Creating an App in the New App World

May 26, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Explore the journey of young Detroit Entrepreneurs as they moved from the idea stage, into the launch and growth stages.

Virtual event
Fireside ChatPanel Discussion

About this event

Join Detroit Chapter Director Faris Alami as he talks with two Detroit minority, immigrant and at the top of their game app-based entrepreneurs.  We will be discussing some of the opportunities and challenges they've faced while launching an app in today's crowded app stores.  

Converting your passion or your side-gig business into a tech startup can take time and many obstacles will be faced - being a minority can only add more levels to these challenges.  In addition, facing the crowded marketplace may force you to pivot in different directions that you never planned for.  Staying the course and moving forward may allow for new opportunities to arise.

Join our discussion with Detroit tech-based entrepreneurs where we will learn about these challenges, opportunities and the pivotal moments that they have crossed through their journeys while starting and launching tech-based businesses.

One such entrepreneur is Sergio Rodriguez, Co-Founder and CEO of Todoolie

Check out what happened


  • Sergio Rodriguez


    CEO and Founder


  • Felicia Harris


    Founder & CEO

  • Mariyah Saifuddin

    Innovative Solution Partners

    President & Founder

  • Romy Sigl



  • Regina Ann Campbell

    Build Institute

    President & CEO


  • Autumn Kyles



  • Joe Legato

    Bill & Rod's Applicance, Inc.


  • Linda Schlesinger-Wagner



  • Terrance Campbell

    YOUR Center

    President & CEO

  • Dr. Geneva Williams

    Dr. Geneva


  • Shaniece Bennett

    Accutrak Consulting and Accounting Services PLLC


  • Warren S. Galloway Jr.

    Warren Galloway & Associates LLC

    President & CEO

  • Melania Sanhueza


    Founder & CEO

  • Sherri Richards

    National Arab Orchestra

    Executive Director

  • Danae Vara Borrell


    CPO & Co-founder


  • Faris Alami

    International Strategic Management

    Chapter Director

Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies


International Strategic Management, Inc. logo

International Strategic Management, Inc.

Connecting Dots logo

Connecting Dots

The Finjan Show logo

The Finjan Show

The Resilient Entrepreneur Program logo

The Resilient Entrepreneur Program

ToDoolie logo


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