Startup Effect events inspire our nation’s youth to think outside the box. Our events are run by passionate young professionals to teach business skills, leadership, and entrepreneurial concepts. Startup Effect events have included everything from a full weekend conference in Detroit to digital gaming development in New Orleans. Here’s a handful from the 50+ events we’ve hosted, and upcoming events to look forward to.


Upcoming Events


Next Gen Detroit:

7/13/16 - 7/21/16

8:30am- 5pm

@TechTown 440 Burroughs Street Detroit, MI 48202

Next Gen Detroit is a week long immersion into the intersection of entrepreneurship and social change in Detroit’s revitalization. It includes interactive workshops taught by entrepreneurs and an internship experience at a thriving Detroit startup. 

Tuition is $295 but need based scholarships are available. 

To apply click here.





Past Events

Prototyping: Mardi Brah

4/9/13 - 4/16/13 

Startup Effect teams play tested Mardi Brah (a mobile game created by New Orleans entrepreneurs Lionell Milton and Chris Schultz to promote Super Bowl XLVII), provided QA feedback, and competed to design new features, characters and levels.

 High School Product Pitch Challenge


Two teams of KIPP summer interns competed to design, prototype, and pitch products to their managers and company owners for whom they were interning.

Start Detroit

5/2/14 - 5/3/14

Middle school, High school, and local college students were joined by startup professionals for a two day conference and pitch competition.

KCCA Recycling Pitch Competition


Four teams of 8th grade students presented business plans and campaigns to increase and promote school and neighborhood recycling.  The competition was judged by local community members as well as their principal, and the winning team won duns to execute their idea.

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week: Inclusive Leadership


High School students from around the city came together to discuss how the startup ecosystem can be more representative of minorities and female leaders.