TiE Detroit To Host Josh Linkner: The Detroit chapter of TiE (Talent, Ideas and Enterprise), the global networking forum fostering entrepreneurship will host an  evening with Josh Linkner, founder and chairman of ePrize on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at the University Technology and Learning Center Gallery at Lawrence Technological Univeristy, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. “Creativity and Innovation are the primary drivers of entrepreneurial success, yet many people have no idea how to nurture and manage this valuable natural resource,” said TiE Detroit chapter president Tel K. Ganesan. “In this high-energy keynote, Josh offers a road map for organizations to uncover successful, game-changing innovations that opens up a brave new world of opportunity. He shows how to architect your company by embracing a culture of creativity that abounds in the social dynamics of a whole new mind.” Drawing on experience as a serial entrepreneur, author and jazz musician, Linkner will share specific tools and frameworks to generate new ideas and new approaches to problem solving, the best practices as to how to build a culture that fosters creativity and innovation, how to harness and focus the hidden creativity of your team, how to avoid costly mistakes of flawed ideas, how to adapt more quickly and proactively to changes in the marketplace and now to get unstuck — to break free from myths and barriers to unleash creativity. Linkner’s ePrize has produced more than 5,000 interactive promotions across 36 countries for 74 of the world’s top 100 brands. He has also won several business, technology, and design awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Crain’s 40 under 40, and Automation Alley’s CEO of the Year. He is regarded as a pioneer in the Internet brand management business. The event begins at 5.30 p.m. and is free for TiE members. The registration is free for the first 50 registrations from non-members and $10 after the free registrations, while the on-site registration will cost $15 only. For additional information or to register for the event, visit TiE Detroit online at www.detroit.tie.org.

X-Rite Offers Webinar on Advanced Color Measurement in Cosmetics and Health Products: Kentwood-based X-Rite Inc. is offering a free Webinar Aug. 10 from 9 to 10 a.m. Eastern time to help manufacturers of cosmetics and health and beauty products to use the newest technologies in color measurement to control quality in their processes. The new Webinar, called “Color Management for the Cosmetics Industry,” is geared to provide practical information on the latest advances in managing and controlling the color of health and beauty products. Anyone interested in these cosmetics applications can sign up for the Webinar by visiting http://www.xrite.com/cosmetics. The Webinar also will be archived on the X-Rite Web site so individuals can view the information repeatedly and at their convenience. The Webinar will cover an array of optical instruments and software applications to provide relatively inexpensive, quick and easy means by which cosmetics companies can accurately measure and communicate the subtle hues, colors, shimmer and sparkle of their products. Kenneth Phillips, X-Rite’s product manager for non contact industrial markets, said cosmetics manufacturers may be particularly interested in X-Rite’s proprietary non-contact technology that measures the color of wet, powdered and paste samples from a distance. Measuring a sample from a distance more closely represents the way the human eye perceives color and ultimately how the consumer will view the finished product when it is demonstrated by sales associates in stores or used, he said.

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