In an effort to increase its visibility and attendance, the Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan
, has moved into a renovated space on the Impression 5 Science Center
"We have have received commitments for donations of many kinds from the community to help make this a reality," says Camron Gnass, a member of the
Entrepreneur Institute board and owner of Traction
. "[The move] puts us on the premises of Impression 5 for a better connection to the youth we are developing an entrepreneurial curriculum for."
The build-out for the Institute contains enhancements worth more than $20,000 and includes more than 1,000 square feet of space. Moving the Institute to the space was a shared vision of Camron Gnass and Ryan Henry, of Kincaid Henry Building Group
"Erik Larson and his staff of Impression 5 have been very accommodating as they share the same vision of our future for the region needing to encourage more employers, not just employees," says Gnass.
The space includes three offices, a lounge area and instructional space for 20-to-30 people. Additionally, the instructional space will be made available to rent for other organizations.
The Kindcaid Henry Building Group coordinated nearly all of the equipment and material donations from local businesses.
Source: Camron Gnass, Traction
Writer: Daniel J. Hogan
Photo: Future Entrepreneur Institute space at I5
All Photographs © Dave Trumpie