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Three New Directors Named To GLEQ Board: The Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest has announced the appointment of three new board members. Named to the board were Ken Kousky, CEO of the MidMichigan Innovation Center in Midland; Remos J. Lenio, a founder and principal of the Hartwick Capital Group LLC in Grand Rapids; and Paula Sorrell, managing director of entrepreneurship for the Michigan Economic Development Corp. in Lansing. GLEQ is a nonprofit organization designed to accelerate the development of high-growth companies in Michigan with entrepreneurial education, one-on-one coaching, connections to resources, exposure to investors and a statewide business competition. Kousky is also president and CEO of IP3 Inc., an information security consulting firm, and a serial IT entrepreneur and active investor in startups. Before starting Harwick in 1999, Lenio was an investment banker at P&M Corporate Finance LLC, the investment banking affiliate of Plane & Moran LLP, and a vice president of finance for Barak Ltd., a Grand Rapids holding company. Sorrell has held senior management positions at several early-to mid-stage companies, all of which were sold, went through IPOs or are still going concerns. Nationally, she has run entrepreneurial and research projects, including screening early-stage technology companies for Fortune 500 companies, and screening or coaching cleantech companies for investors, national labs, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a European university technology consortium. GLEQ, now in its 11th year of continuous operations, is a nonprofit, educational program designed to accelerate the formation of high-growth companies in Michigan. The 2012 GLEQ Business Plan Competition opened for registration last August. Awards will be announced at ACE’12 Jan. 31. More at www.gleq.org or by calling Diane Durance, GLEQ Executive Director at (734) 255-3183.

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