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Friday, May 19
 

6:00pm

[Code] Detroit - Youth Hackathon w/ #HackWSU

***This event requires a second separate registration here****

Are you a young person age 11-20 that is interested in entrepreneurship, business, or coding? #CodeDetroit is for you!

CodeDetroit is a youth-focused business competition that brings together young Detroit designers, developers, entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to build a solid coding or app-based business idea in a weekend. CodeDetroit is open to any young person in middle school or high school who wants to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers.

Young people from all across Detroit are welcome to come together and network with other peers looking to become entrepreneurs. Once youth pitch their ideas, teams form around the top ideas and then it’s a 36-hour frenzy full of turning that idea into a business!

In the end, CodeDetroit wraps with youth team presentations to local business leaders and the chance to win prizes and share your business idea at a youth pitch competition in front of investors!

What you’ll need:

An open mind and cool ideas!
A computer (if not, don’t worry - we will have some available for you to use)
A signed parental permission slip - COMING SOON
A signed media release form - COMING SOON

That’s it! We will bring anything else you might need!


Program Partner
avatar for EcoWorks

EcoWorks

EcoWorks is a Detroit based nonprofit with over thirty years of providing services at the intersection of community development and sustainability. While our roots are firmly planted in energy conservation, we have grown to emphasize all aspects of sustainable development as it relates to building affordable, energy efficient residential housing and commercial... Read More →
avatar for HackWSU

HackWSU

HackWSU is an open hackathon that invites every hacker, newbie to seasoned pro, to come get your tech on in the heart of Detroit! It’s a 36 hour hackathon organized by Innovation Warriors, AngelHack, local Detroit tech partners and Wayne State student entrepreneurs, faculty a... Read More →
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Journi

JOURNi is an organization dedicated to equipping urban communities with the skills and resources necessary to jumpstart their local economies. We strive to build an authentically inclusive tech ecosystem in the city of Detroit, by tapping into the heart and spirit of its residents. To achieve this goal, we will provide immersive courses, youth-centered programming, beneficial employment opportunities, start up education, and socioeconomic... Read More →
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Digerati Girls / Digerati Kids

Digerati Girls / Digerati Kids
5,000+ students + 200 teachers + 60 schools = #codedetroit | | Digerati Girls is a nonprofit organization that focuses on digital and innovation tech education. They were formed to increase the number of women and young girls who pursue careers in digital entrepreneurship & innovation. It offers custom workshops and experiential immersion events at corporations, schools and varied youth-centered organizations. Courses include programs n such as digital portfolio, college prep, Digital Kids Club, Digital Bootcamp, Overnight Hack-a-thon, Website design, Digital Marketing and Social Media, and Mobile App design... Read More →
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Flyball Labs

Computer support and services in Detroit, Michigan

Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wayne State Undergraduate Library 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

6:00pm

HackWSU Powered by AngelHack (May 19 - 21, 2017)
** THIS EVENT REQUIRES A SECOND REGISTRTION AT HTTPS://HACKWSU.COM/ **

Wayne State University invites you to come and be a part of HackWSU 2017! HackWSU is an open hackathon that invites every hacker, newbie to seasoned pro, to come get your tech on in the heart of Detroit!

It’s a 36 hour hackathon organized by Innovation Warriors, AngelHack, local Detroit tech partners and Wayne State student entrepreneurs, faculty and staff.

SCHEDULE
Day 1 - May 19
  • Registration + Food + Networking 6PM
  • Opening Ceremony + Rules 8PM
  • Project Pitches + Team Formation 9PM
  • Hacking Begins! 10PM
  • Midnight Munchies 12AM
Day 2 - May 20
  • Morning Chow 8AM
  • Workshops 9AM
  • Demo 11AM
  • Lunch 12PM
  • Meet the Sponsors 3PM
  • Dinner 5PM
  • Music + Tech 9PM
  • Midnight Munchies 12AM
Day 3 - May 21
  • Breakfast 8AM
  • Hacking Ends! 10AM
  • Lunch 11AM
  • Beginner Teams Presentations 12PM
  • Intermediate Teams Presentations 1PM
  • Experienced Teams Presentations 2PM
  • Closing Ceremony + Awards 3PM
  • Get Out! 4PM

 

 

Sponsors
avatar for TechTown Detroit

TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the l... Read More →
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Flyball Labs

Computer support and services in Detroit, Michigan

Program Partner
avatar for AngelHack

AngelHack

AngelHack, a female-owned, female-majority company, is the world’s largest and most diverse global hacker community, helping to drive open innovation of tech products, platforms and brands with extraordinary smarts, scale and speed. Known as pioneers of global hackathons for more than four years... Read More →
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Wayne State University

A premieruniversityin the heart ofDetroit
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Innovation Warriors

Innovation Warriors is Wayne State’s entrepreneurship hub. | We encourage and support students, alumni, faculty, staff and our community at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey. Get started today by signing up for our  unique programs aimed to build, assist and educate the Innovation Warriors of tomorrow. You may pop-in at our office located in the Undergraduate Library, room 1201, Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm. Innovation Warriors offers six programs focused on all aspects of entrepreneurship. Whether... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Wayne State Undergraduate Library 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
 
Saturday, May 20
 

8:00am

[Code] Detroit - Youth Hackathon w/ #HackWSU

***This event requires a second separate registration here****

Are you a young person age 11-20 that is interested in entrepreneurship, business, or coding? #CodeDetroit is for you!

CodeDetroit is a youth-focused business competition that brings together young Detroit designers, developers, entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to build a solid coding or app-based business idea in a weekend. CodeDetroit is open to any young person in middle school or high school who wants to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers.

Young people from all across Detroit are welcome to come together and network with other peers looking to become entrepreneurs. Once youth pitch their ideas, teams form around the top ideas and then it’s a 36-hour frenzy full of turning that idea into a business!

In the end, CodeDetroit wraps with youth team presentations to local business leaders and the chance to win prizes and share your business idea at a youth pitch competition in front of investors!

What you’ll need:

An open mind and cool ideas!
A computer (if not, don’t worry - we will have some available for you to use)
A signed parental permission slip - COMING SOON
A signed media release form - COMING SOON

That’s it! We will bring anything else you might need!


Program Partner
avatar for EcoWorks

EcoWorks

EcoWorks is a Detroit based nonprofit with over thirty years of providing services at the intersection of community development and sustainability. While our roots are firmly planted in energy conservation, we have grown to emphasize all aspects of sustainable development as it relates to building affordable, energy efficient residential housing and commercial... Read More →
avatar for HackWSU

HackWSU

HackWSU is an open hackathon that invites every hacker, newbie to seasoned pro, to come get your tech on in the heart of Detroit! It’s a 36 hour hackathon organized by Innovation Warriors, AngelHack, local Detroit tech partners and Wayne State student entrepreneurs, faculty a... Read More →
avatar for Journi

Journi

JOURNi is an organization dedicated to equipping urban communities with the skills and resources necessary to jumpstart their local economies. We strive to build an authentically inclusive tech ecosystem in the city of Detroit, by tapping into the heart and spirit of its residents. To achieve this goal, we will provide immersive courses, youth-centered programming, beneficial employment opportunities, start up education, and socioeconomic... Read More →
avatar for Digerati Girls / Digerati Kids

Digerati Girls / Digerati Kids

Digerati Girls / Digerati Kids
5,000+ students + 200 teachers + 60 schools = #codedetroit | | Digerati Girls is a nonprofit organization that focuses on digital and innovation tech education. They were formed to increase the number of women and young girls who pursue careers in digital entrepreneurship & innovation. It offers custom workshops and experiential immersion events at corporations, schools and varied youth-centered organizations. Courses include programs n such as digital portfolio, college prep, Digital Kids Club, Digital Bootcamp, Overnight Hack-a-thon, Website design, Digital Marketing and Social Media, and Mobile App design... Read More →
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Flyball Labs

Computer support and services in Detroit, Michigan

Saturday May 20, 2017 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wayne State Undergraduate Library 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

8:00am

HackWSU Powered by AngelHack (May 19 - 21, 2017)
** THIS EVENT REQUIRES A SECOND REGISTRTION AT HTTPS://HACKWSU.COM/ **

Wayne State University invites you to come and be a part of HackWSU 2017! HackWSU is an open hackathon that invites every hacker, newbie to seasoned pro, to come get your tech on in the heart of Detroit!

It’s a 36 hour hackathon organized by Innovation Warriors, AngelHack, local Detroit tech partners and Wayne State student entrepreneurs, faculty and staff.

SCHEDULE
Day 1 - May 19
  • Registration + Food + Networking 6PM
  • Opening Ceremony + Rules 8PM
  • Project Pitches + Team Formation 9PM
  • Hacking Begins! 10PM
  • Midnight Munchies 12AM
Day 2 - May 20
  • Morning Chow 8AM
  • Workshops 9AM
  • Demo 11AM
  • Lunch 12PM
  • Meet the Sponsors 3PM
  • Dinner 5PM
  • Music + Tech 9PM
  • Midnight Munchies 12AM
Day 3 - May 21
  • Breakfast 8AM
  • Hacking Ends! 10AM
  • Lunch 11AM
  • Beginner Teams Presentations 12PM
  • Intermediate Teams Presentations 1PM
  • Experienced Teams Presentations 2PM
  • Closing Ceremony + Awards 3PM
  • Get Out! 4PM

 

 

Sponsors
avatar for TechTown Detroit

TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the l... Read More →
avatar for Flyball Labs

Flyball Labs

Computer support and services in Detroit, Michigan

Program Partner
avatar for AngelHack

AngelHack

AngelHack, a female-owned, female-majority company, is the world’s largest and most diverse global hacker community, helping to drive open innovation of tech products, platforms and brands with extraordinary smarts, scale and speed. Known as pioneers of global hackathons for more than four years... Read More →
avatar for Wayne State University

Wayne State University

A premieruniversityin the heart ofDetroit
avatar for Innovation Warriors

Innovation Warriors

Innovation Warriors is Wayne State’s entrepreneurship hub. | We encourage and support students, alumni, faculty, staff and our community at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey. Get started today by signing up for our  unique programs aimed to build, assist and educate the Innovation Warriors of tomorrow. You may pop-in at our office located in the Undergraduate Library, room 1201, Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm. Innovation Warriors offers six programs focused on all aspects of entrepreneurship. Whether... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2017 8:00am - 11:30pm
Wayne State Undergraduate Library 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

9:00am

Small Business Legal Academy Detroit

The Small Business Legal Academy is meant to help small business owners and entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. 

There will be four, hands-on panels covering the basic legal issues that business owners need to know.  These include:

  • ·    Intellectual Property
  • ·    Real Estate
  • ·    Employment
  • ·    Business structure, formation, and funding

You will have the chance to hear from some of Detroit’s leading attorneys. Each panel will include a chance to interact with the speakers and ask questions. 

The Small Business Legal Academy will provide direction and general information relevant to early stage businesses and entrepreneurs, but not representation. For private legal consultations, participants should register for the Small Business Legal Clinic.

 


Speakers
DK

Douglas Kelin

Attorney, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
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Michael Melfi

Partner, Bodman Law
Michael S. Melfi, J.D., MBA, is an attorney who represents emerging companies and established businesses in a wide array of technology and corporate matters. He has extensive experience mentoring, counseling, and securing funding for entrepreneurs, inventors, startups, and small... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Wendy Richards

Wendy Richards

Small Business Legal Academy / Advisory Board, Miller Canfield



Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Wayne State Undergraduate Library 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
 
Sunday, May 21
 

8:00am

[Code] Detroit - Youth Hackathon w/ #HackWSU

***This event requires a second separate registration here****

Are you a young person age 11-20 that is interested in entrepreneurship, business, or coding? #CodeDetroit is for you!

CodeDetroit is a youth-focused business competition that brings together young Detroit designers, developers, entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to build a solid coding or app-based business idea in a weekend. CodeDetroit is open to any young person in middle school or high school who wants to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers.

Young people from all across Detroit are welcome to come together and network with other peers looking to become entrepreneurs. Once youth pitch their ideas, teams form around the top ideas and then it’s a 36-hour frenzy full of turning that idea into a business!

In the end, CodeDetroit wraps with youth team presentations to local business leaders and the chance to win prizes and share your business idea at a youth pitch competition in front of investors!

What you’ll need:

An open mind and cool ideas!
A computer (if not, don’t worry - we will have some available for you to use)
A signed parental permission slip - COMING SOON
A signed media release form - COMING SOON

That’s it! We will bring anything else you might need!


Program Partner
avatar for EcoWorks

EcoWorks

EcoWorks is a Detroit based nonprofit with over thirty years of providing services at the intersection of community development and sustainability. While our roots are firmly planted in energy conservation, we have grown to emphasize all aspects of sustainable development as it relates to building affordable, energy efficient residential housing and commercial... Read More →
avatar for HackWSU

HackWSU

HackWSU is an open hackathon that invites every hacker, newbie to seasoned pro, to come get your tech on in the heart of Detroit! It’s a 36 hour hackathon organized by Innovation Warriors, AngelHack, local Detroit tech partners and Wayne State student entrepreneurs, faculty a... Read More →
avatar for Journi

Journi

JOURNi is an organization dedicated to equipping urban communities with the skills and resources necessary to jumpstart their local economies. We strive to build an authentically inclusive tech ecosystem in the city of Detroit, by tapping into the heart and spirit of its residents. To achieve this goal, we will provide immersive courses, youth-centered programming, beneficial employment opportunities, start up education, and socioeconomic... Read More →
avatar for Digerati Girls / Digerati Kids

Digerati Girls / Digerati Kids

Digerati Girls / Digerati Kids
5,000+ students + 200 teachers + 60 schools = #codedetroit | | Digerati Girls is a nonprofit organization that focuses on digital and innovation tech education. They were formed to increase the number of women and young girls who pursue careers in digital entrepreneurship & innovation. It offers custom workshops and experiential immersion events at corporations, schools and varied youth-centered organizations. Courses include programs n such as digital portfolio, college prep, Digital Kids Club, Digital Bootcamp, Overnight Hack-a-thon, Website design, Digital Marketing and Social Media, and Mobile App design... Read More →
avatar for Flyball Labs

Flyball Labs

Computer support and services in Detroit, Michigan

Sunday May 21, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wayne State Undergraduate Library 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

8:00am

HackWSU Powered by AngelHack (May 19 - 21, 2017)
** THIS EVENT REQUIRES A SECOND REGISTRTION AT HTTPS://HACKWSU.COM/ **

Wayne State University invites you to come and be a part of HackWSU 2017! HackWSU is an open hackathon that invites every hacker, newbie to seasoned pro, to come get your tech on in the heart of Detroit!

It’s a 36 hour hackathon organized by Innovation Warriors, AngelHack, local Detroit tech partners and Wayne State student entrepreneurs, faculty and staff.

SCHEDULE
Day 1 - May 19
  • Registration + Food + Networking 6PM
  • Opening Ceremony + Rules 8PM
  • Project Pitches + Team Formation 9PM
  • Hacking Begins! 10PM
  • Midnight Munchies 12AM
Day 2 - May 20
  • Morning Chow 8AM
  • Workshops 9AM
  • Demo 11AM
  • Lunch 12PM
  • Meet the Sponsors 3PM
  • Dinner 5PM
  • Music + Tech 9PM
  • Midnight Munchies 12AM
Day 3 - May 21
  • Breakfast 8AM
  • Hacking Ends! 10AM
  • Lunch 11AM
  • Beginner Teams Presentations 12PM
  • Intermediate Teams Presentations 1PM
  • Experienced Teams Presentations 2PM
  • Closing Ceremony + Awards 3PM
  • Get Out! 4PM

 

 

Sponsors
avatar for TechTown Detroit

TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the l... Read More →
avatar for Flyball Labs

Flyball Labs

Computer support and services in Detroit, Michigan

Program Partner
avatar for AngelHack

AngelHack

AngelHack, a female-owned, female-majority company, is the world’s largest and most diverse global hacker community, helping to drive open innovation of tech products, platforms and brands with extraordinary smarts, scale and speed. Known as pioneers of global hackathons for more than four years... Read More →
avatar for Wayne State University

Wayne State University

A premieruniversityin the heart ofDetroit
avatar for Innovation Warriors

Innovation Warriors

Innovation Warriors is Wayne State’s entrepreneurship hub. | We encourage and support students, alumni, faculty, staff and our community at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey. Get started today by signing up for our  unique programs aimed to build, assist and educate the Innovation Warriors of tomorrow. You may pop-in at our office located in the Undergraduate Library, room 1201, Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm. Innovation Warriors offers six programs focused on all aspects of entrepreneurship. Whether... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wayne State Undergraduate Library 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
 
Monday, May 22
 

8:00am

9:00am

9:00am

Free Headshots @ #ChaseBasecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE* shots during Detroit Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (500 Temple St, Detroit, MI 48201) from 9am-2pm May 22-26, 2017. Sign up for a time below via the provided link.

http://slotted.co/dsw17headshots

*First come, first serve. Sign up via the link above.


#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Ryan Lally

Ryan Lally

Programming - Mentorship Office Hours (Google/ Chase / Small Business Legal Academy)
Tech-savvy Metro-Detroit Real Estate Professional, committed to working smarter and harder than the competition; specializing in the Grosse Pointes and neighboring communities. Husband. Father. Military veteran with special operations background.
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Derien Stephens

Headshots @ #ChaseBasecamp, WhooSaid LLC


Monday May 22, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:00am

Pose It, Solve It, Pay It Forward - Detroit Startup Week Ideas Wall 2.0
Live Ideas Wall @ Detroit Startup Week Base Camp!

Join Detroit Startup Week in shaping the future of Detroit's Startup Ecosystem
Attendees from all sessions and events are invited to come and submit ideas in three key areas:

"Pose It” // Challenges / Problems (Pain points you don’t know how to fix)
“Solve It” // Solutions (Doesn’t need to make money... Innovative solutions to problems we see)
"Pay It Forward” //  (Got A Business You Won’t Build… Give it to the ecosystem! New App? New Project? Leave your email if you want to be involved)

The best of the ideas will be posted to social media. #IdeasWall #DETSW17

Results from the wall will be tallied, compiled and seed an annual Detroit Startup Week - Detroit Startup Ecosystem analysis and report with measured steps and goals for growth and solution progress. 


Monday May 22, 2017 9:00am - 8:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Lounge | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:30am

Market Research & Customer Discover for Healthcare Entrepreneurs
Workshop will walk through using Steve Blank's Customer Development Process and Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Design, and participants will learn:Learn To construct and articulate the key hypothesis to be validated in the customer discovery process.Define their industry ecosystem and competitive landscape.Identify subject matter experts for customer discovery interviews.Create an interview guide for the customer discover process.Provide training on conducting successful customer discovery interviews.

The Search Lite is a local market research and customer discovery firm specializing in working with startups and small businesses.

The Search Lite has extensive experience working with companies in the healthcare space to develop and execute a successful customer discovery process.

Speakers
#DETSW17 Organizing Team
JR

John Rogers

MedTech Track Captain


Monday May 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Board Room | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Rebrand Cities - Launch Initiative for 10,000 Small Businesses
Rebrand Cities is a global design and technology initiative focuses on closing the divide divide and telling the story of cities through through the lense of diverse small businesses. 46% of the small businesses in America operate without a website. We will share our bold plan to get 10,000 small businesses online by 2019.

Attendees will learn about program objective of solving the Digital Divide for Neighborhood Businesses

Speakers
avatar for Hajj Flemings

Hajj Flemings

Founder, Brand Camp University
Hajj is a leading brand strategist; speaker and tech entrepreneur that travels nationally inspiring people and brands to build, launch and grow their ideas.Hajj was featured in CNN’s Black In America 4: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley with Soledad O’Brien which was view... Read More →

Program Partner
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Rebrand Cities

The Rebrand Detroit project is the brainchild of Hajj Flemings, Founder of Brand Camp University, and is funded by the Knight Foundation as one of the inaugural winners of the 2015 Knight Cities Challenge.

Monday May 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

360 Degree Branding
Your brand is a representation of you and your business. It’s not just your business name or logo. It is all encompassing. It’s your products, physical and online presence, and most importantly, the customer experience.. Learn about establishing a cohesive brand presence and how insure your brand’s identity.

All business can learn best practices to create a overall customer and brand experience

Speaker: Dawn Oliver, Marketing Manager-Automotive Audio at Samsung/Harman & co-founder of urbanize(D)

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Oliver

Dawn Oliver

AFE Marketing Manager & Co-Founder, Samsung/Harman & urbanize(D)
Dawn R. Oliver is a native of Detroit. She has a B.S., in Public Administration & Community Development as well as an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications. A seasoned marketing professional with fifteen years of experience in various aspects of the marketing industry rangi... Read More →

Program Partner
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Build Institute Detroit

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time. With a little support, a lot of hard work, and a friendly nudge... Read More →
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Samsung/Harman

HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services.  Our talented workforce and innovation strength... Read More →
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urbanize(D)

urbanize(D) is collective minded consultancy to meet your local event, business and talent needs. Our mission is to take creative team approach when or to manage your strategies, creative design and community relations. From small business entrepreneurs to non-profit events, w... Read More →

Monday May 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Tomorrow's Mobility: A fireside chat with Senator Gary Peters (MI), Paul Hemmersbaugh, GM, and Jean Redfield, NextEnergy
Join us in a discussion with government and industry leaders about the current and future state of mobility. From topics including connected and autonomous vehicles to accessibility, hear how innovation will impact users, entrepreneurs and the communities in which we live. Engage with experts to learn more about the challenges and opportunities for start ups to shape the future of mobility in Detroit and beyond.

Speakers: 
Senator Gary Peters
Paul Hemmersbaugh, GM
Jean Redfield, NextEnergy

Speakers
avatar for Paul Hemmersbaugh

Paul Hemmersbaugh

Chief Counsel & Policy Director, Transportation as a Service, General Motors
Self-driving vehicle technology, deployment, legal & regulatory issues and other mobility topics.
avatar for Senator Gary Peters

Senator Gary Peters

Senator, United States Senate
avatar for Jean Redfield

Jean Redfield

CEO, NextEnergy
The future of energy in mobility and the built environment... the new technologies and business models that change how we use energy to live and move.

Program Partner
avatar for NextEnergy

NextEnergy

Founded in 2002 as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, NextEnergy is one of the nation’s leading accelerators of advanced energy and transportation technologies, businesses and industries. Since its inception, NextEnergy has helped attract more than $1.6 billion of new investment. For more information, visit... Read More →

Monday May 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Social Entrepreneurship 101: So you want to start a social venture enterprise?
Learn the basics of how to create positive social impact using entrepreneurship.

Speakers: Marcus Harris, Father Phil Cooke

Speakers

Monday May 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Fireside Chat with Automation Alley
Automation Alley is a great value for innovators and entrepreneurs in Metro-Detroit, INCLUDING Detroit. An interview with their new Executive Director would provide great insight to our entrepreneurs.

Come listen to Automation Alley's Manager of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Dom Holmes discuss what Automation Alley can do for you. As a leading business association in Southeast Michigan, Automation Alley is ready to serve startups and established businesses alike.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Bruder

Richard Bruder

Attorney, Kemp Klein Law Firm
I help entrepreneurs attract and negotiate funding from angels and venture capitalists. I also help angel investors and venture capitalist make better deals by "protecting the downside." | | I have developed the "Enterprise Counsel" program - a fixed fee retainer based syste... Read More →
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Dom Holmes

Manager, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Automation Alley
Dom Holmes is the Manager of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Automation Alley, a nonprofit technology business association and business accelerator in Troy, Michigan. He manages programs and activities designed to provide information, education, and training to prospective and... Read More →
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Silvia Mansoor

Technology Track Co-Captain, Dean & Fulkerson, PC
The technology track programs, startups, Detroit, the law, business concepts, and everything in between!


Monday May 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Wordpress 101: Build A Website with WordPress and AMBR Detroit
WordPress is the most popular website content management tool on the web. Over 27% of the websites use it. Learn how you can get started managing your website up with WordPress. Topics include how to finding a design, managing your content, hosting solutions, and SEO tricks.

This workshop will help Detroit entrepreneurs learn how to quickly create a nice website for themselves.

Speaker: Anthony Montalbano, Co-Founder of AMBR Detroit

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Montalbano

Anthony Montalbano

Founder, AMBR Detroit
Anthony is a Detroit-based entrepreneur and software engineer. He's passionate about making beautiful and useful things on the web. | | Anthony has spoken at numerous events across the country on topics ranging from WordPress development to SEO to entrepreneurship. He's been... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2E Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Accessing Capital for Detroit-based Businesses: What are your options?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Access to capital is always an issue with Detroit business owners. My goal is to focus on microloan funding options versus SBA loans, which will allow these neighborhood business owners to navigate both non-traditional and traditional financing vehicles. I will attempt to answer the following questions: What is the difference between a microloan and small business loan? Which type of loan is best for a business? How do you successfully apply for loan funding? Which microlenders are lending to Detroit businesses? This is only a sampling of the questions that will be answered during my proposed program. My program will be geared towards startups and existing Detroit businesses that need additional capital to become successful and be able to employ neighborhood residents. My target neighborhood for this proposal is the East Jefferson corridor or Mack Ave area.

This microloan symposium will allow place-based entrepreneurs to meet and hear from industry professionals who can provide access to capital. Typically, access to capital from financial institutions is a major obstacle to the launch or growth of new businesses. These entrepreneurs will see instant value in this symposium, which will assist them in navigating between non-traditional and traditional lenders and be able to identify a lender that is a fit for them. Understanding how microloans impact an entrepreneur’s business will determine whether they can obtain funding for working capital, inventory or supplies, furniture or fixtures, and machinery or equipment. The information that will be obtained from this program will help substantially improve the chances for Detroit businesses to grow and hire neighborhood residents.

Speakers:
Warren S. Galloway, Jr. – Host/Moderator

Lawrence Jackson – Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Marcus Jackson – The Private Bank

Matthew Bihun – ProsperUs Microloan

Dr. Joyce Suber – Michigan Women’s Foundation Microloan

Hassan Bazzi – ACCESS Microloan

Andrew Lucco – Michigan Saves Microloan

Mikiah Westbrooks – Brix Wine and Charcuterie (Michigan Women’s Foundation Microloan)

Lester Gouvia – Norma G’s Restaurant (Prosper Us & Michigan Saves Microloan) 

This session is located at Techtown in the Garage, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202
Shuttle service is not avilable for this session. 

Moderators
avatar for Warrren S. Galloway, Jr., J.D.

Warrren S. Galloway, Jr., J.D.

Owner, Warren Galloway & Associates LLC
Warren has worked for some of the largest national and regional financial institutions, including E*TRADE Bank, Charter One Bank, Standard Federal Bank and NBD Bank, holding positions in Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, Community Reinvestment, Community Development, Personal and M... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Bihun

Matthew Bihun

Senior Loan Officer, ProsperUS Detroit
A barstool intellectual with a master’s degree in small talk, Matthew Bihun joined the ProsperUS Detroit Micro-Loan Program in the winter of 2013. Matthew’s first task was to create the model, infrastructure, and processes for a loan program, specifically designed to serve the capital needs of low-income, minority, and immigrant entrepreneurs. Since then, ProsperUS Detroit has loaned over $500,000 in micro-loans to 28 entrepreneurs. Matthew believes that developing honest and high-touch relationships with borrowers is critical to mitigating risk, creating personal and family wealth, and promoting profitable businesses. Outside of ProsperUS, Matthew is a co-owner... Read More →
avatar for Lester Gouiva

Lester Gouiva

Owner / Chef, Norma G's
I spent over 25 years in the corporate sector in both finance & telecommunications; in sales, sales management and technical. After being downsized in 2014, I began my new found career in the food industry. Because of the passion for cooking that I developed from my mom, hence... Read More →
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Mikiah Westbrooks

Owner, Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique
Mikiah Glynn Westbrooks is the owner/operator of Brix Wine and Charcuterie Boutique located in Detroit`s West Village. Brix was a fifteen year dream in the making and finally it has come to fruition. Mikiah`s passion for wine and the connectivity that happens when shared with fri... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Hassan Bazzi

Programming - Neighborhood Collaboration Lead, ACCESS
Hassan Bazzi is the Director of Regional Opportunities at ACCESS where he leads the non-profit organization’s strategy for Detroit and Southeast MI. In this role Hassan explores new initiatives, opportunities, programs and partnerships for community and business development in... Read More →
avatar for Regina Ann Campbell

Regina Ann Campbell

Retail / Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, TechTown Detroit
Regina has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. Regina has directed the strategic vision, program design and development, execution and growth of the place-based entrepreneurship's flagship programs: SWOT City and Retail Services. Regina has a successf... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
TechTown Detroit @ Garage

11:30am

12:00pm

Learn How to Hack BizDev
Closing your first few deals is one of the most important, and most challenging aspects of creating a startup.  If you are selling your product to other businesses, it is often hard to even have the first conversation.  In this session we will learn from one of the Techstars execs some hacks to get through these first deals.

  • Learn how to source and close your first big contracts.
  • Learn how to build your pipeline and be proactive about who to go after.
  • Learn how to track down all of the right contacts at a prospect customer to have the highest chance of success.
  • Walk through all the steps from the first introduction to a signed check in your pocket.

Dave coaches Techstars founders every day in moving deals along, fostering partnerships and getting unstuck in the sales process.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Drach

Dave Drach

VP Corporate Strategy, Techstars
Dave has been a Techstars mentor since the first program in Boulder in 2007. Dave lives in Boulder and helps build new startup ecosystems like that in Detroit. Working with the Detroit community Dave put together the Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit program. Now Dave focu... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

12:00pm

Mompreneurs: Growing Businesses & Raising Families
If you’re a mompreneur or an aspiring one, you know that all the joy and hard work of mothering is amplified when raising a business is also part of the equation. In this session, moms from all walks of life and business sectors are encouraged to come network, discuss meaningful issues, vent, and share resources and tools for growth. 

Moderators
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Robin Kinnie

Advisory Board, Great Lakes Women's Business Council
Robin Kinnie is the Communications Manager for the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council. She received both her Undergraduate degree from the Eli Broad College of Business and Masters’ degree in Higher, Adult, Lifelong Education from Michigan State University. | After begin... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Ponders

Charlie Ponders

Founder, My:Mom:Code

Speakers
Program Partner
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Build Institute Detroit

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time. With a little support, a lot of hard work, and a friendly nudge... Read More →

Monday May 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

Creating a LinkedIn Profile for Sales and Business Development
LinkedIn has over 450 million business professionals interested in connecting with other professionals. If your profile isn’t designed to attract them, why even have one? I will show you exactly how to craft your profile and position yourself as a leader in your field. We will dissect each section and add in the verbiage to attract your ideal customer. 

Attendees will learn the tactics pros use to attract highly qualified prospects on social media.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Barnes

Cynthia Barnes

Founder and CEO, Barnes Sales Institute
CYNTHIA BARNES IS THE FOUNDER OF BARNES SALES INSTITUTE, AN EXECUTIVE SALES COACHING FIRM BASED IN DETROIT. BARNES SALES INSTITUTE WORKS WITH BUSINESS OWNERS TO ACCELERATE REVENUE GROWTH. | | SHE IS ADEPT AT ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING LASTING, MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL BUSINESS... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

The Power of Podcasting: Not A Passing Fad
According to Edison Research over 57 million Americans listened to podcasts in the every month.  It’s clear that the resurgence of podcasts is not a passing fad, but rather a unique way to approach and deliver content to an ever-growing audience of highly educated and affluent users.

This panel will increase attendees knowledge of the power of voice and how to use podcast formats to spread news, sports talk, entertainment and business information. Learn from successful podcasters tips and tricks for success. You will learn best practices, podcast monetization, marketing strategies, inexpensive equipment tricks to get started and more.



Moderators
avatar for Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson

Lead and Be Legendary Podcast

Speakers
avatar for Matt Dibble

Matt Dibble

Producer, Final 5
Final 5
avatar for Francis Grunow

Francis Grunow

Producer, In This Place Podcast
In This Place Podcast
avatar for Santoine Jackson

Santoine Jackson

Co-Founder, The College of Hip Hop App
The College of Hip Hop
avatar for Antoine Jackson

Antoine Jackson

Co-Founder, The College of Hip Hop App
The College of Hip Hop
avatar for Tom Lawrence

Tom Lawrence

Producer, The Tecknowledge
Lawrence Technology Services
avatar for David Phillips

David Phillips

Co-Founder, IT in the D, Podcast Detroit
Networking, podcasting, IT in the D, Podcast Detroit...


Monday May 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

The Tech Crisis No One is Talking About
Detroit’s tech industry is booming, but what about the crisis no one is talking about?  There will be 1 million unfilled computer programming positions by 2020, and according to the Department of Labor less than 10% of software engineers are African-American. These speakers will highlight the overarching need for developers, companies’ dire need to diversify to remain competitive and what Detroit is doing to help fill those gaps. 

Detroiters will get a behind-the-scenes perspective on what organizations and the city are doing to counter this challenge, helping them remain competitive and get ahead of the curve. With new programs being established throughout the city, Detroit entrepreneurs need to know more about the opportunities at the fingertips and an understanding of how to leverage them. 

Damien Rocchi (Grand Circus), Javier Evelyn (Alerje, CODE2040 Entrepreneur in Residence), Chioke Mose-Telesford (City of Detroit)

Speakers
avatar for Javier Evelyn

Javier Evelyn

Founder and CEO, Alerje
I'm the Founder and CEO of an early stage medtech startup called Alerje. We're developing an epinephrine auto-injector sized to fit into a smartphone case. When used during food allergy emergencies, an integrated mobile app alerts location info to 911 dispatchers. In addition, I currently serve as the 2017 CODE2040 Entrepreneur In Residence for Grand Circus. In concert with the aforementioned efforts, I co-run a program called How... Read More →

Program Partner
avatar for Grand Circus

Grand Circus

Learn to code at Grand Circus and kickstart your tech career.
avatar for Code2040

Code2040

Code2040 creates pathways to success for Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy.

Monday May 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Have a Business, But Who's Your Target?
You have a business or business idea but do you really know the customer you’re targeting? In this workshop you’ll learn how to identify your target audience, what makes them tick and why they will want to buy your product or service. An ideation expert will help you focus in on the idea/business, why it’s needed, and who it’s for.

Attendees will learn how to develop a target market and how to identify customer needs.

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Christianne Malone

Christianne Malone

Entrepreneurship 101 Track Captain / Advisory Board, Build Institute
Christianne Malone is the program director at Build Institute, an entrepreneurship training organization in Detroit. Build Institute helps people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network. To date, the organization has graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from their classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. | | Christianne is also the founder and CEO of urbanize(D), an urban marketing and design consultancy based in Detroit. The company works with local organizations to plan, design and market their brands and programs through the complexities and opportunities of the urban environment. Christianne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and International Business from Xavier University in Ohio. She sits on the board of Metro Museum of Design Detroit, the Michigan Chapter of US Lacrosse, and is a member of the Detroit Recreation Advisory Commission. Her community leadership and involvement also includes serving as a volunteer leader for Impact Detroit as well as co-founding and directing the... Read More →

Program Partner
avatar for Build Institute Detroit

Build Institute Detroit

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time. With a little support, a lot of hard work, and a friendly nudge... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Returning Professional Services to Neighborhoods
Detroit's neighborhoods are underserved in terms of professional services, from neighborhood lawyers, to doctors, dentists, and veterinarians. This program is to demonstrate how to successfully plan, brand, develop, market and grow a neighborhood business in Detroit. 

There is significant benefit for Detroit Entrepreneurs - we should be encouraged to start professional businesses in the City, these are the businesses that sustain neighborhoods and create better quality of life for people in our city. They also bring Detroit closer to those 20 minute neighborhoods idealized by the Mayor's office/administration. 

Professional services are vital to the strength of neighborhoods. Knowing that there is an available professional in your community can give tremendous value for individuals, families, and small businesses. This is especially true when it comes to medical care, but it is also very important to have a neighborhood lawyer, veterinarian, accountant, tax professional who is available and a trusted asset to the community. 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Thomas, M.D.

Paul Thomas, M.D.

Doctor, Plum Health DPC
Family Medicine Doctor with Plum Health DPC, a Direct Primary Care medical practice in Detroit, Michigan. We deliver affordable, accessible healthcare services in Detroit and beyond! | Learn more at: http://www.plumhealthdpc.com/ | Follow our progress at: https://www.facebo... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Project Management 101: Manage Projects the Agile Way
How fast can you validate a business assumption? How fast can you take an idea from inception to market? How fast can you pivot to try new approaches and strategies?

Are you moving fast and going nowhere?

Startups that thrive move fast and adapt quickly. In this talk, you will learn how to manage your work in a way that lets you reduce investment risk and maximize value delivered. Concepts from Lean Manufacturing and Agile Project Management can help you succeed where others fail.

UPDATE: Slides are available below or at http://schd.ws/hosted_files/detroitstartupweek2017/c7/DSW%202017%20Agile%20Project%20Management.pdf

Feel free to contact me @greghaskins on Twitter, or ghaskins@pillartechnology.com.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Haskins

Greg Haskins

Technical Leader, Pillar Technology

Program Partner
avatar for Pillar Technology

Pillar Technology

Your traditional marketing company talks about integrating technology with these things—they talk—but we do it every day. And we do it really well. Because technology is our game, and our team is made up of awesome players.


Monday May 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

JILLTalk: People, Places & Partnerships
The JILL TALK speaking series will feature influential women TALKERS who will deliver a 14 minute TED-style presentation, followed by a panel discussion. It will be hosted by Jillian Blackwell, JILL TALK Conversation Strategist and Partner Sales Manager for Heartland District at Microsoft.

This series is designed to give women thought leaders and business onwers at platform where they can activate, accelerat and amplify their voices. 

JILL TALK speakers:

- Mrs. Toy Baks of Toy Banks International
- Regina  Gains of House of Pure Vin
- Dr. Sabrina Jackson - The People Expert


It has never been a better time to be a woman entrepreneur. In fact, women own 36% of all businesses, according to the 2012 U.S. Census ‒ a jump of 30% over 2007. The number of businesses owned by African American women has grown 322% since 1997, making black females the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., per Fortune Magazine. In addition, within the past seven years, Detroit has become known both as the Wild West and the land of opportunity for business founders, a significant proportion of them female. 

Although these numbers are impressive, economists and academics agree women entrepreneurs are still an under-tapped force that can rekindle economic expansion if given an opportunity to lead. Why are women under tapped and underserved? Could it be that women aren’t seen as thought leaders, or leaders within their industry? During Detroit Startup week, women will have their voices heard. 

Moderators
avatar for Jillian Blackwell

Jillian Blackwell

Visionary and Founder, JILL TALK

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Toy Banks

Mrs. Toy Banks

CEO and Founder, Toy Banks International LLC
RG

Regina Gaines

House of Pure Vin


Monday May 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Board Room | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Attracting Talent to SE Michigan
A panel discussion about how companies in the region can attract talent from outside the state and from better known corporations. The panel will feature companies who have attracted outside talent and individuals who have moved here from other regions to be a part of the startup scene in Detroit.

Attendees will learn how to attract top outside talent.

Speakers: Ted Serbinski, Techstars Mobility

Speakers
avatar for Gabe Karp

Gabe Karp

Partner, Detroit Venture Partners
Gabe is a Partner at Detroit Venture Partners, a Detroit-based Venture Capital firm that backs seed and early-stage technology companies. He currently sits on several boards of companies in the DVP portfolio. Prior to joining DVP, Gabe was the Executive Vice President and General... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Ted Serbinski

Ted Serbinski

Managing Director, Techstars Mobility
Fueling the startup renaissance in Detroit. Building things and helping people. Cornell alum. Dad of 3 kids under 3.


Monday May 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Why and How You Must Secure Your Business from a Cyber Attack
As an offering of the Small Business Legal Academy, the program will explore the risks that businesses face in securing their information from cyber crime, the devastating impact a breach can inflict, and best practices to build and maintain an appropriate cybersecurity program to limit risk.

Detroit entrepreneurs operating businesses need to consider cybersecurity issues facing them and take action to protect their operations. Data breaches are expensive and potentially fatal to the goodwill of a business and the risk needs to be addressed as part of any sound business operation strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Battersby

Colin Battersby

Principal Attorney, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

Program Partner
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Miller Canfield

Miller Canfield, P.L.C., doing business as Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, is a large American law firm based in Detroit, Michigan

Monday May 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Startup Branding 101
A panel discussion on how startups can create a powerful and innovative brand on a budget, and doing it right the first time. Using a design-centric approach to target the user market in positioning the brand of your company.


Speakers
#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Steven  Hawring

Steven Hawring

Marketing Lead - Graphic Design, Hexagon Creative


Monday May 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2E Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Goal Setting Gathering for Creative Small Business Owners - Detroit Art and Business Institute
GSG will be an important way for the metro Detroit art & design community, including the LTU student population, to connect with their peers and brainstorm together to support and help guide each other’s creative ventures.

Writing down your goals increases the likelihood of success by close to 40% (1) and people who write their goals AND share their progress with others are 76% more likely to achieve them.

Each person that attends will receive a branded, Mini Goal-Setting Guide to use during the event and take away.

GSG will begin and end with 10 minutes of people entering and mingling. After the mingling we’ll proceed to an introduction by Andrea Rosenfeld, Founder/CEO of DABI. She will explain her mission and introduce her programs then detail the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting system. The guests will break up into small support groups and will be encouraged to mix it up by moving around to other groups.

Creative small business owners struggle to earn an income from their special skill sets because although they may excel in their craft they lack practical, small business growth strategies necessary to build a strong and viable enterprise. DABI knows that creative business training is an essential ingredient that propels an artist to improve their business success but we ALSO know that after an artist learns the “how” they also need guidance to help them take the proper steps forward.

Speakers
Program Partner
avatar for Detroit Art and Business Institute

Detroit Art and Business Institute

Increasing the value of artists and entrepreneurs through business education, connections and opportunities. We help artists make more money!

Monday May 22, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Detroit Center for Design & Technology (DCDT @ LTU Detroit) 429 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI

2:00pm

Place-based Entrepreneurship Reception sponsored by New Economy Intiative (NEI)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

***This is an invite only reception due to space limitations***

2017 Detroit Startup Week has a place-based entrepreneurship track. The Village supporting entrepreneurs where they are - from idea to brick and mortar. Place-based entrepreneurship in Detroit adds value to the revitalization of commercial corridors. Thru this work residents and visitors have the amenities and services they desire in vibrant, dense communities. This reception is bringing together the doers, influencers and stakeholders that launch, stabilize and grow Detroit's place-based businesses.

This session is located at Techtown in the Garage, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202
Shuttle service is not availble for this session. 

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Regina Ann Campbell

Regina Ann Campbell

Retail / Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, TechTown Detroit
Regina has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. Regina has directed the strategic vision, program design and development, execution and growth of the place-based entrepreneurship's flagship programs: SWOT City and Retail Services. Regina has a successf... Read More →
avatar for Devita Davison

Devita Davison

Food-Preneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.
avatar for Joanna Dueweke

Joanna Dueweke

Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, Detroit Startup Week, ProsperUS Detroit
Dedicated to helping Detroit’s neighborhoods thrive, Joanna Dueweke is the Program Manager for ProsperUS Detroit where she commits her energy to fostering relationships, empowering entrepreneurs, and supporting community development. Before coming to ProsperUS and while achieving... Read More →
avatar for Christianne Malone

Christianne Malone

Entrepreneurship 101 Track Captain / Advisory Board, Build Institute
Christianne Malone is the program director at Build Institute, an entrepreneurship training organization in Detroit. Build Institute helps people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network. To date, the organization has graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from their classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. | | Christianne is also the founder and CEO of urbanize(D), an urban marketing and design consultancy based in Detroit. The company works with local organizations to plan, design and market their brands and programs through the complexities and opportunities of the urban environment. Christianne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and International Business from Xavier University in Ohio. She sits on the board of Metro Museum of Design Detroit, the Michigan Chapter of US Lacrosse, and is a member of the Detroit Recreation Advisory Commission. Her community leadership and involvement also includes serving as a volunteer leader for Impact Detroit as well as co-founding and directing the... Read More →

Program Partner
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NEI

The mission of the New Economy Initiative (NEI) is to create an inclusive, innovative regional culture by reawakening and leveraging Detroit’s creative entrepreneurial drive. Our overarching goal is to establish a more diverse economy where opportunity, wealth and prosperity are... Read More →

Monday May 22, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
TechTown Detroit @ Garage

3:00pm

KEYNOTE: Fireside Chat With Dug Song, Co-founder and CEO of Duo Security
Fireside chat with Duo founder Dug Song. Topics to include Duo's origin and growth in the last 5 years, experience scaling a company in SE Michigan, Ann Arbor compared to other cities, and how Duo attracted funding from top tier VCs in Silicon Valley, as well as the state of cybersecurity, diversity and inclusion in tech.

Speakers
avatar for Dug Song

Dug Song

CEO, Duo Security
Co-founder of Duo Security, Arbor Networks, the Ann Arbor New Tech Meetup (5000+ members, 5 new companies every month), the Ann Arbor Skatepark, a2geeks (hosts of Ignite Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Maker Faire), and the Tech Brewery (startup co-op in an 1880's brewery). Mentor fo... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

How to Grow Your Company From the Ground Up
During this talk, you'll hear from founder, chief and 30-something Shane Bliemaster. He heads up Marketing Supply Co, based in Detroit, and cut his teeth on tech startups in San Francisco and New York City before returning to his roots in Michigan. There will be time for Q&A during this talk. 

Shane will talk through growth, and just how important that word becomes when you decide to be an entrepreneur. Hear about the following: 

Growing your idea
- Tips to grow your idea from paper to product
Growing your product
- Tips to grow your product to fit market needs
Growing your customers
- Tips to grow your user base
- Growing your team
Hiring mistakes not to make
- Personal growth
How your personal path affects your business path, and why it's important to nurture both 

Join us!

More about Marketing Supply Co: 

Marketing Supply Co is the only Detroit-based agency specializing in growth through social advertising. Helping companies in Detroit, San Francisco, New York, and beyond over the past two years, Bliemaster has grown his team to 12, and is projected to surpass $1 million in revenue in 2017 only two years in. Since inception, Marketing Supply Co. has helped over 50 companies grow their revenue and scale their business. Exponential growth is often the outcome when Marketing Supply Co is engaged; client after client boasts 5-20x ROI on ad spend, typically after 1-2 months.

Igniting revenue growth and scaling startups through data-driven online marketing is Marketing Supply Co’s mission. Bliemaster has handpicked his team to accomplish this, assembling a team of young and hungry talent, each of which lives and works in Detroit.


Speakers
avatar for Shane Bliemaster

Shane Bliemaster

founder and chief, Marketing Supply Co.
Hustle paired with a deep experience and success in data-driven digital marketing, alignment of market demand, cross-country logistics and opportunity first created Marketing Supply Co in 2015. |   | Founder Shane Bliemaster, 33, first cut his teeth in the startup tech scene... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

Fair wages, Fair Market Prices from Farm to Table
This panel discussion will identify the challenges and opportunities in wage equity across the chain of labor, looking specifically at farm-to-table restaurants. What role can farm and food business owners, policymakers, and eaters play in ensuring that values-driven restaurants can succeed while paying their workers fairly, and compensating farmers so they and their workers can earn a living wage? 

Attendees will learn about identifying and creating wage equity across the chain of labor

Speakers: Moderated by: Eitan Sussman, Keep Growing Detroit.
Carolyn Leadley, Rising Pheasant Farms; Chef Marc Djozlija, Wright & Co.; Rohani Foulkes, The Farmer's; Ben Hall, Russell Street Deli 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Marc Djozlija

Marc Djozlija

Chef, Wright & Co.
avatar for Rohani Foulkes

Rohani Foulkes

Co-Founder, The Farmers Hand
Co-Owner, The Farmer's Hand
avatar for Ben Hall

Ben Hall

Owner, Russell Street Deli
avatar for Carolyn Leadley

Carolyn Leadley

Farmer, Rising Pheasant Farm

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Devita Davison

Devita Davison

Food-Preneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.
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Ederique Goudia

Operations - Catering Lead, FoodLab Detroit
Ederique Goudia is the Program Associate for FoodLab Detroit. Also, co-owner of Gabriel Hall, upcoming Creole restaurant to the West Village neighborhood and co-founder of In The Business of Food, LLC, a consulting agency for local food entrepreneurs.

Program Partner
avatar for FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab was started out of the need to provide space for food entrepreneurs to connect and discuss the challenges of running a business with “good food” values. Today, FoodLab is a member-based non-profit organization with over 200 food distribution, processing, and retail f... Read More →

Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
MSU Detroit Center 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

Subscription Boxes: The Business of Sharing your Passion
Subscription based e-retailing is one of the fastest growing online segments.(Internet Retailer, March ‘16) and  projected to grow to $94B in the coming years.  Join the founders of Gentleman’s Box, Isle Box, MittenCrate and the founder of My Subscription Addiction a leading voice in SubCom with over 1 million subscribers and 10 million views per month.

You will learn what it takes to create and grow sustainable subscription commerce (box) businessesSubscription Boxes are another business option that illustrates where passions, business smarts and hard work can thrive in Detroit.  Since it is tech/online based, the result is a global reach, while staying local.

Entrepreneurship 101: another channel for starting a business
Food: many subscription boxes include food
Retail: latest online channel
Technology: online retail and customer management 

Facilitator: Michelle Lange, Co-founder SUBTA & CrateLabs

Panelist: Chris George, CEO, Gentleman’s Box

Panelist: Cory Wright, CEO, Mitten Crate

Panelist: Kolin Karchon, CEO IsleBox

Panelist:  Liz Cadman, Founder, My Subscription Addiction

 

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Lange

Michelle Lange

SUBTA is the first trade organization for the subscription box industry and a great resource to boost your business. Connect with industry insiders, get discounts on special events and the Subscription Summit—the industry’s largest conference.

Speakers
Program Partner
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Subta

SUBTA is the first trade organization for the subscription box industry and a great resource to boost your business. Connect with industry insiders, get discounts on special events and the Subscription Summit—the industry’s largest conference.

Monday May 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

Product Innovation: Accelerate It! Don't Rush It!
Do you have a product that you are currently selling, but it needs improvement? Do you have an idea for a product or service offering, but have no idea how to develop it? Whether you are at the beginning phases, or you have been in business for years you will walk out of this workshop with valuable insights and methodology from a product innovation expert. Calrissian Whitaker is a futurist and the founder of INOVASII, a product development and consulting company. He will share his experiences in developing dozens of products for startups to Fortune 500 companies. His perspectives will lead you on a journey of evolution to create better products for your business. Attendees will learn:
-When to accelerate their product development lifecycle and when to slow it down
-How to recognize when they are falling behind on industry trends and evolve quickly
-What is a symbiotic relationship and how does it impact your product development

Attendees will learn provide a methodology and real-life examples of accelerated product development and innovation. Participants will learn a process by which they can evaluate and further innovate upon their existing products.

Speakers
Program Partner

Monday May 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

10 Commandments of Networking
The 10 basic commandments of networking...with a humorous take on things, but very serious.

This presentation has been done for dozens of MEDC classes and events, and hammers home the importance of networking...and doing it right.

If Mel Brooks can use the Ten Commandments to completely crack me up every time I watch his film, then surely I can use them to help those asking “What’s networking?”

(it’s when a bunch of people get together with a common purpose…and, I know…don’t call you “Shirley”)

And then, since we gave you the10 Commandments of Networking, it seemed only natural that we should also tell you what the Seven Deadly Sins of Networking are in order to round out the equation.

Bob and Dave from IT in the D have been running networking events for the metro Detroit infromation technology community since 2001, written hundreds of blog entries about networking ranging from "Don't Be That Guy" to "How Not To Suck At...", "The Dating Corollary" about the similarites between job search, dating, and your career...and more.  They host two casual networking events every month (first Tuesday in Ann Arbor and third Thursday in Metro Detroit), and are continually amazed that anyone actually listens to their podcast, which has evolved into an actual business with more than 80 shows running out of their 5 studios in buildings in Royal Oak and downtown Detroit.

Speakers
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David Phillips

Co-Founder, IT in the D, Podcast Detroit
Networking, podcasting, IT in the D, Podcast Detroit...

Program Partner
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IT in the D

Founded in 2001 by a trio of Information Technology professionals in Metro Detroit, the Detroit Networking Organization (detroitnet.org) was the “anti-group”. In 2007, the group started a wildly popular blog series called “Don’t Be That Guy”, figuring publishing the “don’ts” of business networking would make the group that much more stronger. In 2011, detroitnet.org was awarded... Read More →

Monday May 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

Future of Automotive Services
As connected/ autonomous cars and EVs make up more of the fleet, what is the impact on traditional automotive services? How will things like insurance, auto maintenance and service, car washes, drive through food pickup, etc. change? How will land use and architectural choices (e.g., parking, residential garages, charging infrastructure) change?

Join us to see how your start up fits in this emerging ecosystem.

Speakers: 
Moderator: Trevor Pawl, Pure Michigan Business Connect, Planet M and MEDC International Trade, Group VP 
Brandon Richards, Dura Automotive Systems, ADAS Product Engineer III 
Matt Anderson, The Henry Ford, Curator of Transporation
Alisyn Malek, May Mobility, COO & Co-founder

Moderators
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Trevor Pawl

Trevor Pawl is Group Vice President of Pure Michigan Business Connect, Planet M and International Trade for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). In this role, Trevor leads the state’s mobility-focused programming, supply chain matchmaking and export programming. Since 2013, these initiatives have collectively facilitated over $5 billion in new business contracts for Michigan companies across 25 industry segments... Read More →

Speakers
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Matt Anderson

Curator of Transportation, The Henry Ford
Matt Anderson is the John and Horace Dodge Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. In that post, he oversees the development, care and interpretation of the museum’s collection of more than 250 historic automobiles. Matt also oversees the museum’s colle... Read More →
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Alisyn Malak

Alisyn Malek is the COO and co-founder of May Mobility, an autonomous vehicle fleet-as-a-service company based in Ann Arbor, MI.  Prior to co-founding May Mobility, Alisyn worked at General Motors for nine years with experience spanning product development on the Volt to corporate venture capital and coordinating the strategy for collaboration with Cruise Automation prior to its... Read More →
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Brandon Richards

Mechanical Engineer, Dura Automotive
Brandon has lived in the city of Detroit since 2003 when he started at Wayne State in Engineering. He has nearly 15 years experience as a Mechanical Engineer, beginning at Harman International packaging navigation radios, and now is the lead mechanical engineer designing ADAS mo... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

Feria de Recursos
Several organizations that offer services to entrepreneurs in Spanish are offering workshops and one-on-one counselling to help established and aspiring Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs with a range of business needs. We are hosting our regularly scheduled resource fair with representation from numerous organizations and city officials for any entrepreneurs that speak Spanish, or are bi-lingual.

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Campbell Library - esquina de Vernor con Lawndale
¿Tiene un negocio pequeño o está para empezar? 
Nuestra Serie de Talleres para Empresarios y Propietarios le puede ayudar.

Consultas Gratis con:
Consultas Bilingüe / Asesoría Individual
Recursos Financieros
Grants de NEIdeas / Motor City Match
Contadores y Abogados
La Ciudad de Detroit
-Licencias y Permisos
-Municipal ID: Identificación para TODOS
-Agua: Water & Sewage

This session is located at Campbell Library, 8733 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
Shuttle service is not availble for this session. 

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Joanna Dueweke

Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, Detroit Startup Week, ProsperUS Detroit
Dedicated to helping Detroit’s neighborhoods thrive, Joanna Dueweke is the Program Manager for ProsperUS Detroit where she commits her energy to fostering relationships, empowering entrepreneurs, and supporting community development. Before coming to ProsperUS and while achieving... Read More →

Program Partner
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Southwest Detroit Business Association

Established in 1957, the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) fosters innovation, drive, and commitment. We work with investors, entrepreneurs, customers, and neighbors to capitalize on Southwest Detroit's competitive advantage. We support our community's vision for... Read More →
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LifeLine Business Consulting

LifeLine is a full-service business planning and management consulting agency serving small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations with an emphasis on minority and women-owned businesses. | To date, LifeLine has coached more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in... Read More →
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Mexicantown Community Development Corp.

A not-for-profit organization formed in 1989 to foster economic development in the Hispanic community of Southwest Detroit, known as Mexicantown. As a Community Development Corporation, MDCD has a community mission for Mexicantown that includes promoting local businesses to a wi... Read More →
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City Of Detroit

Detroit is the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname "Motor City... Read More →
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ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is a place-based economic development strategy designed to empower low and moderate income, immigrant and minority individuals. Through our culturally competent range of services, we strive to support the entrepreneurial spirit and small business community that exists in... Read More →
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TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the l... Read More →
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Global Detroit

Global Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that revitalizes Michigan’s economy by pursuing strategies that strengthen Detroit’s connections to the world to make the region more attractive and welcoming to immigrants, internationals, and foreign trade and investment as a... Read More →
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Motor City Match

Motor City Match connects new and expanding businesses with Detroit's quality real estate opportunities, providing them with funding and tools to fuel the city's
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Accounting Aid Society

Accounting Aid Society: free tax preparation services for low and middle income households. A volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) program in SE Michigan.

Monday May 22, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Campbell Library Campbell Library, 8733 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

5:00pm

Opening Celebration Hosted by Chase for Business
Please join the Detroit startup community and Chase for Business at Basecamp for community celebration to kickoff during Detroit Startup Week! Complimentary food and beverage will be provided. Registration for this event is required.

Monday May 22, 2017 5:00pm - 7:30pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Lounge | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

6:00pm

Women's Power Circle
A female power panel & networking event at one of downtown's leading women-owned businesses. 

Come hear Detroit's female leaders followed by super networking event. 

Panel:
Jeannine Gant - CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
Joy Calloway - CEO, New Center Community Mental Health
Christina Herrin - CEO Ennis Center for Children
Priscilla Archangel, Ph.D. President Archangel and Associates, LLC


Includes Complimentary Wine Tasting

Thank you to our supporters:
Quicken Loans & the Family of Companies

Moderators
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Jillian Blackwell

Visionary and Founder, JILL TALK

Speakers
Sponsors

Monday May 22, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
House of Pure Vin 1433 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

7:00pm

Are the Children Still our Future?: A Look at Youth Food Entrepreneurship in Detroit
We will talk about engaging the youth of Detroit in the Entrepreneurship conversation. We will talk about the challenges youth face, how they can overcome these challenges and what the future can look like. I will lead the main talk and we will have a panel of 4 students that will be available for a question and answer session.

Detroit Food Academy is a food based program, our youth are taught basic culinary art skills and our Advanced students have an even higher skill set that goes beyond basic cooking.
Our youth are trained in Management level Serv-Safe and some have been cooking and learning the ins and out of entrepreneurship with our program for 4 years.
Detroit entrepreneurs can benefit from this conversation two-fold.

First, our students can shadow their businesses and gain some valuable insight into what it means to own their own business. Secondly, other food entrepreneurs that employ or offer mentor-ship to our youth can have solidly trained employees while the students work on their own goals or attend college in the city.

The food industry in Detroit is alive and doing quite well. The students in our program are a guarantee that it will continue to thrive. It is also a guarantee that the student population that we serve will have a seat at the table.

Speakers
Program Partner

Monday May 22, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

7:00pm

Faith-Based Social Entrepreneurship
This panel discussion will feature leaders from local faith-based organizations to talk about faith-based entrepreneurship in Detroit. 

What are faith-based organizations currently doing to impact the communities of Detroit? What role does faith-based organizations play in the recovery of Detroit? How can faith-based organizations reach, engage and involve millennials?  How can you start or get involved with a faith-based organization or business?  Can a faith-based business make money?

This panel discussion will talk about these questions plus others related to starting and growing a faith-based organization or business.  There will also be time for networking after the panel discussion, so bring your business cards!

Panelists:
Phonz Phillips - Associate Pastor of The Detroit Church (http://thedetroitchurch.com/)
Lisa Johanon - Co-founder and Executive Director of Central Detroit Christian (http://centraldetroitchristian.org/
Rabbi Yisrael Pinson - Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit (http://www.chabadinthed.org/)
Pastor Tim Holdridge - Woodside Detroit (https://woodsidebible.org/detroit/)
Dave Webber - President of RainCatchers (https://raincatchers.org/)

Moderated by Sal Bono - Founder of Canfield Studios (http://thestudiodetroit.com/)


Speakers
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Salvatore Bono

Founder, The Studio Detroit
I am an entrepreneur by nature and the founder of Canfield Studios, a Detroit based film company, and The Studio Detroit, a creative co-working and incubation space. I love working with and helping creative entrepreneurs start and grow they businesses. I live in Detroit with my w... Read More →
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Tim Holdridge

Lead Pastor, Woodside Bible Church
I help start a church here in the city 5 years ago and we are now close to 400 in attendance. Our demographic is very diverse made up of over 30 nationalities who are very involved in serving and blessing the community. We have entrepreneurs, families, college students, young p... Read More →
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Lisa Johanon

Co-founder and Executive Director of Central Detroit Christian
Co-founder and Executive Director of Central Detroit Christian
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Phonz Phillips

Associate Pastor, Detroit Church
Husband, father, artisan, storyteller, and impactologist
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Yisrael Pinson

Executive Director, Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit
Jewish. Detroit. French. Tall. Humor.
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David Webber

President, RainCatchers
CoFounder and CTO, UpTo Inc. | President, RainCatchers.org

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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David Mehi

Principal Solutions Architect, Google
David Mehi is a Software Solutions Architect for Google. He has been in the software industry for over 20 years, enjoys traveling and loves living in Detroit. Feel free to talk to me about Detroit, Technology, APIs, Cloud Computing, Big Data and any new ideas you may have.


Monday May 22, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

7:00pm

Launch: Native <> Newcomer Accelerator
Hello!

Join Native <> Newcomer as we kick off our 90-Day Collaborator Accelerator. Together, the program will hatch collaborations made up of Natives and Newcomers in Detroit, focusing on problem-based entrepreneurship. It's our belief that diverse perspectives produce the most meaningful and lasting results for our communities.

We are proud to announce that Marlowe Stoudamire, Founder of Butterfly Effect Detroit and MASH Detroit will be our Guest Speaker. 

If you plan to participate in a collaboration, please fill out this short survey in advance so we can make the most of the experience: 
>>>> https://goo.gl/xuZ875 <<<<

About Native <> Newcomer
Native <> Newcomer's vision is to bridge collaboration between Natives and Newcomers by working together on the future of our city. We accomplish this by forming collaborative teams and accelerating them forward.

Food & Drink provided. Let's build towards the future of our city, together.

If you have any questions or have media inquiries, please contact:
Ben Seidman, detroit@nativenewcomer.com, 917.699.8393

Speakers
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Ben Seidman

Founder, Native Newcomer
I'm interested in bridging gaps between Native Detroiters and Newcomers to the city. Through collaboration, we can build our city together and build relationships for the future. Join us on this journey!

Program Partner
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NativeNewcomer

Native <> Newcomer is  founded on the hypothesis that collaborations between natives and newcomers creates a more meaningful result. We think the best way to get to know one another is to work together. As a vehicle for anti-gentrification, we build bridges and create touch point... Read More →
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How to Start A Startup

How To Start A Startup is a community of entrepreneurs in Detroit. We offer diverse programming in the form of panels, workshops, training, and competitions. We meet in different areas of Detroit to provide accessibility. Our mission is provide dreamers with resources to grow their ventures. The goal is to provide a unique learning opportunity for local entrepreneurs as well as foster productive dialogue and... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

7:30pm

Portals: Meet Entrepreneurs in Mission, TX
Portals are gold shipping containers equipped with immersive audio-visual technology. When you enter one, you come face-to-face, live, full-body, with someone in an identical gold shipping container somewhere else on Earth. 

Participants at the Detroit Portal are invited to enter the Portal for up to 20 minutes to converse live with a stranger abroad as if in the same room, with live interpretation available. The Detroit Portal will connect to the entire Portals network, including sites in Afghanistan, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, Germany, Rwanda and Mexico.

The Detroit Portal will be set up in Capitol Park from May 19-June 2.Checkout the full portal schedule at http://www.sharedstudios.com/rsvp/detroit

This event is located at Capitol Park
Shuttle service is not available.

Monday May 22, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Capitol Park
 
Tuesday, May 23
 

9:00am

Venture Capital Panel Discussion
A VC panel discussion led by Jake Cohen of Detroit Venture Partners about early-stage investing, tips for startups/entrepreneurs on how to pitch VC's and other guidance for raising capital.

Panel driven by the fact that everybody needs money, including those who have tech ideas/companies, and this will let our entrepreneurs get up close and personal with those that are most familiar with the capital flow. 

Local companies and entrepreneurs will learn how to raise capital.

Moderator: Jake Cohen, Partner, Detroit Venture Partners 

Speakers
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Jake Cohen

Partner, Detroit Venture Partners
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Jon Triest

Ludlow Ventures, Founder & Managing Partner
Jonathon is the founder and managing partner of Ludlow Ventures and Sandwich Fund. Prior to launching Ludlow, Jonathon worked as creative director for New York’s Discovery Productions. He founded and operated Triest Group, a design firm with a deep UI/UX focus. In addition to h... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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David Mehi

Principal Solutions Architect, Google
David Mehi is a Software Solutions Architect for Google. He has been in the software industry for over 20 years, enjoys traveling and loves living in Detroit. Feel free to talk to me about Detroit, Technology, APIs, Cloud Computing, Big Data and any new ideas you may have.
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Ted Serbinski

Managing Director, Techstars Mobility
Fueling the startup renaissance in Detroit. Building things and helping people. Cornell alum. Dad of 3 kids under 3.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:00am

1:1 Mentor Sessions w/ Google & Chase for Business (sign up for a time slot!)
Interested? You must sign up* for a specific time slot here.

Schedule 25 minutes with a Chase for Business specialist to understand:

Separating your personal and business accounts
Building your business credit history
Getting your startup ready to accept funding

AND/OR

Schedule 25 minutes with a Google specialist to understand:

Google Business Strategy Development
Google Adwords, Google Shopping, Google Analytics
General Google Tech Support

*Please review names/bios of our mentors and sign up for NO MORE THAN TWO SESSIONS/DAY to allow opportunities for other mentees. You will be marked as 'Pending' until you confirm your identity by clicking a link in an email that Slotted sends you. You will need to confirm your identity to officially be added to the list.

Ramzi Hassoun

Business Relationship Manager, Chase
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/mentordsw17

Ramzi Hassoun is a Vice President / Relationship Manager with Chase Business Banking.  Ramzi manages a portfolio of business clients by providing a full spectrum of financial services to corporations with annual revenues ranging from 1MM to 30MM. Ramzi’s entire career has been in the financial services industry, where he has been with Chase for nearly a decade. Ramzi’s experience in assisting business owners has helped him to be recognized as a National Achieving banker 5 of the last 7 years (An honor reserved for the top 5% of Business Bankers Nationwide), and has afforded him to be among one of the youngest Relationship Managers at his level. Ramzi also sits on the Chase Diversity Council for Southeast Michigan, Arab American Professional Network Committee, and he also serves as a Reserve Police Officer for the City of Dearborn. Ramzi holds a BA in Finance & an MBA from the University of Michigan – and has targeted Law School as his next challenge.

Paul Dowling
Business Relationship Manager, Chase
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/mentordsw17

Paul Dowling is a Business Relationship Manager III covering SE Michigan for JP Morgan Chase Bank. He has been a part of Chase Business Banking for over 10 years and in the financial sector for over 14 years.   As a Business Relationship Manager he works with business clients and prospects to enhance their banking relationship through commercial lending, cash management, and depository accounts.  His goal is not only to keep clients happy but to also help keep their vision of their future as clear as possible. He has been around businesses ever since he was a child.  Growing up, his mother owned a medium sized trucking company and his grandparents owned two very large Real Estate offices.  He was able to see first-hand as to what really drives small businesses and this is where my passion, for what he now does, began.

Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
ChaseBasecamp | Masonic Temple 6th FL E2-E4 500 Temple St. Detroit, MI

9:00am

Do What You Love: The ART of Designing, Running & Financing Your Business
In essence this workshop is a 3 hour MBA for entrepreneurs, creatives and career professionals. It consists of three one hour modules; The Customer, The Narrative and The Numbers. This interactive workshop is designed to take entrepreneurs through basics of identifying customer need, market sizing, developing a core strategy and understanding how to value the idea while using the three core financial statements as a backdrop.

This workshop covers the basics of business acumen.

Speakers
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Walter Ward III

Founder, TheMobileBusinessSchool.com
"That Grey Poupon, That Evian, That Ted Talk..." - Kendrick Lamar | | God Chaser. Sneaker Collector. Strategy. Finance. Hip Hop. Social & Political Commentator. | | Walter Ward sits at the junction between business, faith and personal development. His domain expertise i... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:00am

Are You Ready for Retail? - Workshop
Opening a retail shop is more than a notion. Do you have what it takes to launch and grow a retail shop? This workshop will inform entrepreneurs with retail concepts about the critical areas of focus to assess readiness. 

Speaker: Faris Alami, International Strategic Management

This session is located at Techtown in the Garage, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202
Shuttle service is limited and requires registration.
 

Speakers
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Faris Alami

Cheif Excutive Officer, International Strategic Management
Faris Alami is the founder and CEO of International Strategic Management, an international technology company where he works with international companies on technologies, leadership, entrepreneurship and culture programs. In addition, Alami is a consultant with the WorldBank as a... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
TechTown Detroit @ Garage

9:00am

Free Headshots @ #ChaseBasecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE* shots during Detroit Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (500 Temple St, Detroit, MI 48201) from 9am-2pm May 22-26, 2017. Sign up for a time below via the provided link.

http://slotted.co/dsw17headshots

*First come, first serve. Sign up via the link above.

 


#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Ryan Lally

Programming - Mentorship Office Hours (Google/ Chase / Small Business Legal Academy)
Tech-savvy Metro-Detroit Real Estate Professional, committed to working smarter and harder than the competition; specializing in the Grosse Pointes and neighboring communities. Husband. Father. Military veteran with special operations background.
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Derien Stephens

Headshots @ #ChaseBasecamp, WhooSaid LLC


Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6th Floor Hall 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:00am

9:00am

Pose It, Solve It, Pay It Forward - Detroit Startup Week Ideas Wall 2.0
Live Ideas Wall @ Detroit Startup Week Base Camp!

Join Detroit Startup Week in shaping the future of Detroit's Startup Ecosystem
Attendees from all sessions and events are invited to come and submit ideas in three key areas:

"Pose It” // Challenges / Problems (Pain points you don’t know how to fix)
“Solve It” // Solutions (Doesn’t need to make money... Innovative solutions to problems we see)
"Pay It Forward” //  (Got A Business You Won’t Build… Give it to the ecosystem! New App? New Project? Leave your email if you want to be involved)

The best of the ideas will be posted to social media. #IdeasWall #DETSW17

Results from the wall will be tallied, compiled and seed an annual Detroit Startup Week - Detroit Startup Ecosystem analysis and report with measured steps and goals for growth and solution progress. 


Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:00am - 8:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Lounge | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:30am

Analyzing your Conversion Opportunities as a Social Enterprise and Social Impact Investor Panel
Market Opportunity for your business enterprise and social impact does not necessarily translate into customers and clients. Come and learn a simple process to understand where the opportunities are for converting a market opportunity within a marketplace to a customer to a relational client. Learn how to apply the same overall technique of analyzing your conversion for social outcomes to your organizations' real potential impact. Then hear from a panel of social impact investors on how to access social venture investment!

Strategies for seeking social impact investing and social venture funding.

This session is located at Techtown in the Garage, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202 
Shuttle service is limited and requires registration. 

Speakers
#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Marcus Harris

Social Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board
Marcus Harris is a Portfolio Manager in the SWOT City business support program for brick-and-mortar enterprises in Detroit neighborhoods at nonprofit business accelerator TechTown Detroit. He also serves as an adjunct faculty in the Entrepreneurial Studies department at Wayne Co... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
TechTown Detroit @ Garage

10:00am

"Insure" Your Success with Risk Management

As entrepreneurs we know that you embrace risk. You take risks every day to start and grow your business. But how do you know you're being strategic and careful on your journey to protect and grow your business? We'll have speakers review the side of risk you're not always thinking about: insurance and risk management. From this event you will learn how to make sure you're protected in order to continue to do what you love.

This discussion will share ways to help you manage and improve cash flow by becoming aware of and monitoring risks that can disrupt cash flow. We will first discuss the similarities and differences between risk management and insurance programs, and then discuss some of the most impactful exposures facing entrepreneurs today:

  • Cyber (Does you business operate on the web in any capacity?)
  • Property (Do you currently (or plant to) own, operate, or lease space for a brick and mortar operation?)
  • Business Income (What will you do if you can't sell your product or meet order obligations for a specified period of time?)

We will review what to do and how to potentially avoid some situations to mitigate these risks altogether. This will be great for you at any level in your business, from start-up to scaling!


Speakers
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Quintin Meek

Operations - Venues Lead, McNish Group, Inc.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:00am

So You Want to Build an App? How to work with software developers to turn your ideas into reality.
Entrepreneurs often say "I have a great idea for an app .." and then they have no idea how to make it happen. Or they spend tens of thousands of dollars going down the wrong path. Come listen to top software developers discuss how they work with entrepreneurs and startups to turn their vision into a working product.  Learn how to develop your technical vision and how to make software a reality.

Panel Members:

Dave Koziol - Arbormoon Software
Dan Trenz - Detroit Labs
Mike Antaran - Carrot Wellness 



Speakers
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Michael Joseph Antaran

CEO, CARROT
Michael J. Anataran | Founder and CEO | Marvel Apps LLC & CARROT Pass LLC | | When Michael Anataran founded Marvel Apps LLC in 2008, he didn’t want to create a company that simply offered products and services – he wanted to provide real solutions to the challenges faced by his clients. | That approach, combined with... Read More →
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Dave Koziol

CEO, Arbormoon Software, Inc
Arbormoon Software, Inc. builds apps. Since 2004, our experts have been building mobile applications for clients throughout Southeast Michigan and beyond. We’ve worked with the University of Michigan, the Weather Channel, Peterbilt, SPARK, and many others to construct chart-toppi... Read More →
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Dan Trenz

Developer, Detroit Labs
Founded in 2011, our original team of four has grown into a collective of creators, engineers, and educators.  Building beautiful software and creating teams are essential to who we are. We challenge ourselves to not only craft cutting-edge technology, but also an awesome culture... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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David Mehi

Principal Solutions Architect, Google
David Mehi is a Software Solutions Architect for Google. He has been in the software industry for over 20 years, enjoys traveling and loves living in Detroit. Feel free to talk to me about Detroit, Technology, APIs, Cloud Computing, Big Data and any new ideas you may have.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:00am

Creative Entrepreneurship: The Art of the Hustle in Detroit's Creative Economy
PLAYGROUND DETROIT will host an interactive event featuring Detroit-based artists and creative entrepreneurs to network and explore collaboration opportunities through an experiential workshop format.

This workshop & networking event will share stories and insight into what it is like to be a "creative entrepreneur" living and working in Detroit and provide professional development skills and creative resources for artists and musicians or creative entrepreneurs. 

Program Partner
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Playgound Detroit

Co-founder & Executive Director, PLAYGROUND DETROIT

Tuesday May 23, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2E Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

The Power of the Network: Learn How to Unlock Yours
Community-building really does help company-building and Techstars has built one of the best communities in the world. Learn from one of the architects, John Hill, Network Catalyst for the organization as he runs through repeatable ways to build your own and your community's network to expedite the success of companies tied to it.

Speakers
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John Hill

Network Catalyst, Techstars
Traded one passion for another which led me to leave Michigan State University to become the Higher Education Evangelist at LinkedIn. Did it one more time moving from LinkedIn to become the Network Catalyst for Techstars. I have a thing for cool work titles. I also believe "changing the world" can be more than hyperbole. Building relationships and connecting people with opportunity are at my core. I rely heavily on online and offline networks to facilitate each. At Techstars, I'm charged with supporting and growing a global network of tech entrepreneurs, mentors and investors who surround them and the Techstars team. As a speaker, I've often implored others to have the audacity to... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

The WordPress Rest API: WordPress-as-a-Backend
WordPress on the surface is a content management. Imagine what you could do if your mobile app or web app was managed using the WordPress dashboard. In this talk we will explore the new WordPress Rest API and how it can be used as a backend for your applications.

Wordpress is the most widely used content management system and this focuses on advanced features.

This talk gives Detroit entrepreneurs new ways to manage their content for mobile apps, web apps and other types of applications.

Speakers
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Anthony Montalbano

Founder, AMBR Detroit
Anthony is a Detroit-based entrepreneur and software engineer. He's passionate about making beautiful and useful things on the web. | | Anthony has spoken at numerous events across the country on topics ranging from WordPress development to SEO to entrepreneurship. He's been... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Capital Readiness Seminar in NE Detroit: Manage Your Finances, Build Your Credit, and Find Funds
Join the Osborn Business Association in Northeast Detroit for a day full of immersive sessions concerning financial literacy, credit building, banking services, and funding options in the city. This seminar is designed to help business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs at any stage prepare for the future with capital readiness at the forefront of their decision making.

Attendees have the option of joining in for all or just some of the sessions, and OBA is excited to offer refreshments and a diverse set of programs throughout the day.

Agenda for the seminar:
11 AM | Refreshments
11 - 11:30 PM | Youth and Financial Literacy: Yolanda Eddins, Grand Innovation - OBA Office
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Katrina Turnbow, Google Digital Footprint - Madar Room
12:30 - 1:30 PM | Marcus Jackson, Private Bank: Loan Program – Madar Room
12:30 - 1:30 PM | Anthony Reed, PNC Bank: Financial Management – OBA Office
1:30 - 2:30 PM | Reginald Gilson, Fifth Third Bank: Credit Building - OBA Office
1:30 - 2:30 PM | Eva Bryant, Banking Services (Partners for Banking Services): PNC Bank - Madar Rm.
2:30 - 3:30 PM | Angelia Sharp, Detroit Development Fund and Dr. Joyce Suber, Michigan Women's Foundation: Micro-Loan - Madar Rm.

This event is located at the Matrix Center in Northeast Detroit.
Shuttle service is limited from DSW Conference #ChaseBasecamp and requires registration.

Moderators
PG

Paul Garrison

Osborn Business Association

Speakers
#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Regina Ann Campbell

Retail / Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, TechTown Detroit
Regina has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. Regina has directed the strategic vision, program design and development, execution and growth of the place-based entrepreneurship's flagship programs: SWOT City and Retail Services. Regina has a successf... Read More →
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Lashawna Manigault

Youth Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, LifeLine Business Consulting Services
Entrepreneur and Business Coach. Recruiter in a past life. Leading the #YouthEntrepreneurship track for #DSW2017. Interests in Early Childhood Education and Quality Child Care business ownership.

Program Partner
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Osborn Business Association

Osborn Business Association (OBA) is a vital group of diversified businesses in the Osborn community. Established in 2012, OBA’s purpose is to develop, build and promote the neighborhood in an effort to increase economic opportunities and the quality of life in Osborn. OBA member... Read More →
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Private Bank

The PrivateBank specializes in Personal Banking, Checking, Savings, Mortgage & Retirement services.
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Fifth Third Bank

At Fifth Third Bank, we’re working hard to make banking a Fifth Third better. 5/3 equals 166.7%. That’s a whole lot of percents. Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.
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PNC Bank

PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities
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Michigan Women's Foundation

With more than 30 years of high impact work, Michigan Women’s Foundation is devoted to fostering economic empowerment for Michigan’s women and girls through philanthropy and investment.  In response to a compelling need that exists still today for women to further advance their social, economic and professional well-being to an equitable level in society, MWF and its partners and supporters have committed financially and intellectually to leaving this world a better place for women and girls... Read More →
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Detroit Development Fund

Detroit Development Fund
Detroit Development Fund is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization and a certified community development financial institution, incorporated in the state of Michigan. Detroit Development Fund was created in 1998 with an initial mission of helping revitalize an economically distressed target area in... Read More →

Tuesday May 23, 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
Northeast Detroit (Osborn) The Matrix Center 13560 McNichols E, Detroit, MI 48205

11:30am

Google my Business, AdWords
The Google My Business and AdWords talk will be a workshop-style session meant to give start-ups the tools they need to succeed in the online marketing ecosystem. This session will teach companies how to successfully show up on Google Search and Google Maps, and how they can harness the power of online marketing to help customers find them.

Instant Google My Business Verification available immediately following information session

This talk will help Detroit business advertise effectively on Google using Adwords

Speakers
KT

katrina turnbow

Owner, Kanopi Social
Google Detroit Digital Coach

Program Partner
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Google

Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in the Lansing area and attended the University of... Read More →

Tuesday May 23, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Matrix Center 13560 McNichols E, Detroit, MI 48205

12:00pm

1:00pm

The Art of Business
The Art of Busienss is a talk on navigating the entrepreneurial landscape, the art of business, and unlocking opportunities that will be held at Detroit Startup Week 2017. This program will be of value to all Detroit Entrepreneurs, especially art focused Entrepreneurs in helping them learn the importance of basic business practices and how implementing these ideas into their current practices can enhance their lives and careers. 

Speaker: Lionez Kimber

Speakers
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Lionez Kimber

Founder/director of operations, Artistic Flesh Tattoo & Supply
Lionez Kimber is the founder and director at Artistic Flesh Tattoo & Supply with 15 years sales & marketing experience, 7 years business experience, and a over quarter century of life experience. "My goal is to share insight on the world of business and encourage others to pursue... Read More →



Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2E Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

Innovation Needs Diversity: A Match Made in Heaven
This one hour talk focuses on the connection between the increasing rate of disruption in business & technology and the need for innovation. The punch line is that diversity seems to be the secret sauce for the best "repetitive" innovators on the planet.

The talk is excellent for general practitioners, but should be the most attractive for those in the tech space or any area that requires innovative thought.

Speakers
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Walter Ward III

Founder, TheMobileBusinessSchool.com
"That Grey Poupon, That Evian, That Ted Talk..." - Kendrick Lamar | | God Chaser. Sneaker Collector. Strategy. Finance. Hip Hop. Social & Political Commentator. | | Walter Ward sits at the junction between business, faith and personal development. His domain expertise i... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6E1 | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

Creating a Connected Learning and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
The Pontiac Story. Meet regional entrepreneurs and leaders as they discuss important themes regarding connected communities.

The goal of the session is to dicucuss ideas regarding connecting entrepreneurs and leaders with community sourced ideas, projects and values by engaging collaborative partners and anchor institutions in order to develop a sustainable platform for business, transportation, education and community revitalization.

This session is a unique opportunity to learn strategies and best practices for collaborating and working together for shared mission within the community and business sectors. Also a an inside look at  Detroit and Metro area sectors relating to each area. Learn strategies and best practices for collaborating and working in Michigan and how to scale ideas.

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Chris Polk

Sponsorship Lead, Detroit Startup Week, Forte Management Group
Chris Polk (Detroit) is Senior Fundraising & Marketing Executive and Principal at Forte' Management Group Inc. He is a Sponsorship Lead for Detroit Startup Week 2017. Chris is an Advisor at Boulevard and is a Presenter and Advocate for Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship, Social Impac... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

The Agile Retail Brand: How to Be Built to Win in Today's Changing Market
This presentation will get retail companies excited about how to build their companies to pivot and win in today's changing marketplace. The content is meant to get entrepreneurs focused on what matters as they are starting or growing a fashion or retail based company. Attendees will receive actionable steps to improve their existing business and resources to support their future growth. The session will be facilitated by Stephanie Reid, a c-suite level executive consultant for Fortune 500 companies in the retail space. She will dive deeply into the best methods for retail entrepreneurs to use in product development, supply chain and pricing optimization. If you're looking to know how to grow and compete on the level of the largest players in the retail space, look no further than this session!

An entertaining and actionable workshop for retail and fashion entrepreneurs to help them develop and grow their business. Topics covered will include product development, supply chain and pricing optimization.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

FoodLab Detroit presents Founder's Stories with Jess McClary, Founder of McClary Bros. & Kate Williams, Chef/Owner, Lady of the House
Throughout Detroit Startup Week, FoodLab Detroit is curating a "Founder Stories" series. Some of the biggest founders, building some of the biggest brands in the region will be sharing their inspiring stories. Entrepreneurs will walk away with intimate insights on how to build their own business from folks who've built large-scale businesses & have the strategic expertise to match!

Insight on how to build your own business from owners who have built large-scale businesses

Established food entrepreneurs will share their inspiring stories about how they build their brand, built large- scale businesses and strategic expertise

Speakers
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Jess Sanchez McClary

CEO, In The Business of Food
Co-Founder, In The Business of FoodCo-Founder/CEO, McClary Bros. After founding McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegars in 2012, the subsequent success led to founding In The Business of Food/IBF Detroit, a business support and development, consulting business for food entrepreneurs.
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Kate Williams

Chef Kate Williams' much anticipated restaurant Lady of the House is going to take over the space that formerly housed St. Cece's Pub. | | It's that cozy feeling that had made St. Cece's a popular neighborhood bar and restaurant. In addition to its own creative menu, it had beco... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Devita Davison

Food-Preneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.
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Ederique Goudia

Operations - Catering Lead, FoodLab Detroit
Ederique Goudia is the Program Associate for FoodLab Detroit. Also, co-owner of Gabriel Hall, upcoming Creole restaurant to the West Village neighborhood and co-founder of In The Business of Food, LLC, a consulting agency for local food entrepreneurs.

Program Partner
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FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab was started out of the need to provide space for food entrepreneurs to connect and discuss the challenges of running a business with “good food” values. Today, FoodLab is a member-based non-profit organization with over 200 food distribution, processing, and retail f... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

Creating a Sales Centric Organization
This workshop will help business leaders create the tools that enable their organization to attract, gain, retain, and influence their customers’ behavior consistently and effectively across all touch points throughout the lifetime of the customer’s relationship with the company. Concepts are presented clearly and simply in a relaxed atmosphere where questions are encouraged.

Speakers
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Cynthia Barnes

Founder and CEO, Barnes Sales Institute
CYNTHIA BARNES IS THE FOUNDER OF BARNES SALES INSTITUTE, AN EXECUTIVE SALES COACHING FIRM BASED IN DETROIT. BARNES SALES INSTITUTE WORKS WITH BUSINESS OWNERS TO ACCELERATE REVENUE GROWTH. | | SHE IS ADEPT AT ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING LASTING, MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL BUSINESS... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

The Insiders: Really I'm The Plug
This panel will discuss radio as a vehicle for developing artists, drawing a balance between internet, satellite, and terrestrial radio formats. Speakers will address issues such as: how to draw and sustain listeners, how to break artists through such diverse radio formats, radio campaigns, prmotional budgets, and how to properly submit music to radio program directors and DJ's.



Moderators
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Diarra "Uncle P" Collazo

Founder / Producer, DetroitRap.com / Urban Ambiance

Speakers
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Big Dawg Blast

iHeartMedia, WJLB, Street Hitta DJ's
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Chris Campbell

Program Diector, The Progressive Underground / WDET
The Progressive Radio / WDET
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DJ Gurt

Director of Marketing / DJ, 365 Live
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DJ Don Q

In The Mix DJ WJLB, iHeartMedia / Conglomerate DJ's


Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Board Room | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

The Future of AR/VR: How Michigan Businesses are Adapting to New Technologies
Within the last year, AR and VR technologies have transformed significantly. Hear from local technology experts in how they've adapted their business models to incorporate these new technologies and better serve their customers. The panel will also address the increasing need for AR and VR education and engineers. 

Opportunities within VR/AR are often misunderstood or not known about. This panel will shed light on the new opportunities available for Detroit entrepreneurs or those looking for a career change. 

Speakers: Peter Guenther (Grand Circus), Nev Muftari (True Spaces), Ben Mazza (PIXO Group), Glenn Taylor (SoarTech), Adam Stogdill (Deep Canvas) + others

Moderators
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Peter Guenther

Instructor, Grand Circus
I teach adults to become software developers in intensive coding bootcamps.

Speakers
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Brian Wassom

Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
I litigate disputes and counsel clients in a wide range of commercial and intellectual property matters. I have developed a particular focus in matters of creative expression, commercial identity, and privacy, which spans the legal doctrines of copyright, trademark, privacy, publ... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Kristin Hope

Marketing Team Lead - Social Media, PIXO Group

Program Partner
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Deep Canvas

We bring together the best of design and technology to create engaging web, mobile and virtual experiences.We call it experience design for any reality.
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Grand Circus

Learn to code at Grand Circus and kickstart your tech career.
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Pixo Group

PIXO Group builds human connections for a digital world. Our mission is to challenge companies to find the right experience that complements their brand and existing strategies. PIXO Group understands the benefits of technology, and our goal is to educate, then support our clien... Read More →
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SoarTech

Our work is rooted in cognitive science, a deep understanding of human perception, memory, performance, learning, and emotion. To this we add a careful analysis of domain knowledge, built into our systems so they work the way you work. We also design features to help users pr... Read More →
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True Spaces

Experience interior spaces like never before with TrueSpaces. Walk through a Luxury Home, Loft or Commercial building right from your desktop or iPad.

Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Experiential Marketing - Get Your Targets to Swipe Right
Detroit entrepreneurs gain insight into how to message and deliver cool experiences to their customers at local festivals, or how to create their own experiences.

Emotional connection. Warm and fuzzies. This is what all business owners want from their targets and the public, but how do we achieve it? There are several advertising and marketing efforts that can be utilized to create these brand ambassadors, and experiential marketing is a hot and measurable one that can provide potentials the opportunity to directly connect with your brand with a variety of cool experiences that leave an unmatched lasting impression.

All businesses need clients and customers. One measurable and cool way of reaching this objective is via establishing or improving a relationship with potentials by incorporating experiential marketing initiatives into brand marketing strategies.

Come out and get immersed in a real, live brand experience and take home strategies and tactics that can turn brand potentials into brand lovers.

Speakers
CT

Carlotta Tutt Hollaway

Principal, True Root Marketing/The She Is Project


Tuesday May 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

JILLTalk: Detroit Techy Girls
The JILL TALK speaking series will feature influential women TALKERS who will deliver a 14 minute TED-style presentation, followed by a panel discussion. It will be hosted by Jillian Blackwell, JILL TALK Conversation Strategist and Partner Sales Manager for Heartland District at Microsoft.

This series is designed to give women thought leaders and business onwers at platform where they can activate, accelerat and amplify their voices. 

JILLTalk speakerss:

- Monica Weat, Pixel DSi and Parallel Ventures
- Marlin Page-Williams, Sisters Code
- Jill Ford, heads the City of Detroit’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives


It has never been a better time to be a woman entrepreneur. In fact, women own 36% of all businesses, according to the 2012 U.S. Census ‒ a jump of 30% over 2007. The number of businesses owned by African American women has grown 322% since 1997, making black females the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., per Fortune Magazine. In addition, within the past seven years, Detroit has become known both as the Wild West and the land of opportunity for business founders, a significant proportion of them female. 

Although these numbers are impressive, economists and academics agree women entrepreneurs are still an under-tapped force that can rekindle economic expansion if given an opportunity to lead. Why are women under tapped and underserved? Could it be that women aren’t seen as thought leaders, or leaders within their industry? During Detroit Startup week, women will have their voices heard. 

Speakers
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Jillian Blackwell

Visionary and Founder, JILL TALK
MG

Marlin G. Williams

Diversity and Inclusion Entrepreneur

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
JF

Jill Ford

Advisory Board, City of Detroit
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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 →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Board Room | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Technically IT: Women Can Play Too
This session covers the surge of Female inclusion in Tech, introducing the entrepreneurial and career avenues of effective technology, branding strategies, social networking, and how to adjust to an ever-changing evolution of innovation.

Female Professional and Entrepreneur Inclusion in Tech

How Women can become apart of an Innovative Industry as a Career

Speakers

Tuesday May 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6E1 | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

The Future of Detroit FinTech
In the last six months, fintech companies Autobooks, Clinc, and Benzinga quietly raised a sum of $14.8M in funding. Its clear investors believe fintech presents clear opportunities here in Michigan, but where do the founders believe its going, and where do they see the opportunity?

Speakers
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Henry Balanon

Chief Product Officer, Autobooks
Henry Balanon is the Chief Product Officer of Autobooks, the first fully integrated payments and accounting platform for Small Business - delivered exclusively through financial institutions. Autobooks provides a receivables solution (invoicing & payments) to ‘re-bundle’ back-office services and provide straight- through-processing with their native accounting ledger. | | Prior to Autobooks, Henry served as co-founder and CTO at Stratos Card, a mobile wallet startup and recognized by Finnovate as... Read More →
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Regis Hadiaris

Product Lead: Rocket Mortgage, Quicken Loans
Regis Hadiaris is Rocket Mortgage Product Lead at Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home loan lender and second largest retail mortgage lender. He oversees all aspects of Rocket Mortgage, the first fully online and on-demand mortgage experience. Since joining the company in 2004, Regis has been obsessed with making mortgages radically simple. Prior to leading Rocket Mortgage from concept through launch, Regis served as the Director of Internet Marketing at Quicken Loans, overseeing the... Read More →
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Johann Hauswald

Cofounder and Chief Architecht, Clinc
Johann Hauswald is a cofounder and the Chief Architect at Clinc. Dr. Hauswald has extensive experience in developing scalable infrastructures for AI and his work has been recognized as seminal in the field of developing intelligent personal assistants. He holds a Ph.D. in Compute... Read More →
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Jason Raznick

Founder and CEO, Benzinga
Jason Raznick is the founder of Benzinga, a media and data technology startup empowering a new generation of investors. Raznick launched Benzinga.com in 2010, and it has since grown to become a hub for actionable information on the capital markets with approximately 2 million readers a month. Benzinga.com is supported by a high-speed... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

How technology can expand your retail business
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The new digital world has opened the door to many new and accessible technologies that can enable retailers to sell and provide a consistent experience across a number of channels.   

The session will allow Detroit Entrepreneurs to learn about the latest retail trends in technology that can help them expand their business.  

The content will be specific to customer experience, eCommerce tools and analytics that can target streamline the business and deliver a consistent experience.  

Speakers
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Lori McColl

Founder & CEO, Whim-Detroit
Lori is the Founder of Whim-Detroit, a local digital solutions collaborative that focuses on omni-channel strategy and digital solutions for lifestyle brands. Whim-Detroit is a creative studio and innovation lab that delivers end to end solutions.

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Regina Ann Campbell

Retail / Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, TechTown Detroit
Regina has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. Regina has directed the strategic vision, program design and development, execution and growth of the place-based entrepreneurship's flagship programs: SWOT City and Retail Services. Regina has a successf... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:30pm

Influencer Marketing: The Power of People Connections
You are the best advocate for your business, but when you can collaborate with important influencers, your marketing reach can grow exponentially. These contacts don’t have to be celebrities in a traditional way, but rather, this person's following is a good match for the audience you are trying to reach. Create brand ambassadors in an authentic way that breaks through the typical advertising clutter. Influencer marketing takes advantage of social media and other digital marketing options to emerge as a powerful tool for small and emerging businesses. 

Very cost effective tool for emerging business. It is essentially digital networking. 

Perfect strategy for entrepreneurs

Speakers
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Kevin Ketels

President, Kyrris Marketing
Kevin Ketels is President of Kyrris Marketing, a Detroit marketing and communications agency, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing in the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

The Dumb Shit We Do Makes the Best Compost for What We Grow
This is one part panel, one part open mic, one part ritual sacrifice, one part absolution, one-part hands-on gardening. I've come to believe that shame--imagined or real, anticipated or experienced--is the greatest threat to our entrepreneurial (and personal) journeys. Entrepreneurs are human beings. We do some dumb shit. Not well-meaning shit, just plain dumb (although we may not see it at the time). When we allow shame to control us, we wallow alone. We don't face facts and reality in a way that allows us to grow smarter and wiser. We suffer in silence. We eventually give up. Ah, but the secret is this: Dumb shit makes great compost if we can let go of our shame and see the value in ourselves and what we do. In this program, we'll hear from a few entrepreneurs who will share their "dumb shit." Each participant will have a chance to share her or his own stories. Finally, every person will write down their "dumb shit" that they're holding onto. We'll shred it and add it compost that participants will add to potted plants they'll take home (to remind them of the lesson).  

Who doesn't have some dumb shit they'd like to compost for growth? Who doesn't want to discover they're not the only one who makes bad decisions? Who doesn't want to know what it feels like to be free and facing forward again with a community of support? Shame (and self-isolation) is not A challenge for entrepreneurs, it is THE challenge for entrepreneurs. This session doesn't just give participants a method or tool, it gives them freedom and refreshment.

Speakers
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BT Irwin

Founder, BT Irwin & Co.
Dad, husband, and social entrepreneur. Almost 20 years ago, I set out to "educate, equip, and empower leaders to work together to bring to life the promise in the world around them." My evolution in pursuit of that mission took me to management positions at several nonprofits bef... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6E1 | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

Access to Flexible Capital
We know small business owners and entrepreneurs of color encounter barriers to entry into the startup world. This panel highlights the work local organizations are doing to help startups gain access to capital, shed light on some of the challenges startups face when seeking loans and capital, and provide recommendations on how to overcome these barriers. 

Fueling the discussion is a JPMorgan Chase Institute report, “Cash is King: Flows, Balances and Buffer Days”, that explores the financial lives of small business owners.

Moderators
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Bob Rummel

Business Banking Market Manager- Michigan, Chase

Speakers
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Niles Herron

Co-Founder, Michigan Funders
Niles Heron is a founder, entrepreneur, consultant, and advisor. As a founding partner of Michigan Funders (Michigan’s first homegrown intrastate equity crowdfunding platform), and business development consultant, Niles spends his days working to develop the capital, commercialization, and operational strategy of startups and small businesses in Detroit. He is passionate about entrepreneurial development and helping SE Michigan continue its growth as an inclusive space for innovation. He actively mentors, advises, and works with a number of startups and small-businesses locally and nationally. | | Prior to his work with Michigan Funders, he spent the better part of 10 years working in database management and business systems, as well as lean manufacturing and process consulting/development for automotive, aerospace and bio-pharma. He has experience managing digital communities, copy and creative writing, operations, narrative marketing, public relations and business development. Beyond his operational expertise, his portfolio includes working with... Read More →
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Seun Oyewole

Analyst, Detroit Ventures
Seun is an analyst for Invest Detroit Ventures working primarily with the First Step Fund, Detroit Innovate Fund, and the Venture Development Programs where he is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, investment thesis, portfolio management, and program management. | | A graduate of Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, he specialized in Regional... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

Crypto-Startup: The New Frontier
"It took 7 years for the value of all cryptocurrency to hit $10 BILLION, another year to hit $20 BILLION, only 3 more months to hit $40 BILLION"[1], and today it's over $50 Billion . . . But if you’re still measuring what’s happening in terms of dollars, you’re missing the point. I believe we’re witnessing a revolution in slow motion on par with the most important human history.

Bitcoin is a new type of startup and after it, the game will never be the same.


What is money? Where does it come from?
What’s wrong with our current monetary system?
Why is the current monetary system toast?
What is Bitcoin?
What is the Blockchain?
What is a cryptostartup?
Why will the game never be the same?
How can you start a cryptostartup?
How do you fund a cryptostartup?

(I will also be revealing alchemical secret to creating money ex nihilo, you know, if you’re into that sort of thing . . . ;)

Speaker: Kinnard Hockenhull, Crypto-Currency / Bitcoin Advocate

Speakers
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Kinnard Hockenhull

Founder + CEO, BitBox
Disruptor, Connector, Alchemist and Founder at BitBox


Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

Building Brand Ambassadors: How to Connect w. Online Foodies
One of the trickier elements of running a successful restaurant in the 21st century is developing a following with online foodies. These are people who love to gab about food. Tapping into that can mean big things for your food business, but putting up a sign that says “Follow us on ____!” is probably not going to get you a huge amount of new followers, and could easily turn the social media savvy off to your business. This panel discussion will provide effective strategies on how to engage your customers and encourage them to promote your food business online.

Attendees will learn how to develop and execute effective strategies on how to engage customers and encourage them to promote your food business online.  Also, how to developing a following with online foodies through enhanced marketing and social media efforts.

Moderated by Valaurian Waller, V.W. Photography.
Panelists include: Lisa Ludwinski, Sister Pie; April Anderson, Good Cakes & Bakes; Scott Rutterbush, Dine Drink Detroit; Jennifer Lyle, Lush Yummies Pie Co. 

Moderators
Speakers
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April Anderson

Pastry Chef/Co-Owner, Good Cakes and Bakes, LLC
April Anderson is the co-owner and pastry chef of Good Cakes and Bakes, LLC located on the Avenue of Fashion
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Lisa Ludwinski

Owner of Sister Pie
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Jennifer Matthews

Owner, Lush Yummies Pie Co.
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Scott Rutterbush

Co-Founder, Dine Drink Detroit
Scott Rutterbush is the owner and mastermind of Dine Drink Detroit. Through his years has be apart of developing local brands such as Plum Market, Great Lakes Coffee, Detroit City Distillery, The Block, The Garden Theater, and Harry's Detroit. In addition to Dine Drink Detroit... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Devita Davison

Food-Preneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.
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Ederique Goudia

Operations - Catering Lead, FoodLab Detroit
Ederique Goudia is the Program Associate for FoodLab Detroit. Also, co-owner of Gabriel Hall, upcoming Creole restaurant to the West Village neighborhood and co-founder of In The Business of Food, LLC, a consulting agency for local food entrepreneurs.

Program Partner
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FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab was started out of the need to provide space for food entrepreneurs to connect and discuss the challenges of running a business with “good food” values. Today, FoodLab is a member-based non-profit organization with over 200 food distribution, processing, and retail f... Read More →

Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Good Cakes and Bakes 19363 Livernois Ave. Detroit, MI 48221

3:00pm

Through The Lens: The Art of Creative Content Development - Music Videos, Webisodes and On Demand Content
Learn key music video directing, art direction, location and casting techniques from notable music video and creative content producers and directors. Learn how to submit your videos to major TV, online and cable channel outlets.

Information provided will increase attendees skill sets and explore video content distribution options.

Attendees will gain an inside look into various distribution deals, how to property tag content, learn who key producers are of original content creation regionally and nationally.


Speakers
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Darren Brown

DF Films
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Maximilian De La Garza

Producer, HBO
Viceland
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Justin Ivory

C.E.O. + D.O.P., SpaceMonkey Productions
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Yorg Kerasiotis

CEO, BROKEN BLANKET
Content Creation/Music Producers/Record Label/Publisher/Artist Development/Songwriters


Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

Hire Hacks
It’s well known that it takes great people to run a great business, but how can a young company find excellent talent with a limited budget? This session will explore hiring hacks that are especially helpful for new businesses or those with limited resources. Join a great discussion and share how to find and retain an all star team given the restraints of being an emerging business. 

Attndees will learn how to scale while running a business

Speakers: Ursula Adams, Consultant & Founder of SheHive 

Speakers
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Ursula Adams

Founder, SheHive
Ursula Adams, MSPOD, is a self-described builder, scientist, sage and anarchist (in the nicest way possible, of course). She loves to challenge archaic ideas, build new systems and share the resulting stories. Before founding the SheHive, Ursula contributed sixteen years of her l... Read More →

Program Partner
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Build Institute Detroit

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time. With a little support, a lot of hard work, and a friendly nudge... Read More →

Tuesday May 23, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

I Wrote The Hustle: The Grind x Your Network = Endless Possibilities
A fireside chat with James Chapman author, speaker and entrepreneur. An inside look into what it takes to hustle, grind and go out and get yours. Learn what it takes to build a solid brand, attract influencers and investors. 

Moderators
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Justin Cook

Co-Founder, Pro:Up

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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James Chapman

Quicken Demo Day / Advisory Board, Rock Ventures
James Chapman is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. James is a serial entrepreneur. He manages small business and entrepreneurship initiatives with Rock Ventures. His work has included entrepreneur-in-residency work for a Chattanooga-based social incubator, as well as being a... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

The D-NewTech Top 4 at 4
This session will give four awesome Detroit startup entrepreneurs the chance to give their best 5 minute company pitch and then take questions from judges for 5 minutes. Modeled after the DNewTech Meetup group that highlights 4 startups each month in SE Michigan and give them an opportunity to present/pitch their business. Visit www.DNewTech.org for more information about the DNewTech group. A shout out to Google and Shinola for donating gifts for the participants.

DNewTech Speakers - Thanh Tran, AccelerateKID; Derien Stephens, WhooSaid

Entrepreneurs - Fares Ksebati, MySwimPro; Henry Balanon, Autobooks; Jason Mars, Clinc; Anya Babbitt, SPLT

Judges - Martin Dober, Invest Detroit; Maria LaLonde, New Economy Initiative; Jared Stasik, Detroit Venture Partners

Speakers
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Thanh Tran

Founder, DNewTech
Thanh Tran is a serial entrepreneur that founded AccelerateKID to teach kids grades K-8 about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education and entrepreneurship including computer programming, game design, robotics and digital arts. The supplemental education, af... Read More →

Program Partner
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Thanh Tran

Founder, DNewTech
Thanh Tran is a serial entrepreneur that founded AccelerateKID to teach kids grades K-8 about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education and entrepreneurship including computer programming, game design, robotics and digital arts. The supplemental education, af... Read More →

Tuesday May 23, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

Google / Pixo Group / Grand Circus Virtual Reality Room
Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies are quickly evolving. Are you ready to experience the next level of technology? Join us for your chance to experience Virtual  Reality with PIXO Group, Grand Circus and Google. You'll have the opportunity to engage with an array of technologies, and could even win some sweet swag along the way. PIXO Group is presenting their HTC Vive VR environment, Grand Circus is proud to launch a brand-new game using HTC Vive and Google will be on site with Daydream VR chairs. 
 

Speakers
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Peter Guenther

Instructor, Grand Circus
I teach adults to become software developers in intensive coding bootcamps.

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Jennifer Cline

DETSW Marketing Lead, Grand Circus
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Kristin Hope

Marketing Team Lead - Social Media, PIXO Group
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David Mehi

Principal Solutions Architect, Google
David Mehi is a Software Solutions Architect for Google. He has been in the software industry for over 20 years, enjoys traveling and loves living in Detroit. Feel free to talk to me about Detroit, Technology, APIs, Cloud Computing, Big Data and any new ideas you may have.

Program Partner
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Grand Circus

Learn to code at Grand Circus and kickstart your tech career.
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Google

Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in the Lansing area and attended the University of... Read More →
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Pixo Group

PIXO Group builds human connections for a digital world. Our mission is to challenge companies to find the right experience that complements their brand and existing strategies. PIXO Group understands the benefits of technology, and our goal is to educate, then support our clien... Read More →

Tuesday May 23, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Board Room | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

Hertz Schram Deal Incubator
Join us for a casual networking event between local investors and entrepreneurs, at Bamboo Detroit's startup hub in Downtown Detroit.

Connects to investors who can help fund your growth.

Connects to funding source for growth.

Tuesday May 23, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bamboo Detroit 1420 Washington Blvd, Suite 301

4:30pm

5:00pm

Tacos & Tequila : Latinx Diversity, Identity & Inclusion
Tacos, Tequila & Tango: Latinx, Diversity, Identity & Inclusion 
We named this event Tacos & Tequila purposely to play on your senses and were able to secure sponsorship to provide an authentic experience with a taco prepared by Taquería Nacimiento and a sampling of Detroit's own Tequila Cabresto! 

PROGRAM: 
1. Spanish? Hispanic? Latino? : identity in the Spanish-speaking world 
    a. Defining terms vs. Individual Identity
    b. US vs. Latin America
2. It Takes Two to Tango: Tips for face to face & written communication 
    a. Body language can require translation
    b. Personal information and sincere greetings
3. Spotlights on Hispanic Business-Owners 

TARGET: Detroit entrepreneurs who would like to:
a. expand into Hispanic markets
b. hire from the Hispanic community
c. communicate better with Hispanic clients, customers, employees
d. be located in Southwest Detroit where 73% of Detroit Hispanic population is located.

OUTCOME: ​Participants will be able to immediately implement what they have acquired with their employees, co-workers, clients and strategic partners through direct application of the learned objectives. Each individual will be able to demonstrate the understanding of the diversity within the Hispanic population, the appropriate greetings for face-to-face meetings. 

WHY: ​Cross-cultural communication is a critical aspect of effective business practices and marketing strategy. Ensuring cultural sensitivity and identifying opportunities will increase efficiency, profitability, and will improve employee and customer engagement. Our lesson offers tools for creating meaningful and lasting relationships within all aspects of the Hispanic population.



Speakers
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Bridget Espinosa

Owner / Consultant, Puente Cultural Integration
Bridget Espinosa is a bilingual consultant providing cross-cultural training and Spanish language services including classes, translations and interpreting. A former educator, Bridget has been doing cross-cultural and translation contract work for almost 20 years. She has immerse... Read More →



Tuesday May 23, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

5:00pm

Techweek Detroit - Awards Ceremony

**ATTENDANCE REQUIRES SECOND EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION**

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techweek-detroit-2017-tickets-32411943997



Techweek Detroit 2017 features the ENTPREPRENEUR ticket type:

Awards reception ticket

This ticket gets you FULL access to the awards show. This access is intended for senior executives and top talent of top growth tech companies looking to help us recognize and celebrate the top the founders and contributors to the Detroit Tech ecosystem. The Entrepreneur ticket is best suited for tech entrepreneurs, investors, and tech executives looking to network and make connections - as well as celebrate with the best of Detroit Tech.


Speakers

Tuesday May 23, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Garden Theater 3929 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

6:00pm

High Growth Happy Hour w/ New Economy Initiative
A casual happy hour with an entrepreneur speaker who's successfully scaling a company in Metro Detroit. 

High Growth Happy Hours is a series that usually provides valuable tips in entrepreneurship and leadership, such has how to manage a growing team, how to secure large sales opportunities, etc. Entrepreneurs they can learn from these speakers how to grow from a local to national brand. 


Tuesday May 23, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2E Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

6:00pm

HackerNest Detroit Tech Social
Hackernest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People.

Come along, have a few drinks with us and meet the HackerNest Detroit Tech Community!

Speakers
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HackerNest Detroit

Tech Nerds Unite!, HackerNest
HackerNest is an international non-profit organization connecting people around the world with life-changing careers in technology. With engaging Tech Socials, awesome hackathons and epic job fairs, we have great events for everyone!
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Kattni Rembor

Detroit City Organiser, HackerNest
Kattni is a tech geek and nerd-herder extraordinaire. She is a champion of Open Source Software and has hosted local hackathons. She has over 15 years of customer service experience in technology and healthcare. She spends her time doing freelance photography, making unique jewe... Read More →
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Michael Suzio

Detroit City Co-Organizer, HackerNest
I'm a software development professional with 25 years experience in the field for a variety of employers from Fortune Top 50 to startups. My current mission is to act as a Detroit City Organizer for HackerNest, a grassroots nonprofit organization that runs unpretentious community... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Lounge | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

6:30pm

Portals: Meet Entrepreneurs in Mexico City
Portals are gold shipping containers equipped with immersive audio-visual technology. When you enter one, you come face-to-face, live, full-body, with someone in an identical gold shipping container somewhere else on Earth. 

Participants at the Detroit Portal are invited to enter the Portal for up to 20 minutes to converse live with a stranger abroad as if in the same room, with live interpretation available. The Detroit Portal will connect to the entire Portals network, including sites in Afghanistan, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, Germany, Rwanda and Mexico.

The Detroit Portal will be set up in Capitol Park from May 19-June 2.Checkout the full portal schedule at http://www.sharedstudios.com/rsvp/detroit

This event is located at Capitol Park
Shuttle service is not available.

Tuesday May 23, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Capitol Park
 
Wednesday, May 24
 

9:00am

Supporting the Intrapreneur: Be Your Own Boss and Have One Too
The stereotype of an entrepreneur is a millennial working out of their house or coffee shop. But more and more, corporations and the business community have begun to support and take interest in growing entrepreneurial spirit within their own workforce. With perspectives from corporate leaders, entrepreneurs turned CEOs, and intrapreneurs, this session is hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber and will explore the growing support for intrapreneurship among corporations. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a panel discussion and network with both leaders in the business community and fellow entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to see how others have been successful implementing their ideas through an existing company or organization. A portion of this session will be dedicated to audience discussion and networking so entrepreneurs will also get to strengthen relationships with members of the traditional business community who are interested in supporting entrepreneurial spirit in their institution. 

This session will have speakers from a variety of industries to illustrate the needs, challenges, and opportunities entrepreneurs can have in more traditional organizations. This cross section of speakers will enable members of the traditional business audience to think about entrepreneurs in their companies as an asset and to learn from managers/execs who have successfully fostered entrepreneurial spirit in their employees and have seen impactful results. 

Speakers:
Melissa Price, DPOP Detroit
Jacquelyn Pogue, Talent Engineer, Disher
Jeff Ponders, Director of Innovation,Leo Burnett & Co-founder, Fido Labs LLC
Moderator: Mark S. Lee, Small Talk Podcast

Moderators
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Mark S. Lee

Mark S. Lee is President & CEO, The LEE Group (TLG), MI LLC, an independent integrated marketing consulting firm focused on providing marketing, branding and communication solutions to clients. Additionally, TLG provides training & development to organizations in the areas of branding, re-branding and communications and has advised on how to effectively implement in an integrated... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeff Ponders II

Programming Lead, Detroit Startup Week, Leo Burnett
Director of Innovation, Leo Burnett & Co-founder, Fido Labs LLC
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Jacquelyn Pogue

Talent Engineer, DISHER
Jacquelyn has a BS in Integrated Leadership Studies/ Enterprise Leadership from Central Michigan University. She is originally from Alabama’s gulf coast region and enjoys indulging in southern cuisine regularly (any cuisine really). She enjoys watching sports and getting on the t... Read More →
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Melissa Price

Melissa Price is CEO of dPOP, Detroit’s premier corporate design company. Price is a champion of culture-centered and facilities-minded design. After imagining the interiors of Quicken Loans’ headquarters in downtown Detroit, Price founded dPOP in 2013 together with Jennifer... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:00am

QLine and MoGo - Detroit's Newest Mobility Options
The QLine and MoGo - Detroit's newest mobility options are hitting our streets. Join us as we share how these new eco-friendly commuting options work, reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions, and promote better health and thriving communities. Learn how entrepreneurs can get involved in shaping these new services that will improve mobility options for all Detroiters. 

Attendees will learn two new ways to collaborate with and get around new mobility options in Detroit. Join us for the chance to get a free MoGo day pass and be one of the first Detroiters to try out the Motor City's newest ride.

Speakers:
Nicole Brown, M-1 Rail, Community Relations Manager
Lisa Nuszkowski, MoGo, Executive Director




Moderators
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Gina Schrader

Director, Business Model Innovation, NextEnergy
At NextEnergy, I manage programs to accelerate Smart City Innovations that change the way we use energy in how we live and move. Ask me about our technology challenges! | | I also serve on the board of FoodLab Detroit and Detroit Women's Leadership Network advisory council... Read More →

Speakers
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Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown currently serves as the Community Relations Manager for M-1 RAIL, the non-profit organization leading development of the $140 million Woodward Avenue Streetcar project. In this role, Brown is responsible for managing the projects resident, business and visitor engagement efforts through a human centered design lens. Brown brings to the M-1 RAIL team extensive experience as an community engagement and marketing communications professional with expertise in the areas of community and economic development... Read More →
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Lisa Nuszkowski

Founder & Executive Director, MoGo Detroit Bike Share
As founder and executive director of Detroit Bike Share, the city’s first public bike share system launching in May 2017 with 430 bikes at 43 stations, I'm an advocate for and leader in transportation and mobility in Detroit. I led the effort to launch Detroit’s inaugural Ope... Read More →

Program Partner
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NextEnergy

Founded in 2002 as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, NextEnergy is one of the nation’s leading accelerators of advanced energy and transportation technologies, businesses and industries. Since its inception, NextEnergy has helped attract more than $1.6 billion of new investment. For more information, visit... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:00am

1:1 Mentor Sessions w/ Google & Chase for Business (sign up for a time slot!)
Interested? You must sign up* for a specific time slot here.

Schedule 25 minutes with a Chase for Business specialist to understand:

Separating your personal and business accounts
Building your business credit history
Getting your startup ready to accept funding

AND/OR

Schedule 25 minutes with a Google specialist to understand:

Google Business Strategy Development
Google Adwords, Google Shopping, Google Analytics
General Google Tech Support
   

*Please review names/bios of our mentors and sign up for NO MORE THAN TWO SESSIONS/DAY to allow opportunities for other mentees. You will be marked as 'Pending' until you confirm your identity by clicking a link in an email that Slotted sends you. You will need to confirm your identity to officially be added to the list.

Chris Hurd
Sr. Business Relationship Manager, Chase 
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/sheets/mentordsw17

Chris Hurd is a Senior Business Relationship Manager for Chase in Troy, Michigan. He has over 25 years of experience at Chase. His goal is to understand a business and show how Chase can bring unique insights and value to every interaction. He can provide access to a broader team of experts in areas such as cash management, credit solutions and other business services. Patrick AndrasBusiness Relationship Manager, Chase Patrick Andrea is a Business Relationship Manager for Chase in Rochester, Michigan. He has over 10 years of experience at Chase and 12 years in financial services. His goal is to understand a business and show how Chase can bring unique insights and value to every interaction. He can provide access to a broader team of experts in areas such as cash management, credit solutions and other business services. 

Anthony Forte
Sr. Business Development Director, Chase 
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/sheets/mentordsw17

Anthony Forte is a Business Development & Relationship Management Executive in JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s Merchant Services organization .  Over the last 30 years, Anthony has held various sales and relationship management leadership roles in Consumer and Business Banking. Before joining the merchant services business in 2014, Anthony served as Senior Vice President and National Small Business Manager for Chase.  He has also served as Senior Vice President and Market Manager for Chase Business Banking in the Northeast.Anthony holds a B.S. in Banking and Money Management from Adelphi University.Anthony currently resides in Long Island with his wife Debbie and two daughters, Amanda and Emily.

Patrick Andras
Business Relationship Manager, Chase
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/sheets/mentordsw17

Patrick Andrea is a Business Relationship Manager for Chase in Rochester, Michigan. He has over 10 years of experience at Chase and 12 years in financial services. His goal is to understand a business and show how Chase can bring unique insights and value to every interaction. He can provide access to a broader team of experts in areas such as cash management, credit solutions and other business services.



Wednesday May 24, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
ChaseBasecamp | Masonic Temple 6th FL E2-E4 500 Temple St. Detroit, MI

9:00am

Legal Office Hours / Small Business Legal Clinic

***Participation in the clinic requires an invidual appointment slot HERE***

Businesses and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity for free legal consultations with a team Detroit's leading legal professionals.  Participants can get legal advice in a confidential setting.

You will be paired with a team of attorneys for 45 minutes to discuss your legal need.  You must click HERE for an appointment.  Please register only if you can committ to attending.  Space is very limited.

This clinic is meant to help those who lack means to hire an attorney.To participate, there are eligibility requirements that must be verified at the clinic. 

Wednesday's clinic will take place at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at the Mercado, 9-noon. 

Thursday's clinic will be at ChaseBasecamp, 1-4.


#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Wendy Richards

Small Business Legal Academy / Advisory Board, Miller Canfield

Program Partner
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Miller Canfield

Miller Canfield, P.L.C., doing business as Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, is a large American law firm based in Detroit, Michigan
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TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the l... Read More →
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Bodman PLC

With more than 150 attorneys in offices throughout Michigan, Bodman PLC has delivered extraordinary results to our clients for more than 85 years. Our attorneys provide savvy business counsel to some of the region's most successful companies and individuals on a broad range of issues, and we provide clients with the personal attention of a small firm with the talent and skill expected of the... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ford Resource and Engagement Center 2826 Bagley St, Detroit MI 48216

9:00am

Free Headshots @ #ChaseBasecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE* shots during Detroit Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (500 Temple St, Detroit, MI 48201) from 9am-2pm May 22-26, 2017. Sign up for a time below via the provided link.

http://slotted.co/dsw17headshots

*First come, first serve. Sign up via the link above.

 


#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Ryan Lally

Programming - Mentorship Office Hours (Google/ Chase / Small Business Legal Academy)
Tech-savvy Metro-Detroit Real Estate Professional, committed to working smarter and harder than the competition; specializing in the Grosse Pointes and neighboring communities. Husband. Father. Military veteran with special operations background.
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Derien Stephens

Headshots @ #ChaseBasecamp, WhooSaid LLC


Wednesday May 24, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6th Floor Hall 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:00am

Hire to Drive Business - The Everything HR Workshop
Everyone knows that a business is only as good as the people behind it and every entrepreneur wants their company to be the best, so you should look to recruit the best employees. But, locating talent that aligns with the goals, mission, and vision of a business is the #1 issue facing small business owners. It is your responsibility as a small business owner, to understand how much of your role is really about your employees, as well as aspects of legislation, policy, and procedures that involve human resource issues. This human resources session
will provide you with practical illustrations on how to “Hire to Drive Business”.

Attendees will learn:
Value for Detroit Entrepreneurs
 Obtain a step by step guide of the new hire process
 Have a structured approach to hiring and retention
 Protect your bottom line from regulatory fines and employee lawsuits
 Hire employees that align with the goals, mission, and vision of your company
 Obtain information on the 2017 labor laws and how it will affect your business
 View practical illustrations to drive business
 You will have the opportunity to hear from HR professionals, Employment and Immigration Attorneys

This session is located at Techtown in the Garage, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202
Shuttle Service is not available for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Felicia Harris

Felicia Harris

President, EverythingHR
As the author of “Hire to Drive Business”, Felicia G. Harris, a HR and Financial consultant with 30 years of experience, believes it all starts with leadership. In addition to communicating your vision, seeking opportunities to change, and innovate is another vital component... Read More →
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Alexandra LaCombe

Alexandra V. LaCombe is the Managing Partner of the Troy office of Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & | | Loewy, the world’s leading immigration law firm. Her practice includes both individual and | | corporate client matters in the automotive, technology and other industries, as well as | | internationally recognized universities and research institutions, with a particular focus on | | regulatory compliance and immigration policy. Prior to joining Fragomen, Ms. LaCombe was in solo | | practice for several years, handling employment and family immigration as well as immigration | | litigation, and served as in-house immigration counsel at Electronic Data System Corporation. Ms. | | LaCombe is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Michigan bar. She | | is currently an Adjunct Professor with the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, teaching | | Immigration Law within the... Read More →
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James M. Reid

Mr. Reid is an employment attorney that specializes in training, drafting employment handbooks/agreement, and resolving workplace conflicts prior to litigation. Mr. Reid often provides legal assistance to employers in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings, inclu... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
TechTown Detroit @ Garage

9:00am

9:00am

Pose It, Solve It, Pay It Forward - Detroit Startup Week Ideas Wall 2.0
Live Ideas Wall @ Detroit Startup Week Base Camp!

Join Detroit Startup Week in shaping the future of Detroit's Startup Ecosystem
Attendees from all sessions and events are invited to come and submit ideas in three key areas:

"Pose It” // Challenges / Problems (Pain points you don’t know how to fix)
“Solve It” // Solutions (Doesn’t need to make money... Innovative solutions to problems we see)
"Pay It Forward” //  (Got A Business You Won’t Build… Give it to the ecosystem! New App? New Project? Leave your email if you want to be involved)

The best of the ideas will be posted to social media. #IdeasWall #DETSW17

Results from the wall will be tallied, compiled and seed an annual Detroit Startup Week - Detroit Startup Ecosystem analysis and report with measured steps and goals for growth and solution progress.


Wednesday May 24, 2017 9:00am - 8:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Lounge | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:30am

Hasta Que El Dinero Los Separe: La Diferencia Entre Ventas y Ganancias
Muchos negocios aprenden de manera difícil que ventas y ganancias son diferentes. Durante esta sesión podrá analizar las finanzas de su negocio incluyendo los gastos fijos y variables, determinar si sus precios son adecuados y calcular un punto de equilibrio. 

This workshop will be conducted in Spanish and help business owners identify their fixed and variable costs as well as break even point to determine whether their business is generating profit. 

Speakers: 
Nydia Cardenas (ProsperUS Trainer) and Monica Casarez (Lifeline Business Consulting Trainer)

Speakers
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Nydia Cardenas

Business Trainer, Prosper Us Detroit
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Monica Caserez

Director, Diversity Advancement, LifeLine Business Consulting Services
For 30 years, Monica has worked in the non-profit sector with emphasis in marketing and public relations, run social service programs from the ground up, and maintains her certification as a Surgical Technologist. She is a native Spanish speaker and her Associate and Bachelor deg... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Learning Lab 4214 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

10:00am

Rapid Prototyping: Defining the Minimum Viable Product
A panel discussion on how startups can quickly gain investors and market interest by roadmapping their product. What it means to build a MVP and what are the requirements of a MVP to be noticed. The importance of design, presentation, and technology when building your product and company as well as how to gain market traction. User first vs. Investment.

Many Entrepreneurs struggle with the act of raising a round of founding for their early stage company/startup. Building a Minimum Viable Product that can be noticed by investors and users is crucial for raising funding. Learn from industry leaders with backgrounds in design, development, technology, and venture capital on what really defines a investible and scalable MVP.

What is the most efficient way to rapidly prototype a MVP for your startup. This panel will help founders and entrepreneurs understand the importance of key features that should not be dismissed when building a MVP. And with a MVP, how to position yourself in the market for investment.


Wednesday May 24, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:00am

Getting the Edge...and Keeping It: Competition Law for Startups
Recent high-profile legal cases -- involving Fitbit, Jimmie John's, and Ivanka Trump, to name just a few -- highlight the growing importance of competition law in today's economy. Using real-world examples, this presentation will provide a crash-course in several critical (and sometimes controversial) legal issues facing startups: trade secrets, non-competes, trademarks, false advertising, and business defamation. Entrepreneurs will learn practical legal strategies for getting, and keeping, their competitive edge in a crowded marketplace.

Detroit is a hotbed of innovation. And with innovation comes fierce competition, both locally and globally. Whatever one's business does -- from introducing a new restaurant concept to developing cutting-edge IoT apps -- every entrepreneur should understand the advantages, as well as the dangers, posed by competition law.

Speakers

Wednesday May 24, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:00am

Google 101
Introduction to all of the features of Google available to small businesses, startups and entrepreneur.

Speakers
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katrina turnbow

Owner, Kanopi Social
Google Detroit Digital Coach

Program Partner
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Google

Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in the Lansing area and attended the University of... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:00am

Startup Next Detroit 2.0: Startup Boost, A Global Pre-Accelerator Launch
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

10:00am

Diversity in Tech: Localizing the National Conversation
Detroit’s population is more than 85% people of color and Latinx. But how diverse are its major corporations and growing startups? The lack of diversity can have a serious impact on our city’s residents, economy and opportunities. Learn more about how companies are becoming more inclusive, the importance of diversifying tech - for both small and large companies, and what you can do to jumpstart the conversation in your own business. Attendees will leave this session with actionable takeaways that can be immediately implemented into their own diversity strategies, and will have the opportunity to ask our panelists questions.

Detroit’s tech scene is booming but at times lacks in equal opportunities for people of color. We’ll have a candid conversation with some of the industry’s thought leaders to hear what they’re doing to ensure everyone has the opportunity and access to a career in tech, capital for their business, and connections to hire the right tech to grow their teams.

Speakers: Javier Evelyn (Alerje, CODE2040 Entrepreneur in Residence at Grand Circus), Trina Scott (Quicken Loans Director of Diversity and Inclusion) , Marlin Williams (Diversity and Inclusion Entrepreneur in Residence at Tech Town), Jamie Tomasello (DUO Security, Trust and Compliance Department Manager)  

Speakers
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Javier Evelyn

Founder and CEO, Alerje
I'm the Founder and CEO of an early stage medtech startup called Alerje. We're developing an epinephrine auto-injector sized to fit into a smartphone case. When used during food allergy emergencies, an integrated mobile app alerts location info to 911 dispatchers. In addition, I currently serve as the 2017 CODE2040 Entrepreneur In Residence for Grand Circus. In concert with the aforementioned efforts, I co-run a program called How... Read More →
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Trina Scott

Quicken Loans Director of Diversity and Inclusion
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Jamie Tomasello

DUO Security, Trust and Compliance Department Manager
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Marlin Williams

Diversity and Inclusion Entrepreneur in Residence at Tech Town


Wednesday May 24, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Board Room | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Young Entrepreneurs Academy
Embrace Your Passion, Live Your Dream & Change The World


Wednesday May 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Detroit Science Center 5020 John R St.Detroit, MI 48202

11:00am

Ponyride Tour
Ponyride's 30k square foot building is home to over 60 entrepreneurs. Many of our residents our focused on manufacturing and all give back to the community in a plethora of ways.

Attendees will hear the stories of up and coming businesses and how they conquered challenges.

Moderators:
Noah Elliott Morrison, Director & Amy Kaherl, director of curation and programing 


Wednesday May 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ponyride 1401 Vermont St, Detroit 48216

11:00am

Growth Marketing for Startups
Growth Marketing for Startups talk will cover a research based marketing framework to help start-ups grow their business. The session will illustrate how startups can adopt a Growth mindset and ensure that no critical variables are left unchallenged.

This talk will help Detroit businesses grow through digital marketing.

Speaker: Ed Lee, Analytical Lead, Google

Speakers
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Edward Lee

Analytical Lead, Google
Ed is the GFE techhub network partner manager for Grand Circus Detroit during his 20% of time and a marketing science lead supporting large customer sales at Google during his 80% of time. Before joining Google, Ed worked for Groupon's international expansion team where majority... Read More →

Program Partner
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Google

Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in the Lansing area and attended the University of... Read More →
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David Mehi

Principal Solutions Architect, Google
David Mehi is a Software Solutions Architect for Google. He has been in the software industry for over 20 years, enjoys traveling and loves living in Detroit. Feel free to talk to me about Detroit, Technology, APIs, Cloud Computing, Big Data and any new ideas you may have.

Wednesday May 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

MaaS: Tranforming How Detroiters Move
Mobility as a service, or MaaS, is just one activity of the sharing economy that is challenging our traditional ways of thinking or doing things. MaaS is the concept of shifting away from personally-owned transportation and towards mobility options that are consumed as a service. Not only is MaaS transforming how we go to and from our destinations, it also is introducing new ways to solve social, environmental and economic concerns. Join us for an engaging discussion with panelists changing the way Detroiters move.

Speakers: 
Moderator: Glenn Stevens, MICHauto, Executive Director

Panelists:
Anya Babbit, SPLT, Founder & CEO
Elliot Darvick, Lyft, General Manager, Detroit
Bob Tiderington, Maven Drive, LLC., Senior Manager - Vehicle Sharing Operations
Kenny Fennell, Caravan, Cofounder

Moderators
Speakers
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Anya Babbitt

CEO & Founder, SPLT
SPLT is an all-encompassing auto tech and mobility platform. SPLT’s enterprise carpool product (for iOS and Android) works within closed networks, addressing traffic congestion harming our economy’s productivity, time, and money. Employers benefit from reduced parking, retent... Read More →
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Elliot Darvick

General Manager, Lyft
Passionate about technology that creates meaningful connection among humans. It's why I love working for Lyft -- at best we are not only a convenient way to get around, but genuine human connection on demand. I grew up in Metro Detroit and have spent most of my working days conne... Read More →
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Kenny Fennell

Cofounder, Caravan by Social Mobility Group LLC
Kenny Fennell is the cofounder of the social enterprise Social Mobility Group LLC and the service Caravan – a tool people use to find and access the transportation that meets their customized needs whether it’s connecting with a community member who can accompany them on a bu... Read More →
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Robert Tiderington

Member Management & Experience, MAVEN
I've been in the automotive industry for 20 years in a variety of positions including product development, marketing, industry analysis/forecasting and corporate development. My interest in different mobility solutions started 7 years ago. While I've traveled far and wide, I'm... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:30am

Have a Business (or Idea) but What's Your Competitive Advantage?
Are you someone who perpetually dreams up awesome business ideas -- perhaps so many that you’re not sure which to focus on? Or maybe you have already launched your business but need a boost. If so, you’ll want to join this workshop. In this session you’ll learn how to position you, your business and your brand above the competition.  

Attendees will learn how to identify the market environment and brand messaging

Speaker: Christianne Malone, Program Director, Build Institute 

This session is located at Build Institute, 2701 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48217
Shuttle service is limited and requires registration. 

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Christianne Malone

Entrepreneurship 101 Track Captain / Advisory Board, Build Institute
Christianne Malone is the program director at Build Institute, an entrepreneurship training organization in Detroit. Build Institute helps people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network. To date, the organization has graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from their classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. | | Christianne is also the founder and CEO of urbanize(D), an urban marketing and design consultancy based in Detroit. The company works with local organizations to plan, design and market their brands and programs through the complexities and opportunities of the urban environment. Christianne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and International Business from Xavier University in Ohio. She sits on the board of Metro Museum of Design Detroit, the Michigan Chapter of US Lacrosse, and is a member of the Detroit Recreation Advisory Commission. Her community leadership and involvement also includes serving as a volunteer leader for Impact Detroit as well as co-founding and directing the... Read More →

Program Partner
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Build Institute Detroit

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time. With a little support, a lot of hard work, and a friendly nudge... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Build Institute 2701 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48217

12:00pm

12:00pm

Lunch-n-Learn: Innovate to Grow Your Business
Grab a snack and sit in to learn from Josh Linkner, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, who will provide practical advice on how to accelerate the growth of your business, including how to:
  • Build a culture of creativity and innovation
  • Conquer common roadblocks to innovation to drive business outcomes
  • Bounce back from adversity to fuel future growth
  • Adapt to changing circumstances with creativity and confidence

Speakers
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Josh Linker

To Josh Linkner, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress. As such, he’s spent his career harnessing the power of creative disruption. | | His journey has been non-traditional at every step. As the founder and CEO of five tech companies, Josh built his businesses from a blank page into a combined value of over $200 million. As a hyper-growth CEO of over 20 years... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Lounge | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

12:00pm

Small Business Resource Fair
There are so many great organizations and resources right within Detroit that can help small businesses grow and flourish. This resource will introduce small business owners to a variety of groups that have experience supporting small companies in a variety of ways. The event will be hosted at Grand Circus, on the fourth floor and highlight some of Detroit’s best movers and shakers. Stop by the come-and-go fair to network, grab information and, of course, who doesn’t love free swag? 

For many Detroit business owners, connectivity is the biggest challenge in growing their business and understanding their next best move. This event will highlight local companies and organizations that can be easily leveraged by small companies to hit their next level of success. 

Walk away with hands-on tips and resources from entrepreneurs and supporting organizations for building and growing your business.

Light food and beverages are proudly presented by Google. Join us for some snacking, networking and learning!  

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Jennifer Cline

DETSW Marketing Lead, Grand Circus

Program Partner
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Grand Circus

Learn to code at Grand Circus and kickstart your tech career.
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Google

Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in the Lansing area and attended the University of... Read More →
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Tricia Haslinger

Community Manager, Grand Circus

Wednesday May 24, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Circus

12:00pm

Google Office Hours at Grand Circus
Come meet with experts on Google technology. Products include Google Analytics, Google Adwords, G-Suite and more. People are seen on a first-come first-serve basis.

Speakers
KT

katrina turnbow

Owner, Kanopi Social
Google Detroit Digital Coach

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for David Mehi

David Mehi

Principal Solutions Architect, Google
David Mehi is a Software Solutions Architect for Google. He has been in the software industry for over 20 years, enjoys traveling and loves living in Detroit. Feel free to talk to me about Detroit, Technology, APIs, Cloud Computing, Big Data and any new ideas you may have.


Wednesday May 24, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Circus

1:00pm

Crowdfunding 101
Crowdfunding looks like a lot of fun, but behind the scenes of a great campaign is a lot of planning, hard work, and perhaps a little faith. Come to this introduction to crowdfunding session to learn about all of the platform options, how they work, and the pros and cons of each.

Attendees will learn the crowdfunding process

Speaker: Chanell Scott Contreras, Funding Ititiative Manager, Build Institute 

This session is located at Build Institute, 2701 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48217
Shuttle service is limited and requires registration. 


Speakers
Program Partner
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Build Institute Detroit

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time. With a little support, a lot of hard work, and a friendly nudge... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Build Institute 2701 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48217

1:00pm

My Self Care: The Value of Self Care For Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs bring so much value to societies. They create the vast majority of new jobs, pull economies out of recessions, introduce useful products and services, and create prosperity. At the same time, entrepreneurs are at a higher risk for mental health problems, with over 40% being diaganosed with a mental illness. Because mental health is still a taboo subject, many entrepreneurs are fighting battles in the dark with no tools to help them. Developing a self-care practice, one that focuses on balancing our home life, personal health, and work, helps us to be more productive instead of just being busy. We are the ones that show up at our businesses everyday so it's important that our mental health is in an optimal state.

In this panel talk, you'll hear from multiple entrepreneurs who have incorporated self care practices into their lives to help them function in and outside of work, learn how they deal with struggles that impact their well being, and learn tools from them to help with creating and managing a self-care practice that helps create a work-life balance.

As Detroit continues to rebuild and grow and the entrepreneur sector grows, more people will deal with mental health challenges as they work on building their businesses. With constant ups and downs, it's important Detroiters learn the value of work-life balance so they can continue to rebuild the city and its neighborhoods. Most importantly, if Detroiters are not in the right mental state when building their businesses, the things we build here may collapse within 20 years. It's not about grabbing a piece of the pie, but about creating something sustainable for all generations, current and future.

Regardless of what business you're in, it's common that stress follows. Having tools and knowledge of how to manage that stress, overcome it, and knowing that others are also going through it is valuable. Teaching self-care and work-life balance to entrepreneurs gets them to understand that they are the core of their businesses and that they matter, not just the business. Without them, their business suffers.

Speakers

Wednesday May 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Board Room | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

KEYNOTE: Tech Opportunity for Everyone w/ Google's Chris Genteel
The economic benefit of including everyone in the future of the tech business ecosystem is the vision we should look towards to reverse the rise of economic disparity in America. Chris Genteel, Google’s Head of Business Inclusion, makes the case for the possibility and imperative of building for and reaching everyone in Detroit and across.

Attendees will hear ideas on how to create a diverse workplace and partner relations.

Speaker: Chris Genteel, Head of Business Inclusion, Google

Speakers
Program Partner
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Google

Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in the Lansing area and attended the University of... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

FoodLab Detroit presents Founder's Stories with Eric Ersher, Founder Zoup!
Throughout Detroit Startup Week, FoodLab Detroit is curating a "Founder Stories" series. Some of the biggest founders, building some of the biggest brands in the region will be sharing their inspiring stories. Entrepreneurs will walk away with intimate insights on how to build their own business from folks who've built large-scale businesses & have the strategic expertise to match!

Insight on how to build your own business from entrepreneurs that have build large-scale businesses

Inspiring stories and strategic expertise from food entrepreneurs who've built large-scale businesses 


Speakers
avatar for Eric Ersher

Eric Ersher

Eric is Founder and CEO of Zoup! and has been with the company since its formation. From 1994 to 2000, Eric was an owner of Michigan Foods of Madison Heights, Michigan, which manufactured and distributed custom spice blends, pre-mixes and prepared soups to chain restaurant operators. Eric is responsible for strategic planning, concept evolution, quality and Franchise support. He also leads the company's staff in building and protecting the Zoup! brand and in shaping the... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Devita Davison

Devita Davison

Food-Preneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.
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Ederique Goudia

Operations - Catering Lead, FoodLab Detroit
Ederique Goudia is the Program Associate for FoodLab Detroit. Also, co-owner of Gabriel Hall, upcoming Creole restaurant to the West Village neighborhood and co-founder of In The Business of Food, LLC, a consulting agency for local food entrepreneurs.

Program Partner
avatar for FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab was started out of the need to provide space for food entrepreneurs to connect and discuss the challenges of running a business with “good food” values. Today, FoodLab is a member-based non-profit organization with over 200 food distribution, processing, and retail f... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

From Local to Global: Ways to Franchise, Lease, & Scale
A panel discussion between services providers who can help you scale your brand, and brands actively expanding. This panel will include designers, expert franchise and leasing lawyers, and entrepreneurs scaling into new markets.  We will discuss key critical areas to consider to take a local brand global. 

Attendees will learn insights into structure, brand guidance, and processes to consider for leasing, franchising, and other scaling opportunities. 

Speakers: Justin Morelock, Founder NXT Design (franchise brand designer), David Steinberg with Jaffe Law (franchising and leasing legal expert), and Sassa Akervall, founder of Sissu Guard 

Wednesday May 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Cyber Security - Terrance Campbell / Technology A to Z
Understand that your business stands a very, very good chance of getting hacked -- it is just a matter of when. This 1-hour interactive workshop provides an awareness of: (a) Cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and risks; (b) 7 Cybersecurity Layers that every entrepreneur should be aware of; and (c) some effective low-cost risk management tips and techniques for better protecting your hardware, software, cloud-based accounts; including financial and customer information.

This workshop will assist entrepreneurs' better understanding that not including a Cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and risk assessment in his/her S.W.O.T.T. analysis a potentially negative impact; short-term and long-term.

Speakers: Terrance Campbell, Michael Haftel

Speakers
avatar for Terrance Campbell

Terrance Campbell

Deputy Director, YOUR Center
Terrance R. Campbell, a 30-year published Informatics and Information Systems Security Practitioner-Scholar, started using digital mediums as tools transforming their neighborhoods into healthier and safer places to live, work, and play in 1984 with an Atari 800 XL. Fast forward... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Detroit School for Digital Technology 1759 W. 21 St., Detroit, MI 48216

2:00pm

JILLTalk: The Great Comeback

The JILL TALK speaking series will feature influential women TALKERS who will deliver a 14 minute TED-style presentation, followed by a panel discussion. It will be hosted by Jillian Blackwell, JILL TALK Conversation Strategist and Partner Sales Manager for Heartland District at Microsoft.


This series is designed to give women thought leaders and business onwers at platform where they can activate, accelerat and amplify their voices. 


JILLTalk speakers:
- Dana Harvey, Verve360 Media
- Monica Morgan, Monica Morgan Photography
- Leslie Andrews, Leslie Andrews Consulting LLC, Unicorn Sports Philanthropy



It has never been a better time to be a woman entrepreneur. In fact, women own 36% of all businesses, according to the 2012 U.S. Census ‒ a jump of 30% over 2007. The number of businesses owned by African American women has grown 322% since 1997, making black females the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., per Fortune Magazine. In addition, within the past seven years, Detroit has become known both as the Wild West and the land of opportunity for business founders, a significant proportion of them female. 

Although these numbers are impressive, economists and academics agree women entrepreneurs are still an under-tapped force that can rekindle economic expansion if given an opportunity to lead. Why are women under tapped and underserved? Could it be that women aren’t seen as thought leaders, or leaders within their industry? During Detroit Startup week, women will have their voices heard. 

Moderators
avatar for Jillian Blackwell

Jillian Blackwell

Visionary and Founder, JILL TALK

Speakers

Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Board Room | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Five Obvious, Yet Overlooked, Ways to Increase Revenue
In 2016 Techstars partnered with Chase for Business to survey more than 700 founders of tech startups from around the world to gain insight into the challenges they face when working to build a diverse and inclusive company.

The report concluded that while diversity is important to 72% of founders, only 10% are taking action, and only 23% of founders say that a diverse workforce improves financial performance. Check out techstars.com/bealeader for all of the findings.

Walk away from this session with five ways (below) to be a diversity leader in your startup & examples of how it’s impacted the bottom line of the businesses of our panelists.

1. How to hire
2. How to retain
3. How to evaluate pay
4. How to offer flexible benefits
5. How to build a diverse board and/or create a diverse mentoring program

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Van Veen

Michelle Van Veen

People Operations Generalist, Techstars
I am the People Operations Generalist at Techstars which means that I support the people that enable and empower entrepreneurs around the world. With a background in Psychology and Women’s Studies, I have a passion for trying to figure out how to create inclusive environments i... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Monica Caserez

Monica Caserez

Director, Diversity Advancement, LifeLine Business Consulting Services
For 30 years, Monica has worked in the non-profit sector with emphasis in marketing and public relations, run social service programs from the ground up, and maintains her certification as a Surgical Technologist. She is a native Spanish speaker and her Associate and Bachelor deg... Read More →
avatar for Javier Evelyn

Javier Evelyn

Founder and CEO, Alerje
I'm the Founder and CEO of an early stage medtech startup called Alerje. We're developing an epinephrine auto-injector sized to fit into a smartphone case. When used during food allergy emergencies, an integrated mobile app alerts location info to 911 dispatchers. In addition, I currently serve as the 2017 CODE2040 Entrepreneur In Residence for Grand Circus. In concert with the aforementioned efforts, I co-run a program called How... Read More →
avatar for Jereshia Hawk

Jereshia Hawk

With over 4 years of corporate Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial experience, Jereshia Hawk has led multi-million dollar projects and started two global online businesses. Jereshia teaches everyday side hustlers how to leverage the corporate strategies she’s mastered to build multiple income streams by turning their ideas into income, reclaiming financial flexibility and independence... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Be Heard: How to Tell Your Story
In this lab, Juan Carlos Perez, owner of Featherstone Moments, a minority-owned business focusing on the success of minority-owned businesses in greater Detroit through digital media and creative content, will partner with Joanna Dueweke, Program Manager of ProsperUS Detroit, to work with businesses on how to craft their story. Businesses in the neighborhoods of Detroit have stories to tell, and we want to help craft those in a meaningful way that leverages that value and increases awareness for the region. We will provide best practices for social media storytelling and help break down the structure of telling a story into manageable parts for entrepreneurs to do some work on their own. Spanish-speakers are welcome to join!

Detroit businesses have so many stories to tell, and this is an opportunity to learn how to tell those stories better and what that can mean for their business. This lab should help teach entrepreneurs how using social media and gathering attention is only as valuable as the story you're trying to tell.

Speakers
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Juan Carlos Perez

Owner, Featherstone Moments

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Joanna Dueweke

Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, Detroit Startup Week, ProsperUS Detroit
Dedicated to helping Detroit’s neighborhoods thrive, Joanna Dueweke is the Program Manager for ProsperUS Detroit where she commits her energy to fostering relationships, empowering entrepreneurs, and supporting community development. Before coming to ProsperUS and while achieving... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ProsperUS Office (Suite 800) at Plaza Del Norte 2835 Bagley, Detroit, MI 48216

2:00pm

Mobility Companies Should Be in Detroit
For mobility companies, choosing where to be headquartered can mean the difference between success and failure. With so many options, how should mobility entrepreneurs assess the benefits of each location? According to a report released by Navigant Research, Detroit is beating Silicon Valley in the self-driving car race, and has unique opportunities that mobility entrepreneurs will not find elsewhere. Hear some of the most influential thought leaders in the mobility space discuss why Detroit is the perfect place and now is the perfect time for mobility companies to be in Detroit.

Attendees will learn resources and opportunities available to mobility entrepreneurs

Speakers: MODERATOR: Aaron Turk, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), Senior Executive
Jill Ford, City of Detroit, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Chris Thomas, Fontinalis Partners, Founder & Parter
Justin Graham, Mighty AI, VP, Product
Ted Serbinski, Techstars, Managing Director

Moderators
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Aaron Turk

Senior Executive, Strategy & Business Development, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
DEGC

Speakers
#DETSW17 Organizing Team
JF

Jill Ford

Advisory Board, City of Detroit
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Ted Serbinski

Managing Director, Techstars Mobility
Fueling the startup renaissance in Detroit. Building things and helping people. Cornell alum. Dad of 3 kids under 3.


Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

How local entrepreneurs can build up today's youth
Entrepreneurs will learn the needs of local youth, the benefits of having a mentee, and how they can connect with local young talent to strengthen their businesses and industry.

This will give entrepreneurs a chance to sharpen their teaching and life skills, while making an impact on Detroit's youth.

Facilitators: Local Mentors and Our Village Mentors


Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

The Next Generation: Empowering Detroit Youth to Become the Leaders & Innovators of Tomorrow
In today’s innovation economy, our youth need a mindset that equips them to recognize opportunity, take initiative, and innovate in the face of challenges. Participants in this session will work together to brainstorm ways to leverage existing resources in the community to cultivate entrepreneurial mindsets in our city's youth. A portion of the session will focus on hearing from Detroit students as they reflect on their experiences with entrepreneurship and what it means to be an entrepreneurial thinker.

Detroit entrepreneurs will be able to have an active role in a conversation that has real implications for the future of entrepreneurship in Detroit. They will be able to contribute to a vision for continuing to fuel the city's entrepreneurial flame by sharing their unique expertise and experiences starting and growing businesses in the Detroit area.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will walk away with a personalized action plan to use their networks, time, and resources to contribute to the collective development of Detroit's next generation of doers. This session will place an emphasis on action, rather than just discussion.

Speakers
VA

Vaughn Arrington

Team Strength Detroit
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Elyse Burden

CoFounder, RWS
Real World Scholars
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Drew Schantz

Founder, Executive Director, VentureSchool
Venture School Detroit


Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Developing Your Company's Cloud Strategy
This talk will help startups, small businesses and developers create a strategy to leverage Cloud Platform technologies. Strategies of a pipeline vs platform business model will be covered. Also discussed will be how the fastest growing internet companies are using a platform business model leveraged by APIs (Application Programmer Interface) and other cloud technology.

Speakers
avatar for David Mehi

David Mehi

Principal Solutions Architect, Google
David Mehi is a Software Solutions Architect for Google. He has been in the software industry for over 20 years, enjoys traveling and loves living in Detroit. Feel free to talk to me about Detroit, Technology, APIs, Cloud Computing, Big Data and any new ideas you may have.

Program Partner
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Google

Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in the Lansing area and attended the University of... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6E1 | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Technology A to Z / Cyber Security - Terrance Campbell
Participants will be able to gain information about the Detroit School of Digital Technology as well as gain basic information of the course curriculum that it offers such as drone technology, film production, digital marketing, web design, graphic design, visual effects, and more! 

Attendees learn about DSDT and today's In today's technology and business landscape. Technology is essential and critical for the growth of businesses. Detroit Entrepreneurs are in dire need of additional education in regards to technology.

Speakers: Jamie Kothe (the CEO of the Detroit School for Digital Technology), Robert Courtney (the CMO Detroit School for Digital Technology) and Karlos Harris (the COO for the Detroit School for Digital Technology).
 

Speakers
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Robert Courtney

CEO, Robert Courtney & Associates
Robert Courtney is a innovator of business strategies, and a builder of community through digital marketing, branding, and service. A desire to invest into the development of people has been a vision of his for over a | decade. In 2008, he founded UNEEK, a barbershop turned global fashion line and events company that has seen the likes of over 500 events and sales in Austria, Australia, and various parts of the United States. In 2013, Robert began consulting people to help establish and define their brands. One year later, following the death of his father, he decided to give more time to this aspect of his business. Months leading up to his passing, many conversations they had centered on the importance of philanthropy, and that has become the resounding theme of Robert's life. Helping people achieve a better presentation of themselves personally and professionally has become one of his main goals. | | Robert Courtney... Read More →
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Karlos Harris

CEO, Koded Icons
Karlos L. Harris is the founder of Koded Icons, LLC, a digital marketing agency | operating in the city of Detroit and organized to serve and educate entrepreneurs and businesses. | | Seeing a need within the community for a better understanding | of the how the World Wide Web actually operates, Koded Icons partners with | local organizations in an effort to directly impact the entrepreneurial | population. Building brand awareness through creative media and strategic | digital marketing plans, Koded Icons is on a mission to empower less internet | savvy business owners with the knowledge and technical skills they | need in order to become more profitable. | | Koded Icons clients have included... Read More →
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Jamie Kothe

CEO, DSDT
DSDT CEO | | JAMIE KOTHE | As a current resident of the City of Detroit and a mother of two college-aged daughters, CEO Kothe has a true desire to assist individuals of all backgrounds in finding gainful employment through training and certification in tech related fields. T... Read More →
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Silvia Mansoor

Technology Track Co-Captain, Dean & Fulkerson, PC
The technology track programs, startups, Detroit, the law, business concepts, and everything in between!


Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DSDT (Detroit School of Design & Technology) 1759 W. 21st Street Detroit, MI 48216

2:30pm

Make your Business Etsy-IIent
Are you ready to bring your artistry or craftsmanship to the world via Etsy? In this session you’ll hear from an experienced Etsy-entrepreneur on how the site works and how you can make it work for your venture. Experienced sellers are also welcome to share their tips and best practices with those who are just starting out.

Lean best practices for setting up an e-commerce site

Speakers: Yolanda Curry, Registration Director, Build Institute

This session is located at Build Institute, 2701 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48217
Shuttle service is limited and requires registration. 
 

Speakers
YC

Yolanda Curry

Registration Director, Build Institute

Program Partner
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Build Institute Detroit

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time. With a little support, a lot of hard work, and a friendly nudge... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Build Institute 2701 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48217

3:00pm

PR Minus the BS: How to Get Your Startup Press Coverage
There’s a lot of BS in PR, but it’s not all BS. 

A good PR strategy helps spread the word about your business, builds meaningful relationships with reporters, increases sales and drives the bottomline; a bad one pisses off reporters, delivers no ROI and makes it harder for the good PR people to do their jobs. 

During this interactive panel and happy hour, explore the “No BS” approach to PR. Moderated by Howie Barokas (Barokas PR), you'll hear from Matt Burns (TechCrunch), Chad Livengood (Crain’s Detroit Business) and Adrienne Roberts (Wall Street Journal) as they discuss what you need to know to get your startup press coverage, what NOT to do in PR and what reporters look for when assessing a company/product/idea for coverage in the age of clickbait. 

For entrepreneurs looking to hack PR or hire an agency, this session will provide tips on getting your startup covered by press, along with how to build / what to look for in a good PR strategy.



Speakers
avatar for Rachel Fukaya

Rachel Fukaya

Barokas PR


Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

Cooking Up A Business: Lesson for Food Entrepreneurs

Do you have a passion for delicious food and want to create your own business out of it, but have no idea where to start?  This panel discussion isn't just for anyone who is thinking about starting a food business, it's for anyone who is thinking about starting a business, period.  The compelling stories from these entrepreneurs will illustrate it's truly possible to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality, but you can't do it by yourself, you'll need the support and guidance from mentors, coaches, like-minded peers and industry experts! 

Moderated by Jess McClary: 
The panelist include: Doniss Hicks, Living 4 Life Wellness; Raphael Wright, Urban Plug L3C; Evan Webber, Nakee & Co.; Jane Bates, GreenHouse Soups & Chili


Moderators
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Jess Sanchez McClary

CEO, In The Business of Food
Co-Founder, In The Business of FoodCo-Founder/CEO, McClary Bros. After founding McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegars in 2012, the subsequent success led to founding In The Business of Food/IBF Detroit, a business support and development, consulting business for food entrepreneurs.

Speakers
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Jane Bate

Owner, GreenHouse Soups&Chili
Owner, GreenHouse Soups&Chili | At GreenHouse we believe in "Hard Work, Working Together and Taking Time to Eat" We prepare Small-Batch, Hand-Craft Soups&Chili made with Premium-Primarily Local and Organic Ingredients.
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Doniss Hicks

Owner, Living For Life Wellness
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Evan Weber

Owner, Nakee Butter
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Raphael Wright

Founder, Urban Plug L3C
Raphael Wright is an entrepreneur, investor, and author from Detroit. Wright is the co-founder of Urban Plug L3C, a social investment conglomerate designed to empower Detroit's inner city economy through entrepreneurial ventures and group investment opportunities. Wright is an ac... Read More →

Program Partner
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FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab was started out of the need to provide space for food entrepreneurs to connect and discuss the challenges of running a business with “good food” values. Today, FoodLab is a member-based non-profit organization with over 200 food distribution, processing, and retail f... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
MSU Detroit Center 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

Cooking Up A Business: Lessons for Food Entrepreneurs
Do you have a passion for delicious food and want to create your own business out of it, but have no idea where to start?  This panel discussion isn't just for anyone who is thinking about starting a food business, it's for anyone who is thinking about starting a business, period.  The compelling stories from these entrepreneurs will illustrate it's truly possible to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality, but you can't do it by yourself, you'll need the support and guidance from mentors, coaches, like-minded peers and industry experts! 

Moderators
avatar for Jess Sanchez McClary

Jess Sanchez McClary

CEO, In The Business of Food
Co-Founder, In The Business of FoodCo-Founder/CEO, McClary Bros. After founding McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegars in 2012, the subsequent success led to founding In The Business of Food/IBF Detroit, a business support and development, consulting business for food entrepreneurs.

Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
MSU Detroit Center 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

Machine Learning: Building an Intelligent Cloud Platform
Jason, co-founder of medtech startup rMark Bio, will talk about how machine learning can greatly enhance and provide insight into your company's data. He'll also be talking about leveraging cloud technologies, connecting with partners through APIs and other insights into healthcare innovations.

Attendees will learn how machine learning can be used to improve customer expereinces. 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Smith

Jason Smith

CEO & CoFounder, rMark Bio, Inc.
Jason Smith, CEO & Co-founder of rMark Bio, Inc., is a leading edge technologist and product executive with over 19 years of industry experience. He has held positions in early-stage companies, large multinational corporations and venture capital incubators yielding a rich profes... Read More →

Program Partner
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rMark Bio

The powerful capabilities of CoRE KOL™ helps Medical Affairs and Science Liaisons forge strong relationships with clinical and academic researchers by empowering them with a deep understanding of “what” and “how” researcher activities align with their strategic needs... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

Electrified, Connected, & Automated Vehicles
Join industry leaders for a discussion about the road map for scaled deployment of electrified, connected and automated vehicles. What are the use cases and business models that will leverage the value of electrified vehicles for consumers, fleets, cities and utilities? How will we get there? 

MODERATOR: Dustin Walsh, Senior Reporter, Crain's Detroit Business
Camilo Serna, DTE, VP Corporate Strategy
Jim Saber, NextEnergy, Vice President, Business & Technology Development
Judy Brunson, Mercedes Benz Research & Development, Head of Operations; Daimler, eDaPT Division
Frank Sgambati, Bosch, Director, Business Development – Smart City 

Moderators
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Dustin Walsh

Senior Reporter, Crain's Detroit Business
I'm a senior reporter for Crain's Detroit Business covering economic issues. I spent the previous seven years covering manufacturing in the region.

Speakers
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Judy Brunson

Ms. E Judy Brunson is an industry professional with 20 years of experience devoted to the Research, Design, Development and Release of both Conventional Automotive Systems and Alternative Automotive Propulsion Systems. | | As the Head of eMobility, High Voltage Systems, & Quality for the Powertrain... Read More →
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Jim Saber

Vice President, Business and Technology Development, NextEnergy
I lead the development of new opportunities to develop and demonstrate smart mobility, buildings, and infrastructure technologies and business models with clients and partners. I am passionate about creating more sustainable options for how we use energy to live and move.
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Camilo Serna

Vice President Corporate Strategy, DTE Energy
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Frank Sgambati

Director, Business Development - Smart City, Robert Bosch LLC
Frank Sgambati is director of business development - smart city for the North America region. He focuses on defining and executing go-to-market strategies for smart city solutions with internal Bosch business units and external partners. Mr. Sgambati is responsible for spearhea... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:30pm

Write It Off In 2018
You just filed your taxes and possibly regretting not being more prepared. In this session, entrepreneurs learn how use the remaining 8 months of the year to their business' advantage.

Attendees will learn how to be better prepared for tax season

Speakers: Shaniece Bennett, MBA, CPA, Accutrak Services

This session is located at Build Institute, 2701 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48217
Shuttle service is limited and requires registration.


Speakers
Program Partner
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Build Institute Detroit

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time. With a little support, a lot of hard work, and a friendly nudge... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Build Institute 2701 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48217

4:00pm

KEYNOTE: Future Proof your Business w/ Seth Romine, Google Global Deals Lead
Top tips to keep your business relevant and future proof on the internet

Keynote: Seth Romine, Director, Global Deals Lead, Google

Speakers
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Seth Romine

Director, Deals, Google
Seth Romine is the Director, Global Deals at Google working in the Global Client Agency Solutions (GCAS) team. He is responsible for architecting global deals that create transformational partnerships with top advertisers and agencies. | | Seth has over 20 years of experien... Read More →

Program Partner
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Google

Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in the Lansing area and attended the University of... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

Export Detroit
Young and hungry businesses should look outside of the USA for business and clients. That is what I did back in 2002, now most of my sales come from overseas. There is a methodology to breaking through the cultural and economic barriers to get your service or product into the 7 billion folks who live outside the USA 

By looking outwards, like Canada or Europe, Detroit Entrepreneurs can grow their business by flipping the script. The Detroit brand is hot, and people overseas like the scrappy rise from the ashes zeitgeist that Detroit represents. 

I am in the swag business, but my methods can be translated into the audience members industry and be made to work. 

Speakers
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John Kateel

President and Founder, JM Alexander
Although I grew up in Michigan, I currently live in Salt Lake City Utah. I am a big believer in small and mid size American business being able to compete on the global scale. If we really take the time to understand another culture, we can then realize the opportunities that o... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

Dare Mighty Things - How to Leverage Personas to Enhance Your Brand

This hands-on workshop will challenge the entrepreneur to understand how personal brand and the concept of personas impact the growth of their startup brand.  In today’s fast-paced world risk takers must understand how to create the vision, plan for the future, be willing to take risks, break some rules and lead with humility.  The most successful entrepreneurs are masters at being able to easily shift from persona-to-persona.  

Tim Smith, author of the book “Dare Mighty Things: A Field Guide for Millennial Entrepreneurs” will share the profiles and secrets of 11 successful start-ups and lead a small group of entrepreneurial leaders through a workshop that will provide working examples of these secrets to enhance their brand.

As an added bonus, each attendee will leave with a copy of the just released book. The workshops will take place at Skidmore Studio, Tim’s design firm located in the heart of downtown Detroit.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Smith

Tim Smith

CEO/Owner, Skidmore Studio
I am a risk-taker, pro-millennial author of Dare Mighty Things: A Field Guide for Millennial Entrepreneurs and the owner of Skidmore Studio a kick ass design firm in Downtown Detroit. My mission is to provide better pathways for entrepreneurs to make their business visions a rea... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Skidmore Studio 1555 Broadway, Detroit

4:00pm

Immigrants - We Get the Job Done: Entrepreneur Panel
Immigrant Business Owner / Entrepreneur Panel

Moderated by Bridget B. Espinosa, Cross-Cultural Consultant from Puente Cultural Integration

Despite language and cultural differences, immigrants are the largest group of new entrepreneurs. Come and explore their challenges and insight on how to survive as an entrepreneur in a new country.

Attendees will get to hear a unique perspective from active entrepreneurs and ask questions to the following: 

Juan Carlos Perez, Featherstone Moments (Marketing / Artist)
Andrés J. Arias, AJA Creative (Marketing & Design) 
Paula Anderanin, Creative Outlook (Training / Marketing) 
Mayra Torres, Lotus Essences (Boutique)
Mariana Risquez, Artenitta (Visual Artist / Singer-Songwriter)
Edi Demaj, Rocket Fiber (Technology)

Make suggestions for panel questions on our facebook event page: Puente Cultural Integration

Speakers
avatar for Paula Anderanin

Paula Anderanin

Owner, Creative Outlook
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Andres Arias

Owner - Creative Director, AJA Creative
I'm a Multicultural Design professional owner of AJA CREATIVE Marketing & Design Agency, native from Colombia, fluent in Spanish and English with more than 12 years of experience in the field of Design and Marketing.
MD

Mayra De La Cerda

Owner, Lotus Essences
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Edi Demaj

Operations, Rocket Fiber
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Bridget Espinosa

Owner / Consultant, Puente Cultural Integration
Bridget Espinosa is a bilingual consultant providing cross-cultural training and Spanish language services including classes, translations and interpreting. A former educator, Bridget has been doing cross-cultural and translation contract work for almost 20 years. She has immerse... Read More →
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Juan Carlos Perez

Owner, Featherstone Moments
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Mariana Risquez

Visual Artist / Singer-Songwriter, Artenitta

Program Partner
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Southwest Detroit Business Association

Established in 1957, the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) fosters innovation, drive, and commitment. We work with investors, entrepreneurs, customers, and neighbors to capitalize on Southwest Detroit's competitive advantage. We support our community's vision for... Read More →
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Mexicantown Community Development Corp.

A not-for-profit organization formed in 1989 to foster economic development in the Hispanic community of Southwest Detroit, known as Mexicantown. As a Community Development Corporation, MDCD has a community mission for Mexicantown that includes promoting local businesses to a wi... Read More →
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ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is a place-based economic development strategy designed to empower low and moderate income, immigrant and minority individuals. Through our culturally competent range of services, we strive to support the entrepreneurial spirit and small business community that exists in... Read More →
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TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the l... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Plaza Del Norte 2835 Bagley, Detroit, MI 48216

4:00pm

Why Detroit Needs an Edtech Ecosystem

Today’s Millennials are masters of their digital worlds. They move seamlessly between conversations on various platforms, and they demand engaging digital applications that contain stimulating content. However, Metro Detroit’s emergence as an environment for digital innovation in the Edtech arena is disadvantaged. Our young people deserve the same level of support that students are receiving in other metropolitan centers such as New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco. Metro Detroit must cast off its present status of a digital “fly over” region and have the same impact on digital innovation that Motown had on the music industry. 

Come hear and be inspired by 3 of Metro Detroit’s emerging Edtech pioneers as they recount their journey of how they are using digital innovation to help Metro Detroit’s youth step into the future and realize their greatness and full potential.


Speakers
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Terrance Campbell

Deputy Director, YOUR Center
Terrance R. Campbell, a 30-year published Informatics and Information Systems Security Practitioner-Scholar, started using digital mediums as tools transforming their neighborhoods into healthier and safer places to live, work, and play in 1984 with an Atari 800 XL. Fast forward... Read More →
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Julia Winter

CEO, Alchemie Solutions, Inc
A 20-year chemistry teacher at Detroit Country Day School, transformed a white-board game into a mobile app to help her students grasp a tough concept. Fast forward, and Winter is now the CEO of a startup poised to change the way students learn, starting with chemistry. She has r... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:00pm

Google / Pixo Group / Grand Circus Virtual Reality Room
Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies are quickly evolving. Are you ready to experience the next level of technology? Join us for your chance to experience Virtual  Reality with PIXO Group, Grand Circus and Google. You'll have the opportunity to engage with an array of technologies, and could even win some sweet swag along the way. PIXO Group is presenting their HTC Vive VR environment, Grand Circus is proud to launch a brand-new game using HTC Vive and Google will be on site with Daydream VR chairs. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Guenther

Peter Guenther

Instructor, Grand Circus
I teach adults to become software developers in intensive coding bootcamps.

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Jennifer Cline

Jennifer Cline

DETSW Marketing Lead, Grand Circus
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Kristin Hope

Marketing Team Lead - Social Media, PIXO Group
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David Mehi

Principal Solutions Architect, Google
David Mehi is a Software Solutions Architect for Google. He has been in the software industry for over 20 years, enjoys traveling and loves living in Detroit. Feel free to talk to me about Detroit, Technology, APIs, Cloud Computing, Big Data and any new ideas you may have.

Program Partner
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Grand Circus

Learn to code at Grand Circus and kickstart your tech career.
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Google

Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in the Lansing area and attended the University of... Read More →
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Pixo Group

PIXO Group builds human connections for a digital world. Our mission is to challenge companies to find the right experience that complements their brand and existing strategies. PIXO Group understands the benefits of technology, and our goal is to educate, then support our clien... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Board Room | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

4:30pm

5:00pm

Success in the Bid Process
Will allow entrepreneurs insight on how to successfully translate their product/service in order to land their first contract 

Come learn from expert negotiator and supply chain guru Sean Harness to learn how to prepare your product and sales process to successfully close big deals with big brands.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Harness

Sean Harness

Chief Strategist, Harnessing Innovation
Sean Harness is a contract & negotiation specialist in the metro-Detroit area. Over his twelve year career working with both buyers and suppliers, Harness has awarded $200 million dollars of new business to suppliers in the auto industry and managed over $1 billion dollars of spend globally for purchasing product/services from new/existing businesses. Currently, Sean works as a Senior Buyer within the Autonomous Vehicle department at General... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

5:30pm

¡Mexicantown Fiesta!
With the support of local businesses, organizations, and entertainers, the Mexicantown Community Development Corp. invites neighbors, Detroit Startup Week attendees and sponsors, and Detroiters to join in food, music, and community-building. Free food will be on-site while entertainers from the Southwest Detroit community perform in the Plaza del Norte (The Welcome Center) building in the neighborhood of Mexicantown. Situated around shops, restaurants, and community organizations, this event will be a great way to get to know the community while interacting with neighbors and visitors alike.

This unique opportunity for entrepreneurs of any focus to come to the Mexicantown neighborhood and learn more about its culture, people, and businesses.

Food Vendors: 
  • Rocky’s Road Brew Detroit “Dámelo Café”: Gourmet coffee, teas, fruit smoothies and vegan tacos
  • “El Mayab” Taco Truck
  • “Ameyalli Mexican Treats”: Edible mini Aztec Power Bar Skulls made of Amaranth, a known Aztec superfood

Entertainment:
  • Jose Riojas, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Voice
  • Mexican youth Folkloric Group (Plaza del Sol)
  • Female youth Mariachi Group (Plaza del Sol)
  • Center of Music & Performing Arts Southwest (COMPÁS)

This session is located at Plaza del Norte (2835 Bagley, Detroit, MI 48209)
Shuttle service is limited and requires registration.

Speakers
avatar for COMPÁS

COMPÁS

The Center of Music & Performing Arts Southwest (COMPÁS) started in 2007 as a collaboration among performing artists in the community and the SDBA. COMPÁS provides year-round, youth focused arts, recreation, and educational opportunities at its professional quality dance studio and renovated facility at the Odd Fellows Building in the Springwells Village neighborhood... Read More →

Program Partner
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Southwest Detroit Business Association

Established in 1957, the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) fosters innovation, drive, and commitment. We work with investors, entrepreneurs, customers, and neighbors to capitalize on Southwest Detroit's competitive advantage. We support our community's vision for... Read More →
avatar for LifeLine Business Consulting

LifeLine Business Consulting

LifeLine is a full-service business planning and management consulting agency serving small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations with an emphasis on minority and women-owned businesses. | To date, LifeLine has coached more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in... Read More →
avatar for Mexicantown Community Development Corp.

Mexicantown Community Development Corp.

A not-for-profit organization formed in 1989 to foster economic development in the Hispanic community of Southwest Detroit, known as Mexicantown. As a Community Development Corporation, MDCD has a community mission for Mexicantown that includes promoting local businesses to a wi... Read More →
avatar for Build Institute Detroit

Build Institute Detroit

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time. With a little support, a lot of hard work, and a friendly nudge... Read More →
avatar for TechTown Detroit

TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the l... Read More →
avatar for ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is a place-based economic development strategy designed to empower low and moderate income, immigrant and minority individuals. Through our culturally competent range of services, we strive to support the entrepreneurial spirit and small business community that exists in... Read More →
avatar for Global Detroit

Global Detroit

Global Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that revitalizes Michigan’s economy by pursuing strategies that strengthen Detroit’s connections to the world to make the region more attractive and welcoming to immigrants, internationals, and foreign trade and investment as a... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Plaza Del Norte 2835 Bagley, Detroit, MI 48216

6:00pm

Vino & Ventures: Networking & Venture Competition
Vino & Ventures is open to all attendees to attend, network and vote, but only female entrepreneurs may compete. All attendees should bring a mobile device. Goal: Increase the number of women entrepreneurs who have access to the startup ecosystem. 

Women entrepreneurs network and compete for seed money, investor meetings and resources during a live wine networking mixer and mini-pitch exercise. 

6:00PM - Kickoff & Rules
6:15PM - Elevator Pitch Workshop & Wine Networking
7:15PM - Keynote
730PM - Winners Announced


Company registration link TBD
Attendee registration link TBD

Speakers
avatar for Tatiana Grant

Tatiana Grant

Tatiana Grant is a metro-Detroit native, who has had an entrepreneurial spirit since a young age. This spirit started with a Kool-Aid stand and expanded to a home business of doing hair and nails, under the age of 10. Her family instilled hard work and education, which sparked her work ethic and academic performance. Her past experience allowed her to gain positions at some of the nation and region's leading companies. After working in the corporate world, she pondered the idea of starting her own public relations and event planning company, and Infused PR... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Hayes

Jessica Hayes

After years of being a financial counselor and married with 3 children, Jessica still felt as if something was missing in her life. With an increasing love for skincare and the desire to become more knowledgeable and educate others, Jessica decided to take a leap of faith and qui... Read More →

Program Partner
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Invest Detroit

Invest Detroit
Invest Detroit Ventures invests in high tech and high growth early-stage companies across Michigan


Wednesday May 24, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

6:00pm

Build Social 7 Graduation
Graduation ceremony and pitch event for social entrepreneur participants of Build Social cohort 7.

Hear innovative social entrepreneurs in Detroit pitch their social venture enterprise concepts.

Compare and contrast various social venture enterprise business models.

This session is located at Techtown in the Garage, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202
Shuttle Service is not available for this session. 

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Marcus Harris

Marcus Harris

Social Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board
Marcus Harris is a Portfolio Manager in the SWOT City business support program for brick-and-mortar enterprises in Detroit neighborhoods at nonprofit business accelerator TechTown Detroit. He also serves as an adjunct faculty in the Entrepreneurial Studies department at Wayne Co... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TechTown Detroit @ Garage

7:00pm

FinTech Meetup - Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Michigan Ethereum
A special joint MeetUp hosted by AnnArbor FinTech, Detroit FinTech, and Michigan Ethereum. Join FinTech enthusiasts from across SE Michigan for an evening of networking.


Speakers
avatar for Edward Carrington

Edward Carrington

Founder | CEO, Mytual
Founder of Mytual; a first of its kind 401(k) advisor service that helps solopreneurs gain better access to 401(k) retirement plans. | | Experienced startup founder and over 12 years of banking & advisory experience. Passionate about creating disruptive retirement solutions... Read More →
avatar for Alex Fisher

Alex Fisher

Blockchain Consultant
Alex has had a dual interest in both engineering and business since he was a kid. He started his first business in high school, a computer repair company, that was featured on the front page of the Detroit Free Press. His most recent business, one of Michigan's largest web design... Read More →
avatar for Jason Raznick

Jason Raznick

Founder and CEO, Benzinga
Jason Raznick is the founder of Benzinga, a media and data technology startup empowering a new generation of investors. Raznick launched Benzinga.com in 2010, and it has since grown to become a hub for actionable information on the capital markets with approximately 2 million readers a month. Benzinga.com is supported by a high-speed... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201
 
Thursday, May 25
 

9:00am

Startup Marketing 101: Identifying Goals, KPIs & Traction Channels
Marketing can be especially challenging for startups and early stage companies with limited resources and time.

In this talk, we will learn about defining Goals and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as well as simple frameworks for building the right marketing plan and finding the right marketing channels.

We will review digital strategies, tactics and tools that can save time and money as well as maximize business growth within existing resources.

This talk is great for entrepreneurs, early stage companies and anyone looking for ways to build more effective, growth-focused marketing plans. 

Growth for entrepreneurs in Detroit means growth for Detroit. This talk is essentially about "underdog marketing" which aligns nicely with Detroit's underdog mentality.

Speaker: Shamir Ozery

Find Shamir online:
Blog: shamirozery.com
Twitter: @ozery
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/shamirozery

IF YOU ATTENDED THE SESSION I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER IF YOU FILL IN THIS SUPER SHORT SURVEY 


#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Shamir Ozery

Shamir Ozery

Programming - Neighborhood Engagement Lead, Sivenso
I'm a Growth Marketing Strategist and I help startups and businesses build, plan and execute digital marketing initiatives that focus on growth, business impact and ongoing optimization, while making the most of existing resources. | Feel free to talk to me about marketing, adv... Read More →



Thursday May 25, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:00am

1:1 Mentor Sessions w/ Google & Chase for Business (sign up for a time slot!)
Interested? You must sign up* for a specific time slot here.

Schedule 25 minutes with a Chase for Business specialist to understand:

Separating your personal and business accounts
Building your business credit history
Getting your startup ready to accept funding

AND/OR

Schedule 25 minutes with a Google specialist with expertise in the following areas:

Google Business Strategy Development
Google Adwords, Google Shopping, Google Analytics
Google My Business, Google Maps
General Tech Support

*Please review names/bios of our mentors and sign up for NO MORE THAN TWO SESSIONS/DAY to allow opportunities for other mentees. You will be marked as 'Pending' until you confirm your identity by clicking a link in an email that Slotted sends you. You will need to confirm your identity to officially be added to the list.

Anthony Forte

Sr. Business Development Director, Chase 
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/mentordsw17

Anthony Forte is a Business Development & Relationship Management Executive in JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s Merchant Services organization .  Over the last 30 years, Anthony has held various sales and relationship management leadership roles in Consumer and Business Banking. Before joining the merchant services business in 2014, Anthony served as Senior Vice President and National Small Business Manager for Chase.  He has also served as Senior Vice President and Market Manager for Chase Business Banking in the Northeast.Anthony holds a B.S. in Banking and Money Management from Adelphi University.Anthony currently resides in Long Island with his wife Debbie and two daughters, Amanda and Emily.

Lynda Reilly
Sr. Business Relationship Manager, Chase 
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/mentordsw17

Lynda Reilly is a Senior Business Relationship Manager for Chase in Troy, Michigan. She has over 12 years of experience at Chase and 25 years in financial services.  Her goal is to understand a business and show how Chase can bring unique insights and value to every interaction. She can provide access to a broader team of experts in areas such as cash management, credit solutions and other business services.Cathy McHargSpecialty Finance Officer, Chase Cathy McHarg is a Specialty Finance Officer for Chase in Troy, Michigan. She has over 5 years of experience at Chase and 30 years in financial services. She supports Business Relationship mangers in various markets throughout Michigan with SBA and Equipment Finance transactions. Over the past 12 years, her primary focus has been SBA Lending , helping business owners with revenues between $2 - $50 million with their financing needs.

Cathy McHarg
Specialty Finance Officer, Chase 
Sign up here: https://slotted.co/mentordsw17

Cathy McHarg is a Specialty Finance Officer for Chase in Troy, Michigan. She has over 5 years of experience at Chase and 30 years in financial services. She supports Business Relationship mangers in various markets throughout Michigan with SBA and Equipment Finance transactions. Over the past 12 years, her primary focus has been SBA Lending , helping business owners with revenues between $2 - $50 million with their financing needs.

Thursday May 25, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
ChaseBasecamp | Masonic Temple 6th FL E2-E4 500 Temple St. Detroit, MI

9:00am

Free Headshots @ #ChaseBasecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE* shots during Detroit Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (500 Temple St, Detroit, MI 48201) from 9am-2pm May 22-26, 2017. Sign up for a time below via the provided link.

http://slotted.co/dsw17headshots

*First come, first serve. Sign up via the link above.

 


#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Ryan Lally

Ryan Lally

Programming - Mentorship Office Hours (Google/ Chase / Small Business Legal Academy)
Tech-savvy Metro-Detroit Real Estate Professional, committed to working smarter and harder than the competition; specializing in the Grosse Pointes and neighboring communities. Husband. Father. Military veteran with special operations background.
avatar for Derien Stephens

Derien Stephens

Headshots @ #ChaseBasecamp, WhooSaid LLC


Thursday May 25, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6th Floor Hall 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

9:00am

9:00am

Pose It, Solve It, Pay It Forward - Detroit Startup Week Ideas Wall 2.0
Live Ideas Wall @ Detroit Startup Week Base Camp!

Join Detroit Startup Week in shaping the future of Detroit's Startup Ecosystem
Attendees from all sessions and events are invited to come and submit ideas in three key areas:

"Pose It” // Challenges / Problems (Pain points you don’t know how to fix)
“Solve It” // Solutions (Doesn’t need to make money... Innovative solutions to problems we see)
"Pay It Forward” //  (Got A Business You Won’t Build… Give it to the ecosystem! New App? New Project? Leave your email if you want to be involved)

The best of the ideas will be posted to social media. #IdeasWall #DETSW17

Results from the wall will be tallied, compiled and seed an annual Detroit Startup Week - Detroit Startup Ecosystem analysis and report with measured steps and goals for growth and solution progress.


Thursday May 25, 2017 9:00am - 8:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Lounge | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:00am

Google my Business, AdWords
The Google My Business and AdWords talk will be a workshop-style session meant to give start-ups the tools they need to succeed in the online marketing ecosystem. This session will teach companies how to successfully show up on Google Search and Google Maps, and how they can harness the power of online marketing to help customers find them.

Instant Google My Business Verification available immediately following information session

This talk will help Detroit business advertise effectively on Google using Adwords

Speakers
avatar for Angela Voutsos Arnfelt

Angela Voutsos Arnfelt

Account Manager; Google Community Leaders Program, Google
Angela is a data-driven marketing leader who is passionate about increasing “web literacy” in the local community. In her current role at Google Detroit, she is tasked with helping shape the marketing strategy of automotive companies through the use of digital media—particularly... Read More →
KT

katrina turnbow

Owner, Kanopi Social
Google Detroit Digital Coach

Program Partner
avatar for Google

Google

Google is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, grew up in the Lansing area and attended the University of... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:00am

Accelerate your startup growth with smart media partnerships
How entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs can grow faster by partnering with a media and entertainment accelerator.

A rare look into how to leverage the power of the media and entertainment industry to grow your startup.

Speakers
avatar for John Huffman IV

John Huffman IV

Founder, Creators Capital


Thursday May 25, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:00am

IoT: Front to Back
This talk exposes how embedded devices (at the front) talk to cloud engines (in the back) to realize the promises of IoT. We also define "the edge" which is somewhere in the middle. Covered examples stem from open source Java products available today.

Attendees will learn how IOT is implemented as a full solution and some of the opportunities available.

Speaker: Matt Schuetze 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Schuetze

Matt Schuetze

Sr Director of Product Management, Azul Systems, Inc.
Matt Schuetze is the Senior Director of Product Management at Azul Systems. He is responsible for managing requirements and charting product roadmaps for Zing and Zulu, Azul’s two Java runtime product families. He is excited to help usher in the budding Zulu Embedded product of... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:00am

Racks on Racks: Revenue Building + Sustainability for Startups and Creative Practitioners
Two-hour workshop focused on marketing and sales strategy.

Attendees will learn sustainability, marketing and sales best practices.

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Amani Olu

Amani Olu

Marketing Lead - Digital Content & Strategy, Olu & Company
Dubbed the “King of multi-tasking” by Anthony Haden-Guest in The Art Newspaper, Amani Olu is an entrepreneur, curator, artist and writer. He is the founder of Humble Arts Foundation, a 501c3 that supports and promotes new photography. From 2008 to 2012, he curated numerous ex... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

10:00am

Detroit Retail Marketplace
Join Detroit entrepreneur service organizations for a pop-up marketplace celebrating emerging entrepreneurs from our programs. From natural body products and soap to fantastic foods and apparel, to jewelry and Detroit pride wares, this marketplace will feature an exciting and diverse range of local vendors. Shop the marketplace and support the small business economy in Detroit!
 
Shoppers will have the unique opportunity to meet (and buy from!) entrepreneurs that are passionate about the city where they make, create, sell, and contribute to the vibrancy of Detroit's retail opportunities. This marketplace is a place for attendees of Detroit Startup Week to learn more about the city of Detroit through our dynamic retail entrepreneurs.

Vendors:
Natural Red
Blak Fok Apparel
Rebel Nell
Everything Detroit 
The Lip Bar
Love Travel Imports
Visual Noise
Chanel's Bling
Simple Supple Foods Roasted Lentils
Detroit Gourmet Nut Company

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Regina Ann Campbell

Regina Ann Campbell

Retail / Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, TechTown Detroit
Regina has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. Regina has directed the strategic vision, program design and development, execution and growth of the place-based entrepreneurship's flagship programs: SWOT City and Retail Services. Regina has a successf... Read More →
avatar for Devita Davison

Devita Davison

Food-Preneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.
avatar for Joanna Dueweke

Joanna Dueweke

Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, Detroit Startup Week, ProsperUS Detroit
Dedicated to helping Detroit’s neighborhoods thrive, Joanna Dueweke is the Program Manager for ProsperUS Detroit where she commits her energy to fostering relationships, empowering entrepreneurs, and supporting community development. Before coming to ProsperUS and while achieving... Read More →
avatar for Ederique Goudia

Ederique Goudia

Operations - Catering Lead, FoodLab Detroit
Ederique Goudia is the Program Associate for FoodLab Detroit. Also, co-owner of Gabriel Hall, upcoming Creole restaurant to the West Village neighborhood and co-founder of In The Business of Food, LLC, a consulting agency for local food entrepreneurs.
avatar for Christianne Malone

Christianne Malone

Entrepreneurship 101 Track Captain / Advisory Board, Build Institute
Christianne Malone is the program director at Build Institute, an entrepreneurship training organization in Detroit. Build Institute helps people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network. To date, the organization has graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from their classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. | | Christianne is also the founder and CEO of urbanize(D), an urban marketing and design consultancy based in Detroit. The company works with local organizations to plan, design and market their brands and programs through the complexities and opportunities of the urban environment. Christianne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and International Business from Xavier University in Ohio. She sits on the board of Metro Museum of Design Detroit, the Michigan Chapter of US Lacrosse, and is a member of the Detroit Recreation Advisory Commission. Her community leadership and involvement also includes serving as a volunteer leader for Impact Detroit as well as co-founding and directing the... Read More →
avatar for Lashawna Manigault

Lashawna Manigault

Youth Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, LifeLine Business Consulting Services
Entrepreneur and Business Coach. Recruiter in a past life. Leading the #YouthEntrepreneurship track for #DSW2017. Interests in Early Childhood Education and Quality Child Care business ownership.

Program Partner
avatar for LifeLine Business Consulting

LifeLine Business Consulting

LifeLine is a full-service business planning and management consulting agency serving small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations with an emphasis on minority and women-owned businesses. | To date, LifeLine has coached more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in... Read More →
avatar for FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab was started out of the need to provide space for food entrepreneurs to connect and discuss the challenges of running a business with “good food” values. Today, FoodLab is a member-based non-profit organization with over 200 food distribution, processing, and retail f... Read More →
avatar for Build Institute Detroit

Build Institute Detroit

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time. With a little support, a lot of hard work, and a friendly nudge... Read More →
avatar for TechTown Detroit

TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the l... Read More →
avatar for ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is a place-based economic development strategy designed to empower low and moderate income, immigrant and minority individuals. Through our culturally competent range of services, we strive to support the entrepreneurial spirit and small business community that exists in... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6th Floor Hall 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Young Entrepreneurs
Impact of Shifting the Paradigm with youth enrichment classesPanel discussion w/ teachers & students w/small businesses 

Speakers
avatar for Renate Matthews

Renate Matthews

Business Teacher, Cornerstone Health + Technology
Business & Entrepreneurship classes/programs taught in our high schools for the purpose of developing Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs: | * Youth Entrepreneurs | * Lear Internships | * DECA | * Dave Ramsey | * Coding (HTML/CSS - past program with Grand Circus)


Thursday May 25, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - M-1 Board Room | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Be Your Own Publicist!
Every small business has a story to tell. During this interactive workshop, Danielle Smith, owner of Detroit Maid*, will offer tips for using public relations as a business owner to share your story and generate greater visibility of your product, service or brand. Public Relations is one of the most cost-effective methods for small businesses to raise awareness and, ultimately, secure partnerships, customers and funding. *Detroit Maid has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Startup-PBS, Redbook Magazine, AARP Magazine, Chrysler Portraits of Proud, WXYZ-7 Mom's a Genius, WDIV Inspire Today, Model D Media, Atlanta Blackstar and many others.

Business owners will walk away with a working knowledge of how to communicate their unique story to the public and media in order to increase visibility and sales.


Speakers
avatar for Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith

Founder, Detroit Maid
Danielle Smith is the owner and founder of Detroit Maid, a residential and commercial cleaning service for busy Detroiters. A native Detroiter, Danielle established Detroit Maid in January 2013 to simplify life for Detroiters on the go and free them up to discover all the city ha... Read More →



Thursday May 25, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

Women Tech Founders Panel
Argonomo will sponsor/emcee the session of 5-6 women tech founders. Companies will be at various stages; mix between start-up, emerging and growing, developed. Companies will span various verticals from Tech/IT to Healthcare and Nonprofit.

Description: Join the conversation with our panel of Women Tech Founders as they provide insights on being a high-growth tech company and how they’re conquering challenges at the various stages of their businesses. You’ll hear real-life lessons learned on building a team, finding talent, pivoting, scaling and growth, as well as building your network and strategic partnerships. You’ll also hear their secrets to staying focused and motivated as an entrepreneur. You might even walk away with a few innovative ideas that you can implement immediately.

Entrepreneurs in Detroit will get to hear firsthand from women tech entrepreneurs in the area. The life lessons on building a company and networking. Struggles and successes of these women entrepreneurs in their journey of building high-growth tech companies.

Insight from successful women as entrepreneurs to provide motivation to current and future generation of tech founders.

Sponsors include: Invest Detroit Ventures, Inforum, OU INC, Wayne State University, Bamboo Detriot, TechStak and Argonomo

Speakers
RB

Rosemary Bayer

Ardent Cause social enterprise serving the philanthropic, nonprofit and education sectors with data solutions and services to help them achieve better outcomes.
EB

Erika Block

Local Orbit - the supply chain platform for the new, connected food economy.
KG

Kylee Guenther

Spectalite - changing the materials industry through high-performance, durable and ecologically efficient Bamboo Fiber Plastics and Composite Materials and Solutions.
SM

Stacy Matlen

Cart - providing ride services to those needing transportation to local grocery stores, helping access healthy foods.
EM

Elizabeth Mays

MCS Multimedia – a high-tech, progressive graphic design and printing firm that provides digital services such as branding and web design to businesses across the region.
NP

Nicol Pasuit

TechStak – a platform helping businesses find, compare and connect with top-rated tech firms and IT service providers matching their industry dynamics and business goals.
NP

Natalia Petraszczuk

VizBe - enterprise SaaS platform that assists human resource managers with employee goal-setting and achievement and creating work-life balance programming.
avatar for Parisa Soraya

Parisa Soraya

Co-founder, Chief Product Officer, Find Your Ditto
My work spans the design, implementation and evaluation of large-scale health initiatives locally and abroad that target the prevention and management of chronic illness. I'm passionate about creating tools that empower individuals to take control of their healthcare. | | IN... Read More →
DW

Dusty Welsh

Cause Activators – turns business leaders into community heroes by connecting businesses with nonprofit opportunities through their match making website.


Thursday May 25, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

The Future of Black Neighborhoods and Business in Detroit

The discussion is centered on the ideas of "Preserving Black Spaces in Detroit" and the quote "You shouldn't have to move to live in a nice neighborhood." 

Uncovering the internal and external issues around Black business and neighborhoods to connect resources and develop personal and organizational commitments.  

This is a safe space and place for entrepreneurs to talk about important issues facing Detroit's neighborhoods and learn about work being done to make a change in everyone's backyards. 

As changes continue to happen in Downtown and Midtown, the work of community activists is essential to preserving the integrity of Detroit's neighborhoods while continuing to grow it's entrepreneurship support systems.


Speakers
avatar for Rhiannon Chester

Rhiannon Chester

ioby
Rhiannon"Rhi" Chester, Detroit native and Action Strategist with ioby (In Our Backyards) works on the ground in Detroit with community to strategize and develop fundraising skills through crowd-resourcing. Before joining the team at ioby, Rhiannon focused on media justice and LGB... Read More →
avatar for Joe Rashid

Joe Rashid

Detroit Action Strategist, ioby
Joe has spent his career in Detroit’s nonprofit sector, primarily in Southwest Detroit and the Brightmoor neighborhoods, working to empower and provide resources to local residents. His work is driven by the belief that community development is not a career choice, but a way of... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Aubrey Agee

Aubrey Agee

HackWSU Powered by AngelHacks w/ ReBrand Detroit & #CodeDetroit / Advisory Board, Innovation Warriors
I have an irrational love for Detroit and all the doers that dwell there and just beyond it's boarders. Let's empower our youth and not so young to own technology, to embrace their creativity, and to build up their community which will grow our economy. Let's also talk frankly... Read More →
avatar for Joanna Dueweke

Joanna Dueweke

Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, Detroit Startup Week, ProsperUS Detroit
Dedicated to helping Detroit’s neighborhoods thrive, Joanna Dueweke is the Program Manager for ProsperUS Detroit where she commits her energy to fostering relationships, empowering entrepreneurs, and supporting community development. Before coming to ProsperUS and while achieving... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cutz Lounge 19655 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223

11:30am

How Do Large Companies Work With Mobility Startups?
Join us for a discussion to learn how large corporations are working with start ups and the entrepreneurial community to infuse new ideas and new talent into mobility-focused innovation. Get tips for building relationships with industry leaders and ways to accelerate your commercialization timeline.

Speakers:
Moderator: Patti Glaza, Invest Detroit, VP & Managing Director
Jean Redfield, NextEnergy, President & CEO
Dave Hurst, Ford, Mobility Research
Mark De la Vergne, City of Detroit, Chief of Mobility Innovation

Moderators
avatar for Patti Glaza

Patti Glaza

Patricia (Patti) Glaza serves as Vice President of Invest Detroit and Managing Director of First Step Fund and Detroit Innovate, two early-stage venture funds. Ms. Glaza joined Invest Detroit in 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in the development, implementation and commercialization of advanced technologies. Patti serves as a resource to start-ups and as an advisor/board member, including: Michigan Venture Capital Association, The Great Lakes Protection Fund, NSF I-Corp, and the University of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Hurst

Dave Hurst

Ford Motor Company
Dave Hurst is a mobility analyst with Ford’s Mobility Research group within Research and Advanced Engineering. His work includes conducting market and business model analysis for Ford’s smart mobility activities. He is also the relationship manager for Ford and Techstars Mob... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

12:00pm

12:30pm

Incubate!
Learn how entrepreneurs are starting businesses in Grandmont Rosedale by using coworking space, pop-up retail space, and a local farmer's market to grow their business concepts and ideas. Hear from coworking members, pop-up retailers and vendors about their experiences in starting a business in Grandmont Rosedale. 

Detroit entrepreneurs will learn first hand about the programs and opportunities that help businesses incubate their ideas. Current coworking members, present and past pop-up retailers will share their experience in growing their business ideas here in the neighborhood. 

This discussion is a great opportunity for any small business looking to test their business concept in Grandmont Rosedale. We are not limited to any specific industry type. 

Moderators
avatar for Larissa Carr

Larissa Carr

Grand River WorkPlace Manager, Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
avatar for Amy Draybuck

Amy Draybuck

Director, SWOT City, TechTown Detroit
I serve as the Director of SWOT City, a place-based entrepreneurship initiative of TechTown, Detroit’s most established business incubator and accelerator. I lead four team members in providing dedicated coaching to support stabilization and growth strategies for brick and mort... Read More →
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Joanna Dueweke

Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, Detroit Startup Week, ProsperUS Detroit
Dedicated to helping Detroit’s neighborhoods thrive, Joanna Dueweke is the Program Manager for ProsperUS Detroit where she commits her energy to fostering relationships, empowering entrepreneurs, and supporting community development. Before coming to ProsperUS and while achieving... Read More →

Speakers
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Nicole Bien’Aime

Voluptuous Bien’Aime Boutique
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Nana Dansoa

Owner, Dansoa Marketing
Dansoa Marketing & Design Firm
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Ebony Rutherford

Trish’s Garage


Thursday May 25, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Grand River WorkPlace 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223

1:00pm

Entrepreneurs Common Mistakes of DIY Public Relations
A discussion on key mistakes entrepreneurs make when they decide to be their own publicist and deal with the media

In the information age of social media, there is a belief among some entrepreneurs they can be their own publicist. This frank discussion will offer tips to entrepreneurs the pitfalls of being ones own publicist, and highlight the value of having a PR pro on their business consultation team.

Detroit is a hot-bed of opportunity for entrepreneurs. The city's comeback are the collection of positive stories from each and every small business owner who takes steps to share their story, and be recognized.

Speakers
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Evrod Cassimy

WDIV Local 4 News Morning News anchor
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David Rudolph

Senior Managing Partner, D. Ericson & Associates Public Relations
Managing Partner at D. Ericson & Associates Public Relations, Master Publicist, MSU SPARTAN Dog, Perles Tree, The Man In Detroit if you need Publice Relations just ask some of our clients #Kuzzos, #HouseOfPureVin, #TheBlockResturant, #TheGardenTheater, #CheneParkAmphitheater, #Ha... Read More →
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Katrease Stafford

Detroit Free Press: city hall, metro and breaking news beat reporter


Thursday May 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

Inside the Investor's Mind - How to get your venture funded
A panel of venture capital investors will be providing you with a "peek" inside their minds!  What do they want?  What are they looking for?  How do you get their attention?!

Speakers:
  • Doron York 
  • Joseph Savanyo
  • Kenneth Silver
  • Tim Hudson

Program Partners:
  • City Side Ventures
  • Sidepitch
  • Argonomo
  • Bamboo Detroit
  • Innovation Warriors WSU
  • Blackstone Launchpad - Wayne State University
  • Herculeze


Speakers
#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Silvia Mansoor

Silvia Mansoor

Technology Track Co-Captain, Dean & Fulkerson, PC
The technology track programs, startups, Detroit, the law, business concepts, and everything in between!
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David Mehi

Principal Solutions Architect, Google
David Mehi is a Software Solutions Architect for Google. He has been in the software industry for over 20 years, enjoys traveling and loves living in Detroit. Feel free to talk to me about Detroit, Technology, APIs, Cloud Computing, Big Data and any new ideas you may have.


Thursday May 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

Build a Company Around Open Source Software
Open Source Software is software that’s built by a community of software developers with the core principle of developing the software in the open so that anyone can inspect, modify and enhance the software.  There are  hundreds of Open Source Software projects.  You don’t have to be a coder to contribute.  Open Source Software needs documentation writers, people that can answer support questions and evangelist , which can help build a strong and healthy community around a project.  Many of the popular Open Source Software projects sell support or has a version of their software that they sell to companies.  However, many companies self-support and don’t purchase support because they don’t see value in paying an annual support fee and in many cases, they feel that they shouldn’t have to pay for support since the software is free.

This is an opportunity for you to build a business on providing on-demand support, consulting and/or build features that the community isn’t focused on developing.  In this session, we will walk thru the process of selecting an Open Source Software project to support, building a support and consulting practice and how to gain credibility and techniques for giving back to the Open Source Community that you would be generating money from.

Speakers
avatar for Mack Hendricks

Mack Hendricks

Entrepreneur | Computer Scientist | Speaker
Mack has worked the last 6 years on building an Enterprise Open Source Support company called dOpenSource, A subsidiary of Flyball. He found a niche on providing support for Open Source VoIP solutions. During his journey, he has picked up some knowledge and came up with an appr... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6E1 | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

How to Make Your 1st $2,000 in Your Side Hustle

In this workshop, I'll show you how to make your 1st $2,000 in your side hustle.

So, if you want to make your first $2,000 and learn how to earn enough money in your side hustle to turn it into your main hustle (without knowing the exact steps to take or knowing where to get that first client), then you need to attend this breakthrough workshop event!

You can use these techniques to quickly achieve success with How to Earn Your 1st $2,000 in Your Side Hustle.

In fact, here's just a part of the secrets we'll reveal on this incredible workshop:

  • The value of retainer clients

  • Where to find retainer clients

  • How to best use your limited free time. (By working smarter, not harder, you can accomplish everything you need with  the time you have)

... and much, MUCH More!

Don't miss this breakthrough workshop that will finally get you the success you want with How to Earn Your 1st $2,000 in Your Side Hustle.


Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Barnes

Cynthia Barnes

Founder and CEO, Barnes Sales Institute
CYNTHIA BARNES IS THE FOUNDER OF BARNES SALES INSTITUTE, AN EXECUTIVE SALES COACHING FIRM BASED IN DETROIT. BARNES SALES INSTITUTE WORKS WITH BUSINESS OWNERS TO ACCELERATE REVENUE GROWTH. | | SHE IS ADEPT AT ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING LASTING, MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL BUSINESS... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2E Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

FoodLab Detroit presents Founder's Stories with Michal Nodel, Marcia's Munchies
Throughout Detroit Startup Week, FoodLab Detroit is curating a "Founder Stories" series. Some of the biggest founders, building some of the biggest brands in the region will be sharing their inspiring stories. Entrepreneurs will walk away with intimate insights on how to build their own business from folks who've built large-scale businesses & have the strategic expertise to match!

Insight on how to build your own business

Inspiring stories and strategic expertise from established food entrepreneurs who've build large-scale businesses

Speakers
avatar for Michal Nodel

Michal Nodel

Co-founder of Marcia's Munchies

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Devita Davison

Devita Davison

Food-Preneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.
avatar for Ederique Goudia

Ederique Goudia

Operations - Catering Lead, FoodLab Detroit
Ederique Goudia is the Program Associate for FoodLab Detroit. Also, co-owner of Gabriel Hall, upcoming Creole restaurant to the West Village neighborhood and co-founder of In The Business of Food, LLC, a consulting agency for local food entrepreneurs.

Program Partner
avatar for FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab was started out of the need to provide space for food entrepreneurs to connect and discuss the challenges of running a business with “good food” values. Today, FoodLab is a member-based non-profit organization with over 200 food distribution, processing, and retail f... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship: Nonprofits and For-Profits
Discussion of legal issues with respect to social entrepreneurship, specifically legal forms of organization.  Attendees will learn which legal form of organization a social entrepreneur should decide for his/her social venture enterprise.

Speakers: Marcus Harris, Wendy Richards, Erin Bonahoom

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Richards

Wendy Richards

Small Business Legal Academy / Advisory Board, Miller Canfield

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Marcus Harris

Marcus Harris

Social Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board
Marcus Harris is a Portfolio Manager in the SWOT City business support program for brick-and-mortar enterprises in Detroit neighborhoods at nonprofit business accelerator TechTown Detroit. He also serves as an adjunct faculty in the Entrepreneurial Studies department at Wayne Co... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

1:00pm

Legal Office Hours / Small Business Legal Clinic

*Participation requires an individual appointment slot HERE*

Businesses and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to have free legal consultations with a team of some of Detroit's leading legal professionals.  Participants can get legal advice in a confidential setting. 

You will be paired with a team of expert attorneys for 45 minutes to discuss your legal need. Click HERE for an appointment. Please register only if you can commit. Space is limited.

This clinic is meant to serve those who lack the money to hire an attorney.  To participate, there are eligibility requirements that must be verified at registration.

 


#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Wendy Richards

Wendy Richards

Small Business Legal Academy / Advisory Board, Miller Canfield

Program Partner
avatar for TechTown Detroit

TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the l... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp | Pink Parlor - Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

My Self Care: Building a Self Care Practice
Entrepreneurs bring so much value to societies. They create the vast majority of new jobs, pull economies out of recessions, introduce useful products and services, and create prosperity. At the same time, entrepreneurs are at a higher risk for mental health problems, with over 40% being diagnosed with a mental illness. Because mental health is still a taboo subject, many entrepreneurs are fighting battles in the dark with no tools to help them. Developing a self-care practice, one that focuses on balancing our home life, personal health, and work, helps us to be more productive instead of just being busy. We are the ones that show up at our businesses everyday so it's important that our mental health is in an optimal state.

Self care practices have been used by entrepreneurs for years to help them become more productive. However, many entrepreneurs, who know they need self-care, don't begin a self-care/mindfulness practice because they don't know how, or feel they don't have time. In this workshop, we will create a self-care and mindfulness practice that is simple and do-able for the average person.

As the entrepreneur sector grows, more people are going to become burned out with building their businesses. As we grow our businesses, if we aren't coming from a mindset of overall well-being for generations, the things we are building will collapse in about 20 years. It's important to be centered in our daily lives to get the most out of our businesses are we are the ones who show up everyday. Creating a self-care practice, even a short one, can help with managing stress and anxiety, lessen the effects of deeper mental health challenges like depression, and ultimately makes us more productive. It also brings forward the topic of mental illness and makes it less taboo to talk about, ultimately making it less embarrassing to get professional help.

People get to learn how to build a self-care/mindfulness practice to help them better manage stress and anxiety in any field of work.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Gay

Timothy Gay

Self-Care & Wellness Expert, The Infinite Transition


Thursday May 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6A | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Cannabis Industry: Jobs and Economics
How do we establishing a matrix of compliant cannabis businesses in Michigan? Provide support services and accountability partners to creating jobs and fight underemployment statewide?
Our goal is to establish a regional work culture program, including vocational and management processes for Cannabis/ Hemp entrepreneurs. Offer preliminary vetting for investors.

With the exception of ancillary services, equipment and supplies, this industry will be contained within the state. There is a need for referral services, workshops, seminars, co-working space, and lab access.

Support services: job training, compliance, networking, investing and industry infrastructure for Michigan’s Bureau Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR).
Industry experts weigh in on what it is like to work in the industry.

Skillsets ingrained within automotive manufacturing transition well to cannabis cultivation, and processing. Another unique factor is that this industry promotes gender quality. Nationally business ownership for women is 22%, with 36% for the cannabis industry. In my role as Market Leader for the Metro Detroit Chapter of Women Grow, 50% is our target nationwide. 

The Michigan Medical Marijuana market is valued at approximately 800 million. Registered patients total 240,000, with 40,000 caregivers. Nationwide, Michigan has the second largest patient registry behind California. That number is expected to be reduced to 3,000-1,500 with the implementation of the seed to sale system. This is not a true loss, this knowledge can be harnessed in many other facets of this industry.

The City of Detroit has a 6.2% unemployment rate, with 40% of it’s residents living under the poverty line. This service has the capacity to allow access into the cannabis industry.


Legalization in Denver, Colorado resulted in 18,000 new jobs conservatively. Scaled, Michigan has nearly double the MMJ patient roster, second nationally only to California.

Projections for 2020 deem the overall {cannabis} market will create 250,000 jobs, while traditional manufacturing, utility and government jobs will decline.


Speakers
avatar for Margeaux Bruner

Margeaux Bruner

Principle Director/ Benefactor of Synergies, Quantum Mechanic Services LLC
Cannabis entrepreneurship and industry. Market Leader of Metro Detroit and West Michigan Chapter of Women Grow. MJ Freeway affiliate. National Cannabis Industry Association member. Cannabis business consultant at Quantum Mechanic Services.
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Allison Ireton

Bloom City Club
RJ

Ron Jones

Sons of Hemp
MR

Marc Rygwelski

Radical Genetics
AZ

Avi Zallen

SteadFast Analytical Labs


Thursday May 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2E Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Tour Life: Road Managers, Roadies and The Artist
Whether you have never toured and want to start but don’t know how, have an independent record deal with little to no tour support from the label, or have been on the road before and are looking for a better, more organized way to tour and maximize your profits, this panel will highlight tour planning and budgeting, to staying healthy and sane on the road.

Panelist will cover routing, mapping, booking, budgeting, publicity, health and safety, merchandising and road self-management. Music entrepreneurs or individuals seeking a career in the music business behind the scenes, will gain insight from movers and shakers in the concert touring industry.



Moderators
avatar for April Woodard

April Woodard

Music Track Captain, Digital Lungz
Owner / Senior Account Manager

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Devine

Marcus Devine

Da Furnace Entertainment
avatar for Mike Eckstein

Mike Eckstein

CEO/President, Embarco
avatar for Clear Soul Forces

Clear Soul Forces

Group Members, Clear Soul Forces
avatar for Eric Gaston

Eric Gaston

Rainman Entertainment
avatar for Art Merriweather III

Art Merriweather III

Manager, Engineer, Incredible Music Group
avatar for Nina Payne

Nina Payne

Event Producer / Tour Manager, Foundation Management


Thursday May 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6B | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

2:00pm

Leveraged Lending: Innovative Ways to Finance Your Business Workshop by CEED Lending
Learn from successful entrepreneurs on the innovative ways and resources they used in financing their business. This interactive session will feature representatives from different alternative financing options to teach you what you should - and shouldn't - do to get the money you need.

It can be daunting to navigate the variety of finance options. Luckily, this session takes the guess work out of selecting the best resource to grow your business.

Brings together the various financing options within the financing industry. This session brings industry experts, resource providers and entrepreneurs together.

This session is located at Techtown in the Garage, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202
Shuttle Service is not available for this session. 

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Robin Kinnie

Robin Kinnie

Advisory Board, Great Lakes Women's Business Council
Robin Kinnie is the Communications Manager for the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council. She received both her Undergraduate degree from the Eli Broad College of Business and Masters’ degree in Higher, Adult, Lifelong Education from Michigan State University. | After begin... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
TechTown Detroit @ Garage

2:00pm

Open for Business!
Grandmont Rosedale is growing its' small business community and with the support of Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, city planning initiatives, and other programs Grandmont Rosedale is now re-visioning Grand River. This program will be an interactive walking tour and discussion with Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, local businesses, and key partners on how GRDC is using civic and business engagement to support small businesses in the neighborhood. Attendees will learn about the current state of Grandmont Rosedales' commercial corridors and how GRDC and small businesses are using street activation to bring more customer traffic to the neighborhood.  

Hear firsthand the experience of local small businesses on how they got their start in Grandmont Rosedale and what resources they used to open their business. Also, entrepreneurs will learn how GRDC provides a supportive role in business engagement and commercial corridor activation. Entrepreneurs will also learn how they can get involved here in Grandmont Rosedale. 

No specific industry focus required. This discussion is open to any entrepreneur or small business.

Moderators
avatar for Larissa Carr

Larissa Carr

Grand River WorkPlace Manager, Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
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Joanna Dueweke

Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, Detroit Startup Week, ProsperUS Detroit
Dedicated to helping Detroit’s neighborhoods thrive, Joanna Dueweke is the Program Manager for ProsperUS Detroit where she commits her energy to fostering relationships, empowering entrepreneurs, and supporting community development. Before coming to ProsperUS and while achieving... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Brown

Katrina Brown

Owner, Everything Detroit
Everything Detroit caters to the Detroit Enthusiast with made-in-Detroit and Detroit-branded goods, apparel and personal items from local makers. Our consignment store has unique added value for our consignors and other small business owners - the opportunity to utilize our in-ho... Read More →
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Dante Williams

Cutz Lounge the Grooming Shop


Thursday May 25, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand River WorkPlace 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223

2:30pm

Smart Buttons for Cheap Electronics - How I brought my car into the Internet of Things
Newer cars tout smart features that allow owners to start or track their cars over the internet, but what are owners of pre-smart era cars to do? Adding wifi or cellular micro controllers to the car's key fob is not technically challenging and puts the owner in control of the features, pricing, and security of their car.  

Transportation business models can be generated or enriched by the internet of things. Learning how easy it is to add smart functionality to off-the-shelf devices could present serious cost savings.

PCB design and associated electrical engineering costs can be expensive to consider for bringing a finished product into the internet of things. By interfacing micro controllers with already developed products by hard wiring (like I will present in my presentation) or through an added 'smart port', consumers can choose to add smart features to industry products and industry can market the smart add-on separately. 

Speakers

Thursday May 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2W | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

Politics, Diversity and Advocacy in Cannabis
Key politicians, patient, and diversity advocates will weight in to discuss the current climate and hopes for the future cannabis industry in Michigan. 



Speakers
avatar for Margeaux Bruner

Margeaux Bruner

Principle Director/ Benefactor of Synergies, Quantum Mechanic Services LLC
Cannabis entrepreneurship and industry. Market Leader of Metro Detroit and West Michigan Chapter of Women Grow. MJ Freeway affiliate. National Cannabis Industry Association member. Cannabis business consultant at Quantum Mechanic Services.
EC

Earl Carruthers

First African American Dispensary owner in Michigan
AI

Allison Ireton

Bloom City Club
RJ

Ron Jones

Sons of Hemp
IL

Ingrid LeFleur

Mayoral Candidate City of Detroit
CS

Cathleen S

Graham of Cannabis Science Center


Thursday May 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 2E Chapel | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

3:00pm

Greetings, Eatings and More - Let's Talk Etiquette
"Good Manners will open doors that the best education cannot." - Clarence Thomas

With Detroit booming with so many new business owners, in Corktown, Midtown, Livernois, Grandmont etc, revitalization is ever so present daily. 

Proper business etiquette will prepare you to confidently interact with colleagues in ways that will enhance your career success, build better relationships, and make your workplace more pleasant. 

In this hour long seminar, you'll polish your professional presence with busines etiquette tips taught by a certified etiquette trainer.

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Karen Thornton

Karen Thornton

Operations - Retail Partners Lead, Detroit Delivers, LLC.
Greetings, | I have a wonderful business Detroit Delivers, LLC, it is a Personal Planning and Etiquette Services Company. | Detroit Delivers provides Concierge Level Personal Assistant and Etiquette Services to successful Women, Men, Businesses in the city of Detroit, Michigan an... Read More →



Thursday May 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 6E1 | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201