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Joe Spencer was leading a comfortable career as a television producer until a corporate merger put him out of a job. Suddenly, the restaurant he had invested in years earlier became his full-time gig. The business was plodding along, but could he make it profitable?
Joe Spencer (Louisiana Creole Gumbo) @ Startup Story Night, 1/19/17
On Thursday, January 19, at Planet Ant Hall in Hamtramck, Michigan, five metro Detroit entrepreneurs performed stories about challenges they have overcome to grow their businesses at the first-ever Startup Story Night. The event was emceed by Glynn Washington, whose Snap Judgment program can be heard weekly on over 400 NPR stations and is downloaded over two million times every month.
Startup Story Night was presented by the New Economy Initiative and Southeast Michigan Startup, in partnership with WDET 101.9 FM, Entre-Slam, Final5, Planet Ant Hall, and Axle Brewing.