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Inside Michigan Business: Detroit Startup Week Edition

Inside Michigan Business is a new podcast co-hosted by veteran journalists John Gallagher and Jack Lessenberry. Through conversations with their guests, they explore a range of pressing issues for Michigan including entrepreneurialism, innovation, trade and technology.

On this special Detroit Startup Week episode of Inside Michigan Business, Jack and John interview Pam Lewis, director of the New Economy Initiative, and Amy Rencher, director of entrepreneurial services at TechTown, with guest co-host, Jeff Sloan.

Tune in below…

And watch the full interview here!



Today’s guests include:

Pam Lewis, the director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI), one of the country’s largest regional economic development initiatives led by philanthropy. Funded by 13 national and regional foundations, NEI makes grants to support and convene organizations that serve metro Detroit entrepreneurs and small businesses, from neighborhood-based businesses to high tech and high growth enterprises.

Amy Rencher is director, Small Business Initiatives and Entrepreneurship at TechTown, where she is responsible for a suite of business support programs, including tech accelerator and incubator, retail accelerator, small business coaching and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

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