Event Notices From January 9
AimWest Sets Entrepreneurship and the Family: On Wednesday, Jan. 16, AimWest, the association for technology professionals in the Grand Rapids area, will host “Entrepreneurship and hte Family,” with networking at 5:30 p.m. and the event at 6:15. The venue is The Factory. Register at this link. http://aimwest.onefireplace.com/Default.aspx?pageId=188503&eventId=601589&EventViewMode=EventDetails&utm_source=aimWest+Information&utm_campaign=617434523f-2012_Social_Media_Event5_10_2012&utm_medium=email Join us for the first event of 2013, featuring Craig Hall and his son Erik Hall. Craig Hall has almost 40 years’ experience in logistics, technology and information services. An early innovator, he has founded 8 successful supply chain and related technology companies including LeanLogistics and Total Logistic Control. He also co-founded two not-for-profits: MacNet the first Internet Service Provider on the Lakeshore and the Clinica Medica San Lucas, a Christian Medical Clinic in Gracias Honduras. He was the founding director of Grand Angels, a West Michigan-based band of angel investors and serves on a few corporate and non-profit boards. He is currently trying to accelerate and assist the new technology company startup movement in West Michigan thru the Grand Rapids Tech Hub and StartGarden. Upon graduating from Purdue University in engineering, Erik Hall began his professional career in the oil fields of Wyoming. From there, he worked in many different industries filling many different roles varying from sales to design. Taking a holistic approach towards his hard and soft skills, Erik decided to round out his experiences through pursuing his MBA. While working on his graduate degree he saw a gap between university tech transfer and early stage venture funds which lead him to create Lee Shore Ventures. Erik is currently working at filling the gap between high tech/high growth technologies and early prototype/proof of concept commercialization.