February 26, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. @ WSU Industry Innovation Center (461 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI 48202)
In celebration of Black History Month, TechTown presents Boss: The Black Experience in Business: A Film Screening and Storytelling Event, in partnership with Detroit Public TV and In Good Co. Detroit!
Please join us for a night of dynamic storytelling — of journeys in entrepreneurship and of finding strength and inspiration in shared struggles and successes. We’ll hear from the City of Detroit Government Chief Storyteller and Entrepreneur Eric Thomas, on the importance and power of preserving black spaces in the city and sharing Detroit’s stories. Emcee Shannon Cason from In Good Co. Detroit, a storytelling campaign of the New Economy Initiative, will bring to the mic Detroit-based, African American entrepreneurs and small business owners to share their own stories in rapid-fire succession: leaps of faith, facing fear and holding onto hope in pursuit of their dreams.
Are you an African American entrepreneur or small business owner in Detroit who wants to share your story? Follow the prompts when you RSVP for a chance to step on stage. We’ll select people at random from the submissions on the night of the event. Be there and be ready to hit the stage if chosen.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.