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Are you ready to witness the culmination of innovation and hard work? Join TechTown Detroit for the Start Studio MVP Summer 2023 Demo Day event on Wednesday, Aug. 23! Nine promising startups will showcase the Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) they’ve been diligently crafting for the past six weeks.

We’ll kick off the evening with an engaging introduction — prepare to be inspired by the graduates as we share video teasers of their startups’ MVPs.

Attendees will then have a chance to visit each startup’s booth and experience live demos of their MVPs. (Perhaps you’ll be one of their first customers!) And don’t miss the chance to cast your vote to help determine the winner of People’s Choice Award! Voting will take place live during the event.

During the fireside chat, audience members will gain insight into the graduates’ development process and ask questions directly to our experienced entrepreneurs-in-residence (EIRs) and MVP developer specialists who have played pivotal roles in building the participants’ products.

Along with celebrating the remarkable achievements of these startups, there will be ample opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, entrepreneurs, investors and mentors during the open networking session.


  • 5:00 p.m. – Networking, food and beverages
  • 5:30 p.m. – Opening remarks and MVP introductions
  • 6:00 p.m. – Strolling and voting
  • 7:15 p.m. – Awards announcement
  • 7:30 p.m. – Open networking; event ends