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LCC Student Attends Entrepreneur Connect 2011

July 2, 2011

Chris CooksLansing Community College (LCC) student Chris Cooks recently attended the inaugural Entrepreneur Connect 2011 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing. Cooks is the Vice President of Entrepreneurship for the LCC chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), as well as a successful entrepreneur having already established three different businesses. The conference, which was organized by the Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP, Inc.), Michigan State University's Entrepreneurship Network (msuENet), and the MSU Broad College of Business, was both a showcase and celebration of entrepreneurship across Michigan.

Over two days, June 9th and 10th, students, alumni, service providers, mentors, stakeholders, community members, and entrepreneurs all came together to recognize the growth and success of Michigan's Entrepreneur Ecosystem.

The highpoint of the event was the presentation of the $100,000 SmartZone Award to Syzygy Biotech Solutions, LLC, by Skip Simms, Senior Vice President of Ann Arbor Spark and Managing Director of the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund program. In addition to attending a session on financial forecasting, Cooks was also able to hear other entrepreneurs share stories from their journeys and talk about their companies and the innovative products and services they are developing and providing. Most valuable of all though were the networking opportunities, which Cooks described as, "amazing and highly insightful into the struggles and rewards of entrepreneurship."

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