The Fourth Running Start Workshop

The fourth Running Start workshop focused on insurance, legal considerations for your business and pitching. JPaul Dixon from Hylant walked the young entrepreneurs through various scenarios related to insurance focusing on risk and liability. Two legal experts, Terrence J.L. Reeves, JD, MBA and Joseph R. Morrison, Jr. led students through conversations about important legal issues including contracts, patents, trademarks, and copyright.

Then students heard from Barbara A. Boldt, an expert in business pitching, who coached students through the process of crafting a pitch. Once students drafted their pitch and tested it with other students, it was time for the parents and other supporters to join the workshop. Each student, or group, presented their business idea to the supportive crowd. A total of 25 business ideas were created during the four workshop sessions.

A very special thanks to all of the supporters and sponsors of Running Start: Comerica Bank, GO Where Meetings Matter, Bidlack Creative Group, Ann Arbor SPARK, Plante Moran, Hylant, TCF Bank, Comcast, DFCU Financial, Old National Bank, and Emagine Entertainment.

More exciting news about Running Start coming soon!

Debra Power