3 startup and small business events worth seeking out in Detroit this week

Work at a startup or small business, or just want to learn more about what makes entrepreneurial enterprises succeed? From startup peer circles to a networking brunch for homeless service providers, here are some of the top professional events for local upstarts this week.

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Find a mentor or mentee

Seeking support in your entrepreneurial endeavor, or looking to share your experience  with others? Then join the Professional Mentoring Network's entrepreneurship team this Thursday evening. The group pairs professionals based on their needs, then creates measurable action plans for businesses in need.

When: Thursday, May 17, 7-9 p.m.
Where: DoubleTree Suites Fort Shelby Hotel, 525 W. Lafayette Blvd.
Admission: Free

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Entrepreneur circle

With SheHive's Mastermind group, you're never alone in building your business. This group of fellow small business professionals serves as board of directors and peer advisory group, sharing goals and resources and creating accountability for people who own or run a business — or are considering either.

When: Friday, May 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St.
Admission: Free

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Networking brunch for homeless service providers

Calling all service providers and small business catering to the local homeless community: The nonprofit Perspectives 4 Life is gathering fellow industry players, from transitional housing providers to mentors and life coaches, for a networking session over brunch this Saturday morning. Bring your business cards and brochures, and forge new connections over a shared meal.

When: Saturday, May 19, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Tower Center Mall, 15400 Grand River Ave., Second Floor
Admission: Free

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