The Oakland County area has an abundance of opportunities for existing businesses and new ventures.
When the going gets rough, the entrepreneurial spirit gets creative and resourceful.
The Oakland Press has gathered upcoming events, news and links to help business owners and professionals succeed.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Entrepreneurship event seeks challenge and exhibitor applicants

The 15th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE'15) is expected to draw a crowd of top entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders from around the Great Lakes region to network, learn and connect. The event is 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at Burton Manor Conference Center, 27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia. Visit to register. Admission is $25.
It features ACE Challenge showcase presentations, a keynote presentation by Jules Pieri, founder of The Grommet and exhibitors. It also includes 120 sessions for entrepreneurs to sign up for 20-minute, one-on-one consultations with experts on sales, marketing, funding, intellectual property, business startup and entrepreneurship in the Consultants' Corridor.
Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to participate in the ACE Challenge pitch competition. Apply at The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 16. The ACE Challenge is an opportunity for early stage tech startups to get help with their executive summaries and presentations for sales, investment or recruiting talent. The ten teams chosen will present at the evening program for ACE'15 on Jan. 29 in Livonia.
To apply for an exhibit table at the event, visit The cost is $145 for an exhibition table, register by Jan. 20. Exhibitors get two admission tickets, a skirted table, listing in the ACE'15 program guide and an invitation to the afterglow reception.
The event is expected to draw 800+ attendees, representing the entrepreneurial community in Michigan.

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