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Female Founder Fridays: Breaking Barriers in Tech


Female Founder Fridays: Breaking Barriers in Tech

In honor of March Womens’ Month, we’re opening our doors to celebrate and connect female founders and leaders in Detroit. All are welcome to come and join us for an inspiring series of breakfast talks each Friday morning. We'll have fresh coffee and breakfast. Then, you can stay and work for the day too.


8am- Breakfast 

8:30 - Inspiring talk, and Q&A

9am-Noon - Stay and cowork for the day!

Speaker Monica Wheat, Director of Backstage Detroit 

Monica Wheat is a Strategist, Educator, and Venture Developer leading Backstage Detroit. She is the Founder + Partner at Venture Catalysts, a venture and ecosystem development group. Monica also served as an Advisor + Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Grand Circus Detroit, where she's led projects focused on EdTech, corporate partnerships, and diversity + inclusion. She's the Founder + Executive Director of Digerati Girls, Inc./Digerati Kids, a non-profit that has helped over 7,000 Detroit-area students gain skills and an introduction to careers in digital technology and entrepreneurship. Monica is extremely invested in the Detroit startup community and similar emerging tech ecosystems. She's the Lead for Techstars Startup Programs including Detroit Startup Week and Startup Digest Detroit/Ann Arbor, and she's also Co-founder + City Director of Startup Boost Detroit, a global pre-accelerator.

Full Schedule of Female Founder Friday's can be found here:, and below.

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