Wayne State University

Wayne State University announces fifth annual E2 Detroit conference

DETROIT— (August 18, 2009) Wayne State University and TechTown, WSU’s business incubator, will host the fifth annual E2 Detroit conference Thursday, Oct. 15. This event, co-sponsored by WSU, TechTown and WWJ Newsradio 950, and emceed by WWJ’s technology editor, Matt Roush, brings entrepreneurs together with business leaders, authors, investors and others for a program that both educates and inspires.

Built upon the foundation of entrepreneurship and excellence, E2 Detroit provides attendees with the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs. Business experts and CEOs of local start-ups will share their successes and challenges to provide “real world” insight to entrepreneurs seeking practical knowledge.

E2 Detroit is focused on establishing Michigan as an enterprise hub and Wayne State University as a premier training ground for entrepreneurship. Attendees will gain knowledge to create start-up companies and generate new jobs. From topics like, "Building a Culture of Entrepreneurship" to "Selecting the Right Business Model," attendees will learn important information on timely issues led by nationally and locally recognized leaders in the business development community.

“Through E2 Detroit, Wayne State and TechTown, in partnership with WWJ, are giving new life to the Michigan economy by inspiring idea generators to explore entrepreneurial opportunities,” said Judy Johncox, director of business services in WSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research and TechTown. “This growing entrepreneurial spirit on WSU’s campus is advancing innovation and creativity, which are so essential to Michigan’s future.”

Registration is now open. To learn more about E2 Detroit, visit http://www.e2detroit.wayne.edu today.

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Wayne State University is one of the nation’s pre-eminent public research universities in an urban setting, ranking in the top 50 in R & D expenditures of all public universities by the National Science Foundation. Through its multidisciplinary approach to research and education, and its ongoing collaboration with government, industry and other institutions, the university seeks to enhance economic growth and improve the quality of life in the city of Detroit, state of Michigan and throughout the world. For more information about research at Wayne State University, visit http://www.research.wayne.edu.

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