We’re so excited to be celebrating our third Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Startup Zoo! We’ve got an awesome week of events planned to engage the entire entrepreneurial community in Kalamazoo. While generally the Startup Zoo is focused on technology, this week is about entrepreneurs from all industries. So whether you’re opening a banana stand (that’s where all the money is ;)) or starting the next amazing brewery, we’ll have something just for you!
All of the events are free, however we do ask that you register only if you are committed to coming, as many events have a limited amount of space available.
How to Start a Startup
Hosain Rahman, Founder, Jawbone
Speaking on “How to Build Products Users Love”
Venue: Haworth College of BusinessRoom 1120, Schneider Hall
Western Michigan University
7:30PM – 9:00pm
Startup Zoo Spotlight
Please join us for a night to celebrate entrepreneurship in Kalamazoo. Come out and see some amazing new companies and enjoy meeting and interacting with others in the entrepreneurial community. Together we can celebrate the companies being made with love in Kzoo.
See what startups are presenting!
*Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
Venue: Rhino Media344 N Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Continuing the GEW celebration, Startup Zoo is hosting a mixer for mentors and entrepreneurs to interact. We’ll have mentors from all different industries including software, bio-tech, retail, food, venture capital, and many more. If you’re an entrepreneur, now is your chance to work one-on-one with mentors in your industry and find some answers to your most pressing issues. You may be just thinking about starting a business, or you could be trying to raise a seed round — whatever your needs we’ll have someone for you to talk to.
Venue: Ignertia518 E North St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Time:6:00pm – 8:30pm Register!
The Zoo is full of some truly wonderful startups all over the area, and we want to show them to you! From food trucks to iOS developers, we’ll take a look at some of Kalamazoo’s newest companies on this tour through downtown. This event is limited to 20 people so register early!
5:30pm – 8:30pm