Faris Alami Named Director of Detroit Chapter

ISM and Startup Grind Partner in Detroit

TROY, MICHIGAN, May 4, 2021 – International Strategic Management Inc. (ISM) has become a member of the most connected startup network in the world!  Startup Grind allows those within the startup and tech industries to connect through an exclusive global network and access opportunities such as investor introductions, roundtables, curated content, discounts, and more.

“We are excited to join the ranks of such a highly engaged global community,” says ISM CEO Faris Alami. “ISM represents a few other major brands, and it is an honor to represent StartupGrind in our communities, and we look forward to leveraging the network to impact the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Metro Detroit.”

ISM plays a major role in setting up the establishment and growth of entrepreneurship ecosystems globally, through the facilitation of discussions and in the implementation of strategies that were created.  In Detroit, ISM has been part of the entrepreneurship ecosystem for several decades, through the engagement of government and private sectors, providing education to entrepreneurs, and supporting those entrepreneurs as they establish and grow their businesses.

“Detroit already has a strong ecosystem today, but by adding this program to ISM’s portfolio, and to the community at large, we can enhance that ecosystem’s experience both locally and globally” says Faris. “Introducing entrepreneurs to this platform, exposing them to other ideas and discussions right in their hometown will only add to the strong entrepreneurship ecosystem that exists today.”

Madeline Ulivieri, Chapter Lead of Startup Grind adds, "We are thrilled to have the Chapter in Detroit relaunch this year. Detroit is an exciting place with a ton of opportunities and we are looking forward to Faris bringing the community together. Our mission is to give startups the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies. We're thrilled to be accomplishing this in Detroit.”

At StarupGrind, each month has different themes, each theme highlighting a specific topic, industry, or idea.  May is Women’s Month. We will be celebrating women entrepreneurs sharing their story and their journey for starting and growing businesses. Search and use #SGWomen to join the discussion and find virtual events.

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About International Strategic Management

International Strategic Management (ISM), located in Troy, Michigan, is a global executive, leadership and entrepreneurial ecosystem development program and management consulting company, offering programs worldwide on leadership, entrepreneurship, management and cultural/diversity training for youth and executives as well as companies nationwide and internationally.  Visit www.myisminc.com.

About Startup Grind

Startup Grind helps founders, entrepreneurs, and startups succeed, regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic circumstance. We believe a better tomorrow is possible by supporting the innovators and risk-takers of today. 50% of our team are founders themselves, so we know from experience how difficult it can be. It cannot be done alone, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created an even greater sense of urgency. This is why we built a safe haven for emerging startups that share our belief that a better future is on the horizon — because we know it’s up to us to make it happen.  Visit about.startupgrind.com

About International Strategic Management

International Strategic Management, Inc. a leading U.S. advisory and capacity development provider within the economic development area covering: Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development; SMEs Development, and Leadership Development Our areas of expertise are strategic economic growth, strategic partnership development, entrepreneur education and training, technology & commercialization, youth entrepreneurship, and talent & workforce development. We are based in Troy, Michigan, and we have a representation in Spain and Egypt. ISM brings a proven expertise and a wide range of international experience in providing world-class services to the government sector, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurs at every stage of business. Our expert team has designed and delivered thousands of training programs. We work in over 60 countries, and created a long-lasting impact on SMEs around the globe. Our experience includes working with the World Bank, US Department of State, Kauffman Foundation, and many other local and global leading institutions. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Detroit already has a strong ecosystem today, but by adding this program to ISM’s portfolio, and to the community at large, we can enhance that ecosystem’s experience both locally and globally” says Faris

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