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Innovate State, with Melissa Mackey

October 21, 2020
6:00 pm
-7:15 pm

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the MSU Innovation Center.

Hosted in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching start-ups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures.

Innovate State with Melissa Mackey


About The Speaker

Melissa Mackey, or, “Mack”, has been driving strategic growth, innovation, and positive brand perception for leading startups, corporations, nonprofits, and agencies for over 15 years. She is an entrepreneur. She also happens to have been a passionate intrapreneur within several Fortune 500 companies. She’s a venture capitalist, a coach to entrepreneurs, a digital marketing executive, and a tech-enthusiast.

Today, Mack is the founder & CEO of LU Management, a firm specializing in helping professional athletes and their families accelerate their success in pursuing their entrepreneurial endeavors and securing venture capital investment.

Mack is a graduate of Michigan State University and has a Digital Marketing & Social Media Strategies diploma from Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. She serves on the Michigan State University Foundation’s Advisory Board.


About Innovate State

Every year, Innovate State invites Spartan entrepreneurs, innovators, and disruptors to join our community for a fireside chat. In these 60-minute interviews, guests share their perspectives on everything from business to family life; the hard knocks of the hustle to maintaining work/life balance. These are stories of success, stories of failure, and stories of uncommon will.

Innovate State is proudly brought to you by the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in collaboration with the MSU Alumni Office, MSU Innovation Center, & MSU Foundation. Innovate State kicks-off at 6 p.m. (ET) and are free to the community. Events will be held via Zoom. Early registration is highly encouraged.


Please join us, virtually, for Innovate State, with Melissa Mackey, on Wed., Oct. 21st, at 6 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).