Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium being held Friday in Detroit

DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - Hundreds are expected to attend the Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium in Detroit on Friday, October 23rd.

Organizers say the event helps urban business owners get the tools they'll need to grow a scalable, profit-making business in an  urban community, with a specific focus on Detroit. 

The keynote speaker is Miguel McKelvey, co-founder and chief creative office of New York-based WeWork. Other noted speakers and panelists include Heath Carr, COO, Bedrock Manufacturing (Shinola), Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine Garibaldi, Anya Babbitt, Founder & CEO, Splitting Fares (SPLT), Aubrey Agee,  Blackstone Launchpad, Patricia Glaza, VP and Managing Director, InvestDetroit, Julie Lein, Co-Founder, Tumml (San Francisco) and W. David Tarver, tech entrepreneur and founder and president of the Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative. A complete list of program participants can be found at urbanei.org.

The symposium is being held at the College for Creative Studies A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. That's located at 6400 Cass Avenue, Detroit. Registration for the event begins at 8:00 am. The program runs from 8:45 am until 4:30 pm. A networking reception follows until 8:00 pm. Tickets are $75 or free for full-time students (student ID required).

To learn more or to register click here.


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