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.
|Registration and Networking
Beverages and light snacks will also be provided.
|Fireside Chat and Q&A
A candid conversation moderated by Tierra Filhiol with Kellee Khalil, founder of Loverly.
Hang around to chat with Kellee and other attendees.
Limited seating, so please purchase soon if you're interested.
We have brought and helped bring the following speakers to Detroit for various events.
Co-Founder of Reddit
Managing Partner of Foundry Group
Founder of Kiip
Co-Founder of Kickstarter
Founder of Summer Tomato
Founder of Karmaloop
Partner at Y Combinator
Founder of Graphicly
Partner at Kapor Capital
Managing Partner at Techstars
Founder of ViSalus
Former CEO of Chrysler
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