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MMIC Kicks Off “TED Talks Thursdays,” Open to All

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Join an eclectic group at the MidMichigan Innovation Center on this Thursday as the MidMichigan Innovation Center kicks off a new series, “TED Talks Thursdays” to be held at the MidMichigan Innovation Center in Midland from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

The sessions will begin with coffee and snacks, compliments of “Grounds for a Better World” coffee shop on Eastman in Midland, and is designed to be an unstructured brainstorming and idea-sharing session. 

It will begin with an inspiring story from TED.com, a public service organization set up to promote the spread of good ideas, and will continue on a track that Deb Zellner, MMIC business development director, describes as “up to the group. And our desire is to help entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and link to the resources needed to make that happen. Just bring your ideas, your needs and your entrepreneurial spirit.”

There is no cost to attend this bi-weekly event which is debuting Thursday, Sept. 9 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at MMIC, at 4520 E. Ashman Road in Midland. For more information, call the MMIC at (989) 839-2333.

The event will continue the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

The MidMichigan Innovation Center is a private, non-profit organization created to provide entrepreneurs and start-up companies a supportive and collaborative environment. MMIC connects entrepreneurs with critical resources, valuable services, flexible facilities, and entrepreneurial training and education that will help you develop business ventures.

TED, launched in 1984, brings together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, England each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

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