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Five Questions an Elevator Pitch Must Answer

By Eric Davis | Automation Alley | 4/26/2017

Perfecting your elevator pitch comes down to knowing your customers, market and competition, says Eric Davis, Automation Alley’s technology investment analyst. In this blog post, Eric breaks down the five questions your elevator pitch must answer so that your message is clear to investors.

Watch: Dom Holmes, Automation Alley’s manager of entrepreneurship and innovation discusses why the 7Cs™ program might be the right fit for your startup.

Automation Alley 7Cs™ client Vanderplaats discusses how the program has benefited their company.

Q-and-A with Automation Alley’s new COO: Pavan Muzumdar

By Pavan Muzumdar | Automation Alley | 9/28/2016

We sat down with Automation Alley’s new Chief Operating Officer Pavan Muzumdar to find out what he’s most looking forward to as Automation Alley begins to shift its focus towards Industry 4.0.

We sat down with Scott Reisfield, chief marketing officer at Lighthouse Electronics Protection, to discuss how Automation Alley’s 7Cs™ entrepreneurship program has helped leverage his struggling company and take it to new heights.

Listen to Tom Kelly on WJR and the M2 Techcast

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 5/3/2016

Tom Kelly, Automation Alley’s COO and director of entrepreneurship, was recently interviewed on two local technology news broadcasts, WJR’s Internet Advisor and the M2 Techcast. He discussed the latest news from Automation Alley, including investments in local startups through the 7Cs program, the conclusion of the Technical Talent Development Program, and the successful attraction of Chinese plastics company Kingfa to Southeast Michigan.

5 free ways to help entrepreneurs be more efficient

By Tom Kelly | Automation Alley | 3/30/2016

Starting a business is no easy feat. It’s a costly and time consuming endeavor that requires entrepreneurs to be deliberate about how they manage their time and money. Here are five easy time hacks to help you increase your productivity at little to no cost. 

What is my business really worth?

By Tom Kelly | Automation Alley | 1/27/2016

Tom Kelly, Automation Alley COO and manager of the organization’s 7Cs™ program for advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs, discusses business valuation amid a shifting trend towards more cautious investors.

Watch: Navigating Automation Alley’s new 7Cs™ program

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 3/31/2015

Tom Kelly, director of entrepreneurship for Automation Alley, shares our exciting new program for technology startups we call the Automation Alley 7Cs™.

Op-Ed: Startups should target customers before capital

By Tom Kelly | Automation Alley | 2/25/2015

Tom Kelly, Automation Alley director of entrepreneurship, discusses why it’s so important for entrepreneurs to study their customers and prove their ideas in the marketplace before they seek funding. 

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