Episode 7

Published on:

26th Apr 2022

2022 Small Business Award Winner: Rene's Inc.

Join Dan Casey and Rene Ebner-Todd, President & Owner of Rene's Inc., winner of the 2022 SmartZone Best Small Business Award.

In this episode, Dan and Rene talk about:

  • How Rene got started in her career
  • Fashion design and manufacturing
  • The 3 companies Rene owns
  • Vasovagal syncope
  • Disease Associated Malnutrition
  • Health app to alert doctors and patients to Disease Associated Malnutrition
  • Protecting your idea through the patent process
  • International patents vs. U.S. patents
  • IT and IT patents
  • Recruiting early stage investors
  • The path to launching an app
  • Help available for entrepreneurs
  • State programs to assist tech companies
  • Kanchan Wankhede and Shannon Schwabe
  • College for Creative Studies in Detroit

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Our Shoreline Your Horizon is produced by the following team members:

Host: Dan Casey

Audio Engineer & Voiceover Artist: George James

Podcast Administrator: Jessie Wiegand

Marketing: Tina Frazer & Jessie Wiegand

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About the Podcast

Our Shoreline - Your Horizon
Economic Development News from Dan Casey
Welcome to Our Shoreline, Your Horizon, a podcast by Dan Casey featuring business and economic development news from St. Clair County, MI. Stretch your horizons in the beautiful shoreline communities of St. Clair County, home to one of the nation's busiest international border crossings. Learn more at www.EDAscc.com