EntryPoint in Ann Arbor has announced that Molly Theis has joined the firm as community engagement manager. In this position, Theis connects leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by hosting events that surround trends, successes or gaps in market related findings from EntryPoint’s research. She has nearly 10 years of experience in event strategy and execution.
“I’m thrilled to join EntryPoint to develop programs and initiatives that will support the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems across the Midwest,” says Theis. “I’ve collaborated with EntryPoint founder and managing director, Emily Heintz, for several years and had the opportunity to assist EntryPoint with the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner and the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition last year. I look forward to building upon our pipeline of community engagement projects.”
Before her tenure at EntryPoint, Theis was the program director at Michigan Venture Capital Association. She worked closely with the board of directors and staff to plan events, execute programs, and cultivate relationships among the organization’s 400 members. Theis has planning hundreds of corporate and social events for organizations such as Trinity Health, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Autodesk.
“We are excited to expand EntryPoint’s community engagement initiatives to create strategic and meaningful events,” says Heintz. “Molly is a well-respected and recognized leader in the Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem for managing events and creating strong relationships to drive community engagement initiatives. Her flawless execution and ability to easily connect with others will play a key role in managing events and partnerships that we have planned for 2020 and beyond.”
EntryPoint works to advance the entrepreneurial community by promoting inclusion, community engagement, and education. It was founded in 2018 by Heintz.