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i3Logic

7 N Saginaw St
Suite 300
Pontiac, MI 48342

Rom LaPointe

What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
I have been a member of Entrepreneurs Organization of Detroit for five years.

Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
Our first customer was Pharmacia, which is now Pfizer. We found a specific niche in a high growth industry and networked to find the appropriate contact.

Where did you find your first employee?
My business partner was a consultant to a prior company that I led.

Have you promoted an intern to employee status, and if so how many times have you done it?
Yes, we have at least five interns/contractors that have joined us full time.

Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
We have received funding from angel investors and bank line of credit, first from Fifth Third Bank and now Chase Bank.

What do you see in Metro Detroit that other people who live outside the area don't?
Metro Detroit has a tradition and current proliferation of entrepreneurialism. Many people from outside, and some inside, the region view us as all a part of the automotive industry. While that is certainly a key economic influence in the region, the innovations and companies started and built here in Metro Detroit impact many industries. This is possible because of the talent and work ethic in Metro Detroit.

If you could change one thing about this region, what would it be?
Have more young talent stay here after college to fuel the opportunities that are here right now.


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