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Detroit Startup Week feat. Kyle Bazzy and Marc Hudson

This episode of StartupNation Radio is sponsored by DBusiness, Siren PR and Dell Small Business

This episode of StartupNation Radio was recorded at Detroit Startup Week. At the event, we livestreamed 16 interviews within two days from the Lear Innovation Center, sitting down with renowned entrepreneurs, passionate thought leaders and innovators, all of whom have a keen entrepreneurial grit and a passion for the city of Detroit.

On this episode, Jeff is joined by DBusiness editor, R.J. King, in the co-hosting seat. Together, the two interview Kyle Bazzy and Marc Hudson.

Kyle Bazzy is lead organizer of Detroit Startup Week and director and co-founder of Detroit Venture Catalysts, a venture and ecosystem development group focused on programming, funding, strategy and business development for entrepreneurs.

Kyle Bazzy

During the interview, Kyle shares:

  • How Detroit Startup Week, now in its fourth year, has grown since its first year
  • Advice for entrepreneurs
  • The incredible story of the Mack Brothers
  • A teaser about his latest project

For more information on Venture Catalysts, visit the official website.



Marc Hudson is the co-founder and CEO of Rocket Fiber, a Detroit-based internet service provider, dedicated to advancing the internet experience through dependable, unrestrained connectivity.

During his interview segment, he is joined by Chris Thomas, co-founder and president of Detroit Mobility lab, and Ricky Singh, Chief Products and Solutions, IoT at Sprint.

Marc Hudson

Throughout the interview, Marc talks about:

  • The process of implementing 5G
  • Rocket Fiber’s physical and geographical expansion
  • What having this infrastructure means for the city of Detroit
  • The current (and future) tech ecosystem in Detroit

For more information on Rocket Fiber, visit the official website and keep up with the latest news on Twitter.


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