SEPT 18-20, 2019



Homecoming V allowed for its Detroit-made expat attendees to engage with the companies and entrepreneurs which are being building great products for the future in the city. New and exciting tech companies such as StockX, Duo Security and May Mobility demonstrated to expats and locals alike that Detroit is still a hub for innovation. Since 2014, over 600 Detroit expats have made the invite-only trip back to their hometown for the Detroit Homecoming experience. Since its inception, over $300 million of direct investment has been generated through the event in Detroit as well as an additional $500 million of indirect investment.



September 28, 2018

Kellogg Foundation panel explores importance of Detroit’s black entrepreneurs

Kellogg Foundation panel explores importance of Detroit’s black entrepreneurs “What we’re finding is there is tons of potential in the market,” LaJune Montgomery Tabron, president and […]
September 28, 2018

StockX raises $44 million from new investors with boost from Silicon Valley

StockX raises $44 million from new investors with boost from Silicon Valley Detroit-based e-commerce startup StockX has raised $44 million from investors as the exchange that […]
September 28, 2018

Real Estate 101 in the D

Real Estate 101 in the D When Peter Cummings and his development partners began working with Whole Foods Market in 2011 to build its first Detroit […]
  • I get to be with lots of interesting tech industry people in the course of my business travels, but the group that attended Detroit Homecoming simply blew me away.  Why? For their diverse accomplishments across so many sectors, their genuine friendliness and the immediate connection we all felt. I rarely go to the same event twice but I hope I am lucky enough to be invited again next year.
    Co-founder & CEO, The Grommet
  • They tugged at my heartstrings.  They demonstrated the turnaround was real.  They made it clear my help and participation would be appreciated.  And they appealed to my greed by showing me there was indeed opportunity in Detroit.  So I'll likely open an office, hire people, and do my part for the city that will always be dear to me.
    Founder & CEO, University Research & Review
  • I had a great experience attending the Detroit Homecoming.  During several sessions, I became emotional because I know the potential of this great city. Prior to the event, I was wondering if I should get involved. Now I know I will get involved and provide transformational leadership in my areas of expertise.  I am committed to the rebirth of Detroit.
    State Representative, Texas
  • The was one of the best experiences of my life. I found the Detroit Homecoming to be inspiring and invigorating: the speakers were great, the venues were on point, and it was a wonderful experience being able to network and connect with other successful, like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs united behind a vision for supporting and growing Detroit.
    Founder & CEO, Social Toaster


February 21, 2018

Q&A: Jody Levy, co-founder of beverage company WTRMLN WTR

Jody Levy is an artist with a background in creating immersive environments. But her career took a turn when she discovered a breakthrough in raw, cold-pressed […]
February 21, 2018

‘Say nice things about Detroit’ creator helps carry on message

She’s the woman behind the motto “Say nice things about Detroit” that has been seen on bumper stickers and T-shirts since the 1970s. Emily Gail began […]
February 21, 2018

Q&A: Shane and Shawn Ward, expats and founders of Shane+Shawn footwear company

Twin brothers Shane and Shawn Ward grew up in Detroit and attended Cass Technical High School before earning degrees at the University of Michigan. With backgrounds […]