Detroit To Host World’s First Virtual Techstars Startup Week June 22-26 –

DETROIT – Techstars Detroit Startup Week (June 22 – 26) averages 10,000 annual attendees it’s live festivals and is virtual this year in response to the global COVID-19 crisis.

Startup Week operates in more than 50 cities worldwide and Detroit is the first to host a virtual edition of the festival. Detroit Startup Week is a Techstars program created and led by the Venture Catalysts team and powered by Quicken Loans as the Presenting Sponsor. Registration is free and runs all week at

The 2020 program brings 100+ virtual programs across 15+ tracks in 5 days. Programs include keynotes, workshops, office hours, fireside chats, and more. Also includes daily networking, happy hours, and Cocktails & Conversations programming. All attendees are eligible for giveaways for Dell Ultimate Work from Home Work Station Bundle, YouTube Studio kits, and free professional services. 2020 Detroit Startup Week is sponsored by Quicken Loans, Ford Motor Company, Google, NEI, National Science Foundation, Windsor Essex, Aadya, Altimetric, and more!

WHO:  (Full Schedule) Sample keynotes and session highlights:

  • Bedrock – Reimagined Parking In The Motor City
  • Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital, It’s About Damn Time and the Path to Venture for Underrepresented Founders, Fireside Chat
  • Jewel Burks, U.S. Head, Google for Startups, Fireside Chat
  • Google Female Founders Salon [1 of 10 Google sessions]
  • Ford Motor Company – Building An Innovation District in Corktown
  • Startup Nation / Dell for Business / DBusiness – Daily Interview Series
  • Scott DeRue, Dean, Ross School of Business, Detroit Center for Innovation Entrepreneur Panel
  • Raffaele Mautone, CEO, Aadya Security
  • Windsor Essex – Growing In Canada, Eh! – Demystifying our Neighbors to the North
  • Quicken + Venture Catalysts, Design Thinking Challenge for Detroit Center for Innovation
  • National Science Foundation, How to Secure Grant-funding for your Startup
  • Sift – Don’t Build The Wrong Thing
  • MEDC – Daily City Ambassador / Ecosystem Showcase
  • Vickie Gould – How to Tell Stories That Sell
  • Melissa Davis – What To Do When You Only Have $200 or $2000 to Budget on Marketing
  • In Good Co. – Pivoting to Survive & Thrive: Strategies for Growth In a New Reality
  • Katrina Turnbow, Google Detroit, Getting Your Business Online
  • Robert Jackson – Anyone Can Start A DropShipping Business
  • Michigan House – Instagram Live Interview Series
  • City of Detroit & Arielle Johnson, Detroit Means Business – Doing Business with the City
  • Invest Detroit – How Venture Capitalists Think
  • Detroit Venture Partners – How to Raise Your First $1M
  • Robert Courtney – Branding for Beginners in 2020
  • Michigan House at Home – SXSW Women In Tech Panel

COST: Free


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This is Michigan’s largest celebration of Entrepreneurship.

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