07 Jun 5 Startup Events You Should Never Miss
Every month there are hundreds of events happening in Metro Detroit. You could right now go onto a website like eventbrite and make an account in five minutes tops and you are suddenly connected to all events happening all day everyday. From there it is your playground. You can pick and choose from hundreds of events. Board on a Friday night? New to the community? Or, established and trying to figure out what’s worth your time.
Time is Money… Spend it Wisely… Here are are five startup events you should never miss in Metro Detroit.
#1 Ann Arbor New Tech Meetup
Located in Ann Arbor MI, this group meets up every Tuesday of every month. It is the biggest tech meetup in our region. Three – five companies can casually present upwards of ten minutes and receive feedback. The first five minutes is dedicated to demoing or sharing your company, another five minutes is dedicated to answering questions followed by open announcements and community networking. If you are an entrepreneur, technologists, investor, lawyer, student, or blogger, this is for you.
The next meet up is happening June 20 @ 6:30PM, 701 South State St, Ann Arbor, MI. (Law School South Hall, Room 1225.)
Interested in presenting? Email a2newtech.org. Follow the meetup here. Detroit also has it’s own growing D New Tech chapter too, with meetups coming up this summer.
#2 How to Start a Startup Meetup
Located in Downtown Detroit with over 3,000 members, How to Start a Startup is usually hosted every first or last week of the month. It is one of the biggest Detroit startup meetings in Detroit. The series is open to everybody and covers a variety of topics. It challenges the entrepreneur to think differently and creatively. From businesses that have been open for 20+ years to those businesses just diving in, you’ll get connected and hear from all types of entrepreneurs. Every meetup is hosted by an experienced entrepreneur/business covering a topic dedicated to growth and success.
Hosted inside Bamboo Detroit 1420 Washington BLVD.
Stay updated next gathering will be announced shortly.
#3 Nachos and Non-Profit.
Hosted in Downtown Detroit, the title alone is convincing enough to attend, am i right? Not only will you enter into a beautiful presentation of a huge nacho and cheese stand, you will experience and learn everything about starting a non-profit. Starting a nonprofit is catchy, but can you do it? Do you know how? How can you get a more personalized experience as well as not feel like you are in a room with 20 well established non-profits and you’re the odd person failing to even get the presenter’s attention.
Next meetup happens June 27 @ 6:00PM, 1420 Washington BLVD.
#4 Startup Drinks.
Ever wanted to have drinks with your favorite entrepreneur or local leader? Located at a different bar or restaurant in Downtown Detroit, Startup Drinks Launched in June 2010 and it is a fun and casual meetup with your favorite local entrepreneur leaders in the ecosystem. It is probably one of the most chilled, laid back event you will ever attend. Founders, freelancers and creatives talk to you on a more personal level.
Next meetup happens June 25 @ 12PM @ Eastern Market Shed 5.
#5 Detroit SOUP
Headquartered in Corktown Detroit, Detroit SOUP is possibly the number one event you should never miss. Six years, 95 dinners, over $90,000 raised for projects in Detroit. How SOUP works: $5 dollars gets you soup, salad, bread and a vote. At each SOUP there are four presentations on projects ranging anywhere from urban agriculture, art, technology, social justice, social entrepreneurs and more. After ideas are shared upwards of four minutes, audience then get to discuss, debate each idea and then vote for the one they think is most beneficial. The winner then collects all the money made that night.
SOUP dinner takes place @ Jam Handy & doors open @ 5PM.
Stay updated next dinner date will be announced shortly.
Have other events we should recommend? Comment below or tag us anytime so we can help spread the word.
By: Leydya Yatooma
June 7, 2017