Connect & Inspire: Detroit Week 2014 Celebrates New Ideas

By: Toni Cunningham | February 17, 2014

Business is booming in Detroit, and soon, one of those new start-ups could be yours. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned one and just want to brush up on your skills while networking, keep reading.

Detroit Week 2014 begins today and runs through Sunday, February 23. The weeklong event is a “celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation,” and includes over a dozen featured events hosted by several sponsors.

The goal of Detroit Week 2014 is to provide networking opportunities for the city’s entrepreneurs, as well as support the local organizations that are putting on events. Some of those sponsors include D:hive, Bamboo Detroit, Grand Circus, The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, Dine Drink Detroit and more.

Featured events throughout the week are as follows:

Monday, February 17

Tuesday, February 18

Wednesday, February 19

Thursday, February 20

Friday, February 21

  • Spotlight Detroit at Wayne State University, 1 p.m., free admission
  • Detroit Week Drinks & Mix-Up, at Great Lakes Coffee, 6 p.m., free admission

Saturday, February 22

Sunday, February 23

Throughout the week, sponsors will offer discounts, including $1 off your first drink at Great Lakes Coffee (with discount code DetroitWeek) and $30 off a ride for new users at Uber (with discount code DetroitWeek14).

Stay up on the latest Detroit Week 2014 happenings by using the hashtag #DetroitWeek on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Detroit Week 2014 is brought to you by Hajj Flemings and Delane Parnell, co-founders of the Established Co.