DETxTOL Detroit Startup Ecosystem
The first DETxTOL event will be a panel discussion focused on the similarities and differences between the Detroit and Toledo startup ecosystems and how we can share resources. We'd love to give you a sneak peak and introduce you to our first panelist, Anistia Phiaria, Founder of D-Life. Read through her impressive bio and mark your calendars for 8/22 so you can come out and meet her!
"Anistia Phiaria is a Planet Designer and Power Connector. Anistia is the Founder of the new multi-tiered brand D-LIFE - a Detroit-focused innovative brand that consists of an insurance exchange; The D-LIFE Institute - a not-for-profit organization; and D-LIFE H20 - a social enterprise where 3% of sales fund alkaline water ionizers for low-income Flint Water Crisis victims. Anistia currently serves as President Emeritus of the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce, empowering small business owners to succeed within the community. Anistia also served as Advisory Board Member: Alzheimer's Association, African American Initiative and Advisory Board Director: Budgeting & Economic Development, Washtenaw County, My Brother’s Keeper under the Obama Administration. Anistia serves as the Detroit Chair of Walker’s Legacy - a national business collective for Women of Color.