers? If so, you should attend the following workshops on February 21st and 22nd.  These workshops will discuss how to start a business and employ immigrant workers.  Workshops are free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required.

To Register for February 21st, please click here: 

 

To Register for February 22nd, please click here: 

Flint Opportunity Zones Workshop

What: Flint Opportunity Zones Information Session

Where: 432 N. Saginaw Street, Northbank Center Building, Park Place Room, 1st Floor, Flint, MI  48502

When:  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Join us for an information session regarding Opportunity Zones (OZ). Businesses and property owners in the Flint Opportunity Zones have the ability to attract investment through this new program. This free event is co-hosted by EDA University Center for Community and Economic Development.


 

Community Health Map Workshop

What: Community Health Mapping Workshop

Where: UM-Flint Campus - Happenings Room in the University Center (UCEN)  & Francis Willson Thompson Library

When:  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Are you interested in learning how to collect, analyze and share spatial data?  Do you need low cost mapping solutions for your organization? Attend this free workshop presented by Kurt Menke, GISP, Bird's Eye View GIS and John Scott from the Center for Public Service and Communications. This workshop is a collaboration of the National Library of Medicine Community Health Maps, UM-Ann Arbor, UM-Dearborn, UM-Detroit Center and UM-Flint.

Registration is required.

 


 

American Sign Language Information Session

What:  American Sign Language with Maggie Hudkins Information Workshop

Where: University of Michigan-Flint French Hall Building, Rm 251

When: March 26, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Please join the UM-Flint English Department for an informative session about American Sign Language featuring Maggie Hudkins.  This event is sponsored by the Office of Outreach through the Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project (FTAAPP).  FTAAPP is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Workshop is free and open to the public. 


 

Michigan Indigenous Language and Culture Information Session

What: Michigan Indigenous Language and Culture Information session

Where: University of Michigan-Flint, French Hall Building, room 251

When: March 12, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Please join the UM-Flint English Department in welcoming Dr. Adam Haviland in an informative session about the heritage language of the Anishinaabek (Ojibwe, Odawa and Potowatomie) of Michigan. The session is sponsored by the Office of Outreach throught he Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project (FTAAPP).  FTAAPP is supported by a grant from ther W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The event is free and open to the public.


 

Alternative Spring Break 2019

What: Alternative Spring Break 2019

Where: Flint, MI

When:  March 4 - March 8, 2019

The program is dedicated to providing break opportunities to as many students as possible, while striving to increase community impact and student learning and address societal problems with understanding and compassion. Critical elements of this process are recognizing community needs and assets while working in partnership with community members. Equally important is translating the experience into an understanding of the complexity and interconnectedness of social problems and making a commitment to being part of the long-term solution. Some of the sites that ASB have served are, but are not limited to: helping with hurricane Katrina cleanup, urban renewal with the Genesee County Land Bank and the Salvation Army, help with afterschool programming in local middle and elementary schools, serving meals at homeless shelters and also doing small construction projects.

For addition information, please visit our website or contact Gary Ashley at gaashley@umflint.edu or (810) 424-5458.


 

Business Boot Camp

What: Business Workshop Sessions to improve and grow your business

Where: Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (4119 N. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48505)

When:  Thursdays: January 24th & 31st, February 7, 14 & 21st from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Free 5 part workshop series designed to increase your knowledge and access for starting, growing or expanding your business. Program is for teens and adults, thanks to the generous support from C.S. Mott Foundation. Participants who attend at least 3 sessions will earn a certificate of completion presented at a graduation ceremony on February 28th.

 

 


 

Liberal Learning and Entrepreneurialism

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

Where: Clint's Cafe, Located on the 3rd floor of UM-Flint University Center (UCEN) Building

When: Monday, February 25th from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Please 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.  The workshop will feature Dr. Susan Alcock, UM-Flint Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Tom Wyatt, Director of Neighborhood and Community Services, Kettering University.

Refreshments will be provided, there is no cost to attend. Registration is required.


 

Workshop: 5 Steps to Government Contracting

What:  5 Steps to Government Contracting Workshop

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

When:  February 22nd, from Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for an informative workshop on government contracting and learn how to identify opportunities on federal, state and local levels as well as subcontracting opportunities. This workshop is presented by Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Region 6.   

Light refreshments will be provided. Both workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

 


 

Forming Your Venture as an Immigrant Entrepreneur

What: Workshop for immigrant entrepreneurs/business owners who want to employ immigrant workers

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

When: February 21st from noon - 1:30 p.m.

Join us to learn about how to form your own business as an immigrant entrepreneur and how to employ/contract with immigrant workers for your business. Workshop will discuss licensure, legal topics, hiring, visas and financial regulations. This workshop is presented by the Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Coordinated through the Office of Outreach, MEDC and 100K ideas.

Workshop is free to attend and lunch will be provided.  Registration is required.


 

Starting a Business Workshop

What: Starting a Business 2-Part Workshop

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

When: February 5th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Please join us for an informative 2-part series workshop for enterpreneurs who are interested in starting a business. The first workshop from 10 - 11:30 a.m. is an introductory session with topics such as start-up costs, financing and the steps you need to get started. The second workshop from Noon - 2 p.m. will discuss how to write a business plan.

To register for the Workshop click here:   


 

 

 

Workshop for Entrepreneurs and Employment of Immigrant Workers

What: Workshop for Immigrant Entrepreneurs/Employing Immigrant Workers

Where: Ferris Wheel Building (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48505)

When: February 21st and 22nd from Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Please join us for these informative workshops on how you can succeed as an immigrant entrepreneur or learn more about how to employ immigrant workers. The workshop on February 21st is presented by Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic.  The workshop on the 22nd is presented by Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Region 6.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is required.

To Register for the February 21st Session, please click here: 

To Register for the February 22nd Session, please click here: 


 

 

 

Business Model Canvas Workshop

What: Business Model Canvas Workshop

Where: Ferris Wheel Building, 3rd Floor (615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502)

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 12 (noon) - 1:30 p.m.

Please join us for a free workshop to learn about creating a business model without writing a full business plan. Light refreshments included.

 

 


 

Candid Conversations with International Students

What: Candid Conversations with International Students Workshop

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

When: Friday, January 25, 2019 from 12 (noon) - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a free workshop to discuss international students' experience in the Flint community and learn how to build a more welcoming community. Lunch will be provided.

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 


 

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.


 

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

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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