inGAGE™: Entrepreneurial Training and Support

Positioning Michigan as the Midwest Hub 

For High-Growth Women Entrepreneurs


inGAGE™ is Inforum Center for Leadership's strategy to position Michigan as the Midwest hub for high-growth women entrepreneurs. The approach delivers programs to increase the number of women angel investors in Michigan; provides women access to our network of investors and advisors, guides women through the process of commercializing technology and assists emerging second-stage companies in identifying and seizing new market opportunities enabling them to scale.


inGAGEMaster Class applications for 2016 are being accepted NOW. Reserve your seat today! 


inGAGE™ Master Class 

provides a confidential forum where emerging second-stage entrepreneurs assess their company's operations, management, finances and personnel to examine strengths and challenges. Through this process, participants will identify and formulate innovative strategies to realize new opportunities. Click here for more details and to download an application. 


inGAGE™ Role Model and Investor Series

creates a supportive community of women entrepreneurs. This quarterly event series connects emerging and experienced entrepreneurs with inspiring founders and investors – women who have made the leap to pursue their dreams and forge their own futures. This forum will strengthen professional networks, foster collaboration, and cultivate new opportunities.


inGAGE™ commenced in August 2012. Collectively, the women entrepreneurs from the first four inGAGE™ cohorts have incorporated thirty-one (31) new companies, created one-hundred and one (101) new jobs, and have been granted six (6) new patents. Furthermore, Inforum has confirmed 20 new women angel investors, and inGAGE™ supported entrepreneurs have raised over $15M in new capital in the last three years.


inGAGE Role Model and Investor Series generously funded in part by
For more information, contact:
Rachele J. Downs
Vice President, Entrepreneurial Strategies
Phone: 248-705-8692
Inforum Center for Leadership's inGAGE strategy is funded
in part by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
& New Economy Initiative