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The first Friday of each month, founders get together to connect, share their challenges, and be resources for each other. This is a casual meetup with no set agenda, just Founders helping Founders. Founders First Fridays is held in multiple cities across the state so all founders have a place to connect with the other great folks building companies here in Michigan. Hope to see you there!

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Founders First Fridays is sponsored by Insperity, who have generously offered to provide attendees with free compensation reports to help founders plan and budget for their hiring needs.

Meetup locations and times:

Ann Arbor 

9-10am at Cahoots (206 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

Hosted by Chris Hart, founder of gBeat


9-10am at Newlab @ Michigan Central (2050 15th St, Detroit, MI 48216)

Hosted by Achsha Jones, founder of TripSlip

East Lansing

4-5pm at The Hatch (325 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823)

Hosted by Shreesha Maddur, co-founder of CarTropic

Grand Rapids

10-11am at Start Garden (40 Pearl St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Hosted by Terra Osman, founder of Farmish, and Dre Wallace, founder of Opnr


5-7pm at Zephyr (215 S Front St, Marquette, MI 49855)

Hosted by Ryan Iacovacci, founder of Myconaut

Royal Oak

9-10am at Bamboo (220 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067)

Hosted by Christina Fair, founder of Hum

Sterling Heights

10-11am at Velocity (6633 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314)

Hosted by Marc Alexander, founder of Lite Raise

Traverse City

9-10am at Riley’s Candles (476 US-31, Traverse City, MI 49685)

Hosted by Broc Crandall, founder of Stocked

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