Techstars Startup Week Detroit

Why Detroit?

Tried and True

The city and citizens have laid groundwork for a new era of entrepreneurship, adding to their deep-rooted tradition of starting and supporting global industries.

True Grit

The city stands strong in mind and spirit to reinvent itself with a startup ecosystem full of ideas, innovation and investment.

True Value

The community supports an inclusive environment for entrepreneurship in a city with iconic architecture, style and vibe.

What Is Detroit Startup Week?

Techstars Startup Week Detroit is a free five-day celebration of entrepreneurship, hosted by a unified community in spaces that you love. Participate in a new type of conference, led by entrepreneurs dedicated to building momentum and opportunity in a revived city.


Entrepreneurship

Startup is a mindset. Businesses that have survived and thrived in Detroit over the years matter just as much as new tech companies.

Learning

Startup Week offers attendees a range of learning tracks, including technology, mobility, and retail and place-based entrepreneurship.

Community

Startup Week reflects the spirit and diversity of Detroit’s unique entrepreneurial activity, stretching from downtown to neighborhoods.

We Are One Detroit

We support businesses based downtown, in the city’s neighborhoods, out in the suburbs, and everywhere in between. Businesses of all types, at every stage of growth, play essential roles in Detroit’s ecosystem, where a high tide raises all ships. Out of 40 other Techstars-related events in the U.S.,Startup Week Detroit is regarded as the most diverse of its kind in the nation. In 2017, 53 percent of attendees were female and 63 percent were a minority.

The event offers more than 100 events and 250 speakers explaining a new era of Detroit’s growth.
The event offers more than 100 events and 250 speakers explaining a new era of Detroit’s growth.
In 2016, Detroit hosted the largest U.S. inaugural Startup Week event.
In 2016, Detroit hosted the largest U.S. inaugural Startup Week event.

Our Mission

At Techstars Startup Week Detroit we aim to increase awareness revolved around our local startup community and the opportunities available to get involved. We want to inspire and equip entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small businesses with resources towards pursuing their business venture(s).