Model D Speaker Series: Growing Companies

We talk a lot about cultivating startups in Detroit, but how are we doing to help these startups grow? According to a study by the Kauffman Foundation, fast-growing "gazelle" companies make up less than 1 percent of all businesses, yet account for approximately 10 percent of new jobs in any given year. This got our attention.

So let’s learn more about these gazelles. What local businesses have the potential to scale up and create the next generation of jobs in Detroit? Where are they finding capital and resources to grow?

Join us at the newly renovated [email protected] Building, the home of Detroit Venture Partners and their growing family of companies, for a conversation about getting from startup to second stage. The program will take place this Wednesday, Feb. 29, 6 p.m. at 1555 Broadway, downtown Detroit. 

The panel, moderated by Jon Zemke, editor of SE Michigan Startup, includes: Jim Xiao, Venture Partners, Henry Balanon & Dan Ward, Detroit Labs, Reid Tatoris, Are You A Human, Brian Balasia, Digerati, Joe McClure, McClure’s Pickles and Suzanne Vier, Simply Suzanne.

To register, click here.

This Speaker Series is presented by Model DMetromode and SEMichigan Startup, with support from MSHDADetroit Venture Partners and Huntington Bank.