The Second Annual Young Entrepreneur Convention is scheduled for April 21-22 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The event attracts entrepreneurs from across the Midwest for a series of keynote and breakout presentations, a pitch competition with prizes valued at $50,000, exhibitors, networking and more.
Michael Donnelly is among the speakers scheduled to offer a presentation at the event.
Michael Michael Donnelly has been planning memorable experiences since her 7th birthday party at Leaps n' Bounds. Now as CEO of VentureFWD, she carries the same tenacity as her 7-year-old self, and leads her team with the idea that "business gets done when people have fun."
Michael has been the force behind some of the Midwest's most popular large-scale tech and business events, including Techweek, FUND Conference, and her most recent endeavor, the VentureFWD (For Women & Diversity) Summit, shining a spotlight on the incredible work being done every day by women and minority entrepreneurs while creating a platform for discussion around seeking capital, diversifying teams, and effectively growing a business.
Her vibrant personality shines through in building creative campaigns for clients at Brandless, and on camera as an affiliate partner with Entrepreneur Media, where she creates content and reports live at national events for Entrepreneur Network. Additionally, Michael is the founder and co-host of re_define work, a growing digital resource for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Michael resides in Chicago with her pup Lux, serves on a few local boards including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and the mHUB Venture Board, and is all about the #scrappytosavvy life.
Tickets for the Young Entrepreneur Convention are $97 for general admission or $147 for VIP access. For information, to inquire about sponsor and exhibit opportunities, or to purchase tickets, visit youngentrepreneurconvention.com.