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Armando Doku

Entrepreneurial Journey Leads to New Dental Laboratory

When Armando Doku celebrates the grand opening of Avaneer Dental Studio on Sept. 26, he’ll mark the cumulation of a decade-long journey acquiring the education and expertise necessary to launch a successful dental laboratory.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2013

WSU campus (Wikimedia Commons)

Three Wayne State Ventures Win Pre-Seed Capital

Three Wayne State University student ventures are one step closer to realizing their entrepreneurial goals after undergoing a rigorous mentoring program and being awarded pre-seed capital from Blackstone LaunchPad’s Warrior Fund Competition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2013


Blackstone LaunchPad Competition Winners Announced

Walsh College Blackstone LaunchPad has announced the winners of its “Make it Better” competition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

Walsh College Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad Helps Detroit Business Fill School Bus Safety Need

Larry Cunningham is on a mission. After retiring from 27 years of service in Wayne County’s Sheriff’s department, the 50-year-old former deputy is embarking on a new career providing safe, reliable yellow bus transportation to elementary and middle school students with an emphasis on preventing bullying.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2012

Automation Alley to Administer Blackstone LaunchPad Support Program

Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announced today that the organization has received a grant from the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan to partner with Wayne State University and Walsh College to bring […]