Let's get innovative: Join us Wednesday to launch UIX

UIX is all about YOU, urban innovators. You have ideas, and more importantly, you make them happen. Whether you’re leading a project in your neighborhood, running a small local business, or empowering others to start something -- thank you. You’re moving our city forward in exciting new ways.

We want to hear your story. We want to connect you with people and resources. We want to share ideas and solutions so we can all learn from each other.

Please join us Wednesday, March 28, 4 to 7 p.m. at Seva Restaurant in Midtown’s Sugar Hill Arts District to launch the Urban Innovation Exchange (UIX), a new initiative to advance Detroit’s growing social innovation movement.

Come be our guest to:
• Mix & mingle with innovative Detroiters while enjoying tastings from Seva’s delicious vegetarian menu and music selected by Detroit's nospectacle
• Find out which emerging innovators Susan Mosey, Phillip Cooley, Margarita Barry and Kirk Mayes think we ought to pay attention to
• Meet the team behind UIX, including our friends at the Detroit Free Press, Huffington Post, Data Driven Detroit, DETROIT LIVES!, The People of Detroit & more
• Preview our brand new website, with stunning photo and video portraits by Marvin Shaouni, Noah Stephens, Philip Lauri and Steven Oliver
• Tell us about your work and other Detroit people & projects that inspire you

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary drink tickets for the first 100 people to register here.

The Urban Innovation Exchange is led by Issue Media Group with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to MSHDA for their support of Model D’s monthly events. 

All photographs © Marvin Shaouni Photography. Check out his 2012 Daily Portrait Project here.

Clockwise from upper left: Bobby Smith, EnGarde Detroit; Amy Kaherl, Detroit SOUP; Delphia Simmons, Thrive Detroit; Erik Howard, Young Nation; Laura Hughes, Ruth Ellis Center; Phil Jones, COLORS; Veronika Scott, The Empowerment Plan; Jessica Brooke Williams, Young Adults/Activists/Artists of Heidelberg; Matthew Naimi, Recycle Here; Jess Daniel, FoodLab Detroit
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