#BBUM: Being Black at University of Michigan

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I have been watching with much interest the twitter posts of students, faculty, and administration under the #BBUM hashtag. Why? Because I was once and again #BBUM: a student, in the 1970s, and a faculty member, now. Exactly forty years ago, I was completing my first semester at U-M, after transferring there from General Motors […]

NEW! The Proving Ground Entrepreneurship Channel

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Our friends at YouTube have been busy lately making improvements to the service, one of which is the facility that anyone can use to create “channels” of their own content. I have taken advantage of this facility to create the Proving Ground Entrepreneurship Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/provinggroundvideo?feature=guide), where visitors will be able to find lots of lectures […]

Back to the Flint, Michigan Schools

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A few weeks ago, I had the distinct honor of presenting to student assemblies at all three Flint high schools. I was asked to speak about opportunities in technology, business, and entrepreneurship — kind of right up my alley! Flint is where I grew up and attended grade school through high school, but I dare […]

New Video! David Tarver Lecture at Albany State University

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Earlier this year, I had the distinct honor of presenting a lecture to honors program students at Albany State University (ASURAMS) in Albany, Georgia. It was especially satisfying to lecture there because my family hails from that area, and because my mother and some local family members attended. The folks at Albany State were nice […]

Boosting Entrepreneurship in the D

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This spring, I participated in two new TechTown Detroit programs aimed at producing more entrepreneurs, and hence more economic activity, in the Detroit area. Both of these programs seek to revitalize TechTown’s efforts to foster more high-potential technology businesses. I served as curriculum facilitator and instructor for the TechTown Venture Accelerator (TTVA) this past April […]