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August 2017

Drive to Hire Workshop Series: Session 2

August 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221
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Our Drive to Hire Workshop Series presented by JP Morgan Chase in partnership with The Pllus Group and EverythingHr is a series of three in-depth and interactive workshops which will help business owners improve record keeping practices, critically assess the financial health of their business and prepare them to hire their first employee(s). AUG 14: Positioning Your Business for Growth: Recordkeeping & Financial Analysis: Session 2 Registration is limited to 60 seats so reserve your spot today! It's highly recommended…

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Chow: The Ice Cream Edition

August 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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$10

We all scream for ice cream! Join us for a watch-and-learn demo with Retail Boot Camp grad, Christopher Reilly, founder/owner of Reilly Craft Creamery. Learn how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker. You’ll leave with an ice cream base ready for your freezer. Everyone gets a scoop of Reilly’s premium product to sample during the demo. Class size is limited to 30 people, so register and plan to attend. Attendees may receive refunds up to 7 days…

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The SHOP

August 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our monthly retail pop-up featuring a variety of local goods and services. Check Facebook for details on vendors as they’re announced. Interested in becoming a vendor? Apply online here.

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Drive to Hire Workshop Series: Session 3

August 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221
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Our Drive to Hire Workshop Series presented by JP Morgan Chase in partnership with The Pllus Group and EverythingHr is a series of three in-depth and interactive workshops which will help business owners improve record keeping practices, critically assess the financial health of their business and prepare them to hire their first employee(s). AUG 21: Hire to Drive Business: Tools to Attract & Retain Talent Registration is limited to 60 seats so reserve your spot today! It's highly recommended that…

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Howard & Howard Legal Series

August 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Our partners and legal experts from Howard and Howard Law are back again this year to present key information every entrepreneur and small business needs to know. Class size is intentionally kept small so you can ask the questions you need answers to. H+H attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and highly qualified, but present the topics in an easily approachable way--they're happy to help! How to Review and Negotiate a Contract Learn what is important to negotiate and what terms should…

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Grand Circus Intro to Coding Workshop

August 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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): Common terms used by programmers Data Types Boolean Expressions Conditional…

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September 2017

Meet The Experts Reception

September 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our Meet the Experts reception. As part of our Ask An Expert series, guests will have the opportunity to meet TechTown’s professional services experts in person. And—for you Experts, get to know each other! Mix and mingle with pros from the finance, health care, legal, marketing, tech and venture capital communities. Learn how you can make an appointment to talk with an expert one-on-one. Enjoy food and beverages as you network. We’re also offering complimentary headshots by…

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Drive to Hire Workshop Series

September 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mash Detroit, 14711 Mack Ave
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Our Drive to Hire Workshop Series is presented by JP Morgan Chase in partnership with The Pllus Group and EverythingHR. Designed to be taken in succession, this series of three in-depth, interactive workshops will help business owners improve record-keeping practices, critically assess the financial health of their business and prepare them to hire their first employee(s). If you’re getting ready to hire—this is for you! Register for all three workshops at one time on Eventbrite.   *9/7&9/14 sessions will take place…

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Retail Boot Camp Showcase

September 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown's 2017 Retail Boot Camp comes to a close with our Showcase Night! Be the first to see the newest small businesses ready to burst onto the retail scene. Check them out in our Showcase Marketplace and find out who will walk away with our Kickstart Awards, which will help five new businesses secure their brick-and-mortar locations right here in Detroit! Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in our secured lot on Amsterdam between Cass and Woodward Ave.

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Detroit Design Festival & TechTown present Good Design is Good Business

September 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Jeevak Badve, VP Strategic Growth at Sundberg Ferar, presents "Good Design is Good Business." This hands-on talk is geared toward start-ups, inventors and entrepreneurs. Design is everywhere you look—in those everyday objects you touch: a tooth brush, a coffee maker, a lawn mower, a Playstation, your shoes, that bicycle helmet—everything around you. We are surrounded by a sea of objects. Where do they come from? Who makes them? Why not here—in the one of the most innovative and forward-thinking cities…

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October 2017

Paying Yourself and Your Employees

October 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Please join Shayne Gleason with Bank of America and Megan Walsh with ADP for an informative session around properly managing payroll taxes, compliance, and Human Resources for new or existing businesses. You will learn about the responsibilities of the employer in regards to payroll taxes, record keeping, and HR processes, and we will cover some of the services that are available to keep you in compliance.

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Toast of the Town

October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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$50 – $100

A celebration of Detroit entrepreneurship. Join us and our 400 guests for a fabulous strolling dinner, signature cocktails and musical entertainment. Our Salute Awards will recognize a few rock stars in our entrepreneurial ecosystem: an Entrepreneur of the Year, a Small Business Champion and up-and-comers from TechTown’s Labs and Blocks programs. Visit our small business Marketplace—yes, you can shop!—and win prizes in the Tip Jar Raffle. It’s the most fun you’ll have networking. Ever . Valet parking. Business chic attire. Date Thursday, Oct. 12 Time 6-9…

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SWOT City: Howard + Howard Quarterly Legal Series

October 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Key Issues in Negotiating and Drafting Operating Agreements Every entity is governed by a particular set of documents. For LLCs, the operating agreement not only dictates the relationship between the business and its owners, but also often times among the owners as well. Come learn some of the key issues that apply to operating agreements for LLCs and how these issues are addressed in other entities such as corporations and limited partnerships.

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4 P’s of Popping-Up: A Strategic Approach to Your Market Season

October 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A strategic approach to your market season can increase both your brand awareness and revenue generation. Please join Mary Aviles of Connect 4 Insight in this interactive workshop covering the “4 P’s of Popping-Up”: price, product, packaging, and promotion. Topics include: - how to create your own pop-up opportunities - how to research and develop the right mix of area market involvement (considering investment, audience, and potential competition) - how to conduct a DIY merchandising audit - how to increase…

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The SHOP @TechTown

October 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our monthly retail pop up. Bring a couple of friends. You never know what you’ll discover! As always, we'll be selecting a variety of local goods and services. This month's vendors are:  Sharp Ties And Accessories Ask Jennyfer Scarlet Crane Creations Eartha's Natural, LLC Fancy My Sweets Lotus Essences

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November 2017

Credit and Lending Readiness

November 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Please join Shayne Gleason, Vice President with Bank of America Small Business Banking in an informative session regarding business credit and the importance of planning for future credit requests. In this session you will learn about the various traditional bank financing options you have as a small business owner including the various loans/lines that are available and the benefits to each. Shayne will educate you on everything you need to know prior to submitting an application and techniques to significantly…

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December 2017

The SHOP @TechTown

December 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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

December 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wayne State University

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: Birdie's Something Chocolate, Breathe in Detroit; Detroit Streetwear; Eartha's Natural, LLC; Firebrand Candle Company; First Class Committee; Happy Hookers Detroit; Holy Cannoli's; Home Sweet Home Specialty Cupcakes; Hustlers Wife; Kaleidoscope; Lush Yummies Pie Company.; Mama Coo's…

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The SHOP @TechTown

December 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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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The SHOP @TechTown

December 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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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January 2018

Ruckus Tacos

January 8, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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GreenHouse Soups & Chili

January 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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DTX Launch Detroit 2018 Info Session

January 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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HEY YOU! YES, YOU! What’s better than a summer internship? Getting paid to launch your own tech startup! Sound interesting?! Check out Launch Detroit, an intensive 10-week summer accelerator designed specifically to help college students and recent grads explore their entrepreneurial dreams—complete with a stipend and more! Come to our info session to learn more. We'll even provide the pizza. Have a tech-based or -enabled business idea? If you can answer the following questions, you're ten steps ahead. What is my…

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GreenHouse Soups & Chili

January 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Ruckus Tacos

January 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Retail Boot Camp 2018 Info Session 1

January 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Retail Boot Camp is an intense, highly customized program that prepares serious entrepreneurs with strong retail concepts for the successful launch of their brick-and-mortar business in a Detroit commercial district. The program enables an entrepreneur’s success not only through training but also through access to critical start-up capital, affordable space and ongoing business support. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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GreenHouse Soups & Chili

January 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Meet the Experts Reception

January 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Our Ask An Expert program and professional services network have been growing! Help us recap a great year and get 2018 off and running. We'll recognize a few standouts, too. Guests will have the opportunity to meet TechTown’s professional services experts in person. And—for you Experts, get to know each other! Mix and mingle with pros from the finance/banking, health care, legal, marketing, tech and venture capital communities. Learn how you can make an appointment to talk with an expert…

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The SHOP @ TechTown

January 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The SHOP is TechTown’s monthly retail pop-up, held in our first-floor community space. The SHOP hosts a variety of fine goods from small businesses in TechTown’s Retail Services and SWOT City programs, as well as other independent local retailers. Lunch pop-up vendor feature and massage services from Beauty and BodyWorks Mini Spa. Celebrate the end of the month.

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Chef Cal’s Pop Up

January 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Ruckus Tacos

January 29, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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GreenHouse Soups & Chili

January 31, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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February 2018

Retail Boot Camp Info Session

February 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Retail Boot Camp is an intense, highly customized program that prepares serious entrepreneurs with strong retail concepts for the successful launch of their brick-and-mortar business in a Detroit commercial district. The program enables an entrepreneur’s success not only through training but also through access to critical start-up capital, affordable space and ongoing business support. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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Retail Boot Camp Info Session

February 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Retail Boot Camp is an intense, highly customized program that prepares serious entrepreneurs with strong retail concepts for the successful launch of their brick-and-mortar business in a Detroit commercial district. The program enables an entrepreneur’s success not only through training but also through access to critical start-up capital, affordable space and ongoing business support. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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Detroit FinTech Challenge Kickoff + Info Session

February 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Come learn about this hacker weekend and pitch competition in Financial Technology (FinTech)! Discover the Challenge Statements and see how YOUR ideas could be part of the solution for real-world challenges in the financial, payments, banking and insurance sectors.

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DTX Launch Detroit 2018 Info Session

February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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HEY YOU! YES, YOU! What’s better than a summer internship? Getting paid to launch your own tech startup! Sound interesting?! Check out Launch Detroit, an intensive 10-week summer accelerator designed specifically to help college students and recent grads explore their entrepreneurial dreams—complete with a stipend and more! Come to our info session to learn more. We'll even provide the pizza. Have a tech-based or -enabled business idea? If you can answer the following questions, you're ten steps ahead. What is my…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Workshop Series- Northwest

February 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cutz Lounge, 19655 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Have you started or are you planning to start a community business or organization? Do you want to know how you can comply with the law now and in the future? This workshop provides both an overview of the different legal forms that your organization could take and also information on how to ensure compliance with the law even before your organization has a legal form. Topics to be Covered Entities 101 – Why should you consider entity formation? What different…

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Garage Talk: Turning The Corner w/ Data Driven Detroit

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us as we take a deep dive into data and collected stories on shared experiences in two Detroit's Southwest and North End neighborhoods. Data Driven Detroit has spent the last year and a half gathering and analyzing data and conducting resident interviews and focus groups, representing the realities of neighborhood change in as close to real time as possible. Learn how this information can impact policies that affect economic and cultural changes. If you work for a community development…

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The SHOP @ TechTown

February 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The SHOP is TechTown’s monthly retail pop-up, held in our first-floor community space. The SHOP hosts a variety of fine goods from small businesses in TechTown’s Retail Services and SWOT City programs, as well as other independent local retailers. Lunch pop-up vendor feature and massage services from Beauty and BodyWorks Mini Spa. Celebrate the end of the month.

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Workshop Series- Northeast

February 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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FORMING YOUR FOR-PROFIT, NONPROFIT, OR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & WORKING WITH INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS Do you know the legal difference between independent contractors and employees? Want to start a community organization, small business, or social enterprise? This presentation provides easy to understand explanations of confusing legal topics for people looking to better their community through business. The presentation will start with a general overview of different entities for those looking to start an organization. It will then focus in on explaining the…

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Retail Boot Camp Info Session

February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Retail Boot Camp is an intense, highly customized program that prepares serious entrepreneurs with strong retail concepts for the successful launch of their brick-and-mortar business in a Detroit commercial district. The program enables an entrepreneur’s success not only through training but also through access to critical start-up capital, affordable space and ongoing business support. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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Motown Museum Presents: Black Legacy

February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join the Motown Museum as they discuss the history and importance of black family businesses in Detroit. Hear the stories of the Gordy, Cole, Mays and Thomas families and get expert advice from TechTown's Paul Riser Jr.

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March 2018

Detroit FinTech Challenge Information and Mentor Session

March 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Networking for Introverts

March 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Networking. We all have to do it at some point. Do you dread small talk? Does the thought of walking into a bustling room make your palms clammy? We’re here to help. We’re pleased to host Colleen Cartwright from Matrix Theatre Company for a workshop-and-networking gathering. Using techniques from the theater world, you’ll learn how the process of preparing for a performance can help you gain the confidence to start a conversation, make small talk and work a room for…

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Candid Conversations and Code

March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Lines of code. Live by the code. Crack the code. Candid Conversations & Code aims to tackle it all: technology, diversity, inclusion and entrepreneurship. Up first is one of most famous entrepreneurial ventures in Detroit’s history—Motown! We’ll talk with Robin Terry, Chairwoman and CEO of the Motown Museum. Hear about the history of the company, museum and how Motown became the soundtrack of a generation. What was it like to be an entrepreneur of color during some of Detroit’s most…

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DTX Launch Detroit 2018 Info Session

March 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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HEY YOU! YES, YOU! What’s better than a summer internship? Getting paid to launch your own tech startup! Sound interesting?! Check out Launch Detroit, an intensive 10-week summer accelerator designed specifically to help college students and recent grads explore their entrepreneurial dreams—complete with a stipend and more! Come to our info session to learn more. We'll even provide the pizza. Have a tech-based or -enabled business idea? If you can answer the following questions, you're ten steps ahead. What is my…

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Pitch Club-Grand Rapids

March 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Start Garden, 40 Pearl NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Pitch club is a unique mentoring and funding program hosted across the state of Michigan in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. Pitch Club has ongoing monthly events that provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. The events are meant to educate, network, inspire and provide valuable experiences for being investable. During the event, experts will discuss the key personality traits and business acumen any entrepreneur should understand to be successful in any fundraising efforts.…

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The SHOP @ TechTown

March 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The SHOP is TechTown’s monthly retail pop-up, held in our first-floor community space. The SHOP hosts a variety of fine goods from small businesses in TechTown’s Retail Services and SWOT City programs, as well as other independent local retailers. Lunch pop-up vendor feature and massage services from Beauty and BodyWorks Mini Spa. Celebrate the end of the month.

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April 2018

IoT Tech Connect Conference and Pitch Competition

April 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Troy Marriot Center, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084 United States
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IoT Tech Connect and Kyyba Innovations have partnered to bring the IoT Pitch Competition to IoT Tech Connect, Michigan’s largest conference for IoT (Internet of Things) entrepreneurs.  The contest will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, at the Troy Marriott.

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Detroit FinTech Challenge

April 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - April 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The Detroit Fintech Challenge is a competition that unites key players in the Fintech ecosystem to generate enduring solutions to the biggest challenges and major concerns in the financial, payments, banking, and insurance sectors. Through the Fintech Challenge Pitch Competition, early-stage companies will be given a theme/ challenge statement category. Finalists from each "challenge statement category" will be asked to present their concept as a part of the Fintech Challenge Pitch Competition during the Detroit Fintech Challenge weekend.

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CHOW: Social Sushi

April 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hacking Health

April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - April 14, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
St. Clair College, 2000 Talbot Street West- Dr. John A. Strasser Student Life Centre
Windsor, Ontario N9A-6S4 Canada
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Pitch Club-Ann Arbor

April 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Michigan Law School, 701 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Pitch club is a unique mentoring and funding program hosted across the state of Michigan in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. Pitch Club has ongoing monthly events that provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. The events are meant to educate, network, inspire and provide valuable experiences for being investable. During the event, experts will discuss the key personality traits and business acumen any entrepreneur should understand to be successful in any fundraising efforts.…

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MedHealth Summit

April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
garden theatre, 3929 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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MedHealth convenes innovators, providers, payers, funders, health systems, economic developers, and businesses to accelerate innovative solutions that improve quality of care in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario. MedHealth supports activities on both sides of the border that grow the medical device and digital health entrepreneurial ecosystem; contributes to the growth and retention of business, talent, and investment; and serves to position medical innovation as a catalyst of the regional economy.

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Disruptive Innovation in Health Care

April 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Hear from local entrepreneurs on how innovations are disrupting the healthcare market. Learn how experts started, built and grew these innovations and businesses and discuss challenges and opportunities.

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Garage Talk: The Transit Talk

April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us as we explore the impact of transit on startups and small businesses--where it's located, how it moves people, where it moves them to. There’s lots of talk about public transit's role in attracting and retaining talent. True in Detroit? We’re about a year into streetcars and bike share—let’s check in. Plenty of time for Q & A. As always, pizza and beer on us. Moderator: Megan Owens, Executive Director, Trasportation Riders United Panel: Sommer Woods, Vice President of External…

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The SHOP @ TechTown

April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The SHOP is TechTown’s monthly retail pop-up, held in our first-floor community space. The SHOP hosts a variety of fine goods from small businesses in TechTown’s Retail Services and SWOT City programs, as well as other independent local retailers. Lunch pop-up vendor feature and massage services from Beauty and BodyWorks Mini Spa. Celebrate the end of the month.

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May 2018

SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

May 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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2018 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours: (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

May 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ford Research and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley St.
Detroit,
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in the Southwest Detroit area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en…

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Retail Boot Camp Info Session

May 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Retail Boot Camp is an intense, highly customized program that prepares serious entrepreneurs with strong retail concepts for the successful launch of their brick-and-mortar business in a Detroit commercial district. The program enables an entrepreneur’s success not only through training but also through access to critical start-up capital, affordable space and ongoing business support. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

May 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor

May 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Brightmoor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

May 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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SMAMi Lunch and Learn

May 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join the Social Media Association of Michigan for a Lunch and Learn where Joel Heckaman will discuss social analytics for community management. Taking a deep dive into best practices and shortcuts.

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

May 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Candid Conversations & Code: Brothers Code

May 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Lines of code. Live by the code. Crack the code. Candid Conversations & Code aims to tackle it all: technology, diversity, inclusion and entrepreneurship. Join us for a special Sisters Code hands-on coding workshop for fathers, sons, granddads, uncles, nephews, Big Brothers/Little Brothers, mentors/mentees and best buds. Guys, come ready to learn! Bring a laptop and dive into the basics of programming languages and see how the back end of a website works. Facilitated by Marlin Williams, founder of Sisters Code and…

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Startup Lunch Hour: The Road to Raising Venture Capital

May 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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There is definitely not one sole avenue to attracting capital for your business. For instance, what types of funding are you trying to attract? Angel, friends & family or traditional VC? As you enter meetings with funders, what needs to be prepared and presented -- business plan, executive summary, slide deck, etc...? As you buildout your team, the makeup of your core team members may dictate what type/level of funding you are able to access. Have you thought about different…

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Pitch Club Detroit

May 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bodman PLC, 1901 Saint Antoine Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Pitch club is a unique mentoring and funding program hosted across the state of Michigan in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. Pitch Club has ongoing monthly events that provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. The events are meant to educate, network, inspire and provide valuable experiences for being investable. During the event, experts will discuss the key personality traits and business acumen any entrepreneur should understand to be successful in any fundraising efforts.…

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Retail Boot Camp Info Session

May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Retail Boot Camp is an intense, highly customized program that prepares serious entrepreneurs with strong retail concepts for the successful launch of their brick-and-mortar business in a Detroit commercial district. The program enables an entrepreneur’s success not only through training but also through access to critical start-up capital, affordable space and ongoing business support. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

May 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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June 2018

Retail Boot Camp Showcase: Spring 2018

June 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown's Retail Boot Camp: Spring 2018 comes to a close with our Showcase Night! Be the first to see the newest small businesses ready to burst onto the retail scene. Check them out in our Showcase Marketplace and find out who will walk away with our $5,000 Kickstart Awards, which will help five new businesses secure their brick-and-mortar locations right here in Detroit! Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in our secured lot on Amsterdam between Cass and Woodward Ave.

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Detroit Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Civic Engagement Mixer

June 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Rock Your Guac 2018: The TechTown Throw Down

June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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You asked for it. You got it. Your love of guacamole apparently knows no bounds. The ultimate guacamole competition is back! Professionals and amateurs will vie for bragging rights and prizes. You’ll be the judge in a People’s Choice decision. $10 gets you all-you-can-eat guacamole and chips and salsa from M Cantina, beer and a complimentary exclusive mini margarita from Tequila Cabresto. All ticket sales go to Alternatives for Girls. It's the perfect way to usher in the Summer season of fun! BRING IT!…

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MIT Solveathon

June 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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MIT’s Solve initiative, in partnership with General Motors, will be hosting a Solveathon on June 8th from 9am-3pm at TechTown Detroit. The event will be facilitated by MIT Solve staff and focus on refining great ideas from the Detroit community in response to Solve’s Teachers & Educators and Work of the Future challenges. MIT Solve is a marketplace connecting innovators with resources to solve Global Challenges

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

June 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

June 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor

June 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Brightmoor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

June 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

June 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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2018 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours: (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

June 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ford Research and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley St.
Detroit,
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in the Southwest Detroit area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en…

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Retail Boot Camp Info Session

June 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Retail Boot Camp is an intense, highly customized program that prepares serious entrepreneurs with strong retail concepts for the successful launch of their brick-and-mortar business in a Detroit commercial district. The program enables an entrepreneur’s success not only through training but also through access to critical start-up capital, affordable space and ongoing business support. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

June 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Retail Boot Camp Info Session

June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Retail Boot Camp is an intense, highly customized program that prepares serious entrepreneurs with strong retail concepts for the successful launch of their brick-and-mortar business in a Detroit commercial district. The program enables an entrepreneur’s success not only through training but also through access to critical start-up capital, affordable space and ongoing business support. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

June 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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Entrepreneur’s Equity Roadmap Workshop

June 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Social Media Day Detroit 2018

June 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join the Social Media Association of Michigan on Saturday, June 30 for Mashable's 9th annual Social Media Day! Our goal is to bring together business professionals, innovators, influencers and enthusiasts for an opportunity to connect their online networks offline, in a face-to-face setting, bringing communities closer together. The event will begin with panels focusing on bleeding edge digital trends, how they have impacted the digital communications industry, and what we can expect in the future. Panelists will include tech startup…

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July 2018

2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor

July 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Brightmoor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

July 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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2018 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours: (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

July 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ford Research and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley St.
Detroit,
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in the Southwest Detroit area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

July 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

July 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

July 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

July 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Candid Conversations & Code: Coding Through Barriers

July 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Supporting Special Abilities & Needs Programmers With today's ever-changing technology-reliant world, join us for an all hands on deck "Think Aloud" conversation about dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. We will address common misconceptions associated with these exceptionalities and the strengths that steer them. Next, we'll explore how special or vulnerable populations, including those with disabilities, may stand to gain the most from the estimated 5.5 million STEM job openings by 2022. Finally, learn how you can be empowered to…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

July 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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Everything is a Presentation by Michael Angelo Caruso

July 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Michael Angelo Caruso teaches people how to be better speakers.  He is a valued communication consultant to companies and organizations all over the world. Michael has delivered thousands of paid presentations and keynote speeches on the subjects of leadership, selling, customer service and presentation skills. He has spoken in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, South America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and 49 of the 50 states. Mr. Caruso is founder and President of Edison House, an international consulting firm specializing in corporate,…

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The SHOP

July 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for our monthly retail pop up. Bring a couple of friends. You never know what you’ll discover! Check out this month's vendors: Scarlet Crane Creations, PKSA Karate Detroit, Susan's Tart Shop, Beauty Bar Organics, Hustlers Wife and Tonya's Treasured Trophies.

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HTS: Live from Detroit!

July 30, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wayne State Industry Innovation Center, 461 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Emerging Mobility, Connectivity, and Autonomous Technologies Virtual Startup Pitch Event  This live conference and webinar is hosted by the Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), TechTown and AutoHarvest. We'll gather leading minds on technology sourcing, transfer, and licensing from around the world to hear a series of five vetted startup companies' pitches. Watch from your desktop or smartphone and access real technology opportunities. For details and to register for the conference + webinar, click here. To register to watch the webinar only, click here.

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August 2018

SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

August 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

August 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor

August 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Brightmoor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

August 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

August 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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2018 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours: (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

August 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ford Research and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley St.
Detroit,
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in the Southwest Detroit area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

August 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

August 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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She de Cuisine: Women Chefs Creating Positive Kitchen Culture

August 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Please join SheChef, Inc. founder and America’s Test Kitchen personality Chef Elle Simone for a lively discussion on how women in the culinary arts are taking center stage in a traditionally male-dominated field. These female chefs are leading the way in building a kitchen culture buzzing with positivity, in addition to bringing national recognition to Detroit. Bring your questions! Plenty of time for Q & A. Pizza, beer, wine and sweets served.

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The SHOP @ TechTown

August 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The SHOP is TechTown’s monthly retail pop-up, held in our first-floor community space. The SHOP hosts a variety of fine goods from small businesses in TechTown’s Retail Services and SWOT City programs, as well as other independent local retailers. Lunch pop-up vendor feature and massage services from Beauty and BodyWorks Mini Spa. Celebrate the end of the month.

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September 2018

Holiday Retail Readiness Workshop Series-Navigating the News Media

September 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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In the first part of this four-part series, we will cover how to navigate the news media. PR and retail veteran Jennifer Foster, President, Catalyst Media Factory, will teach you how to leverage the news media to help increase awareness and encourage foot traffic during the busy holiday season and beyond. We’ll explore how to identify “news holes,” pitch a reporter, create your own media opportunities, secure gift guide placements and more. We’ll also discuss creating a timeline that works…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor

September 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Brightmoor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

September 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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Personal Financial Literacy Workshop Series with Chemical Bank-Budgeting

September 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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In the first of four sessions, we will discuss budgeting. One of the first steps to financial security is planning and following a budget. This workshop illustrates the importance of budgeting, how to track spending, explains the various aspects of a budget and how to make adjustments if your expenses exceed your income. It also explains different budgeting systems, provides tips for budgeting, offers ways to decrease spending and includes information on some tax credits that may help increase your…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

September 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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2018 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours: (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

September 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ford Research and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley St.
Detroit,
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in the Southwest Detroit area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

September 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Personal Financial Literacy Workshop Series with Chemical Bank-Credit Basics

September 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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In the second of four sessions, we will discuss credit basics. Using credit responsibly is a critical part of managing personal finances. This workshop explains what credit is, the characteristics used to determine a person’s creditworthiness, the cost of credit, how to establish credit, the types of credit, tips for managing credit and reviews a sample credit report as well as how a credit report affects your credit score.

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

September 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Candid Conversations and Code: Retail + Tech

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us and special guest Katrina Turbow, a Detroit Google Digital Coach for a talk on how new mobile technologies can grow your retail business online. Learn how digital tools can create more opportunities to engage with your customers and make online shopping easier for them and you. Whether you’re new to mobile technologies or have had an online retail presence for years; you’ll leave with a new understanding of how your business is impacted. Katrina will showcase various methods…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

September 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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Personal Financial Literacy Workshop Series with Chemical Bank-Savings

September 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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In the third of four sessions, we will discuss savings. Saving money is an important part of building your financial future. Use this workshop to understand the importance of saving money, how to set goals, identify ways to save money, learn account options available and helpful tips to help save toward your financial goals.

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Retail Boot Camp Fall 2018 Showcase

September 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown's Retail Boot Camp: Fall 2018 comes to a close with our Showcase Night! Be the first to see the newest small businesses ready to burst onto the retail scene. Check them out in our Showcase Marketplace and find out who will walk away with our $5,000 Kickstart Awards, which will help five new businesses secure their brick-and-mortar locations right here in Detroit! Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in our secured lot on Amsterdam between Cass and Woodward Ave

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Holiday Retail Readiness Workshop Series-Designing the Customer Experience

September 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join marketing strategist Mary Aviles of Connect 4 Insight for the second of this four-part series to learn why your in-store experience is your secret weapon for competing with/beating online retail. How do you continually surprise and delight your customers and still leave them anticipating more? Learn how every touchpoint - before, during, and after the purchase – impacts your customers’ perception of your business, and how to connect your brand’s online personality with your in-store experience. This workshop series…

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The SHOP @ TechTown

September 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The SHOP is TechTown’s monthly retail pop-up, held in our first-floor community space. The SHOP hosts a variety of fine goods from small businesses in TechTown’s Retail Services and SWOT City programs, as well as other independent local retailers. Lunch pop-up vendor feature and massage services from Beauty and BodyWorks Mini Spa. Celebrate the end of the month.

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October 2018

Road to Readiness Workshop Series

October 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Road to Readiness is a comprehensive, 5-part business education series on financial management and capital readiness.  Classes are every Monday morning in October from 8:30 am - 12:00 noon.  Topics covered are as follows: October 1 - Capital readiness, break-even points, and basic projections October 8 - Recordkeeping, financial statements, and taxes October 15 - Types of capital, equity, debt financing, alternative lending October 22 - Pricing strategy, linking money to marketing, tracking ROI October 29 - Financial resources fair…

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Personal Financial Literacy Workshop Series with Chemical Bank- Identity Theft vs. Fraud

October 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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In the last of four sessions, we will discuss identity theft and fraud. This workshop will define identity theft and fraud and explain the difference between the two. It will focus on signs of identity theft, how to respond if you become a victim of identity theft, various types of fraud schemes, how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud and tips for protecting your privacy.

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Envolve Award USA City Tour – Detroit Info Session & Networking Event

October 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Interested in how you can receive interest-free funding and business support for your idea or business venture? Please join Envolve Entrepreneurship, along with local partners, TechTown Detroit, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Flint Economic Development Corporation and SCORE – Detroit at the Envolve Award USA City Tour Info Session & Networking event.

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Holiday Retail Readiness Workshop Series- Developing Quality Retail Operations

October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The holiday season means a significant increase in foot traffic to your business - are you ready to handle the large crowds and increased sales? Retail operations guru, Christina Devlin will walk you through a basic operations overview and identify focus areas to help get your procedures holiday-ready and keep things running smoothly during the busiest season of the year. Topics will include handling crowds, staffing, inventory management, and the “Holiday Hangover”. This workshop series is sponsored by the Michigan Retailers…

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Road to Readiness Workshop Series

October 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Road to Readiness is a comprehensive, 5-part business education series on financial management and capital readiness.  Classes are every Monday morning in October from 8:30 am - 12:00 noon.  Topics covered are as follows: October 1 - Capital readiness, break even points, and basic projections October 8 - Record keeping, financial statements, and taxes October 15 - Types of capital, equity, debt financing, alternative lending October 22 - Pricing strategy, linking money to marketing, tracking ROI October 29 - Financial…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor

October 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Brightmoor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

October 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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Small Business Banking Workshop-Managing Cash Flow

October 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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A healthy cash flow is imperative to the success of any company. In the first part of this four-part series, attendees will learn how to handle cash shortfalls and how to bring in receivables faster and slow down payables. This workshop series is sponsored by Bank of America.

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

October 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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2018 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours: (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

October 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ford Research and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley St.
Detroit,
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in the Southwest Detroit area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Workshop Series

October 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Do you know what you need to know before you sign your organization’s lease? Want to start or formalize your community organization, small business, or social enterprise? This presentation provides easy to understand explanations of confusing legal topics for people looking to better their community through business. The presentation will start with a general overview of different entities for those looking to start an organization. It will then focus in on an overview of commercial leases and what to look out…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

October 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Road to Readiness Workshop Series

October 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Road to Readiness is a comprehensive, 5-part business education series on financial management and capital readiness.  Classes are every Monday morning in October from 8:30 am - 12:00 noon.  Topics covered are as follows: October 1 - Capital readiness, break even points, and basic projections October 8 - Record keeping, financial statements, and taxes October 15 - Types of capital, equity, debt financing, alternative lending October 22 - Pricing strategy, linking money to marketing, tracking ROI October 29 - Financial…

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Small Business Banking Workshop-Ring It Up! POS Systems

October 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Whether you're a new business or currently accepting credit cards you will learn exactly how merchant services work and how to obtain the most efficient way to process card payments. Topics will include pricing, POS terminals, and how to find a merchant service provider that offers the most security so you can accept credit cards with confidence and put your customers at ease that all information is secure. This workshop series is sponsored by Bank of America.

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

October 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Toast of the Town 2018

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Celebrate the Salute Awards! We'll shine a spotlight on a few champs in our entrepreneurial ecosystem: an Entrepreneur of the Year, a Small Business Champion, and up-and-comers from TechTown’s Labs and Blocks programs. Enjoy a fabulous strolling dinner, signature cocktails and musical entertainment. Meet some of our stand-out entrepreneurs in the Marketplace—yes, shopping! Snap a photo with friends and grab some swag, plus a few surprises. It's next level networking. Get your tickets here!

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Road to Readiness Workshop Series

October 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Road to Readiness is a comprehensive, 5-part business education series on financial management and capital readiness.  Classes are every Monday morning in October from 8:30 am - 12:00 noon.  Topics covered are as follows: October 1 - Capital readiness, break even points, and basic projections October 8 - Record keeping, financial statements, and taxes October 15 - Types of capital, equity, debt financing, alternative lending October 22 - Pricing strategy, linking money to marketing, tracking ROI October 29 - Financial…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

October 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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Small Business Banking Workshop-Paying Yourself and Your Employees

October 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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An informative session around properly managing payroll taxes, compliance and Human Resources for new or existing businesses. Attendees will learn about the responsibilities of the employer in regards to payroll taxes, record keeping and HR processes. This workshop series is sponsored by Bank of America.

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Holiday Retail Readiness Workshop Series-Driving Sales with Visual Merchandising

October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join Sarah Donnelly of TechTown Detroit to learn how merchandising is not simply about pretty displays – every inch of your retail footprint is either making or losing you money. How do you decide what product to put in what location, and how do you get customers to look where you want them to? Tips for low-cost, high-impact techniques for holiday markets, window displays and in-store installations will be discussed. This workshop series is sponsored by the Michigan Retailers Association.

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The SHOP @ TechTown

October 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The SHOP is TechTown’s monthly retail pop-up, held in our first-floor community space. The SHOP hosts a variety of fine goods from small businesses in TechTown’s Retail Services and SWOT City programs, as well as other independent local retailers. Lunch pop-up vendor feature and massage services from Beauty and BodyWorks Mini Spa. Celebrate the end of the month.

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Road to Readiness Workshop

October 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Road to Readiness is a comprehensive, 5-part business education series on financial management and capital readiness.  Classes are every Monday morning in October from 8:30 am - 12:00 noon.  Topics covered are as follows: October 1 - Capital readiness, break even points, and basic projections October 8 - Record keeping, financial statements, and taxes October 15 - Types of capital, equity, debt financing, alternative lending October 22 - Pricing strategy, linking money to marketing, tracking ROI October 29 - Financial…

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Small Business Banking Workshop-Credit and Lending Readiness

October 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Attendees will learn about the various traditional bank financing options available to small business owners including the various loans/lines and the benefits to each, along with everything you need to know prior to submitting an application and techniques to significantly improve your odds of an approval. This workshop series is sponsored by Bank of America.

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November 2018

The Shop

November 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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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The Shop

November 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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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SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor

November 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Brightmoor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

November 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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2018 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours: (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ford Research and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley St.
Detroit,
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in the Southwest Detroit area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Latino Press, 6301 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48210 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. This semester’s topics include commercial leases and nondisclosure agreements. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation to discuss a specific legal inquiry or challenge you are facing with your startup or existing business. Please note: WSU Law School Business and Community Law Clinic requires a separate registration form. A WSU student attorney will call to complete the…

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The Shop

November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

November 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. This semester’s topics include commercial leases and nondisclosure agreements. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation to discuss a specific legal inquiry or challenge you are facing with your startup or existing business. Please note:WSU Law School Business and Community Law Clinic requires a separate registration form. A WSU student attorney will call to complete the additional…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

November 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

November 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

November 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. This semester’s topics include commercial leases and nondisclosure agreements. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation to discuss a specific legal inquiry or challenge you are facing with your startup or existing business. Please note:WSU Law School Business and Community Law Clinic requires a separate registration form. A WSU student attorney will call to complete the additional…

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The Shop

November 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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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December 2018

Winter Art and Retail Market 2018

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Woodward & Warren Park, 4847 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Wayne State University and TechTown are partnering on a fun and festive pop-up holiday marketplace in Woodward and Warren Park. The 3rd annual Winter Art and Retail Market will feature 30 TechTown-affiliated small businesses, as well as dozens of WSU-affiliated artists. Outside the marketplace, WSU will be previewing improvements to Woodward and Warren Park—activating the space with a free digital photo booth (provided by Bondo!), other family-friendly activities, coffee and snacks. The WARM and associated activities will take place during…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor

December 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Brightmoor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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2018 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

December 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range of…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

December 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide range…

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2018 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours: (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

December 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ford Research and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley St.
Detroit,
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in the Southwest Detroit area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en…

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Retail Boot Camp Spring 2019 Application Info Session 1

December 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Free parking is available in TechTown's…

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Retail Boot Camp Spring 2019 Application Info Session 2

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Free parking is available in TechTown's…

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Co.act Detroit Breakfast Open House

December 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Co.act Detroit, 6568 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for coffee and light fare from Avalon International Breads, City Bakery and soon-to-be next door neighbor, Baobab Fare. At 9am, hear remarks from Co.act Detroit partners. Bring your business cards and drop them in a raffle for prizes from Urbanum and The Peacock Room. Share your ideas and let us know what you’d like to see happen in our new space! Parking is available in the attended parking lot located on the Southwest corner of E. Grand Blvd.…

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The Shop

December 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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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SWOT City Office Hours: University District

December 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

December 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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January 2019

The Shop

January 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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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Retail Boot Camp Spring 2019 Application Info Session 3

January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Free parking is available in TechTown's…

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DTX Launch Detroit 2019 January Info Session

January 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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HEY YOU! YES, YOU! What’s better than a summer internship? Getting paid to launch your own tech startup! Sound interesting?! Check out Launch Detroit, an intensive 10-week summer accelerator designed specifically to help college students and recent grads explore their entrepreneurial dreams—complete with a stipend and more! Come to our info session to learn more. We'll even provide the pizza. Have a tech-based or -enabled business idea? If you can answer the following questions, you're ten steps ahead. What is my…

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Retail Boot Camp Spring 2019 Application Info Session 6

January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Free parking is available in TechTown's parking lot…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

January 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Retail Boot Camp Spring 2019 Application Info Session 4

January 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Free parking is available in TechTown's…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

January 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on or near Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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Retail boot Camp Spring 2019 Info Session 7

January 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Free parking is available in TechTown's parking lot…

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February 2019

2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor/Old Redford

February 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Brightmoor/Old Redford area, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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Retail Boot Camp Spring 2019 Application Info Session 5

February 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months. Register for this info session to find out if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Free parking is available in TechTown's…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

February 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn or the surrounding area, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

February 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

February 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District area, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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2019 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours | (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

February 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Anthony’s, 3553 W. Vernor
Detroit, 48216 United States
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in Southwest Detroit? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en español o…

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DTX Launch Detroit 2019 February Info Session

February 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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HEY YOU! YES, YOU! What’s better than a summer internship? Getting paid to launch your own tech startup! Sound interesting?! Check out Launch Detroit, an intensive 10-week summer accelerator designed specifically to help college students and recent grads explore their entrepreneurial dreams—complete with a stipend and more! Come to our info session to learn more. We'll even provide the pizza. Have a tech-based or -enabled business idea? If you can answer the following questions, you're ten steps ahead. What is my…

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Black Legacy Program Event

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Attendees will hear from a panel of local Detroit business owners about the importance of black business in Detroit, as well as the successes and challenges they have faced—both past and present. Camille Walker Banks, Executive Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Wayne State University will also provide expert business advice to attendees during the event. Paul Riser, managing director of TechTown, will serve as moderator for the discussion and will offer expert business advice. And be sure…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

February 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Detroit Erie Hack – Team Formation Meetup and Hack Day

February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Are you excited about Erie Hack 2.0 but not sure exactly how to get involved? Join us for a day of finding teammates, brainstorming, and figuring out how to tackle Lake Erie's greatest issues together. Whether you have a great idea already and just need additional expertise to bring it to fruition, you already have your team ready to go, or you are just ready to get involved and need to find your niche, this day is for you! Erie…

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The SHOP

February 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our monthly retail pop up. Bring a couple of friends. This month we are featuring vintage clothing, organic bath and body products, delicious desserts and more.

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

February 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on or near Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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March 2019

Detroit Erie Hack 2.0 – Hacking Day

March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Get ready to hack! This Hacking Day will bring together teams to brainstorm, work on solutions, recruit additional members, and start honing their pitches. Teams will have the opportunity to seek advice from mentors with diverse expertise and perspectives. Join us and come hack! The event will be held in The Garage @ TechTown Detroit. Erie Hack is a $100,000 data and engineering competition designed to generate innovative technology solutions for Lake Erie Basin’s most pressing problems. This program leverages…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor/Old Redford

March 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Brightmoor/Old Redford area, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

March 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn or the surrounding area, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

March 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

March 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District area, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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2019 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours | (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

March 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Anthony’s, 3553 W. Vernor
Detroit, 48216 United States
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in Southwest Detroit? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en español o…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

March 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
St. Anthony’s, 3553 W. Vernor
Detroit, 48216 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation with a supervised upper-level law student attorney, who can provide you with legal information if you are a low-income entrepreneur, social entrepreneur or nonprofit leader who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation.

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DTX Launch Detroit 2019 March Info Session

March 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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HEY YOU! YES, YOU! What’s better than a summer internship? Getting paid to launch your own tech startup! Sound interesting?! Check out Launch Detroit, an intensive 10-week summer accelerator designed specifically to help college students and recent grads explore their entrepreneurial dreams—complete with a stipend and more! Come to our info session to learn more. We'll even provide the pizza. Have a tech-based or -enabled business idea? If you can answer the following questions, you're ten steps ahead. What is my…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

March 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

March 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation with a supervised upper-level law student attorney, who can provide you with legal information if you are a low-income entrepreneur, social entrepreneur or nonprofit leader who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation

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Detroit Erie Hack 2.0 Hacking Day

March 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Get ready to hack! This Hacking Day will bring together teams to brainstorm, work on solutions, recruit additional members, and start honing their pitches. Teams will have the opportunity to seek advice from mentors with diverse expertise and perspectives. Join us and come hack! The event will take place in The Garage @ TechTown Detroit. Erie Hack is a $100,000 data and engineering competition designed to generate innovative technology solutions for Lake Erie Basin’s most pressing problems. This program leverages…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

March 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on or near Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

March 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation with a supervised upper-level law student attorney, who can provide you with legal information if you are a low-income entrepreneur, social entrepreneur or nonprofit leader who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation.

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SWOT City Workshops: Neighborhood Edition – University District

March 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Canvas Livernois Detroit, MI 48221 United States + Google Map

Meet and Greet your SWOT City Portfolio Manager

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SWOT City Workshops: Neighborhood Edition – Mack/East Jefferson

March 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab, 14600 Mack Ave.
Detroit, 48215
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Meet and Greet your SWOT City Portfolio Manager

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The SHOP

March 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our monthly retail pop up. Bring a couple of friends. This month we are featuring vintage clothing, organic bath and body products, delicious desserts and more.

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April 2019

2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor/Old Redford

April 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center, 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Brightmoor/Old Redford area, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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15 Minutes of Fame: Podcast Day

April 4, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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$5

In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.* Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating a podcast? Now’s your chance! While we can’t guarantee world-wide fame, we’re bringing you the chance at Detroit notoriety with our Podcast Trial Day. The topic of the day is entrepreneurial escapades, startup stories and small business survival. For just $5, you’ll get 15 minutes of air time with a professional producer and equipment. This is YOUR show—you can talk…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Osborn

April 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in Osborn or the surrounding area, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

April 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Matrix Center, 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation with a supervised upper-level law student attorney, who can provide you with legal information if you are a low-income entrepreneur, social entrepreneur or nonprofit leader who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation.

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

April 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront along the East Jefferson corridor, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

April 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jefferson East Inc., 300 River Place Dr. #5250
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation with a supervised upper-level law student attorney, who can provide you with legal information if you are a low-income entrepreneur, social entrepreneur or nonprofit leader who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation.

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: University District

April 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Detroit Sip, 7420 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the University District area, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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Detroit Erie Hack 2.0 Final Hacking Day

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Come finalize your pitches! This final Hacking Day will be the last session before the Quarterfinal. Teams will have the opportunity to practice, hone, and polish their pitches before the Quarterfinal in the afternoon. Teams who move on from the Quarterfinal will move on to the 2019 Regional Semi-Finals in Detroit. This event will take place at the Auditorium at i2C (formerly NextEnergy). Erie Hack is a $100,000 data and engineering competition designed to generate innovative technology solutions for Lake…

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Detroit Erie Hack 2.0 Quarterfinals

April 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for the Detroit Erie Hack 2.0 Quarterfinal Competition! Teams will pitch their solutions to Lake Erie's greatest problems to a panel of expert judges. Those who score highest will move on to the Erie Hack 2.0 semifinal for a chance to win Erie Hack and launch their ideas for protecting our region's valuable water resources. The Quarterfinal will take place in the Auditorium at i2C (formerly Next Energy). Erie Hack is a $100,000 data and engineering competition designed to generate…

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2019 Southwest Detroit: SWOT City Bilingual Open Office Hours | (Horas de Consulta Bilingüe)

April 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Anthony’s, 3553 W. Vernor
Detroit, 48216 United States
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Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea or a storefront in Southwest Detroit? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered. Se Habla Español: La Gerente de Proyectos de SWOT City en Southwest es bilingüe y la consulta se puede manejar en español o…

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Med Health Summit

April 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ford Field, 2000 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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MedHealth is transforming the way healthcare technology is discovered and sourced in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario. One way we do it is by giving healthcare organizations, innovators, research institutions and investors opportunities to participate in custom-matched, one-on-one meetings and educational programming. Mark your calendars now so you can take part in our upcoming one-of-a-kind MedHealth Summit, where, together, we will help catalyze partnerships and support the growth of healthcare innovation businesses.

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

April 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Grandmont Rosedale

April 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront in the Grandmont Rosedale area, or are you interested in starting a business there? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered!   Our team is equipped to address a wide…

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Neighborhood Workshop Series: Human Resources

April 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Canvas Livernois Detroit, MI 48221 United States + Google Map

TechTown is excited to share our professional relationships with neighborhood businesses. Join us for this workshop that is designed to give insight and direction for small business owners looking to attract and retain talent. Be sure to also check out our upcoming workshops in the following areas: · Management – Leadership · Asset Utilization · Marketing · Finance · And more… The 2019 Neighborhood Workshop Series is conducted in partnership with members of TechTown's Professional Services Network and is designed…

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2019 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Mack Avenue

April 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Are you a business owner with a storefront on or near Mack Avenue, or are you interested in starting a business in the area? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up resources or make connections in Detroit's small business network? Sign up for TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City Open Office Hours and get your questions answered! Our team is equipped to address a…

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Neighborhood Workshop Series: Economic Gardening for Underperforming Retail Assets

April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab, 14600 Mack Ave.
Detroit, 48215
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Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Thursday, April 25, TechTown's Professional Services Network member Laura Sigmon of Best Practices Consulting will facilitate an interactive workshop exploring the following topics for existing business owners: Retaining customers - keeping the monument of your Grand Opening alive Making the community a part of you business model Increasing foot traffic to your neighborhood business Implementing Affinity & Push-…

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The SHOP

April 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our monthly retail pop up. Bring a couple of friends. This month we are featuring vintage clothing, organic bath and body products, delicious desserts and more.

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May 2019

Retail Boot Camp Fall 2019 Application Info Session

May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, attend this info session to learn if this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months.

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Retail Boot Camp Showcase: Spring 2019

May 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Free

TechTown's Retail Boot Camp: Spring 2019 comes to a close with our Showcase Night! Be the first to see the newest small businesses ready to burst onto the retail scene. Check them out in our Showcase Marketplace and find out who will walk away with our $5,000 Kickstart Awards, which will help five new businesses secure their brick-and-mortar locations right here in Detroit! Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in our secured lot on Amsterdam between Cass and…

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Detroit Fintech Challenge Kick-Off & Information Session

May 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The Detroit Fintech Challenge & Pitch Competition, happening August 3 at Techtown in Detroit, will bring together dozens of entrepreneurs, coders, developers and other creative minds from across the region to generate enduring solutions to the biggest challenges and major concerns in the financial, payment, banking and insurance sectors. The Detroit Fintech Challenge serves as a catalyst in the revitalization of Detroit by driving a community around Fintech Technologies, engaging all the stakeholders in this space, and creating new and innovative…

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Neighborhood Workshops: Understanding Accounting Edition

May 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Canvas Livernois Detroit, MI 48221 United States + Google Map

Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Tuesday, May 21st, TechTown Professional Services Network member Benjamin Cunningham of Benjamin Cunningham CPA LLC will facilitate an interactive workshop exploring the following small business accounting topics for existing business owners: Effectively using your Chart of Accounts. Reading and interpreting your Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows. Benjamin J. Cunningham has over 25 years of…

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Retail Boot Camp Fall 2019 Application Info Session

May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, attend this info session to learn if this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months.

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Neighborhood Workshops: Human Resources Edition

May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Thursday, May 23, TechTown Professional Services Network member Minito Reasor of Minito HR Solutions will facilitate an interactive workshop exploring the following Human Resource topics for existing business owners: Building an organizational culture in your small business Hiring, training and employee retention Employee handbook development Employee relations/performance management Succession planning Minito Reasor is the founder of Minito HR…

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Retail Boot Camp Fall 2019 Application Info Session

May 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, attend this info session to learn if this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months.

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June 2019

Sustainable Brands Innovation Expo

June 3, 2019 - June 6, 2019
Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, Mi 48226
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$39.20

Formerly known as the Activation Hub, the Innovation Expo brings together global leaders shaping the future of mission-driven business. Discover brands that are innovating for good, find solution providers to business obstacles, and collaborate through hands-on workshops to ignite new ideas. Get your tickets to attend the Erie Hack Semi-Finals, Innovation Labs, Local Meetups and more! Use code "ErieHack" for 20% off of your pass price.

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Erie Hack Semi-Finals at the Sustainable Brands Innovation Expo

June 5, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, Mi 48226
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$39.20

Join us for the Erie Hack 2.0 Semi-Finals Competition! Teams will pitch their solutions to Lake Erie’s greatest problems to a panel of expert judges. Those who score highest will move on to the Erie Hack 2.0 Finals for a chance to win Erie Hack and launch their ideas for protecting our region’s valuable water resources. The Semi-Finals will take place at the Innovation Expo at the Sustainable Brands Conference this year. Erie Hack is a $100,000 data and engineering…

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Holiday Retail Readiness Workshop Series-Navigating the News Media

June 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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In the first part of this four-part series, we will cover how to navigate the news media. PR and retail veteran Jennifer Foster, President, Catalyst Media Factory, will teach you how to leverage the news media to help increase awareness and encourage foot traffic during the busy holiday season and beyond. We’ll explore how to identify “news holes,” pitch a reporter, create your own media opportunities, secure gift guide placements and more.

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Chase BizMobile

June 6, 2019 - June 7, 2019
Wayne State Industry Innovation Center, 461 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The Chase BizMobile is a revolutionary business advice center built on the goal of helping small business owners by offering complimentary 20-minute one-on-one consultations with industry experts. Topics include: Social Media/Digital Marketing | Thursday, June 6, 2019- RSVP here Access to Capital | Friday, June 7, 2019- RSVP here Come enjoy free coworking, snacks and refreshments all day Thursday and Friday!

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Retail Boot Camp Fall 2019 Application Info Session

June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, attend this info session to learn if this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months.

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Neighborhood Workshops: Access to Capital: Micro Lending Edition

June 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Canvas Livernois Detroit, MI 48221 United States + Google Map

Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Tuesday, June 11, TechTown Portfolio Manager Warren Galloway will facilitate an interactive workshop on navigating the lending process. In this workshop, business owners will learn how to: Identify different loan types, terms and interest rates Prepare for a loan meeting Ask the right questions to obtain a loan approval Warren Galloway has worked for some of the largest…

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Holiday Retail Readiness Workshop Series-Designing the Customer Experience

June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Building quality customer service is the fundamental foundation that will prove successful for both peak and non-peak retail selling seasons. Join tenured Retail Management Specialist, Kaleena Eugene-Louis, to learn how to prioritize customer service through a busy, yet critical holiday season. Attendees will learn about the pivotal links between customer service and every aspect of retail operations, including loyalty and assets protection.

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Retail Boot Camp Fall 2019 Application Info Session

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, 10-week program that prepares serious entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar establishments in Detroit. If you are preparing to open a small business in the city in the next six to 12 months, attend this info session to learn if this is the program for you! All program graduates receive coaching from the TechTown team for six months.

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Detroit Startup Week – Open Office Hours

June 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Join us as we celebrate Detroit's diverse startup and business community at the largest conference of the year, Detroit Startup Week. We'll host Open Office Hours for place-based and tech-based business on June 18 and June 20. Times and Locations: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lear Innovation Center 119 State St Detroit, MI 48226   4 to 10 p.m. Durfee Community Innovation Center 2470 Collingwood St Detroit, MI 48206   TechTown will also sponsor the Wayne State University Shuttle service…

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Holiday Retail Readiness Workshop Series-Creating a Trade Show Plan

June 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Attending trade shows are more than just shopping trips, they are investments. Although a trade show can be very overwhelming it is a necessary and impactful experience that can make or break your sales for the upcoming season; this is why it's important to attend with a game plan. During this workshop trade show veteran, Geneva Ripton, will teach participants how to confidently set the right goals to strategize and maximize your trade show experiences for a successful holiday season.

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Neighborhood Workshops: Understanding Accounting Edition

June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mack Market, 14711 Mack
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. TechTown Professional Services Network member Benjamin Cunningham of Benjamin Cunningham CPA LLC will facilitate an interactive workshop exploring the following small business accounting topics for existing business owners: • Effectively using your Chart of Accounts • Reading and interpreting your Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows Benjamin J. Cunningham has over 25 years of experience in…

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Holiday Retail Readiness Workshop Series-The 4 P’s of Popping Up

June 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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A strategic approach to your market season can increase both your brand awareness and revenue generation. Please join EarlyWorks’ VP of Insights + Experience, Mary Aviles, in this interactive workshop covering the “4 P’s of Popping-Up”: price, product, packaging, and promotion. We’ll explore the advantages of popping up along with techniques for learning more about your customers, becoming more discoverable, making your own pop-up opportunities, considering how you show up from your customers’ perspective, and holding on to customers once…

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Code Jam Detroit

June 27, 2019 - June 30, 2019
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us at TechTown Detroit and the Wayne State Innovation Center for a series of programming June 27 to June 30, highlighting the convergence of music and technology. For all the coders and UX designers out there, apply to participate in the Bose x Capitol360 Code Jam, brought to you by Bose AR. The top teams selected will be invited to attend an in-person Code Jam, during which you'll have access to ~40k tracks from the Universal Music Group catalog,…

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The SHOP

June 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our monthly retail pop up. Bring a couple of friends. This month we are featuring vintage clothing, organic bath and body products, delicious desserts and more.

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July 2019

Neighborhood Workshop Series: Obtaining a Liquor License

July 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Canvas Livernois Detroit, MI 48221 United States + Google Map

Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Thursday, July 9, TechTown Professional Servies Network member David R. Draper of The Draper Law Firm will facilitate an interactive workshop on understanding how to obtain a liquor license for your business. In this workshop, business owners will be provided with detailed information about: Navigating local and state regulatory agencies Understanding the liquor license marketplace (brokers and sellers) Proper…

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Neighborhood Workshop Series: Obtaining a Liquor License

July 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab, 14600 Mack Ave.
Detroit, 48215
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Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Thursday, July 18th, TechTown Professional Servies Network member David R. Draper of The Draper Law Firm will facilitate an interactive workshop on understanding how to obtain a liquor license for your business. In this workshop, business owners will be provided with detailed information about: Navigating local and state regulatory agencies Understanding the liquor license marketplace (brokers and sellers) Proper…

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The SHOP

July 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Don't miss our monthly retail pop-up featuring a variety of local goods and services!

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August 2019

Detroit Fintech Challenge

August 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

The Detroit Fintech Challenge & Pitch Competition will bring together entrepreneurs, coders, developers and other creative minds from across the region to generate enduring solutions to the biggest challenges and major concerns in the financial, payment, banking and insurance sectors. The Detroit Fintech Challenge serves as a catalyst in the revitalization of Detroit by driving a community around Fintech Technologies, engaging all the stakeholders in this space, and creating new and innovative companies. Cash and non-cash prizes will be awarded to…

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DTX Launch Detroit 2019 Showcase

August 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Attend 2019 DTX Launch Detroit Showcase where we will learn about exciting new tech startups and celebrate the $15k win of one lucky team! Join us for the DTX Launch Detroit 2019 Showcase! The DTX Launch Detroit teams have been working hard for the past 10 weeks, and now is their time to shine! Come see them pitch their business ideas to a panel of experts—and YOU! They’ll go public with their concepts and you’ll see first-hand their ideas in…

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Neighborhood Workshops: Creating Financial Projections

August 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Canvas Livernois Detroit, MI 48221 United States + Google Map

Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Tuesday, August 13, TechTown Portfolio Manager Lawrence Jackson will facilitate an interactive workshop on understanding how to prepare financial projections. In this workshop, business owners will be provided with detailed information about: Preparing financial projections for your business plan Using financial data to scale your business Lawrence F. Jackson has been an advisor and business advocate to profit…

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Neighborhood Workshops: Access to Capital: Micro Lending Edition

August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab, 14600 Mack Ave.
Detroit, 48215
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Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Tuesday, August 22, TechTown Portfolio Manager Warren Galloway will facilitate an interactive workshop on navigating the lending process. In this workshop, business owners will learn how to: Identify different loan types, terms and interest rates Prepare for a loan meeting Ask the right questions to obtain a loan approval Warren Galloway has worked for some of the largest…

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The SHOP

August 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our monthly retail pop-up featuring a variety of local goods and services!

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September 2019

Retail Boot Camp Showcase: Fall 2019

September 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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TechTown's Retail Boot Camp: Fall 2019 comes to a close with our Showcase Night! Be the first to see the newest small businesses ready to burst onto the retail scene. Check them out in our Showcase Marketplace and find out who will walk away with our $5,000 Kickstart Awards, which will help five new businesses secure their brick-and-mortar locations right here in Detroit! Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in our secured lot on Amsterdam between Cass and Woodward Ave.…

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Neighborhood Workshops: Marketing with Intention

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab, 14600 Mack Ave.
Detroit, 48215
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Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Thursday, September 19, Mary Aviles, VP of Insights + Experience at Early Works, will facilitate an interactive workshop on marketing with intention - making the best use of your time and money. In this workshop, business owners will receive insight into: expanding your narrative through mental models frameworks for developing your positioning statement and messaging platform steps to…

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See & Be Seen: Next-Level Pop-up Merchandising

September 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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What does it take to really be seen by your customers? Join us, and see! TechTown connects small business owners to a variety of pop-up opportunities. Our signature venue is The SHOP, a monthly retail pop-up held in our first floor community space. From 9-11am., visit our workshop to learn about pop-up visual merchandising best practices and the collaborative design process between TechTown, RL Concetti and Brian DuBois Atelier to create an interactive retail display fixture library designed for vendors…

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The SHOP

September 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for a special edition of our monthly retail pop-up during UNESCO's Month of Design!

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Start Studio Summer 2019 Showcase

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wayne State Industry Innovation Center 461 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for the Start Studio Summer 2019 Showcase! The Start Studio teams have been working hard over the past 12 weeks, and now it's their time to showcase their work! Come hear them share their journey of validating their innovative tech-based business ideas and get an inside scoop of their next steps to launching their tech startups! There will be a panel of experts listening in, as well as the most important judge - YOU! If you want to…

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October 2019

Neighborhood Workshops: Marketing with Intention

October 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Canvas Livernois Detroit, MI 48221 United States + Google Map

Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On October 8, Mary Aviles, VP of Insights + Experience at Early Works, will facilitate an interactive workshop on marketing with intention - making the best use of your time and money. In this workshop, business owners will receive insight into: expanding your narrative through mental models frameworks for developing your positioning statement and messaging platform steps to improving…

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Toast of the Town

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Don't miss Toast of the Town, presented by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Join us on October 10 for a benefit celebrating Detroit’s entrepreneurial spirit and the 4th annual Salute Awards. Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase.

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Neighborhood Workshop Series: Organizational Leadership

October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab 14600 Mack Ave.
Detroit, 48215
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Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Tuesday, September 10th, Felicia Harris, President and CEO, EverythingHR and EverythingHR Financial Services will facilitate an interactive workshop on organizational leadership. In this workshop, business owners will learn the techniques and skills necessary to lead employees with confidence and through inspirational influence. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: · Define “leadership” · Understand Transformational Leadership…

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Holiday University Retail Workshop

October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The holiday season is one of the most important times of the year for store owners like you. It can make or break your entire year. You want to hit the ball out of the park this holiday season so TechTown is excited to offer the Holiday University Retail Workshop! There's no doubt that lots of store owners like you are fighting the big box and online stores for sales and getting the most out of the holiday selling season…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

October 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Eastside Community Network 4401 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48215 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation with a supervised upper-level law student attorney, who can provide you with legal information if you are a low-income entrepreneur, social entrepreneur or nonprofit leader who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation. Office hours topics may include transactional corporate, nonprofit and social enterprise…

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The Shop Copy

October 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our monthly retail pop-up featuring a variety of local goods and services. Check back soon for a full list of vendors.

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

October 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vista Partnership 3553 Vernor Hwy.
Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation with a supervised upper-level law student attorney, who can provide you with legal information if you are a low-income entrepreneur, social entrepreneur or nonprofit leader who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation. Office hours topics may include transactional corporate, nonprofit and social enterprise…

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November 2019

The SHOP-Holiday Edition

November 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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 from 11am to 3pm each Friday.

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The SHOP-Holiday Edition

November 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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 from 11am to 3pm each Friday.

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

November 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Redford Resource Center 17405 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation with a supervised upper-level law student attorney, who can provide you with legal information if you are a low-income entrepreneur, social entrepreneur or nonprofit leader who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation. Office hours topics may include transactional corporate, nonprofit and social enterprise…

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Neighborhood Workshop Series: Economic Gardening for Under Preforming Retail Assets

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Canvas Livernois Detroit, MI 48221 United States + Google Map

Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. TechTown Professional Services Network member Laura Sigmon of Best Practices Consulting will facilitate an interactive workshop exploring the following topics for existing business owners: - Retaining customers - keeping the momentum of your Grand Opening alive - Making the community a part of your business model - Increasing foot traffic to your neighborhood business - Implementing Affinity & Push-Pull…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

November 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stroh River Place 300 River place Drive #5000
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation with a supervised upper-level law student attorney, who can provide you with legal information if you are a low-income entrepreneur, social entrepreneur or nonprofit leader who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation. Office hours topics may include transactional corporate, nonprofit and social enterprise…

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Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Matrix Center 13560 E McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Sign up for a thirty-minute consultation with a supervised upper-level law student attorney, who can provide you with legal information if you are a low-income entrepreneur, social entrepreneur or nonprofit leader who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation. Office hours topics may include transactional corporate, nonprofit and social enterprise…

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women selling products at pop up shop in Detroit

The SHOP-Holiday Edition

November 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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 from 11am to 3pm each Friday.

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Neighborhood Workshop Series: Protecting Your Business Assets

November 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab 14600 Mack Ave.
Detroit, 48215
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Are your customers coming into a clean, safe, secure and welcoming environment to shop? Many business owners don’t know that they are legally liable for poorly lit parking lots and entrances. Learn cost-effective and common-sense security measures designed to protect your customers, employees and merchandise from harm. Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), is an international standard that helps to increase public safety and public confidence in securing community spaces. CPTED strategies and tools will be discussed in this important…

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The SHOP-Holiday Edition

November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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 from 11am to 3pm each Friday.

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December 2019

The SHOP-Holiday Edition

December 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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 from 11am to 3pm each Friday.

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Winter Art & Retail Market

December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Woodward & Warren Park 4847 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The Winter Art and Retail Market (WARM) is a fun and festive pop-up holiday marketplace featuring more than 60 vendors. Stop in and shop — you’ll be supporting local entrepreneurs and WSU students! The 4th annual WARM is presented by TechTown Detroit and Wayne State University as part of Noel Night and is sponsored by Chemical Bank, Comcast Business, Flagstar Bank and Midtown Detroit Inc.

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Neighborhood Workshop Series: Protecting Your Business Assets

December 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Canvas Livernois Detroit, MI 48221 United States + Google Map

Are your customers coming into a clean, safe, secure and welcoming environment to shop? Many business owners don’t know that they are legally liable for poorly lit parking lots and entrances. Learn cost-effective and common-sense security measures designed to protect your customers, employees and merchandise from harm. Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), is an international standard that helps to increase public safety and public confidence in securing community spaces. CPTED strategies and tools will be discussed in this important…

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Neighborhood Workshops: Creating Financial Projections

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab, 14600 Mack Ave.
Detroit, 48215
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Join us for TechTown's Neighborhood Workshop Series - a monthly workshop series on both sides of town for neighborhood business owners. On Tuesday, August 13, TechTown Portfolio Manager Lawrence Jackson will facilitate an interactive workshop on understanding how to prepare financial projections. In this workshop, business owners will be provided with detailed information about: Preparing financial projections for your business plan Using financial data to scale your business Lawrence F. Jackson has been an advisor and business advocate to profit…

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The SHOP-Holiday Edition

December 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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 from 11am to 3pm each Friday.

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Start Studio Fall 2019 Showcase

December 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The Start Studio teams have been working hard over the past seven weeks, and now it's time to showcase their work! Come hear them share the journey of validating their innovative tech-based business ideas, and get the inside scoop regarding next steps to launching their tech startups. There will be a panel of experts listening in, as well as the most important judge - YOU! If you want to learn the first steps to becoming a startup or you love…

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January 2020

MedHealth Mixer

January 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join MedHealth for an informative afternoon mixer to learn more about improving population health outcomes through innovation!

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The Shop

January 31 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our monthly retail pop-up featuring a variety of local goods and services. Check back soon for a full list of vendors.

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February 2020

Neighborhood small business legal office hours

Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours | Southwest

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vista Partnership, 3553 Vernor Hwy.
Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School and Community Law Clinic.

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Boss: The Black Experience in Business: A Film Screening and Storytelling Event

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wayne State Industry Innovation Center, 461 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Please join us for a night of dynamic storytelling — of journeys in entrepreneurship and of finding strength and inspiration in shared struggles and successes. We’ll begin with a screening of select segments of Detroit Public TV and PBS’s Boss: The Black Experience in Business,* which chronicles the untold story of African American entrepreneurship

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Neighborhood small business legal office hours

Neighborhood Small Business Legal Office Hours | Mack Avenue

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab, 14600 Mack Ave.
Detroit, 48215
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Join us for our neighborhood small business legal office hours, presented in partnership with Wayne State University Law School and Community Law Clinic.

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The SHOP

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join us for our monthly retail pop-up featuring a variety of local goods and services. Check back soon for a full list of vendors. The SHOP is supported by Wells Fargo.

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March 2020

Access Granted: Impact + Wealth Through Innovation

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Are you an investor or tech startup founder with questions about the complex world of venture capital and angel investing? If so, this event is for you.

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July 2020

Start Studio Virtual Showcase

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Start Studio teams have been working hard over the past 12 weeks, and now it's time to present their work. Join us for a virtual showcase as the teams share the journey of validating their innovative tech-based business ideas.

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Retail Boot Camp, 2020: Virtual Application Info Sessions | July 21

July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Retail Boot Camp info session is an opportunity to learn about the history of the program and its graduates, what to expect out of the application process and network with the program facilitators and fellow entrepreneurs.

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Retail Boot Camp, 2020: Virtual Application Info Sessions | July 23

July 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual

The Retail Boot Camp info session is an opportunity to learn about the history of the program and its graduates, what to expect out of the application process and network with the program facilitators and fellow entrepreneurs.

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Rocket Mortgage Demo Day Application Prep: A Fireside Chat with TechTown leaders

July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

TechTown is hosting a special fireside chat for our network to help provide insights and action items to help your business complete the Rocket Mortgage Demo Days application. Join our team of Program Directors for this opportunity to ask those burning questions and receive expert follow-up, by appointment, via TechTown’s Open Office Hours.

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Retail Boot Camp, 2020: Virtual Application Info Sessions | July 28

July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual

The Retail Boot Camp info session is an opportunity to learn about the history of the program and its graduates, what to expect out of the application process and network with the program facilitators and fellow entrepreneurs.

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Retail Boot Camp, 2020: Virtual Application Info Sessions | July 30

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual

The Retail Boot Camp info session is an opportunity to learn about the history of the program and its graduates, what to expect out of the application process and network with the program facilitators and fellow entrepreneurs.

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The Shop: Virtual Edition

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

Are you ready to SHOP? Now you can attend TechTown’s world class pop-up and shop with local entrepreneurs from the comfort and convenience of your couch, office, or patio! Join us for our live shopping event featuring a variety of Detroit-area businesses, including: The Vivid Glam Beauty Flamingo Vintage Love Travels Imports   Sweet Potato Delights   Mature Look The SHOP: Virtual Edition is supported by JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo

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August 2020

Retail Boot Camp, 2020: Virtual Application Info Sessions | August 4

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual

The Retail Boot Camp info session is an opportunity to learn about the history of the program and its graduates, what to expect out of the application process and network with the program facilitators and fellow entrepreneurs.

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Retail Boot Camp, 2020: Virtual Application Info Sessions | August 6

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual

The Retail Boot Camp info session is an opportunity to learn about the history of the program and its graduates, what to expect out of the application process and network with the program facilitators and fellow entrepreneurs.

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The Shop: Virtual Edition | Aug 28

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

Are you ready to SHOP? Now you can attend TechTown’s world class pop-up and shop with local entrepreneurs from the comfort and convenience of your couch, office, or patio! Join us for our live shopping event featuring a variety of Detroit-area businesses.

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September 2020

TechTown Thursday Training Series | Web Development 101: What Works/ What Doesn’t

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual

The Thursday Training Series helps Detroit-area small business owners sustain, grow, or transition their business.

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Designing the Customer Experience | Month of Design

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual

Join us for a 1-hour workshop on Designing the Customer Experience followed by The SHOP: Virtual Edition where attendees can see some of these tips and best practices in action.

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The Shop: Virtual Edition | Sep 25

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

Are you ready to SHOP? Now you can attend TechTown’s world class pop-up and shop with local entrepreneurs from the comfort and convenience of your couch, office, or patio! Join us for our live shopping event featuring a variety of Detroit-area businesses.

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