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D(ream)-Blast

So this is the third to last D-Blast, but it is chalk full of great events.  The Woodward Dream Cruise is happening this weekend which should be pretty exciting, as well as many other outdoor events in Detroit.  Check them out and have fun!

 

Grab the interactive version here: D_Blast 8.14_8.21

 

Out with the Old, In with the D-Blast

Seems like a lighter amount of events over the next week.  The Backpack Music Festival seems really cool and I will for sure be at the Livernois Soup tomorrow.  Anyway, hope you enjoy!

 

Grab the interactive version here: D_Blast 7.31_8.7

A Rockin’, Bikin’, and Makin’ D-Blast

This week’s D-Blast breaks my golden rule: All events must be within the city.  So far, I broke this rule only twice before, but the Maker Faire in Dearborn is just too good to pass up.  Also, with all my Project Breaker work, it was very difficult for me to not include the Faire.  Anyway, […]

Oven Baked D-Blast

I admit, I have been slacking.  2 weeks ago was my first week back at work, after Project Breaker finished.  Last week we had a major power outage here at work, and although the D-Blast was published, I forgot to post it.  Now I will try to get back on schedule.  Anyway, so here is […]

Welcome to Brood

Day 13 (7/1) Reflections

Again, another day of research and working on our presentation.  At the end of the day we pitched our idea of Brood!

United States Brewing:

http://www.brewersassociation.org/pages/business-tools/craft-brewing-statistics/facts

Growth of craft beer increased by 15% per volume and 17% by dollar in 2012 compared to 13% and 15% in 2011
10.2 billion in craft brewing sales in 2012 […]

Researching Headfirst

Day 12 (6/30) Reflections

Today we are working completely on our business and presentation.  Here is a hodgepodge of things I was researching and trying to accomplish.  It’s very unorganized.

Questions to answer:

Key Partners

Who are our key partners?

Michigan Hops http://www.michiganhops.org/

Can find hops farmers here
Michigan Malt http://michiganmalt.com/

One farm that can supply malted grains

Occupational Employment Statistics

(For more information or […]

Sustainability Matters & Brood Begins

Day 11 (6/29) Reflections

Nathan—Chiwara Premaculture, came and an spoke to us about sustainable making.

Permaculture—closed loop system

Systems thinking: Food, Energy, Water, Building, Transport, Waste

Not a community garden—there to do permaculture research

Open source R&D lab
Small scale so it can be taken elsewhere

How can we take the closed loop systems in nature and apply them to what we […]

Rooted in Reality

Day 10 (6/28) Reflections

Day at Deloitte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Gaglio

Specializes in risk
Works with banks and financial institutions

Understand how something big works can translate down to the small ideas and think a few step forwards

Eric Ringle

Automotive and manufacturing
IT controls and process, how does management track and report their financial reports

Mena McLean

Neesha Modi

 

Answer these questions to better simplify our model:

How […]

Good Coffee Matters, A LOT!

Day 9 (6/27) Reflection

Morning at DC3—Learn about business

Old model of business: Product, place, price and promotion—four P’s of business creation

S.A.V.E—new business model

Solution (product)—What issues/needs is your business addressing/solving? What makes your product different than competition? What/who is you target market?

Access (place)—Who/how do your customers access your product? Where are they sold? How are they sold? […]

Fail to Succeed

Day 8 (6/26) Reflection

Dylan from Wedge Detroit came in to talk with us about Prototyping. Day 8 was the start of taking our idea from our minds and paper to the real world.

What Prototyping is

The process of testing and confirming your ideas

Confirming your hypotheses in the real world
David Kelley Video founder of IDEO

Stop talking—start making
3 […]