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Wednesday, May 24 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Supporting the Intrapreneur: Be Your Own Boss and Have One Too

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The stereotype of an entrepreneur is a millennial working out of their house or coffee shop. But more and more, corporations and the business community have begun to support and take interest in growing entrepreneurial spirit within their own workforce. With perspectives from corporate leaders, entrepreneurs turned CEOs, and intrapreneurs, this session is hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber and will explore the growing support for intrapreneurship among corporations. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a panel discussion and network with both leaders in the business community and fellow entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to see how others have been successful implementing their ideas through an existing company or organization. A portion of this session will be dedicated to audience discussion and networking so entrepreneurs will also get to strengthen relationships with members of the traditional business community who are interested in supporting entrepreneurial spirit in their institution. 

This session will have speakers from a variety of industries to illustrate the needs, challenges, and opportunities entrepreneurs can have in more traditional organizations. This cross section of speakers will enable members of the traditional business audience to think about entrepreneurs in their companies as an asset and to learn from managers/execs who have successfully fostered entrepreneurial spirit in their employees and have seen impactful results. 

Melissa Price, DPOP Detroit
Jacquelyn Pogue, Talent Engineer, Disher
Jeff Ponders, Director of Innovation,Leo Burnett & Co-founder, Fido Labs LLC
Moderator: Mark S. Lee, Small Talk Podcast


Mark S. Lee

Mark S. Lee is President & CEO, The LEE Group (TLG), MI LLC, an independent integrated marketing consulting firm focused on providing marketing, branding and communication solutions to clients. Additionally, TLG provides training & development to organizations in the areas of branding... Read More →

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Jeff Ponders II

Detroit Startup Week Speaker, better
Director of Innovation, Leo Burnett & Co-founder, Fido Labs LLC
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Jacquelyn Pogue

Talent Engineer, DISHER
Jacquelyn has a BS in Integrated Leadership Studies/ Enterprise Leadership from Central Michigan University. She is originally from Alabama’s gulf coast region and enjoys indulging in southern cuisine regularly (any cuisine really). She enjoys watching sports and getting on the... Read More →

Melissa Price

Melissa Price is CEO of dPOP, Detroit’s premier corporate design company. Price is a champion of culture-centered and facilities-minded design. After imagining the interiors of Quicken Loans’ headquarters in downtown Detroit, Price founded dPOP in 2013 together with Jennifer Gilbert.   Price’s... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201