Meetups: Your Networking 5 For The Week Of April 3-10

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Hey there all you awesome go getters.

This week is kind of crazy out there in the land of networking. We’ve got all sorts of events, from basketball games to throwing axes.

It really breaks you out of your comfort zone.

Anyway, let’s get on with the round up.

Network After Work at Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Like the Pistons but find that networking gets in the way to going to a weeknight game?

Well, you’re in luck because now you can do both.

This week the networking organization Network After Work will be hosting a networking event at the Detroit Pistons game.

The event will take place in the East Gondola where there will be a buffet dinner and private cash bar. So you can watch the game while networking.

There will also be an opportunity to go down to the court after the game to shoot free throws.

Tickets start at $80 and go up to $199 depending on the package you choose.

When: Wednesday, April 4 from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Where: Little Caesars Arena 2645 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Networking with an Axe

From networking during a basketball game to networking with an axe? Yup, we’re going there this week.

The city of Ferndale and the BUILD Institute will be holding its third and final event in their Spring Fling into Networking event this week.

It will be held at The Corner Bar + Game Room in Ferndale.

The event is free and there will be light refreshments served.

When: Wednesday, April 4 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Where: The Corner Bar + Game Room 344 West Nine Mile Road Ferndale, Michigan 48220

Intellectual Property Basics 

Need help with patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets?

The Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office will be holding an Intellectual Property Basics workshop.

This is a free event.

When: Thursday, April 5 from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO 300 River Place Drive Suite 2900 Detroit, MI 48207

Detroit Fintech Challenge and Pitch Competition

The Detroit Fintech Challenge and Pitch Competition is finally upon us. The two day event will take place at TechTown

If you are in the financial start up world then you should probably already know about this competition.

The winners of the Fintech Challenge and Pitch Competition are eligible for up to $50,000 in equity investment and other prizes.

It is free to attend.

When: Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m. until Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m. 

Where: TechTown 440 Burroughs Street Detroit, Michigan 48202

Pitch Camp: How to Win Millions for your Business Without Giving Up Equity

Interested in getting involved in a pitch competition, but have no idea where to even begin?

You should check out Pitch Camp: How to Win Millions for your Business Without Giving Up Equity.

Gwen Jimmere will be leading this training seminar. She is the CEO and Founder of Naturalicous and co-founder of Pitch Proof.

The seminar will cover everything from what a pitch competition is to what the difference is between pitching for equity investments and pitching for prize money. She will also go over the elements of a winning pitch, and how you can still win even if you don’t win the competition.

Tickets are $20

When: Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: Bamboo Detroit 1420 Washington Boulevard #301 Detroit, MI 48226

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Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s leading marketing event returns in 2018 with Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed, May 3 at Greektown Casino-Hotel. Digital marketing leaders from the Detroit region will look at the current digital marketing landscape as it pertains to cutting-edge topics such as the new Facebook algorithm, online reputation management and influencer marketing. Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed is ideal for small business owners and marketing professionals with intermediate knowledge of digital marketing techniques and strategy.

Cost: $55 for Chamber members, $99 for future members. Registration includes breakfast.

When: Friday, May 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Greektown Casino-Hotel  555 E Lafayette Street Detroit, Michigan 48226

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