Finding the capital to launch and grow a sustainable business is a challenge all entrepreneurs face. In Detroit, alternative funding programs are becoming increasingly popular and more attractive than traditional bank loans however knowing what financial options exist and how to apply can be very intimidating.

Join us on Monday, June 19 to hear the journey local entrepreneurs have taken to fund their businesses. The panelists will discuss programs they’ve applied for, best practices to be successful in alternative fundraising and how to stay motivated and inspired when faced with rejection.

Vittoria Katanski, executive director, Hatch Detroit

Jevona Watson, owner of Detroit Sip
Jay Rayford, co-founder of Social Sushi Detroit
Nicole Mangis, owner Brut Detroit
Paulina Petkoski, co-founder & executive director of PLAYGROUND DETROIT

6:00 – 6:30 / networking
6:30 – 7:30 / panel discussion
7:30 – 8:00 / networking

Business Pitch Opportunity
Bring your business cards! Not only will you need them for networking, but we’ll also draw a card before our panel discussion. Whoever is drawn has the opportunity to break the ice by presenting the audience with a small business concern.

About Open City
Open City is a forum for Detroit’s aspiring and established small business owners to learn, network, and exchange information in a fun and lively atmosphere. Join us each month this summer at a new Detroit neighborhood location, where a select panel of speakers will discuss a relevant small business topic, followed by casual networking. Events are FREE and open to all with no rsvp required.

Detroit Sip
7420 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, Michigan 48221

Monday, June 19th
6pm – 8pm

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