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July 2017

Hackernest Detroit July Tech Social

July 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bamboo Detroit,
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

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. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, hi-5 us in person! The typical Tech Social agenda: - folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize - quick announcements, thank sponsors - back to chatting - head home, exhilarated from great conversations! *** HackerNest Tech Socials are Entry by Donation - any…

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Detroit Start-Up Drinks

July 26 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The BLOCK Detroit,
3919 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Detroit Startup Drinks is a bi-monthly meet-ups on Wedneday evenings! Brought up by Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey! Special Guest Host Tracy Garley, owner of Zarkpas LLC Detroit Diverse storefront. Zarkpas sell authenic west Africa clothing and purse that match ladies personality. No speakers. No agenda. Just community. Join us at The BLOCK Detroit for one of the best happy hours in the city. Founders, Freelancers, Moonlighters, Students, all are welcome!

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High Growth Happy Hour w/Model D & NEI

July 27 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TechTown,
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

It’s what everybody’s talking about: #failure. Join us as we revisit the topic and dive a little deeper. You’ve read the stories in Model D; now come and listen and share stories about failure, lessons learned and coming back. We may fail daily, we may fail spectacularly—but if we don’t take the risk, how can we grow and succeed? Let's start telling small businesses and entrepreneurs not just that it's ok to fail, but that it is essential. Your growth—and…

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FoodLab Detroit Office Hours

July 28 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Green Garage Detroit,
4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Are you interested in starting a food business? Does your existing food business need expert feedback and advice? FoodLab Detroit invites specialty food & beverage producers, caterers, bakers and other food entrepreneurs to stop by and meet with FLD staff members to address questions you may have about starting & operating a food based business in the Detroit metro area. RSVP to info@foodlabdetroit.com. **FoodLab's 2017 Office Hours will be held on the First and Last Fridays of the month from…

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The SHOP at TechTown

July 28 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
TechTown,
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

It's summertime and the shopping is easy. Just wander over with a couple of friends. As always, we'll be selecting a variety of local goods and services. Watch this space for details on vendors as they're announced! Interested in becoming a vendor? Apply online here: https://goo.gl/forms/i7CJzmHnOqszi5C92

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8th Annual Maker Faire Detroit

July 29 @ 9:30 AM - July 30 @ 6:00 PM
The Henry Ford,
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124 United States

Encounter inspiration everywhere you look on the open-air midway and inside the museum, in the form of robotics, animatronics, flaming carnival games, marshmallow shooters, clothing, food, games, mechanical wizardry and more. DIYers, curiosity seekers, artists, scientists and engineers meet their tribes through demonstrations, hands-on workshops and spontaneous spectacles.

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August 2017

Meet & Greet at Bamboo Detroit

August 2 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bamboo Detroit,
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

We want to make every vote count in Detroit, but it's only possible with the right person running the election process. Join us at Bamboo Detroit on August 2nd to meet with Garlin and hear why he needs your support during this year's Primary on August 8th. Hosts: Cris Landa Brian McKinney Lauren Bealore Monica Wheat Matthew Lewis Amanda Lewan Marc Hudson Elisa Malile The future of the City Clerk's office in Detroit depends on YOU. Don't miss this opportunity…

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Detroit Start-Up Drinks

August 2 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The BLOCK Detroit,
3919 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Detroit Startup Drinks is a bi-monthly meet-ups on Wedneday evenings! Brought up by Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey! Special Guest Host Anistia Phiaria, Owner of D-Life : A Detroit Focused Innovative Brand. No speakers. No agenda. Just community. Join us at The BLOCK Detroit for one of the best happy hours in the city. Founders, Freelancers, Moonlighters, Students, all are welcome!

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FoodLab Detroit Office Hours

August 4 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Green Garage Detroit,
4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Are you interested in starting a food business? Does your existing food business need expert feedback and advice? FoodLab Detroit invites specialty food & beverage producers, caterers, bakers and other food entrepreneurs to stop by and meet with FLD staff members to address questions you may have about starting & operating a food based business in the Detroit metro area. RSVP to info@foodlabdetroit.com. **FoodLab's 2017 Office Hours will be held on the First and Last Fridays of the month from…

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Drive to Hire Workshop Session #1

August 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
University of Detroit Mercy,
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221-3038 United States

A SERIES OF 3 WORKSHOPS: MONDAYS | AUG 7, 14, 21 Our Drive to Hire Workshop Series presented by JP Morgan Chase in partnership with The Pllus Group and EverythingHr is a series of three in-depth and interactive workshops which will help business owners improve record keeping practices, critically assess the financial health of their business and prepare them to hire their first employee(s). The first session will cover: • Getting Started: Basic accounting practices • Common accounting terms and…

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How to Build a Powerful Brand Online

August 8 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Midtown Media,
1420 Washington Boulevard #301
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Old media is dead, at least as a marketing avenue. Customers aren’t looking in newspapers and Yellow Pages to find your services. Today’s consumer will search online, consult with their friends on social media, and if you’re lucky they’ll go to your site to look at your offerings. That means you need to have a powerful brand online that helps your business stand out. Small to mid-sized businesses rely heavily on old methods to market their business without much success.…

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Launching and Running A Hobby Food Business, Summer Series

August 9 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FoodLab Detroit,
4444 Second Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Are you looking to explore the possibility of turning your hobby into a successful business? Are you a hobby-entrepreneur with a culinary side-project? Have you discovered Grandma's secret recipe that your friends and family just rave about? Do you have the passion, desire and motivation to start your own food business, but have no idea where to start? Join our Launching and Running a Hobby Food Business workshop series that explores storytelling, crafting a pitch, accessing funds, and other practical…

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DTX Launch Detroit Showcase 2017

August 10 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TechTown,
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

The DTX Launch Detroit teams have been working hard for the past 10 weeks, and now is their time to shine. Come see them pitch their business ideas to a panel of experts—and YOU! They’ll go public with their concepts and you’ll see ?rst-hand their ideas in technology related products, services and apps. If you’ve got an interest in the new; this night is for you. Enjoy the energy as these up-starts become start-ups. Agenda 5:00pm: Networking | Food &…

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August 2017 ServSafe Certification Course

August 11 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program for any one working in the food industry. The course discusses foodborne illnesses, including information on specific foodborne pathogens and biological toxins, contamination, and major food allergens. Prevention is also covered, with information regarding purchasing and receiving guidelines, food preparation, holding, and serving guidelines, food safety management systems, sanitation guidelines for facilities and equipment, as well as food safety regulations. Note: This is an 8 hour course that includes…

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Ponyride Market Summer Series

August 12 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ponyride,
1401 Vermont St
Detroit, MI 48216 United States

In celebration of local craftsmanship and artistry spirit and building upon the successful annual Holiday Makers Market from previous years, the Ponyride Market will continue its Summer Series on Saturday, August 12th from 10a to 6p. This market will feature live performances by local neo-soul musical collective Video7. Located at Ponyride, 1401 Vermont Street, the outdoor market will feature a rotating cast of vendors with vintage, salvage, and handmade goods plus artisan food and drinks.??

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Drive to Hire Workshop Session #2

August 14 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
University of Detroit Mercy,
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221-3038 United States

A SERIES OF 3 WORKSHOPS: MONDAYS | AUG 7, 14, 21 Our Drive to Hire Workshop Series presented by JP Morgan Chase in partnership with The Pllus Group and EverythingHr is a series of three in-depth and interactive workshops which will help business owners improve record keeping practices, critically assess the financial health of their business and prepare them to hire their first employee(s). The second session will cover: •Choosing an accounting software package: QuickBooks Online interactive overview •Utilizing an…

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Lunch & Learn on Art of Pitching

August 15 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bamboo Detroit,
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

When someone asks you “what do you do”, do you have a ready, concise response at hand? Are you prepared at a moments notice to explain your idea/product/service in a way that moves people to take action? Entrepreneurs at all stages have to constantly sell, not just their business but also themselves. This selling is commonly referred to as “pitching”, but do you know exactly what pitching is? And what if I told you that you don’t need just one…

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Get Funded: Info Session w/ Kiva Detroit

August 16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bamboo Detroit,
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Get Funded is a fresh new series at Bamboo where we spotlight funding sources for you in the Metro Detroit ecosystem. Come meet with Kiva Detroit and learn how their micro-lending platform works! Kiva Detroit small business owners in the tri-county area get the financing they need to grow and create jobs for their local communities. Kiva Detroit is made possible in partnership with local community groups and Kiva's Trustee partners working together to connect Kiva lenders to entrepreneurs that…

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H2sas: Celebrates 3,000 Strong!

August 17 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bamboo Detroit,
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Starters, How has How To Start A Startup been able to grow to 3,000 members? The answer is easy. The answer is YOU! All of your support for our programming has been overwhelming. Thank you. Join us on Thursday, August 17th to celebrate the growth of our community, which has become the second largest Meetup group in SE Michigan! We will look backwards and forwards, and come together to continue to strengthen our group together. Additional details about the event…

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Drive to Hire Workshop Session #3

August 21 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
University of Detroit Mercy,
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221-3038 United States

A SERIES OF 3 WORKSHOPS: MONDAYS | AUG 7, 14, 21 Our Drive to Hire Workshop Series presented by JP Morgan Chase in partnership with The Pllus Group and EverythingHr is a series of three in-depth and interactive workshops which will help business owners improve record keeping practices, critically assess the financial health of their business and prepare them to hire their first employee(s). The third session will cover: Tools to Attract & Retain Talent: interviewing, onboarding, healthcare, HR software…

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How to Review and Negotiate a Contract

August 22 @ 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
TechTown,
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

Our partners and legal experts from Howard and Howard Law are back again this year to present key information every entrepreneur and small business needs to know. Class size is intentionally kept small so you can ask the questions you need answers to. H+H attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and highly qualified, but present the topics in an easily approachable way--they're happy to help! Learn what is important to negotiate and what terms should and should not be included in a…

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FoodLab Detroit Office Hours

August 25 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Green Garage Detroit,
4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Are you interested in starting a food business? Does your existing food business need expert feedback and advice? FoodLab Detroit invites specialty food & beverage producers, caterers, bakers and other food entrepreneurs to stop by and meet with FLD staff members to address questions you may have about starting & operating a food based business in the Detroit metro area. RSVP to info@foodlabdetroit.com. **FoodLab's 2017 Office Hours will be held on the First and Last Fridays of the month from…

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September 2017

FoodLab Detroit Office Hours

September 1 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Green Garage Detroit,
4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Are you interested in starting a food business? Does your existing food business need expert feedback and advice? FoodLab Detroit invites specialty food & beverage producers, caterers, bakers and other food entrepreneurs to stop by and meet with FLD staff members to address questions you may have about starting & operating a food based business in the Detroit metro area. RSVP to info@foodlabdetroit.com. **FoodLab's 2017 Office Hours will be held on the First and Last Fridays of the month from…

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September 2017 ServSafe Certification Course

September 9 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program for any one working in the food industry. The course discusses foodborne illnesses, including information on specific foodborne pathogens and biological toxins, contamination, and major food allergens. Prevention is also covered, with information regarding purchasing and receiving guidelines, food preparation, holding, and serving guidelines, food safety management systems, sanitation guidelines for facilities and equipment, as well as food safety regulations. Note: This is an 8 hour course that includes…

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FoodLab Detroit Office Hours

September 29 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Green Garage Detroit,
4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Are you interested in starting a food business? Does your existing food business need expert feedback and advice? FoodLab Detroit invites specialty food & beverage producers, caterers, bakers and other food entrepreneurs to stop by and meet with FLD staff members to address questions you may have about starting & operating a food based business in the Detroit metro area. RSVP to info@foodlabdetroit.com. **FoodLab's 2017 Office Hours will be held on the First and Last Fridays of the month from…

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October 2017

FoodLab Detroit Office Hours

October 6 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Green Garage Detroit,
4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Are you interested in starting a food business? Does your existing food business need expert feedback and advice? FoodLab Detroit invites specialty food & beverage producers, caterers, bakers and other food entrepreneurs to stop by and meet with FLD staff members to address questions you may have about starting & operating a food based business in the Detroit metro area. RSVP to info@foodlabdetroit.com. **FoodLab's 2017 Office Hours will be held on the First and Last Fridays of the month from…

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Toast of the Town

October 12 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TechTown,
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

Join us or our fourth annual celebration of all things entrepreneurial: Toast of the Town. It's a party that'll get you energized and inspired—and you know a Detroit party never stops! Enjoy a fabulous strolling dinner, signature cocktails and musical entertainment. Meet some of our stand-out entrepreneurs in the Marketplace—yes, you can shop! Win prizes in the Tip Jar Raffle. Snap a photo with friends and grab some swag. It’s the most fun you’ll have networking. Ever. The Salute Awards…

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October 2017 ServSafe Certification Course

October 13 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program for any one working in the food industry. The course discusses foodborne illnesses, including information on specific foodborne pathogens and biological toxins, contamination, and major food allergens. Prevention is also covered, with information regarding purchasing and receiving guidelines, food preparation, holding, and serving guidelines, food safety management systems, sanitation guidelines for facilities and equipment, as well as food safety regulations. Note: This is an 8 hour course that includes…

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Michigan Cyber Security Conference

October 19 @ 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
JW Marriott Grand Rapids,
235 Louis St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Trivalent Group, The BBB Serving Western Michigan, the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium, and the Michigan SBDC present: The Fourth Annual Michigan Cyber Security Conference JW Marriott | Grand Rapids Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:00AM-2:00PM

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Key Issues in Negotiating and Drafting Operating Agreements

October 24 @ 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
TechTown,
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

Our partners and legal experts from Howard and Howard Law are back again this year to present key information every entrepreneur and small business needs to know. Class size is intentionally kept small so you can ask the questions you need answers to. H+H attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and highly qualified, but present the topics in an easily approachable way--they're happy to help! Every entity is governed by a particular set of documents. For LLCs, the operating agreement not only…

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FoodLab Detroit Office Hours

October 27 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Green Garage Detroit,
4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Are you interested in starting a food business? Does your existing food business need expert feedback and advice? FoodLab Detroit invites specialty food & beverage producers, caterers, bakers and other food entrepreneurs to stop by and meet with FLD staff members to address questions you may have about starting & operating a food based business in the Detroit metro area. RSVP to info@foodlabdetroit.com. **FoodLab's 2017 Office Hours will be held on the First and Last Fridays of the month from…

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November 2017

FoodLab Detroit Office Hours

November 3 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Green Garage Detroit,
4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Are you interested in starting a food business? Does your existing food business need expert feedback and advice? FoodLab Detroit invites specialty food & beverage producers, caterers, bakers and other food entrepreneurs to stop by and meet with FLD staff members to address questions you may have about starting & operating a food based business in the Detroit metro area. RSVP to info@foodlabdetroit.com. **FoodLab's 2017 Office Hours will be held on the First and Last Fridays of the month from…

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Making It In Michigan

November 7 @ 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Lansing Center,
333 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48933 United States

The one-day event features morning and afternoon educational sessions that will concentrate on different business strategies covering the following: • Determining when, why and how to work with a distributor • Understanding the difference in retailers to garner more product sales • Marketing to Millennials • Mastering food photography for product promotion • Learning more about Social Entrepreneurship in the Agri-food industry and how your business can create change • Identifying what you need to know about the new FDA…

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November 2017 ServSafe Certification Course

November 11 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program for any one working in the food industry. The course discusses foodborne illnesses, including information on specific foodborne pathogens and biological toxins, contamination, and major food allergens. Prevention is also covered, with information regarding purchasing and receiving guidelines, food preparation, holding, and serving guidelines, food safety management systems, sanitation guidelines for facilities and equipment, as well as food safety regulations. Note: This is an 8 hour course that includes…

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December 2017

FoodLab Detroit Office Hours

December 1 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Green Garage Detroit,
4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Are you interested in starting a food business? Does your existing food business need expert feedback and advice? FoodLab Detroit invites specialty food & beverage producers, caterers, bakers and other food entrepreneurs to stop by and meet with FLD staff members to address questions you may have about starting & operating a food based business in the Detroit metro area. RSVP to info@foodlabdetroit.com. **FoodLab's 2017 Office Hours will be held on the First and Last Fridays of the month from…

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