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Grow Detroit Meetup @ ViSalus, with CEO Ryan Blair


Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Grow Detroit Meetup @ ViSalus, with CEO Ryan Blair

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How does a former gang member become a technology mogul, venture capitalist, New York Times Best-selling author, and founding CEO of nutrition company that generated $623.5 Million in sales last year?

This will certainly be unlike any of our past Grow Detroit events...You may have heard Ryan's story at Startup Weekend Detroit last year where he keynoted the event, from his frequent appearances on CNBC and MSNBC, or being recognized as Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. 

But we're taking you into his Troy headquarters to meet the man behind the hottest nutrition company in the country today…Ryan Blair.




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The GrowDetroit team brings you a very special event for April: a first look inside one of the country's fastest growing companies. On April 17th, we will take you inside the offices of ViSalus -- a Troy, Michigan-based company that has quickly grown to become the second largest weight loss company in the country currently. We will hosting a fireside chat with the highly-recognized CEO of Visalus, New York Times Bestselling-author, Ryan Blair. We look forward to seeing you there, and anticipate running out of spots quickly, so RSVP today.


About ViSalus

Headquartered in Troy, MI, ViSalus is the company behind the Body by Vi™ 90-Day Challenge, a personal health and lifestyle transformation platform. ViSalus champions personal victories and entrepreneurship through a social marketing model, premium products, and supportive global community.  ViSalus is majority-owned by Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH).


About CEO, Ryan Blair

In August 2011, Blair published the New York Times Best Seller, Nothing To Lose and Everything To Gain: How I Went From Gang Member To Multimillionaire Entrepreneur (now available in Paperback, also a #1 New York Times bestseller), an uncensored personal account of overcoming a life of adversity and a road map for entrepreneurial success through the process of reinvention, while simultaneously facing the biggest professional challenge of his career: rescuing his company, ViSalus.

Shortly after the 2008 recession and just one month from having to declare bankruptcy, Ryan Blair and his business partners personally invested in a new business model that would later revolutionize the direct selling industry. In less than three years, Ryan Blair took ViSalus from $600,000 in sales per month to $600 million in annual sales and climbing, and documented the path to success in his book, step by step, proving that any obstacle in business, and in life, can be overcome using survival skills and a nothing to lose mindset.

Blair regularly appears as a business expert on national television networks such as CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox. He has also been featured in major publications including Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. In 2012, Blair was named one of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurs of the Year in the category for consumer products. Blair is also a contributor for the Financial Times and


What is GrowDetroit?

Inspired to turn Detroit into a vibrant startup community like Boston, Boulder, and NYC, GrowDetroit is a community of ambitious young entrepreneurs and professionals in Southeast Michigan (Greater Detroit + Ann Arbor regions). Grow hosts events and promotes news with the goal of helping start-ups grow and thrive in Southeast Michigan. Started by a group of local Entrepreneurs, the group also publishes “Grown in the D,” the leading directory of Detroit Start-Ups, Michigan Incubators, Groups & Meetups, and Michigan Venture Firms.

With press mentions in The Daily Beast, Dbusiness, Forbes, The Huffington Post, StartupDigest, TechCrunch, Techonomy, TheNextWeb, and XConomy, GrowDetroit has become one of the leading resources for young entrepreneurs to connect in Michigan.

Have questions about Grow Detroit Meetup @ ViSalus, with CEO Ryan Blair? Contact GrowDetroit

When & Where

ViSalus New Headquarters
340 East Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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