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Is Ann Arbor Ready?

Trying to get a fire lit when you are camping is sometimes a struggle. Sure, everyone has their 2 cents on how to stack the wood, prime the fire and light a match but ultimately we never know if the … Continue reading

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Acumen Fund Presents at 407 Today

The CFE is hosting today @ 2pm at Stamps Wei Wei Hsing from the Acumen Fund. These guys are amazing!  If you don’t know much about what they do you should watch this TED video by one of their founders, … Continue reading

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How many entrepreneurs does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

40! Apparently, as that is the number of teams that have applied to be part of this year’s Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge (almost doubling last year)! This is really exciting as we have completely revamped the Michigan Clean Energy Prize … Continue reading

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UM Entrepreneurs – Prepare for Chicago

Today is the last day UM students can apply to the Chicago Entrepreneurial Experience 2011 trip. Why is this event important? Each year the Center for Entrepreneurship takes a group of entrepreneurial students on the road to tour amazing startups, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Success – Written by Doug Neal

This is the final blog post of the Acceleration Project. See last week’s post for the Acceleration Phase and the first post in this series for an overview of what I’m rambling on about here. On the evening of Thursday, … Continue reading

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Acceleration Phase – Written by Doug Neal

This is the third phase (fourth blog post) of the Acceleration Project. See last week’s post for the Skill Building Phase and the first post in this series for an overview of what I’m rambling about here. I was thinking … Continue reading

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The Skill Building Phase – Written by Doug Neal

This is the second phase (third blog post) of the Acceleration Project. See last week’s post for the Application Phase and the first post in this series for an overview of what I’m rambling about here. In Colorado Springs, teams … Continue reading

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The Application Phase – Written by Doug Neal

Last week I posted an overview of the Acceleration Project concept, which I believe, is a much better substitute for business plan competitions. (see last week’s post for an overview of the concept) This week I wanted to spend more … Continue reading

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Replacing Business Plan Competitions – Written by Doug Neal

Imagine that there were no Olympic training camps for aspiring athletes.  In fact, let’s imagine that there were no regional qualifiers; state finals or even high school sports programs. Now let’s assume that every four years we gather together and … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Jedi Master – Written by Doug Neal

The last two days we were fortunate enough to have Steve Blank spend time with us at the University of Michigan’s Center for Entrepreneurship.  During those two 12-hour days we packed Steve’s schedule with meetings, presentations, reviews, office hours and … Continue reading

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