FLF (Free Lunch Friday) believes to feed our global economy we need to start by feeding our startups and entrepreneurs. And to do that we are launching FLF locations around the world where startups and entrepreneurs gather on the last Friday of every month for real human interaction and community. At these locations you can connect with startups, entrepreneurs, mentors, experts, partners, and investors all while enjoying some free, beer, and community.

Join #FLFDETROIT the last Friday of every month!

This month’s event will be at:

Detroit Labs
1520 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48226 (map)

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Every FLF location operates from the same agenda. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, if you stop into a FLF you can expect the same community and experience. Join in and lets get started.


Community: Eat, drink, and get connected – everything starts with a meal!


Hello and greetings: Welcome new folks into the FLF community


Open Floor: Celebrate companies that are hiring, success stories, funds, ask questions, pitch the group, recomendations, resources, etc.


Current Events: What’s happening now in the marketplace, community, and in the news?


FLF Talk: 20 min talks given by entrepreneurs to inspire, educate, and empower our global community.

1:20 – ?:

More community: Anthing great starts with people and community.

Samantha White
Samantha White is a Detroit native and the Founder/Artistic Director for Shakespeare in Detroit, a new theater company dedicated to using The Bard to improve the quality of life in the city. The theater company pioneered the first free outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s work, featuring an all local cast, during their production of “Othello” at Grand Circus Park last summer.

When she is not in the director’s chair, White is a theater instructor with the YMCA Boll’s Y-Arts program where she visits local schools and engages youth between the ages of 5 and 17 with Shakespeare and theater.

White is a proud Wayne State University alum; she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism. You can follow her on Twitter at @detroitsamwhite.

The last Friday of every month we produce 20 minute FLF talks at locations around the world. We do this by bringing in speakers who have incredible stories and insights to share with our global community of startups and entrepreneurs. Our community arrives each month hungry for content that can inspire, educate, and empower them to continue their journeys changing the world. We are always looking for great speakers. Sign up or nominate someone today!

Please support our vision to create an interconnected global entrepreneurial community focused on driving our economy, creating jobs, and changing the world. It’s because of your support that we are able to gather our startups and entrepreneurs each month. And if we commit to this work on a monthly basis we provide our community with new jobs, new opportunities, and the infrastructure we need to keep it healthy, active, and sustainable for years to come.

Every dollar we raise helps us on our mission to feed the hungry startups and entrepreneurs with the things they need to build great companies. Please donate below.



Lara Galloway
Lara Galloway, The Mom Biz Coach, is a speaker, business coach and mentor to mom entrepreneurs and small business owners. Her passion is helping entrepreneurs create and run businesses that honor their priorities and values. Her company, MomBiz.com, provides business planning, marketing, project planning and operations solutions to entrepreneurs who want to work less, make more, and love the work they do. She lives with her husband and three kids in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Deborah Edwards-Onoro
Deborah Edwards-Onoro is a front-end web developer and user experience professional focusing on usability and accessibility. Her company, Lireo Designs, provides web design and development, digital marketing and WordPress consulting.

As leader of Refresh Detroit, Metro Detroit WordPress, and Detroit User Experience, she plans and organizes events and conferences for hundreds of business professionals throughout metro Detroit. She has a passion for connecting people with each other and learning about new businesses.

Anamarie Sabbagh
Anamarie Sabbagh manages the domestic and international operations of Coffee of Origin, a division of edca corp. She is in charge of the online presence and launching the social media campaigns for the company.

She has authored and delivered unique courses focusing on continuing education in entrepreneurship and small business development. Anamarie speaks several languages, has spoken/performed on four continents and is adept at cross-cultural communications.

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