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Tunde Wey, chef and founder of Saartj

Q&A: Tunde Wey on his dinner series, where guests pay different amounts depending on their privilege

At the dinner series Saartj, you pay different amount depending on your degree of privilege. We spoke to chef Tunde Wey about bringing the dinner to Detroit, how being an immigrant influenced his thoughts on racial disparity, and more. 

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LTU Detroit design center gathers mobility experts for panel discussion

Creative entrepreneurs are moving into Detroit just as discussions about next-generation mobility build momentum.The first speaker series at LTU's Detroit Center for Design and Technology talks up "Mobility in the City."

Kim Gamez, co-founder of Mi Padrino

VIDEO: Kim Gamez of Mi Padrino on the challenges of juggling a business and family

On Friday, Feb. 16 this year, four Detroit entrepreneurs told their stories of business ownership at Startup Story Night, sponsored by Model D and the New Economy Initiative.

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VOICES: How SXSW taught me what I already knew about Detroit

For the past two years, Matthew Lewis has attended South by Southwest with a Detroit contingent. While at the massive international convention, he's had few realizations about what makes Detroit special.

Gloria Steinem

At Detroit event, Gloria Steinem spoke about parenthood, the women's movement, and more

In front of a room of 1,200 admirers, mostly women, commentator and journalist Gloria Steinem spoke at Wayne State University on March 7 about the women’s movement, sexual harassment, and making sense of the current U.S. presidency. 

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How a merger between Forward Cities and CEOs for Cities will aim to drive inclusive economic growth

Wealth inequality in America across racial lines is growing, particularly in cities. Here's how one organization proposes to tackle it.

Satori Shakoor performs at the Charles H. Wright Museum

Detroit's storytellers on why the medium brings people closer together

Satori Shakoor and Cornetta Lane are creating platforms for Detroiters to experience the power of storytelling. And Model D and NEI will be holding our own storytelling event (hosted by Shakoor) on Feb. 16.

Cornetta Lane speaks at an event at Submerge Records in the North End

Join us for an On the Ground North End finale celebration: New Year, New Ventures

To conclude four-month series in the neighborhood, we're hosting a conversation at the Jam Handy with residents presenting community ventures and projects.

Satori Shakoor performs at the Charles H. Wright Museum

Model D is looking for your story of entrepreneurial success

Startup Story Night will return for the second year in February and we're looking for storytellers for the theme "Love What You Do."

Audience member asks a question at a Live6 speakeasy event

With democratic budgeting, Live6 takes a nontraditional approach to community engagement

After more than a year of outreach and meetings with local stakeholders, the Live6 Alliance held a community vote on how best to spend $40,000 in public safety grant funding. 

Michael Forsyth at Detroit City Distillery

Join Model D for a High Growth Happy Hour talk at Detroit City Distillery

This installment features the entrepreneurs behind two of Detroit's fastest-growing craft beverage companies.

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5 lessons on failure from Detroit entrepreneurs

On July 27, Model D co-hosted a High Growth Happy Hour event at TechTown Detroit with support from the New Economy Initiative. Here are five lessons from that event.

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Join Model D for the next High Growth Happy Hour on "Failure"

Continuing our engagement with the topic of failure, Model D and the New Economy Initiative will be hosting a High Growth Happy Hour speaker event at TechTown Detroit on July 27.

Gathering at Detroit Sip for an installment of Speakeasy

Live6 community dialogue series, Speakeasy, to continue through end of 2017

The Live6 community is working out a number of issues through its monthly Speakeasy dialogue series. Each event is held at a local establishment and focused on an important local issue.

Alex Clark

Video: Alex Clark of Bon Bon Bon at Startup Story Night

Earlier this year, five metro Detroit entrepreneurs performed stories about challenges they have overcome to grow their businesses. Watch Alex Clark of Bon Bon Bon tell hers.
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