Leslie Smith

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Name: Leslie Smith
Date registered: May 25, 2012

Biography

Leslie Smith, President and CEO, TechTown Leslie Lynn Smith was named President and CEO of TechTown in November 2011. In her time at TechTown, Leslie has brought to bear best practices which will help TechTown scale its entrepreneurial support services, including business acceleration, small company incubation, access to space, talent, capital and networking along with core academic and research capabilities at Wayne State University. Prior to coming to TechTown, Smith served as Director of Business Acceleration at Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Latest posts

  1. MissionTown: Reigniting Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Culture — June 27, 2012
  2. Collaboration Is Critical to Regional Health — May 31, 2012
  3. The Innovator in Each of Us — May 30, 2012

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Jun 27

MissionTown: Reigniting Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Culture

Someone recently asked, what’s in a name? I don’t know the answer. I spend my time focused on the needs and opportunities that exist within the context of the TechTown mission, but I accept the advice to consider a change. Founded in 2000, TechTown was poised and prepared to serve in 2009 when the New …

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May 31

Collaboration Is Critical to Regional Health

Collaboration.  Five simple syllables.  When joined together, what do those syllables mean?  For those of us engaged in the work of economic development across our great city, region and state, it has to mean working together, beyond rhetoric, conflicting agendas and individual egos to set down existing structures and try something new.  Together. It must …

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May 30

The Innovator in Each of Us

“It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.” — Roger von Oech   On Mackinac Island today, we were reminded about the criticality of innovation in each of our lives.  Yes, each of our …

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