A week of events, discussions, networking and competitions kicks off Monday in Detroit, taking over Grand Circus Park and surrounding institutions, expanding into neighborhoods such as Grandmont Rosedale and sparking the dreams of entrepreneurs.
This is the third year for Techstars Startup Week Detroit, part of the Boulder, Colo.-based Techstars Central LLC global conference boasting more than 200 free learning opportunities, access to potential investors, job fair and plenty of networking in a festival-like atmosphere.
Registration and attendance are free of charge.
Detroit Startup Week ventures outdoors this year with a new indoor-outdoor campus that spans Grand Circus Park and ranges into nearby buildings, moving out of its previous home base, the Masonic Temple. About 8,000-10,000 people are expected to participate, up from 6,500 attendees last year, event co-lead Monica Wheat said last month.