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Startup School

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Startup School



1 Day • 9 Hours • 2 Keynotes • 5 Entrepreneur Spotlights • 2 Workshops

Experience an energizing day jam-packed with drink-from-the-firehose, practical advice, war stories from the road, “how it really happened” and how YOU can do it too kind of knowledge from entrepreneurs that have been there and done that.

SC4 Fine Arts TheaterAll attendees will stick together throughout the day’s events as we bounce back and forth across the street between two of SC4‘s great facilities:

  • In the beautiful 300-seat theater, we will create a TED Talks kind of atmosphere, perfect for shining a spotlight on one impactful presenter after another.
  • In the newly-renovated Fieldhouse, we will host a continental breakfast and meet-n-greet, lunch with live entertainment, and high-energy roundtable discussions.

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs at any stage of their journey
  • Investors in angel funds or seed capital
  • Community leaders in government, non-profit, and business sectors
  • Students and educators interested in entrepreneurship
  • Chamber of Commerce directors and staff
Together with her husband, Scott, Shannon opened Michigan's first hop farm that doubles as a wedding venue.
Certified acupuncturist Jason Go founded Blue Water Acupuncture in 2015. He believes in a partnership and balance between Eastern and Western healthcare professionals.
Ruboo BoutiqueRecently returning to Michigan, Demiree made her fantasy boutique come alive to the downtown Port Huron area.
War Water BreweryKris has grown his brand, War Water, into a full line of beers sold from his microbrewery and through a growing list of retailers.
Thelma is the President & CEO of the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce. She was previously employed by the Detroit Regional Chamber, one of the largest chambers in the United States.
Phil Peloso
Dennis Riedel
Katie Kuhn
Chamira Young
Senator Phil Pavlov
Carol Hall
Ken Gadd
Kanchan Wankhede
Matt Brooks

Presented by Blue Water Startups & Entrepreneurs in partnership with:

Speakers, sessions, times, and topics are subject to change without notice prior to the event.

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September 30
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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SC4 Fine Arts Theater and Fieldhouse
323 Erie Street
Port Huron, MI 48060 United States
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