Startup Weekend Detroit - Social Impact
Friday, March 17 - 19, 2017
Friday, March 17 - 19, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Detroit Education Center
8904 Woodward Avenue
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter presents Startup Weekend Detroit - Social Impact
Pitch an idea. Form a team. Launch a product. All in 54 hours.Startup Weekends bring together developers, programmers, business leaders, community members, students and anyone else interested in solving a challenging societal problem. Participants form teams to develop a solution and collaborate over the course of a weekend to win a prize.
Why should you attend Startup Weekend Detroit for Social Entrepreneurs?
- You have an idea for a company, app or website that could be the next big thing.
- You're interested to see what it's like to build a business idea from scratch.
- You want to meet people and network in a new and unique way.
- You want to meet designers, developers, marketers and other professional who just might be your next hire.
- You like to build cool stuff.
- You believe businesses can do good while doing business...
- Access to all three days of the event.
- 7 Meals and snacks/drinks throughout the course of the weekend.
- Time with seasoned entrepreneurs, startup veterans and energetic community members
- The opportunity to take a concept from idea to execution over the course of 54 hours!
Friday March 17th
Saturday March 18th
Sunday March 19th
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Detroit - Social Impact team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Detroit is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Monica Wheat is a Strategist, Educator, and Venture Developer. She is the past Co-Founder and Partner of Pixel DSi, a digital strategy consultancy and Parallel Ventures, an incubator focused on branded innovation partnerships and startup ecosystem development. Ms. Wheat is also the Founder and Executive Director of Digerati Girls, Inc. / Digerati Kids, a non-profit that has helped over 5,500 Detroit-area students gain skills and an introduction to digital technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Ms. Wheat has extensive experience in program management focused on digital, social, and economic development efforts. Ms. Wheat is extremely invested in the Detroit startup community, including her roles as Lead of Detroit Startup Week, Curator for Startup Digest Detroit/Ann Arbor, Director of Startup Next Detroit, Organizer/Facilitator of Startup Weekend, and fmr. Co-Lead of Women 2.0 Detroit.
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