Starter Talks Presents:

A Fireside Chat with Kellee Khalil
Founder of Loverly

November 13, 2014
Lowe Campbell Ewald's Office
2000 Brush Street, Ste. 601 - Detroit, MI


A Message to Attendees:

From: Delane Parnell

Earlier this year I announced my plans to host an event named Starter Fest in September. My goal was ambitious, but simple: Create an experience where ideas are accelerated, collaboration is amplified, meaningful connections are formed, and diversity is celebrated. Seems easy, right? It’s not. 

With a small team of 1 and limited time, I could only accomplish so much. More importantly, large scale events are expensive to produce and fundraising for new, homegrown projects require persistent effort. Although I remain committed to hosting Starter Fest one-day, that day will not be this year. 

With that being said, I have decided to take a more realistic approach by hosting a bi-monthly speaker series with world-changing people that I aspire to be like. This series has been named Starter Talks and speaker suggestions are welcomed.

I deeply appreciate you taking the time to read this note. I hope that you will continue to support me in my efforts to unite and inspire our state’s business and tech communities.



6:00pm to
Registration and Networking

Beverages and light snacks will also be provided. 

7:00pm to
Fireside Chat and Q&A

A candid conversation moderated by Tierra Filhiol with Kellee Khalil, founder of Loverly.

8:15pm to
More Networking

Hang around to chat with Kellee and other attendees.


Limited seating, so please purchase soon if you're interested.

Past Speakers:

We have brought and helped bring the following speakers to Detroit for various events.

alex-ohanian Alexis Ohanian

Co-Founder of Reddit

brad-feld Brad Feld

Managing Partner of Foundry Group

brian-wong Brian Wong

Founder of Kiip

charles-adler Charles Adler

Co-Founder of Kickstarter

draya-rose Darya Pino Rose

Founder of Summer Tomato

greg-selkoe Greg Selkoe

Founder of Karmaloop

kat-manalac Kat Manalac

Partner at Y Combinator

micah-baldwin Micah Baldwin

Founder of Graphicly

mitch-kapor Mitch Kapor

Partner at Kapor Capital

nicole-glaros Nicole Glaros

Managing Partner at Techstars

ryan-blair Ryan Blair

Founder of ViSalus

tom-lasorda Tom LaSorda

Former CEO of Chrysler

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