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Thursday, May 26 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Panel: Why Community Matters for Entrepreneurs

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Being your own boss as an entrepreneur has a lot of perks, but it can also be lonely. Join us for a panel discussion as we explore the spaces and programs that cultivate a supportive community for entrepreneurs through programs, events, and a physical place to collaborate with others. Networking to follow.

Agenda
9-9:15am -- Check-in
9:15-9:45am --  Panel discussion
9:45-10am -- Q&A
10-10:30am -- Networking 

Panelists: April Boyle (Build Institute), Amanda Lewan (Bamboo), Lauren Bealore (Young Ambitious Beautiful), Regina Campbell (Techtown), Devita Davison (FoodLab), Wayne Ramocan (Urban Consolate)

Moderator: Jay Rayford (Social Sushi)

+Presented by Human Scale Studio, a consultancy firm transforming cities by putting people first and Launch Exchange, dedicated to growing social enterprise in Detroit and beyond. 

 ***Be sure to check out the SHUTTLE schedule to move between Detroit Startup Week venues. Download the Ridehop app to learn more. http://www.ridehop.com/

Moderators
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Jay Rayford

Founder, Social Sushi
Jay Rayford is a 5 year veteran of using social media to build both digital and real life | relationships for businesses, organizations and individuals. As a BMe (Black Male Engagement) Leader and New Leaders Council fellow, Jay has a passion for utilizing leadership, social entrepreneurship and network organizing strategies to influence and impact urban centers. | | Jay is a born and raised, expat and returned Detroiter. Being away for about 5... Read More →

Speakers
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Lauren Bealore

Co-Founder, Y.A.B.
As a Michigan State University Graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations and Policy, Lauren has set herself up to have a background that can flourish in multiple areas. Her student-led leadership experience coupled with the internship experience with the Michigan Democratic Party helped to solidify Lauren's consistent pursuit of the law and government realm. Lauren decided to utilize her degree to further pursue a Masters of Arts in... Read More →
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April Boyle

Founder and Executive Director, Build Institute
April Jones Boyle, Founder and Executive Director Build Institute | April was a start-up team member of D:hive, where she was Director of Small Business Initiatives and helped launch the Build program. She is also the co-creator of a number of small-scale ventures including the award-winning family Hootenanny kids concert series and CD, the critically acclaimed Indonesian pop-up restaurant Komodo Kitchen and the all mom rock band The Mydols... Read More →
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Regina Ann Campbell

Managing Director, Placed-Based Entrepreneurship, TechTown Detroit
Regina Ann Campbell, 2016 DEW committee chair, serves as the managing director for place-based entrepreneurship at TechTown Detroit, where she’s responsible for the daily operations and supporting entrepreneurship through many of TechTown’s programs. Since joining TechTown in 2013, Campbell has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, assisted with the launch of multiple Detroit startups and has served as DEW committee chair since the... Read More →
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Devita Davison

Director, Marketing & Communications, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is currently the Marketing & Communications Director at FoodLab Detroit, a nonprofit organization that serves the role as convener of 160+ food entrepreneurs, storyteller, and -- with the momentum of a whole community -- catalyst for movement among good food businesses in Detroit. In her role, she manages communications projects and provides leadership in developing and implementing internal and external communication efforts... Read More →
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Amanda Lewan

Co-founder, Bamboo Detroit
Amanda Lewan is the Founder of Michipreneur.com, the only regional publication on entrepreneurship and innovation reaching 100,000 regular readers, and Bamboo Detroit a co-working space for entrepreneurs providing flexible and affordable work options in Downtown Detroit. She contributes regularly for Entrepreneur Magazine on Detroit's startup scene and has won local and nationally recognition for her writing and community building work.
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Wayne Ramocan

Wayne is a Build graduate, native Detroiter, community advocate, and cultural ambassador. With four years working with the Skillman Foundation Good Neighborhoods, he was responsible for launching the Live in Osborn initiative to revitalize a 5 block area and curb population loss in the neighborhood. He has served with local and national organizations: Boys Hope Girls Hope, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Detroit Opera House’s Bravo... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Bamboo Detroit 1442 Brush Street, Suite 200