Inforum’s Activate Training Women Entrepreneurs

DEARBORN — More than 20 women of virtually all ages and stations gave up a chunk of a sunny Saturday to attend a new entrepreneurship program being offered by Inforum, the former Women’s Economic Club.

Activate, established by the Path Forward Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is a proven methodology that guides women through the earliest stages of business idea validation and technology commercialization.

A three-woman panel of experts answered a wide variety of questions from the women at the event — who ranged from women merely exploring the idea of owning their own business to women who have been working on detailed technology and business plans for years.

Renee Lewis, a software engineer by training who has been involved in six different startups and who co-founded the Path Forward Center, urged the women in attendance to continue following their entrepreneurial dreams.

“Failure is a place where you learned something that you had no other way to figure out,” she said.

In Activate, classes are scheduled one evening per week combining online and in-classroom interaction. All participants gather one Saturday per month.

Activate Michigan is part of InGage, Inforum’s strategy to position Michigan as the Midwest hub for high-growth women entrepreneurs.

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