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Tuesday, May 23 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Access to Flexible Capital

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We know small business owners and entrepreneurs of color encounter barriers to entry into the startup world. This panel highlights the work local organizations are doing to help startups gain access to capital, shed light on some of the challenges startups face when seeking loans and capital, and provide recommendations on how to overcome these barriers. 

Fueling the discussion is a JPMorgan Chase Institute report, “Cash is King: Flows, Balances and Buffer Days”, that explores the financial lives of small business owners.

Moderators
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Bob Rummel

Business Banking Market Manager- Michigan, Chase

Speakers
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Niles Herron

Co-Founder, Michigan Funders
Niles Heron is a founder, entrepreneur, consultant, and advisor. As a founding partner of Michigan Funders (Michigan’s first homegrown intrastate equity crowdfunding platform), and business development consultant, Niles spends his days working to develop the capital, commercialization, and operational strategy of startups and small businesses in Detroit. He is passionate about entrepreneurial development and helping SE Michigan continue its growth as an inclusive space for innovation. He actively mentors, advises, and works with a number of startups and small-businesses locally and nationally. | | Prior to his work with Michigan Funders, he spent the better part of 10 years working in database management and business systems, as well as lean manufacturing and process consulting/development for automotive, aerospace and bio-pharma. He has experience managing digital communities, copy and creative writing, operations, narrative marketing, public relations and business development. Beyond his operational expertise, his portfolio includes working with... Read More →
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Seun Oyewole

Analyst, Detroit Ventures
Seun is an analyst for Invest Detroit Ventures working primarily with the First Step Fund, Detroit Innovate Fund, and the Venture Development Programs where he is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, investment thesis, portfolio management, and program management. | | A graduate of Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, he specialized in Regional... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201