Startup Story Night


“Don’t Call It A Comeback”

The New Economy Initiative (NEI), in partnership with Model D Media, is excited to announce the 3rd annual Startup Story Night. This year’s theme? “Don’t Call It A Comeback!”

We're happy to announce the following four storytellers will workshop their stories with Shannon Cason - host, MainStage storyteller and GrandSlam champion with The Moth - before performing them in front of a live audience at The Marble Bar on Thursday, March 21, 2019:

Startup Story Night 2019 takes place at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at The Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St., Detroit, MI

** The Marble Bar is located at the corner of Holden and Turnbull streets. FREE street parking is available in the immediate area around the venue.  

Detroit's own ONEFREQ will perform original live music throughout the event.

Light fare provided by Salt + Ko, a FoodLab Detroit member business. Cash bar.

New to Startup Story Night?

Startup Story Night (SUSN) is a platform for entrepreneurs in Southeast Michigan to share their experiences in opening, owning and running their own businesses.

The process is simple: Local entrepreneurs submit their stories in line with the night’s theme. A selection committee carefully chooses four storytellers, who spend the weeks leading up to the big night working with the host to hone their stories for the live event. Previous themes include “That A-Ha Moment” and “Love What You Do”. The selection committee is generally made up of entrepreneurs and past storytellers of Startup Story Night.

Curious about our past storytellers?

Watch THE 2018 performances HERE.

Watch THE 2017 performances HERE.