Making It In Michigan Conference

The Making It In Michigan conference will feature in-depth educational sessions, networking opportunities, and take-home resources.

Want to learn more about making your business more efficient and profitable? This half-day conference features a keynote and educational panels that will concentrate on different business strategies. This year’s panels will highlight Specialty Food, Distribution, Retail, and Building to Stage Two. These topics will ignite your entrepreneurial business and take it to the next level of success.

Join us the evening before the conference on April 23 from 6-8 p.m. for a casual reception in the Lansing Center’s Riverstreet Pub. This is an opportunity to network with MSU Product Center staff and other food entrepreneurs in Michigan. Conference participant check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. on April 24 with the conference beginning at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Conference Cost: $125

Conference Cancellation Policy: Conference cancellations prior to April 3, 2024, will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations on or after April 3, 2024, will not be eligible for a refund.

Student Scholarship Opportunity: 
Michigan-based students are welcome to apply for a scholarship to attend the Making It In Michigan Conference. The scholarship reduces the registration fee by 25%. Students should submit an application on the Making It In Michigan registration website. Scholarships are limited to the first five students who apply.