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Entrepreneurship

My name is Madalyn Dessy and I am a senior at Michigan State University, studying Environmental Economics and Management. I am from Rochester Hills, Michigan, but spend most of my free time in Glen Arbor, Michigan, a place my family loves to visit. Outside of...

Elder Care-Focused Startup Aims to Address Care Disparities Through Education and Evidence-Based Intervention LANSING, Mich. (June 22, 2021) — Seven talented local entrepreneurs pitched at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) June 10 virtual Hatching event, the quarterly pitch competition’s second event of 2021. June’s pitch lineup...

Kimberly Lavon is a graduate of LEAP's One and All class of March 2021, owner of Thimble Media and designer of the One and All program logo.  Hola! My name is Kimberly Lavon and I’m 10 pounds of dynamite in a 5 pound bag. I am...

Customer-Focused Personal Shopping Startup Fills Community Need LANSING, Mich. (Mar. 26, 2021) — Five budding female entrepreneurs pitched at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) March 11 virtual Hatching event, the quarterly pitch competition’s first event of 2021. March’s pitch lineup included an apparel and gift boutique...

Why mentors and innovation are a strong combination 2020 has forced nearly every industry to move beyond business as usual and, instead, innovate to better serve its consumer base. For early stage startups, access to an experienced mentor can be the compass that guides the ship...