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June 2020

DTE: Detroit Means Business Orientation Session II

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

 Join DTE for the Detroit Means Business Orientation Session II: As part of DTE’s commitment to building Detroit small business connections, we will host a 30-minute virtual orientation session to guide businesses through the new Detroit Means Business online resource hub. The Detroit Means Business hub is where local small businesses can access everything from personalized technical assistance to small business loans. Join us as we show the essential tools and resources available to help small businesses stay on track…

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MMSDC & MBDA 2020 Technology Innovation Summit

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

The MMSDC and MBDA invites you to join us to learn what you can do now for the future of your business.   Agenda 10:00am: Opening remarks by Michelle Sourie Robinson, President, and CEO of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council 10:15am: “Re-tool, reinvent and renew – what you can do now and in the future” 10:45am: “No to Low-Cost Innovation Technology Processes for Business” 11:15am: “Building a Workforce Pipeline in Innovation Technology” 11:45am: Break 12:00pm: Ecosystem to Re-tool, Reinvent…

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July 2020

MBE Pre-Certification Briefing

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Greetings Prospective MBE Applicant: Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).Attending our Pre-Certification Briefing is your first step to becoming certified. To participate in the Pre-Certification Briefing, a company must first meet the fundamental requirements of certification. These are: 1. Legally registered as a for-profit entity in the State of Michigan 2. An ethnic minority owner(s) with at least 51% of ownership 3. Must be controlled, owned and managed by an ethnic-minority.   The…

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Why IT Service Management (ITSM) and Why Now?

July 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

IT Service Management (ITSM) helps organizations manage the delivery of IT services to their customers. Using these frameworks can maximize an organizations efficiency across the entire end-to-end lifecycle. We will explore ITSM and the various frameworks available to manage your IT services.   Register Now to Attend 

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Plug and Play Fireside Chat with MMSDC President & CEO Michelle Sourie Robinson 

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a day of corporate innovation and startup pitches focused on Mobility within Michigan. We will hear from the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) a founding partner and strong advocate for Plug and Play Detroit. Our new Plug and Play Detroit office will connect our global partners with the most innovative startups. We aim to promote diversity by including startups founded and led by women and minority entrepreneurs and showcasing their technologies in each of our batches.…

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PMBC Supplier Diversity in Higher Education Virtual Event

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

PMBC Supplier Diversity in Higher Education Virtual Event July 9, 2020 | 9:00 A.M.  -  10:00 A.M.    Are you interested in learning how to secure work with higher education institutions? If so, join us for this FREE, MUST-attend virtual event. Pure Michigan Business Connect is partnering with several universities and colleges, including Eastern Michigan University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Lawrence Technological University, Washtenaw Community College and Wayne State University to host this virtual event.   Attendees…

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Getting to a Win-Win: Effective Negotiations in Stressful Times

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

COVID-19 is affecting us all. Some companies are being significantly affected, and others much less so. If your customers’ businesses have been or will be impacted by COVID-19, join this session to help you prepare for and engage in commercial negotiations particularly around the issues of service/product reduction, work deferrals  or other business relationship changes that could be on the table. The way you handle these conversations can have a lasting impact. Thus, it is important you are prepared and…

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Why DevOps and Why Now?

July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Speed to market has become one of the key differentiators for successful organizations. The DevOps methodology, and its rapid implementation cycle, creates challenges for organizations. We will explore why DevOps is growing so quickly and how to focus your organization on how to maximize its benefits.   Register Now to Attend 

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MMSDC Dealmaker Sessions: Settings Financial Goals for Your Product

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Building a company from ground-up is one of the most difficult and challenging things you might have done. Simply making money or focusing on financial revenue should never be the exclusive goal of any business. Managing financial goals by complementing them with your core values and mission statement is the key to product success. Strong businesses are not those that simply bring in big revenues because consumers can be fickle, markets can be in flux, and what worked once may…

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Leadership and Business Skills in a Waterfall, Agile and Wagile World

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Project management, more than ever, comes in many shapes and styles. Traditional projects are generally managed top-down, most often using a Waterfall methodology. On the other end of the spectrum, Agile based projects, led by a Scrum Masters, use servant leadership principles. These two methodologies dramatically differ on virtually all project processes, artifacts, and concepts. Wagile style projects contain a combination of Waterfall and Agile based activities, attributes and activities. This webinar describes how to maximize your effectiveness and success…

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