Feb 05 2019

February Events Tech Town

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February Events


Retail Boot Camp Info Session-Grand River Workplace

Monday | February 4 | 6-8pm

Grand River WorkPlace | 19120 Grand River | Detroit 48223

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. The program curriculum is designed to strengthen businesses from pop-up stage to a permanent location as they look to thrive in today’s retail environment. Attend this info session to learn more and find out if this program is for you. RSVP here. Applications close for Retail Boot Camp on Monday, February 11. Retail Boot Camp is made possible through the support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation and New Economy Initiative


Erie Hack 2.0 Launch and Info Session

Thursday | February 7 | 5 to 9pm

TechTown | 440 Burroughs | Detroit

Join us for the official Erie Hack: Innovate Around the Lake: Challenge Kickoff.  Erie Hack will put $100,000 and dozens of engineers, coders, developers and other creative minds from across the region to work for our most precious natural resource: Lake Erie.  The Challenge Kickoff will also provide details on the competition and acceleration process. If you don’t have a team and are interested in joining one, we’ll help you make connections. Come socialize with people truly passionate about “Great Lakes—Great State.” Find out how you can engage with the Erie Hack and help us launch a project that will drive water-based innovation across the region! RSVP here.  Erie Hack in Detroit-Windsor is sponsored by: Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family FoundationPure Oakland Water, in conjunction with Cleveland Water AllianceTechTown Detroit and Wayne State University. Collaborators include OateyDigitalCGEAT&T and local champions and funders from each of Lake Erie’s major metropolitan areas (Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Windsor, and Toledo). Learn more here.


Pitch Club-Ann Arbor

Wednesday | February 27 | 5:00 to 7:30pm

Ann Arbor SPARK | 330 East Liberty St. | Ann Arbor 48104 Do you have a disruptive technology solution? Hosted by Kyyba InnovationsBodman PLC and TiE Detroit, Pitch Club is a monthly series providing coaching to startups and entrepreneurs with the intention of preparing them to be investable. Pitch Club is held across the state. At every event, three lucky entrepreneurs receive the opportunity to practice their pitch. To attend, register here. TechTown is a title sponsor of Pitch Club.


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TechTown and the Michigan District Office of the SBA have a Strategic Alliance Memorandum.  TechTown helps startups and local businesses launch and grow. They are an incubator and accelerator.  TechTown supports businesses with coworking and office space, meeting space and event space. They  also connect entrepreneurs to resources, and learning and networking events in Detroit.


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