Entertainment provided by Nationally Renowned Violinist


Candice "Pretty Stringz" Smith

April Networking Event: Secret to My Success

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April Event: Secret to My Success

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2020 Entrepreneurs Forum: Transformation

2019 Entrepreneurs Forum: Connections 

September Networking Event

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Detroit native, Candice ”Pretty Stringz” Smith, began playing the violin at nine years old. She graduated from the Detroit School of Arts. While at the DSA, she studied privately with a Detroit Symphony Orchestra member. Recognized as a versatile artist, her well-rounded talent has provided her the opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall – Pittsburgh, in the Restored Me movie soundtrack (2016) and the Matthew Barney Film: River of Fundament (2015). Furthermore, she has also had the opportunity to open for artist such as: Rick Ross, Day, 26, Marvin Sapp and Vickie Winans. Candice continued her education at Florida A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music. In August 2017, she earned a Master of Social Sciences with a concentration in Public Administration. Candice is a nationally renowned violinist, educator, entrepreneur and the founder of an after school program for the performing arts. Register Now!

February Event: Step Into Your Greatness

Keynote Speaker & Author Dr. Eddie Connor

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Members Only Vision Boarding Mastermind Event

Grow Your Business and Take it to the Next Level with NEA! 

National Entrepreneurs Association prides itself on providing quality meetings and events for its members and guests. We feature only the best speakers in the world. This page highlights NEA events happening in cities around the country. Stay tuned for upcoming launch events in Chicago, New York and Atlanta. If you have questions or would like to help launch a chapter in your state call us at 248-491-3146 or send an email to supportstaff@nationalentrepreneurs.org



Speaker Pavan Muzumdar, Chief Operating Officer of Automation Alley​  


"The Future of Entrepreneurship and Industry 4.0"

Networking Mixer at the Skyline Club in Southfield MI

December Event: 2019 Red Party Holiday Mixer

2019 June Summer Mixer

Join Us for an Evening of Inspiration Step Into Your Greatness on Feb 27th

at the Westin Southfield @ 6pm 

March Event: Business Development Lunch and Learn

Get your autographed copy of the New Book 20/20 Vision:

How to See Beyond What You See and Transform Your Reality 

Empowering people to overcome obstacles and walk in their unique purpose, is the real life message shared by Dr. Eddie Connor, who is a survivor of stage 4 cancer. Dr. Connor is an international speaker, college professor, radio/TV correspondent, and conference host of Vision Summit. He is a best-selling author of 10 books, and founder of the mentoring program Boys 2 Books, which empowers young males via literacy, leadership, and life skills enrichment. Dr. Connor’s efforts assisted in the development of President Barack Obama’s, My Brother's Keeper initiative. Dr. Connor has garnered honors, for his community activism and unique leadership, such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award. He is a recipient of The President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award and The President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award from The White House. Dr. Connor is recognized as one of the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in America, listed in the Top 100 Leaders in Who’s Who in Black Detroit, and named to Michigan Chronicle’s Top 40 Under 40. Dr. Connor has been featured on ABC News, BET, CBS, FOX News, NBC, PBS, TCT, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The Tom Joyner Show, The Word Network, and USA Today. He was an empowerment speaker at Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest. He was also featured on the acclaimed BET documentary, It Takes A Village to Raise Detroit. As a highly sought after communicator and motivator, Dr. Connor speaks extensively at churches, colleges, and conferences by empowering and inspiring people to maximize their purpose. Dr. Connor grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and lives in Detroit, Michigan. Learn more at EddieConnor.com. Register Now

January Event: Product Development

Attend our annual fundraiser to benefit entrepreneurial training programs and connect with some of the areas top entrepreneurs and professionals. Speakers include Pavan Muzumdar, COO of Automation Alley and International Speaker Dr. Eddie Connor who will also conduct a book signing with his new book 20/20 Vision. You'll meet our esteemed board or directors and enjoy entertainment from Nationally Renowned Violinist Candice "Pretty Stringz" Smith. There will be a mix and mingle where you'll have an opportunity to enjoy networking and hors d'oeuvres with our members and guests. Cash bar available. ​Early registration $40. Late registration is $50. 

2019 Entrepreneur & Small Business Conference

January Event: Vision 2019

Pavan Muzumdar is chief operating officer of Automation Alley, responsible for facilitating smooth functioning of the organization and enabling execution of strategic goals. Blending his 20-plus years of experience in executive leadership roles with his love of financial analysis and entrepreneurial endeavors, Muzumdar brings a people-focused, fundamentals-based analytical approach to his work. Muzumdar is an Industry 4.0 expert who is often invited to speak on the topic at conferences and is a regular participant in panel discussions related to the digital revolutions impact on business.  In addition to his role at Automation Alley, Muzumdar is also the founder of PCS Insight LLC, a company that teaches leaders of growing companies how to increase profits by intensifying happiness and reducing friction in the workplace, resulting in greater productivity and long-term success. Leveraging his experience with workplace cultural change, Muzumdar created Automation Alley's Competitive Industry 4.0 Transformation (ACT4.0) program and Industry 4.0 Assessments to help growing, forward-thinking advanced manufacturing and technology companies transform their businesses by adopting cutting-edge technologies associated with Industry 4.0. Both initiatives aim to help business leaders transform their companies by fostering an organizational culture that embraces learning, change and technology acceptance. In 2018 he published his book “Venture Perfect: The Leadership System to Maximize Teamwork and Profit in Your Business.” He is a CFA charter holder and has master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bombay.

February Event: Step Into Your Greatness 

November Event: NEA Open House