EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

BLVD Harambee Business Model (2016)

Project Details

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project - Spring, 2016

Authors: Denise Collaku & Nina Stojic, Madonna University

Summary

This project established a business model and framework for a community bike shop that is by BLVD-Harambee, a non-profit youth mentorship organization led by the Episcopal Church of the Messiah.

Presentation

Authors

Denise CollakuDenise Collaku, Comerica Bank

Denise Collaku is vice president and Collateral Custody and Servicing Manager at Comerica Bank. In this role, Collaku is responsible for leading the operations of the Collateral Services and Mortgage Warehouse Services teams, overseeing the required maintenance, monitoring and safekeeping of the collateral that supports the Bank’s commercial loan portfolio. A veteran with more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, Collaku has held positions of increasing authority in Lending and Trade Services and Deposit Services since joining Comerica in 2008. Collaku holds a bachelor’s degree in pre-law and history and a master of business administration degree from Madonna University. She is a certified American Bar Association paralegal and last year earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Collaku serves as the finance chair for Comerica’s Women’s Forum, an employee resource networking group.

Nina StojicNina Stojic, Detroit Diesel Corp.

Nina Stojic is a Project Launch Manager at Detroit Diesel Corporation. Nina ensures that all components and activities of upcoming axle product lines are in place for a successful project ramp-up and start of production in Detroit and in support of global pre-series builds. This includes facilitating regular global conference calls with global partners to communicate and confirm due dates for shipments are being met. Nina holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration Degree with a focus on International Management at Madonna University.


Creativity, Invention, and Entrepreneurship