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How to take the leap and Start a Startup

April 9, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Starters and Risk-Takers!

Small businesses and startups have fueled Detroit ever since the early days. I mean seriously, when you think about it, Ford Motor Company, was a startup at one point. However, if it wasn’t for Henry Ford’s ability to take the concepts of the automobile and the assembly line and make them a reality, who knows where we’d be today.

More recently, many of the other Detroit-based businesses we know and love today also started out as just an idea. Join us for an exciting discussion with several of these founders. We’ll dig into how they capitalized on their ideas and the major risks and decisions they had to make along the way. Make sure to bring some questions for our panelists!

6:00: Networking and Food
6:30: Panel Starts
7:30: Wrap-Up and Q&A


RON FOURNIER, Editor and Publisher, Crain’s Detroit Business


MARC HUDSON, Co-Founder and CEO at Rocket Fiber

RAZI JAFRI, Associate Director of Youth Programs at Henry Ford Learning Institute

ANDRE MELLO, Founder and Owner of Wyse Coaching LLC

More Panelists TBA

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben at beseidman@gmail.com or Jon at joschwartz93@gmail.com


April 9, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Bamboo Detroit
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States