Economic Development Organization





Inforum is the only professional organization in Michigan — and one of a few in the country — that combines strategic connections, proven professional development programs, a respected forum for new ideas, and original research to accelerate careers for women and boost talent initiatives for companies. inGAGE is Inforum’s strategy to position Michigan as the Midwest hub for high-tech, high-growth women entrepreneurs. The approach delivers programs to increase the number of women angel investors in Michigan, provides women access to its network of investors and advisors, guides women through the process of commercializing technology, and assists emerging second-stage companies to scale.



  • Terry Barclay
    President & CEO, Inforum
  • Carole Leigh Hutton
    VP, Business Development & Marketing, Inforum
  • Cindy Goodaker
    VP, Signature Programs & Communications, Inforum
  • Deborah Young
  • Lizbeth Wiggins
    Program Manager InGAGE, Inforum
  • Rachele J. Downs
    Managing Director, Dandelion

Company Stages Served

  • Growth/Expansion
  • Idea/Pre-Seed
  • Mezzanine
  • Public
  • Seed

Industry Sectors Served

  • Alternative Energy
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Media
  • Other

Types of Programs Offered

  • Business Acceleration
  • Business Retention/Expansion/Attraction
  • Other
  • Talent Attraction/Retention
  • Talent Development

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