About ACE

The Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship is an event that celebrates and promotes entrepreneurship in the Great Lakes region. ACE brings together entrepreneurs, service providers, investors, students, government agents and other members of the business community to network, learn and connect.

Hundreds of people attended ACE ‘13, and the event garnered national attention in the Detroit Free Press and the New York Times. Join our local and national community in 2014.

ACE began in Michigan in 2001 as a joint meeting hosted by the New Enterprise Forum (NEF) and the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Great Lakes. Today, additional organizations participate in organizing, supporting and promoting the event, and the scope of ACE has grown to encompass participants from the broader Great Lakes region.

Through collaboration with organizations amidst the Great Lakes Region ACE has garnered attention from participants and been featured in many news publications.

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