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Startup Story Night 2018: The Love What You Do Event

February 16, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Last year the New Economy Initiative (NEI) and Model D hosted the first-ever Startup Story Night, where five local entrepreneurs shared the challenges and triumphs of growing their businesses live on stage at a standing-room-only event emceed by Glynn Washington, host of WNYC’s Snap Judgment podcast.

We’re pleased to let you know that Startup Story Night will return for the second year in February 2018. Our theme? “Love What You Do” — stories about the lengths entrepreneurs will go to do the things they love.

Four storytellers have been selected to workshop their stories with Satori Shakoor of The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers before performing them in front of a live audience at The Charles Wright Museum on Friday, February 16, 2018. With Satori’s knack for sell-out shows paired with the beautiful venue (not to mention WDET on hand to record), this is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking creative ways to share their passion.

We’re happy to announce the following storytellers have been selected to perform at this year’s Startup Story Night: The Love What You Do Event!

Mamba Hamissi, Co-Owner – Baobab Fare

Marlin Williams, Founder – Sisters Code

Kim Gamez, Founder & CEO – Mi Padrino

Jeanette Pierce, Founder – Detroit Experience Factory

Startup Story Night takes place at 7:30p on February 16, 2018 at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History | 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit



February 16, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Model D


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48201 United States