Last week, we launched our yearlong series
about the fast-growing "gazelle" companies that are scaling in metro Detroit and driving our region's transition to the new economy. On Thursday, April 16, join Model D and Southeast Michigan Startup at Bamboo Detroit (1442 Brush St.) for Scaling up in the Food Industry
, a special panel event where local food entrepreneurs will discuss their experiences growing businesses in the region.
Network over drinks and local food starting at 6 p.m. The panel discussion will begin promptly at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A and networking session.
The discussion will be moderated by Devita Davison, co-director and chief cultivator of Foodlab Detroit
The featured panelists are:
Jess McClary, founder of McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegar
Lydia Gutierrez, owner of Hacienda Mexican Foods
Michael Ansley, CEO of Diversified Restaurant Holdings
(including downtown's Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern and Buffalo Wild Wings)
This event is a part of the Year of the Gazelle, an exploration of the fastest-growing startups in Southeast Michigan by the Startup team and New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan (NEI). Stories and events in this series focus on entrepreneurs growing fast, offering vital tips and information for companies looking to scale in Metro Detroit.
Learn more about Startup: http://www.semichiganstartup.com/
Learn more about the New Economy Initiative: http://neweconomyinitiative.org/