Grand Circus Community

At Grand Circus, we believe in having an open door to the community. That’s why we love hosting events and seminars for community members to meet other amazing people and learn from each other.

Build a dynamic website Course

February 23 - April 27

James York Software Developer

It’s hard to imagine a more ubiquitous communication device than the website. Today’s front end developer is more than an HTML coder; to truly excel in this role takes communication, programming, planning, and imagination. In this course you will get a thorough introduction to the technologies necessary to build modern, standards compliant websites. Through hands on exercises and projects you will practice and perfect your front-end development skills. This class requires no experience but some coding background wouldn’t hurt!

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Starting a Business: What they don't tell you

February 24

Chris Harrell Consultant, Sound Financial

Many first-time entrepreneurs overlook (or don’t realize) the extensive setup required to establish an accounting function. This seminar covers a variety of topics including business entity types, State & Federal regulations, issues to consider before implementing software tools (and vendor options), tips for selecting and managing advisors etc. You will also learn what some confusing financial terms and acronyms mean. At the end of the seminar you’ll understand benefits & tradeoffs of different corporate structures, the relevant State & Federal regulations for a small business owner and more!

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Building a Funding Strategy Seminar

March 3, 2015

Heyden Graham CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Enterprise Development Quicken Loans

Need more ideas to build your business? As an entrepreneur, you’ve already got the idea, now you need the money to build it. But how to get it? In this class, we will cover options for funding, funding across the lifecycle: from seed to exit, building your funding plan and what resources to use. Join Heyden Graham on March 3 as he helps you navigate your companies funding strategy!

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UX vs. UI Seminar

March 24

Darren Hood, User Experience Professional

In today’s professional world, the concepts of UI and UX are being used interchangeably. Many companies and professionals don’t understand the difference between the two, resulting in unsatisfactory project output, bloated budgets, misplaced and displaced personnel and more. Understanding the difference will help companies to hire and target the right people, optimize design efforts, and help professionals make sound and optimal career-related decisions.

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Detroit Coding Camp

May 4 - 15

Join Grand Circus’ Detroit Coding Camp where you’ll learn how to Build a Dynamic Website. In this course you will get a thorough introduction to the technologies necessary to build modern, standards compliant websites. Through hands on exercises and projects you will practice and perfect your front-end development skills. In addition to the course you’ll explore Detroit! Networking and happy hours are a must! This class is for college & graduate level students.

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Hacker Fellows

July 2015

The Hacker Fellows lasts one year and you’ll get to work at an amazing Michigan tech start-up. You’ll start with 6 weeks of training with your cohorts and dive into the start-up world by getting matched with a Michigan start-up. In short, you’ll learn with the best and brightest in Michigan as you start your career. An elite group of selected fellows will train downtown Detroit over the course of six weeks. During this time, Hacker Fellows will acquire the entrepreneurial and technical skills needed to work for an amazing start-up in Michigan.

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Cowork at Grand Circus

Can’t get enough of us? If you are an entrepreneur with a company of fewer than 10 people, you can join our coworking space. We’ve got it all – Wifi, coffee, conference rooms, and the Grand Circus mascot, Grant Chirpus. Coworkers are also offered benefits through Grand Circus’ partners - see below for details!

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