Detroit Entrepreneur Week Starts Tomorrow

By Amanda Lewan on February 9th, 2015 / Comments

Thinking about starting a business? Facing a few growing pains? This week should help sooth your stress at least a little bit.

Tomorrow is the official kick off for Detroit Entrepreneur Week. Throughout the week you can attend free educational events hosted by non-profits and entrepreneurial training organizations in Detroit. The line-up is full of great information including the following:

  • Feb. 10th – Panning for Business Growth. This opening session features Co-Keynote Speakers Karla Henderson and Phil Cooley of Ponyride. It will also feature speakers Tom Lewand and Jill Ford from the City of Detroit.
  • Feb. 11th – FoodLab Detroit workshop. Working on a new food product? Want to get connected to a great entrepreneurial community for support? A panel and table workshop will be hosted by Detroit’s FoodLab.
  • Feb. 12th – Entrepreneurship & Neighborhood Sustainability. This panel will feature TechTown SWOT Cityalon with a presentation by Dan Kinkead, Detroit Future Cities. At night you can catch an open house event with the small business program Build Institute.
  • Feb. 13th – Sales, Marketing & Lenders Panel. This event will feature presentations and a “Different Approaches to Lending” panel with guests from the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, NEIdeas, Invest Detroit, CEED, U.S. SBA, and the KIVA Detroit micro-lending program.
  • Feb. 14th – WSU Law School. The Small Business Legal Academy at WSU will feature a number of lawyers from Detroit’s leading law firms and legal departments aiming to address legal issues for early stage entrepreneurs.  This will feature Thomas Linn, Chair Emeritus of Miller Canfield and coordinator of the Academy.

Although this week is entirely free, you should make sure to register to claim your spot.

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Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Editor @michipreneur. Co-founder Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.