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Greetings all of you go getters!

I hope this week has started off well for you.

We’ve been pretty busy over here at the Daily Detroit Headquarters, but busy is a good thing right?

There are some great events happening this week so go out there and meet some new people.

Casual Networking for Metro Detroit IT Professionals

You know the deal with the IT in the D Casual Networking socials. There are no agendas, no speeches, and no cover charge. This event is a great way to meet other people who are in the same field as you.

Tell Bob and Dave I said hello.

When: Thursday, February 15 from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: Tequila Blue Upstairs at 526 Main Street Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

Detroit Fintech Challenge Kickoff Information Session

The Detroit Fintech Challenge & Pitch Competition will be in April this year. The DFC Competition’s goal is to bring together entreprenuers, coders, and developers to help find solutions to challenges in the financial payment, banking and insurance sectors.

The winner will be eligible to win $50,000 in investment and support services from Kyyba Innovations, as well as mentorship from the organizations network.

The information session will be held this week at TechTown. The information session will go over the details on the competition, goals, rules, eligibility and team formation. You can register for the information session here.

When: Thursday, February 15 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Where: TechTown 440 Burroughs Street Detroit, MI 48202

Masters Mega Mixer at Synchronous Coworking

This is the first time for the Masters Mega Mixer, so let’s be sure to attend this networking event.

This is a pretty low key event with out speakers and formal addresses. Just bring your business cards and get ready to mingle with other business owners and freelancers.

There is a $10 admission. You can register for the event here.

When: Friday, February 16 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Synchronous Coworking 100 Riverfront Drive Detroit, MI 48226

Business Parents Network-Connection Meet Up

Juggling parenthood, owning a business and networking can sometimes be difficult. Which is why the Spark Collaborative has started having a monthly networking event at the Detroit Parenting Collective.

Did I mention that it includes childcare? Because it does.

This is a great chance to meet the founders of the Spark Collaborative.

Tickets for the event range between $8 to $19 and are based on if you need childcare and how many children will be coming. You can purchase tickets here.

When: Friday, February 16 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Where: Detroit Parent Collective 8418 West McNichols Road Detroit, MI 48221

City Detroit: Scale Up

Calling all entrepreuners who are looking to scale up your business. This event is for you.

The Build Institute’s Open City panel will take a deep dive into what it takes and when it is the best time to scale your business.

There will be ample time to network before and after the panel.

Tickets for this networking event are free and you can register here.

When: Monday, February 19 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue Detroit, MI 48226

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2018 Detroit Policy Conference

The Detroit Policy Conference will focus on creating a culture of civility in Detroit, exploring what it means to be “civil” and the role that communities play in influencing individual behavior.

Programming will also examine role models of civility, Detroiters that have put their differences aside and are working together to put Detroit first to solve issues and create opportunities for all.

Cost: $159.00 for Chamber members; $235.00 for future members

When: March 1, 2018 from 7:30 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Location: Motor City Casino 2901 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI 48201