Events/Speaker Series

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Entrepreneurship Hour: Trevor Davies
11 a.m., ​Angell Hall Auditorium B, 435 S. State Street

Trevor Davies has more than 25 years of experience providing poverty alleviation, public-private partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, public financial management, economic development, and governance reform services to governments and development agencies. He currently leads KPMG's International Development Assistance Services Global Center of Excellence and works across KPMG's global network of member firms to bring insight from around the world to local clients. In this role he leads a global team delivering insight and solutions on complex development issues for governments, development agencies, philanthropic, and civil society organizations.

Previously, Davies was the Global Lead Partner for KPMG's work with the United Nations and the UK Department of International Development (DFID). Davies has led many engagements for international development agencies including DFID, UN agencies, NORAD, and the World Bank. He has consulted on engagements in a wide range of countries including Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Georgia, Guyana, Grenada, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Mozambique, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Turks and Caicos Islands, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Davies has acted as reform adviser in the office of the president of Guyana, and the prime ministers of Grenada and Jamaica. Davies also served as an adviser to President Mandela's Provincial Review Commission in South Africa. In recent years, he has focused on leading major change programs in post-conflict and fragile states.

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Finding Michigan's MOJO
​9:30-10:30 a.m., STAMPS Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Avenue
(Doors open at 9 a.m. with light refreshments, panel begins at 9:30 a.m.)

Participate in a town hall panel discussion moderated by Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty on the topic of entrepreneurship in Michigan. Hear from entrepreneurs and experts in and out of Michigan, and voice your opinion. Panelists include Mike Finney, president and CEO of MEDC; Dug Song, founder of Ann Arbor-based Duo Security; and Jeff DeGraff, clinical​ professor of business administration and founder of the Innovatrium. Registration is not required but is helpful.

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014-Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Startup Weekend Detroit!
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. It's simple: pitch your startup idea and get feedback from your peers.

Register now with student promo code: STUDENTEB.