The crowd being mesmerized by the current pitch.

On February 28th, 2019, over 200 people from around the world came to witness the inaugural DBC Pitchfest (powered by Detroit Fintech Bay). When EOS Detroit started planning this event with the Detroit Blockchain Center a little over two months ago, nobody could foresee that the event would turn out 200+ attendees and end up as the highest profile blockchain-related event that Southeast Michigan has seen in quite some time. New relationships were forged and old ones fostered, as the community came together to support and learn about startups working in the fintech and blockchain industries. The Detroit Blockchain Center raised approximately $5000 to be used towards bootstrapping costs. It would not have been possible to pull off the Pitchfest without the help of various sponsors who contributed both cash towards event logistics, and digital assets to incorporate into prize packages for the winning teams as well as gifts to attendees. Also, a special thanks to all who helped make the event successful with their time and labor, and in particular Adam Zientarski who orchestrated the planning and logistics of the overall production.

On the night of May 21, 1921, $26 million was burned to the ground. The infamous Tulsa Race Riot targeted 35 blocks of Black American businesses and residences. Within 16 hours the Ku Klux Klan of Tulsa decimated thriving economic growth that had spurred as a result of large numbers of Black Americans migrating west to escape the socio-economic constraints of the south in the hopes of finding sustaining prosperity. Instead, fortunes were lost.

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