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Four local entrepreneurs will take center stage with the help from Satori Shakoor of the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers

The New Economy Initiative (NEI) and Model D are seeking submissions for the Second Annual Startup Story Night, a storytelling event for metro Detroit entrepreneurs. This year’s storytellers will receive one-on-one training with host Satori Shakoor, founder and executive producer of the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers®. Submissions are being accepted now through Friday, January 12, 11:59 p.m. Interested entrepreneurs can submit a brief overview of their startup story here.

NEI and Model D are asking local entrepreneurs to submit their stories based on this year’s theme, “Love What You Do,” focusing on the lengths business owners go to for the love of their companies. All southeast Michigan-based entrepreneurs, new and experienced, are encouraged to apply. Four storytellers will be selected to workshop their stories with Shakoor before performing them in front of a live audience at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History on Friday, February 16, 2018.  For more information, please visit

“The success of last year’s event was such an eye-opening experience,” said Pam Lewis, director of the New Economy Initiative. “Through this program, we learned that entrepreneurs need a platform to share their stories, and aspiring entrepreneurs need a place to be inspired to make that leap into entrepreneurship. We are excited to put on this event once again and provide that space for both audiences.”….

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