NEI Financial Resources



Here’s a list of NEIdeas financial resource partners who can connect your business to capital or better prepare you to pursue financing.  All presented at the January NEIdeas Financial Resources Reception at the Westin Book Cadillac.

Build Institute (see article in this issue)

April Boyle, executive director


CEED  (Center for Empowerment and Economic Development) (

Todd Van Appledorn, loan officer, Small Business Loan Program


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (

Sean Gray, business support services director


Invest Detroit (

Derek Edwards, vice president



Fred Harris, assistant vice president & branch manager


ProsperUS (

Kimberly Faison, director



Nancy Grose, economic development specialist, Emerging Leaders Program

Catherine Gase, lead economic development specialist, Getting to Yes


SBDC (Michigan Small Business Development Center) (

Wendy Thomas, associate regional director



David Bronner

Lorne Greenwood


Sidewalk Ventures (

Jeff Aronoff, founder & principal


TechTown SWOT City (

Bonnie Fahoome, SWOT City portfolio manager


Urban Partnership Bank (

Beverley Loyd, senior business banker