Back in 2007, small business owners Liz Blondy and Claire Nelson launched Open City to serve as a forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges of starting a business in Detroit. Over the last seven years, Open City has helped shape the local entrepreneurship movement into a community.
On Monday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m., the eighth season of Open City kicks off at Cliff Bell's in downtown Detroit with an event entitled "It Takes a Village: Working Together to Grow Your Business." The following people will participate in a panel discussion:
Garret Koehler (moderator) - ASSEMBLE
Ebony Rutherford - Trish's Garage
Sebastian Jackson - The Social Club Grooming Company
Mandisa Smith - Detroit Fiber Works
Herman Jenkins - The Collective Detroit
The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A and casual networking.
Open City is a program of the Build Institute
, an organization that helps people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. Build Institute spun off of D:Hive Detroit earlier this month.
For more details about "It Takes a Village" and other upcoming Open City events, visit Open City's Facebook page