TechTown Detroit: Salute! Awards

Photos by Julianne Lindsey

Nearly 400 guests of TechTown Detroit's Toast of the Town 2016 enjoyed a strolling supper, signature cocktails, silent auction and raffle prizes, as well as music from local DJ, Amy Dreamcatcher. The first-ever Salute! Awards were presented to five Detroit-area entrepreneurs. The Salute! Awards recognize standout individuals and companies who embody the spirit of entrepreneurship, nominated by a committee of leaders in the startup and small business community. The evening included Marketplace featuring TechTown clients from Labs (tech) and Blocks (neighborhood) programs, such as Detroit Skate Factory and Posh Fashions. 

2016 Salute! Award Winners

The Shaker — Entrepreneur of the Year: 
Sean Ainsworth/RetroSense Therapeutics

The Mixologist — Business Champion of the Year: 
James Feagin IV

TechTown on Tap:
Omer Kiyani/Sentinl

Regina Gaines/House of Pure Vin
Lana Rodriguez/Mama Coo’s Boutique