High Growth Happy Hour: Building a Community-Minded Sports Team

Ghost Light @ Ant Hall

Apr 25, 2018 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the New Economy Initiative for a special High Growth Happy Hour talk featuring entrepreneurs who are scaling companies in southeast Michigan.

Sean Mann and Todd Kropp, co-founders of Detroit City FC, will share how they are building a community-minded sports team from the ground up.

About Our Speakers

Todd Kropp directs Detroit City FC’s operations and manages the DCFC companies’ finances. Todd holds a Masters in Healthcare Management and Policy from the University of Michigan and a BA in Political Science from Allegheny College. A native of upstate New York, Todd lived in Boston and Austria before settling in the Corktown neighborhood with his wife. He played competitive soccer at the NCAA level and remains technically sound and devastatingly accurate on set pieces as a midfielder and attacking forward for the Corktown Pheasants of the DCFL.

Sean Mann is a Kansan by birth, a Detroiter by choice, and a graduate of Kalamazoo College. While completing his postgraduate degree at the University of Bristol, he served as a researcher in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons for the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Sean is also an active resident of southwest Detroit, and member of the Clark Park Coalition; all of the above which help him execute his role for DCFC spearheading community and corporate relations for the team. He lives in the Hubbard Farms neighborhood with his wife, son, and their amazing dogs. Sean is a stalwart contributor to the Hubbard Farms DCFL team, scoring his most memorable goal as the person fellow owner David Dwaihy’s shot bounced off of and into the back of the net.


6-6:30 p.m. – Networking & drinks

6:30-7 p.m. – Casual chat and Q&A with entrepreneurs

7-8 p.m. – Networking & drinks

Please RSVP on Eventbrite if you can join us. Space is very limited for this special event. Drink specials and light appetizers will be served.

NEI’s High Growth Happy Hour series brings together southeast Michigan’s aspiring entrepreneurs with founders who have successfully scaled companies.

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