Whitney Griffin

As President of Detroit Young Professionals, I regularly have the pleasure of connecting with a diverse collective of Detroiters – both seasoned and fresh. Over the past 10 years, DYP has served as a conduit for connecting young professionals and entrepreneurs with opportunities to grow, connect, and give back to the city. In alignment with that mission, I immerse myself in all of the wonderful happenings and have honed the ability to connect while growing. Detroit is what you make of it and you get back what you give. So simply showing up to events isn’t enough if the goal is to truly become a part of this exciting landscape – immersing yourself is key.

I love the diversity and low barrier to connecting with new people. This city is a true melting pot with people who are open to meeting their fellow Detroiters. Right now, there are unprecedented opportunities for different types of programming – both fun and enriching – and it’s great to see the overwhelming amount of support for these new ventures.

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    Detroit Young Professionals

    1420 Washington Blvd - #301 Detroit, MI 48226

    DYP’s mission is to create a diverse collective of young professionals and entrepreneurs by providing opportunities to Grow, Connect, and Give Back to metro-Detroit. This is a great anchor organization to find like-minded individuals to do Detroit with.

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    The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company

    The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company - Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI

    Great Lakes Coffee is staple for many Detroiters and a place where you’re bound to see a familiar face or two, which makes it the ideal setting for continuing conversations that may have been cut short at a previous networking event!

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    Bamboo Detroit

    Bamboo Detroit - Washington Boulevard, Detroit MI

    Bamboo Detroit is the ideal place to chip away at your side hustle endeavors or grow your small business while connecting with other entrepreneurs. More than a co-working community, it sometimes feels like a business accelerator because of how supportive and collaborative the Bamboo Detroit community is.

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    SheHive - Hilton Road, Ferndale MI

    Based in Ferndale, this women-centric co-working community is thriving with professional and personal development events ranging from public speaking preparedness to painting parties.

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    The Detroit Club

    The Detroit Club - Cass Avenue, Detroit MI

    Newly re-opened, the Detroit Club is a more accessible members-only social club for Detroiters. Use this as an opportunity to connect with more seasoned professionals so that you can grow personally and professionally.

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