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Jumpstarting Entrepreneurship in Your Community

The Philanthropy Roundtable

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 Jumpstarting Entrepreneurship in Your Community

Co-hosted with the William Davidson Foundation

DoubleTree Suites • Detroit, MI
October 3 - 4, 2017


Strong entrepreneurial communities are prized for their innovation, dynamism, job creation and economic growth. And while it's easy to name a handful of prominent startup cities - San Francisco, Austin or Las Vegas, for example - all is not well on the startup front.


Data from the recent Census Bureau show that startups are hovering near all-time lows when it comes to their share of both the U.S. business community and total employment. Fewer businesses are launched each year and the ones that do are more geographically concentrated. Further, women and minority owned businesses remain a small percentage of all startups.


How can donors help create robust startup communities? Join us in Detroit, where local and national funders have embarked on the bold goal of returning Detroit to its position as a global economic leader. Recognizing entrepreneurship as a powerful means of diversifying and strengthening the region's economy, they have invested in building a network of support for entrepreneurs across southeast Michigan. What can be learned from the ongoing Detroit experience and in turn, what can Detroit learn from others? 


For more information regarding sessions and speakers please visit our event webpage.


Conference Location:

DoubleTree Suites - Detroit Downtown
525 West Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 80202
(313) 963-5600


The Philanthropy Roundtable has negotiated a special room block rate of $145 per night at the DoubleTree Suites - Downtown Detroit. Reserve your room at our group rate here. Rates will be available until Saturday, September 2, 2017, based on hotel availability. The hotel block may sell out, so please make your reservations early to ensure a room. The DoubleTree Suites - Downtown Detroit is located 22 miles from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).




 This solicitation-free event is open to those who annually distribute, or intend to distribute in the near future, at least $100,000 in charitable donations.

There is no fee to attend.



Have questions about Jumpstarting Entrepreneurship in Your Community? Contact The Philanthropy Roundtable


DoubleTree Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby
525 West Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

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