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Wednesday, May 24 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Startup Next Detroit 2.0: Startup Boost, A Global Pre-Accelerator Launch

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A follow-up to the very popular Startup Next Detroit pre-accelerator program that launched in 2016.

Startup Next, a Techstars program earned the spot as the #1 pre-acceleration program in the world launched in Detroit in 2016. Startup Next prepared startups for accelerators and seed investment, by providing high quality mentorship and leveraging a global network of investors, mentors and founders. The program was free, part-time and consisted of 3-hour weekly sessions for 6 weeks. The program was sponsored globally by Google for Entreprenuers. 

Techstars is supporting the roll-off of the top 7 performing Startup Next cities into a new enttity for 2017-2018.

Come learn about Startup Boost, the global pre-accelerator comprised of the top 7 performing Startup Next Cities (Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Toronto, London, Dublin).  Hear from successful members of Startup Next Detroit's first cohort and plans for the Fall 2017 rollout and application process. 

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Monica Wheat

Lead, Detroit Startup Week, Parallel Ventures
Monica Wheat is a Strategist, Educator, and Venture Developer. She is the Lead for Detroit Startup Week, the past Co-Founder and Partner of Pixel DSi, a digital strategy consultancy and Parallel Ventures, a corporate incubator focused on branded innovation partnerships and startup ecosystem development. Ms. Wheat is also the Founder and Executive Director of Digerati Girls, Inc. / Digerati Kids, a non-profit that has helped over 5,500 Detroit-area students gain skills and an introduction to digital technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. | | Most importantly, Ms. Wheat is extremely invested in the Detroit tech startup community including Curator for Startup Digest Detroit/Ann Arbor, Director of Startup Next Detroit (Now Startup Boost Detroit), Facilitator/Organizer of Startup Weekend Detroit and fmr. Co-Lead of Women 2.0 Detroit. She regularly speaks at corporations... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201