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Digital Undivided Presents How to Go from Idea to Product aka How to Create a Prototype

3/18/2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

How to Go from Idea to Product (aka How to Create a Prototype)

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Monday, March 18, 2013

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Detroit TechTown

440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI (map)

Price: $10.00/per person

Refund policy

You’re invited to the March digitalunidivided GROW-Detroit meetup. We’re building a community of digital founders who want to launch and grow technology ventures.

Do you have an MVP? There is a lot of talk about having a Minimum Viable Product, but not as much about how to actually create one. Sheila McBride (GradeCheck), Malachi Frazier (Detroit Rails)and Marlo Rencher (Good Sweat) will lead the discussion.

Event Schedule

5:30 pm - Welcome & networking (30 mins)

6:00 pm - MVP overview with tech entrepreneur panel discussing their MVPs and how they evolved over time (30 mins)

6:30 pm - MVP breakouts to help you create your MVP (60 mins)

About the Leaders:

Since 1997 (incorporated in 2004), Sheila has built GradeCheck to be the premier national platform for students who want to ensure that they are ready to qualify for college scholarships. She now has over 900 students from across the country (California, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arizona and Michigan) actively using her platform.

Malachi is building Detroit Rails to be the first intense web development school in Detroit to get people from no experience to coding Ruby on Rails in 10 weeks. His first cohort will begin in Spring 2013. NOTE: On March 16, Detroit Rails will be presenting “Kapow! Intro to Ruby on Rails”, a one-day Rails development workshop, at D:hive on Woodward in downtown Detroit. Visit to register. Look for a special discounted rate for GROW-Detroit participants (DID members).

Marlo Rencher has a depth of experience as an entrepreneur and as part of Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem. She taught Lawrence Tech's first entrepreneurial course using Lean Startup methodologies. She also heads Good Sweat, a platform that helps people who run, walk or move for a cause tell their stories more powerfully and raise more money. Good Sweat will launch in Summer 2013.

Attendees will leave with concrete examples of minimum viable products and action steps for building their own.

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