Startup Story Night
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“Don’t Call It A Comeback”

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Share your experience below by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, for a chance to present at this year’s storytelling event!

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!”

Four local entrepreneurs will take the stage at The Marble Bar on March 21, 2019, to perform stories of taking their businesses back from the brink and overcoming startup struggles. Host Shannon Cason, a Moth MainStage storyteller and GrandSlam champion, will work with each of the storytellers in advance of the event.

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.