Events and workshops

Starting Gate students and mentors are listening to pitch presentations in the Haymarket downtown location.

Fall 2023 schedule

All workshops will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in 2150 Schneider Hall, Haworth College of Business. These events are open to all WMU students, even those not participating in the full accelerator program, by registering no later than noon on the day of each workshop.

Fundamentals of Starting & Growing a Business that Stands Out

October 9, 2023 | Tamara Davis, Director of Starting Gate, Western Michigan University

I Lost My Job and Found Myself

October 16, 2023 | Jennifer Yanchula, Owner of Willow Tree Reiki

Customer Value Proposition

October 23, 2023 | Dr. Marcel M. Zondag, Associate Professor of Marketing, Western Michigan University

Industry and Market Research Basics

October 30, 2023 | LuMarie Guth, Business Librarian and Associate Professor, Western Michigan University

Bookkeeping Basics for Entrepreneurs

November 6, 2023 | Desi Taylor, Founder, Kalamazoo Startup Center

Let's Talk About Legal Entities: How to Set Up a Michigan LLC

November 13, 2023 | Tamara Davis, Director of Starting Gate, Western Michigan University

Networking for Entrepreneurs

November 20, 2023 | Brad Scoffin, Co-founder, Advanced Business Advisors

Questions? Please contact Tamara Davis.