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November 2017

Open City: Business on Demand

November 27 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Atwater Brewery,
237 Joseph Campau St
Detroit, MI United States

Open City: Business on Demand November 27, 2017 Atwater Brewery, 237 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit, MI 48207 Customers are busier than ever with the work and family responsibilities and errands to run. Entrepreneurs are adapting their service models to meet the needs of the consumer and continue growing their businesses. Join on Monday, November 27 to hear how local entrepreneurs are taking their business to the customers and setting themselves apart from others in the marketplace. The panel will discuss…

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Breaking Free from Stress & Overwhelm

November 28 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bamboo Detroit,
1420 Washington Blvd #301
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Work is required for mind blowing success, but stress and overwhelm are optional. Attend this workshop to get the insight and tools you need to go from feeling stressed and overwhelmed to feeling secure, calm, and in control when it matters most.

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Community Investment Series: Kiva in Michigan

November 28 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Revalue,
215 W Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

Being committed to shifting investment dollars into your local economy is one thing, finding the opportunities can be a whole other beast! Fortunately, our region is experiencing an ever-growing presence of business plan and pitch competitions, which can be great opportunities to find out about businesses who are currently seeking capital and who may match your investment interests and goals. Join us in welcoming Cassie Coravos with Build Institute, as she discusses the new developments around Kiva in Michigan, how…

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Startup Boost Detroit Global Pre-Accelerator Demo Day

November 28 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bamboo Detroit,
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Startup Boost is a global pre-accelerator program with a mission to lead pre-seed stage startups towards Accelerators, Investment, and Revenue. On November 28th we are in Detroit as part of the Global Demo Day where you can meet the teams and hear their pitches while catching up with other key ecosystem people. (9) tech startups have been polishing their pitches for six weeks, hustling along with leading entrepreneurs, investors, and leading mentors. Now, you get to see their final pitches.…

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Detroit Women in Digital November Meet-Up

November 29 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bamboo Detroit,
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Are you a woman in digital, marketing, advertising or communications? Come to this Detroit meet up for a chance to ask questions about joining Women in Digital, a quickly growing national organization for your digital sisters in arms. We are all in this together, and by joining together we can create change within ourselves, our industry and eventually, the world. RSVP --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/detroit-women-in-digital-november-meet-up-tickets-38923235445 Our featured guest this month is Sylvia Hubbard. Who can attend? NO men Allowed. Sorry guys, but…

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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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The SHOP at TechTown

December 1 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
TechTown,
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

If you can’t get enough of the indie shopping events around town—we’ve got more! We’re expanding our regular Friday pop-up retail shop for the holidays right here at TechTown! Enjoy a wider selection from a couple of favorites and take a gander at some newcomers. The SHOP runs 11am to 3pm each Friday.

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Winter Art and Retail Market

The WINTER ART AND RETAIL MARKET is a fun and festive pop-up holiday marketplace featuring 50 vendors, a family-friendly photo op, and free KIND snacks. The 2nd annual WARM is produced by TechTown and Wayne State University as part of NOEL NIGHT. Stop in and shop—you’ll be supporting local entrepreneurs and WSU students! Participating VENDORS include: Bags to Butterflies, L3C; Birdie's Something Chocolate, Breathe in Detroit; Detroit Streetwear; The Drama Queen Company; Eartha's Natural, LLC; Firebrand Candle Company; First Class…

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High Growth Happy Hour – Retail, E-Commerce, & BeautyHigh Growth

December 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The TEN,
1215 Griswold Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Join the New Economy Initiative and Model D for a High Growth Happy Hour talk featuring entrepreneurs behind two of Detroit's fast-growing beauty and e-commerce companies, Naturalicious and The Lip Bar. Gwen Jimmere, founder & CEO of Naturalicious Gwen Jimmere is the first African-American woman in history to hold a U.S. patent for a natural hair care product. She is the CEO & Founder of Naturalicious, one of the fastest growing natural beauty brands in the U.S. She is the…

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Open City Ferndale: Always Open for Business

December 6 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Rust Belt Market,
22801 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220 United States

Networking event for all: Start-ups. Been-ups. Mom & Pops. Tech. Retail. Restaurants. And more. FERNDALE— Ferndale is a city of small businesses. An inclusive, place-based and people-focused destination, it’s a place where entrepreneurs flock to when starting up or expanding operations. With its strong commercial districts and vibrant neighborhoods, the city economy is thriving. Join us on Wednesday, December 6th at the Rust Belt Market for the launch of Open City Ferndale, a panel discussion, resource fair and networking event…

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Startup Grind with Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO of TaskRabbit

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

Detroit! We're excited to host native Detroiter Stacy Brown-Philot, CEO of TaskRabbit. Join us at Bamboo Detroit as we will livestream in Stacy from the West Coast to join us for a Fireside Chat + Q&A. Get your questions ready! There will be food & drink provided. Make sure to register soon for early bird pricing. Let us know if you have any questions by reaching out to Ben & Dwain at ben@startupgrind.com or dwain@startupgrind.com Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO - TaskRabbit…

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Free Intro to Coding Workshop in C#

December 6 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Grand Circus,
1570 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Curious what it takes to be a back-end developer? Thinking about joining a coding bootcamp? Grand Circus is excited to announce a very special version of our free workshop - Intro to Coding Workshop in C#. This Intro to Coding workshop is a free workshop designed for folks who are curious about coding in C#, but who have little to no experience. This workshop is the perfect class to learn the programming foundations needed to eventually build a website or…

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Open House + Open Lab

December 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CoLearning,
38 W Fulton Street, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Ready to start or grow your career in Programming, UX Design, or Product Design? We invite you to stop by The Factory for an informational open house and interactive session where you'll be able to learn more about our upcoming courses, meet the instructors, and get your questions answered. We are partnering with the Grand Rapids Freelancers to host an interactive "Open Lab" session during the Open house so you can meet others, talk about and work on your current…

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Free Intro to Coding Workshop in Ann Arbor

December 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Google,
2300 Traverwood Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States

Want to start learning code? Not sure where to start? This Intro to Coding workshop is a free workshop designed for folks who are curious about coding, but who have little to no experience. This workshop is the perfect class to learn the programming foundations needed to eventually build a website or mobile app. While you won't leave the workshop a developer, you will leave with an understanding of code needed to learn any programming language. We'll cover (using JavaScript):…

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The SHOP at TechTown

December 8 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
TechTown,
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

If you can’t get enough of the indie shopping events around town—we’ve got more! We’re expanding our regular Friday pop-up retail shop for the holidays right here at TechTown! Enjoy a wider selection from a couple of favorites and take a gander at some newcomers. The SHOP runs 11am to 3pm each Friday.

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Ponyride Holiday Makers Market

December 8 @ 6:00 PM - December 9 @ 6:00 PM
Ponyride,
1401 Vermont St
Detroit, MI 48216 United States

FRIDAY, DEC. 8TH, 6P – 10P SATURDAY, DEC. 9TH, 12P – 6P Come eat, drink, and be merry with us at the Ponyride Holiday Makers Market! Shop from over 70 Detroit maker-preneurs while you tour our 30,000 sq. ft. space. The Holiday Makers Market is a multi-floor, indoor/outdoor holiday shopping experience where you’ll be sure to find amazing, local, handmade gifts for those on your list. Join us in supporting the best of Detroit’s creative community at our 6th annual…

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Tour Tuesday at Bamboo

December 12 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bamboo Detroit,
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Join us for #TourTuesday & get a free day pass! Ever wonder what office space and a supportive community can do for your business? The Bamboo community, with the power of $74 million in purchasing power, can take your business to the next level. Take a tour of Bamboo on November 14th and get a free one day pass to use anytime! See where you can grow your business Get a sneak peek of the 4th floor Meet/network with current…

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Why Grand Circus Info Session

December 13 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Grand Circus,
1570 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Are you thinking about taking a bootcamp? Learn more about the opportunities waiting for you in Michigan's tech industry! Our #WhyGrandCircus Info Session will discuss the state's growing tech industry, and why partnering with Grand Circus has helped our hundreds of software developers jump start their career. This Bootcamp Info Session is a great opportunity to learn more about our part- and full-time programs, the bootcamp training model, what we look for in candidates, financing a bootcamp, job assistance and…

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Taxes + Bookkeeping for Small Businesses

December 13 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Build Institute,
2701 Bagley Ave
Detroit, MI 48216 United States

It's that time of the year and our friends at Accounting Aid Society are back to walk us through the numbers. This workshop will help you with financial statements, record keeping, system management, & more! EVENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Identifying business income Tracking revenue and expenses Maximizing business deductions Business tax obligations and requirements Importance of data for reporting This workshop will provide an overview of Accounting Aid Society’s function in assisting single member LLC and sole proprietor company owners. Small…

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iShallBe Restored: Panel Discussion on Finding your Happy Place

December 13 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bamboo Detroit,
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

You shall be restored, renewed, and refreshed for 2018! You and all your friends are invited to attend the iShallBe Restored: Panel Discussion on Finding your Happy Place! Featuring guest panelist Brittni Brown, Amanda Lewan, Walter Ward, Eden Villarba-Sabolboro, and Eddie Connor.

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The SHOP at TechTown

December 15 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
TechTown,
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

If you can’t get enough of the indie shopping events around town—we’ve got more! We’re expanding our regular Friday pop-up retail shop for the holidays right here at TechTown! Enjoy a wider selection from a couple of favorites and take a gander at some newcomers. The SHOP runs 11am to 3pm each Friday.

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Detroit Startup Drinks hosted by Damion Ellis

December 15 @ 6:00 PM
The BLOCK Detroit,
3919 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Detroit Startup Drinks is back with bi-monthly meet-ups on Wednesday evenings! Special Guest Host: Damion Ellis, President of Soulcial Scene. 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! Presented by Jack Daniel's Gentlemen Jack

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