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OWN-IT Entrepreneurial Program

OWN IT! Entrepreneuial Workshop

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The Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated presents OWN IT!, a workshop designed to engage entrepreneurs at multiple levels and inform them about the resources available to assist them. OWN IT! will work with Detroit entrepreneurs and connect them to vital resources, tools, skills and expertise to launch their company. By the end of this workshop, current and budding entrepreneurs will learn how to start their business, how to make a profit and how to grow. To register, go to http://detroitdeltas-own-it.eventbrite.com.


OWN IT! will begin with three TED-style talks on hidden opportunities for entrepreneurs: 1) tech entrepreneurship, 2) Detroit entrepreneurship, 3) and urban entrepreneurship. Each talk will be about 10 minutes. They will be followed by a 10 minute question and answer panel with the presenters.

After the opening panel, there will be three concurrent breakout tracks. Each track will be comprised of two sessions: a panel and a workshop. Brief descriptions are below.

Track One – Start Your Startup!

Do you have a business idea but don't know how to launch it? In this track, we will expose you to the wealth of resources available to you here in Detroit. 

Session One: A panel of ecosystem providers will provide details on free resources that their organizations provide that can support entrepreneurs in the start their business 

Session Two: Attendees will have access an interactive workshop featuring the Lean Canvas tool. Ecosystem providers will assist participants with filling out Lean Canvas 

Track Two – (Side) Hustle and (Cash) Flow!

This track will provide you practical advice on how to automate operations for 'side hustles' which increase profitability. 

Session One: Attendees have an opportunity to hear from a panel of successful side hustlers sharing their secrets for building their businesses without giving up their day jobs.

Session Two: Attendees have an opportunity to be engaged in mini workshops covering 3-4 different side hustle issues (e.g., taxes, online order fulfillment, work/life balance, etc.).  This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss their own situations with service providers or entrepreneurs 

Track Three – Build Your Empire!

So you want to build your empire and expand your business? This track will help give you practical steps to make your business fundable and more scalable. 

Session One: Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from a panel with representatives from a variety of funders – venture capital, bank, angel investing, crowdfunding – discussing their requirements and the type of business that is a good fit for their type of funding 

Session Two: Attendees can participate in an open discussion on available funding strategies 


We look forward to your participation!

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Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST) - Add to Calendar
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated - 24760 West 7 Mile Road Detroit, MI 48219

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