Speed-networking events attract metro entrepreneurs

When you consider how many people work out of their homes, how spread apart businesses are in metro Detroit, and how few instances there are to "bump into" potential clients, networking events seem not only like a good idea, they seem like a necessity.


"Companies of every stripe can benefit. Last month, nonprofit entrepreneurship accelerator Bizdom U and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, a nonprofit trade organization, held a similar event. Its "Mobile Matchup" focused on networking between entrepreneurs and developers of mobile technology.

"A lot of times, entrepreneurs are working from home, so this helps them build those all-important connections," said Maria LaLonde, recruiting and development leader for Bizdom Detroit."

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