Founder Friday Detroit Launches November 16

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Join Women 2.0 and Google for Entrepreneurs in Michigan for Founder Friday Detroit launch on November 16.

By Sepideh Nasiri (Vice President of All Things Offline, Women 2.0)

Women 2.0 will be expanding our signature networking event, Founder Friday, thanks to a partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs. We will be launching Founder Friday Detroit on November 16, in the spirit of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

“Google is excited to team up with Women 2.0 to expand its Founder Friday event series to Detroit,” said Mary Grove, Head of Entrepreneurship Outreach at Google. “We’re looking forward to working together to help female entrepreneurs turn their ideas into innovative, sustainable businesses.”

In today’s market environment, it will become increasingly important for new enterprises to connect and engage with larger established corporations to spark sustainable market growth. Google and Women 2.0’s initiative will focus on empowering entrepreneurs and providing them with the tools to achieve and maintain business growth.

“The engine for job creation and technology leadership begins and ends with investment in the entrepreneurial community,” said Shaherose Charania, CEO and co-founder, Women 2.0. “Female founders are a driving force for the creation and usage of technologies that generate jobs. We’re excited, with the help of Google, to create effective support systems that will reinvigorate innovation around the world.”

Free RSVP for the launch of Founder Friday Detroit on November 16, 2012.

Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 event to promote the creation of new networks among aspiring entrepreneurs, current entrepreneurs and investors in innovative cities globally. Both men and women are invited to attend Founder Friday.

Founder Friday is hosted in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Austin, Boston, New York, Madrid (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Mexico City (Mexico), Bogota (Colombia), Vancouver (Canada) and more cities coming soon.

Photo credit: Ian Freimuth on Flickr.

Women 2.0 readers: Will you be joining us for Founder Friday this month? Let us know in the comments.


SepidehNSepideh (“Sepi”) Nasiri is Vice President of All Things Offline at Women 2.0. Sepi started her career as a Managing Editor of a LA Global Magazine out of college. The written word has always been her passion. She is an avid technology enthusiast and a board member of several non-profits due to her passion for philanthropy. She is currently an advisor to several early-stage startups. Sepi launched her first app The Date Saver Platinum in 2010, a clean tech mobile app. Follow her on Twitter at @SepidehN.