Startup Story Night

Startup Story Night


that a-ha moment

January 19, 2017


Southeast Michigan Startup and the New Economy Initiative are teaming up for a special night of storytelling for entrepreneurs. This year you've learned about some of Southeast Michigan's most successful entrepreneurs in our newsletter and at our High Growth Happy Hours. Come be inspired by five more business owners who are infusing their talent, energy and hard work into our region with their creativity and passion — and their resolve to never quit.  

On January 19, 2017, five entrepreneurs selected by a local committee through a competitive application process will present their stories to a live audience alongside special guest host Glynn Washington.  His program Snap Judgment can be heard weekly on over 400 NPR stations nationwide and is downloaded over two million times every month. Washington will also host a workshop the day of to help the five entrepreneurs hone their storytelling skills and fine tune their stories. You'll be the first to hear their polished stories.

Each story presented will focus on one theme:  the "a-ha moment" when our entrepreneurs realized their concept was working, really working.

 Sound like fun? We think so too.

Storytelling night takes place at 6 p.m. January 19, 2017 at Ant Hall | 2320 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI

**Ant Hall is a newly renovated theater located across the street from Planet Ant Theatre. Free parking is available on Caniff and all nearby side streets.



Meet Our host


Glynn Washington is the host and creator of Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with BEAT) -- heard weekly on over 400 NPR stations nationwide and downloaded over two million times every month. Before Snap, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper.

Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails.