Ilitch School presents BELL Insights Series

The Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL) at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business is offering access to guest speakers, workshops, fireside chats and panel discussions exploring a range of topics on the minds of inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

With the goal of providing insight and inspiration, those who attend will hear from experienced entrepreneurs and change-makers who have helped bring ideas to life, often overcoming challenges and setbacks along the way. Sessions will revolve around issues arising during various stages of the venture development process and subject matter experts will represent a range of sectors and industries.

With few restrictions, events in this series will be open to WSU students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as members of the local startup community.

Featured Speakers:

Explorations in Invention Commercialization: The Lean Startup and Achieving Product-Market Fit

Featuring Edward Kim, program director, MEDC MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing Technologies.

Accelerating Use-inspired Convergence Research in Areas of National Importance

Featuring Linda Molnar, program director for NSF, Convergence Accelerator
Moderated by Nancy Philippart, general partner and co-founder, Belle Michigan, adjunct professor, WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business and College of Engineering.

Explorations in Invention Commercialization

Featuring Edward Kim, Program Director, MEDC MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing Technologies

For more information about this series, please contact Jeff Stoltman at

About the BELL

Made possible by a generous gift from Ilitch School alumnus Russell Belinsky and the Belinsky Family Trust, the Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL) provides resources, insights, and expertise to help launch sustainable, investment-ready student startups, and startups based on Wayne State intellectual property. Working in close coordination with instructors and students engaged in new entrepreneurship and innovation certificate programs, the BELL will help student founders develop commercialization pathways and attract additional funding aligned with business. For more information, please visit

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