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Hey, Detroit! You're Invited...
Continuing the innovation and groundwork laid down by the year-long 71 POP Project, D:pop will pick up where it left off, creating a unique retail experience and opportunity for local entrepreneurs to showcase a pop-up style retail installation in addition to featuring a static selection of locally made clothing, accessories, and goods for men, women, kids, and home.
The pop-up event will jumpstart momentum for the 2012 Hatch Detroit Contest, where Detroit Pop, LLC hopes to compete for a permanent space in Midtown, Detroit. The contest runs from June to August, where visitors are invited to vote for their favorite retail business idea for Detroit.
IAYD 2.0 will feature expanded profiles of young entrepreneurs - each one connected to a related educational how-to guide, interactive workspace, home, or business tour, business profile and real-time p2p experiences that will give readers the chance to connect.
The new site will also empower citizens everywhere to champion young entrepreneurs via CitySpotters, I Am Young Detroit's new mobile and web platform that will allow users to earn points by ‘spotting’ a promising new business idea or movement led by a young doer, by playing a ‘supporting role’ as mentor, resource provider, or educator, or by answering user-submitted questions. Points are then used to redeem local gifts and promotions that further support the young entrepreneurs featured on the website.
Come for the celebration, stay for the goods, food, music, and networking!
The D:pop Grand Opening/IAYD 2.0 launch will include food, music, networking, and of course, fabulous shopping! Attendees will also be offered the opportunity to sign up and earn their first CitySpotters points on sight.
This event will be held Saturday, June 30th from 3pm to 7pm located at D:hive Headquarters on 1253 Woodward Street in downtown Detroit. Get your free tickets today!
Thanks to the Somerset CityLoft Pop-Up next door, and Downtown Detroit Days Marketplace across the street, Complimentary parking will be available in the Premier Parking Garage during The D:pop Grand Opening & I Am Young Detroit 2.0 Launch. All three events will be going on Saturday so why don't you make a fabulous day of it?
Premier Parking Garage
1206 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
1023 total spaces
When & Where
Detroit Pop, LLC and I Am Young America, L3C
About Detroit Pop, LLC
D:pop is part of a social entrepreneurship venture spearheaded by Detroit Pop, LLC, that aims to help entrepreneurs who might not have the time, means, or resources to operate their own independent retail spaces through creative placemaking. Our website highlight its impact by documenting the entrepreneurs featured in the space through video content, entrepreneur profiles, and virtual pop-up sales. More information can be found at www.detroitpop.com
About I Am Young America, L3C
Since 2009, I Am Young America, L3C has published I Am Young Detroit, an online publication and movement created to attract, retain, and empower young entrepreneurs in Detroit through relevant content, resources, engagement and funding opportunities and empower citizens everywhere to champion them by providing their own.
CitySpotters is a mobile and web platform that will allow users to earn points by ‘spotting’ a promising new business idea or movement led by a featured young doer or by playing a ‘supporting role’ as mentor, resource provider, or educator. Points are then used to redeem local gifts and promotions that further support the businesses featured on I Am Young Detroit. I Am Young Detroit will be using this data to digitally map people, businesses, neighborhoods, and movements in ways that inspire, inform, and evolve in real-time.