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About Marlowe Stoudamire

Amy is a sports attorney with a social entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Detroit. By combining her business and legal background with her sense of adventure, love of the community and people skills, she along with her business partner, formed Rebel Nell in early 2013.

Amy's tenacity, persistence and "can-do" attitude has transformed Rebel Nell from a vision to a successful social start-up in a short time frame.

Angel Gambino is a WIRED Top 100 executive and serial entrepreneur with 25 years experience working with innovative media, tech and retail businesses offering extraordinary consumer experiences.

She is an intuitive strategist, natural networker and tenacious business developer who instinctively delivers results with impact.

David Kirby grew up in North Carolina where he attended the University of North Carolina School of Law. After graduating, he moved to Brooklyn, New York before ultimately moving to Detroit in October 2013.

In April, David, along with his girlfriend Caitlin James, opened Parker Street Market in the West Village of Detroit.

Marlowe Stoudamire was born, raised and still resides in the city of Detroit. He is the founder of Butterfly Effect Detroit. His professional experience spans over 15 years with local and national companies in areas of project management, marketing, business development, and multi-level relationship-building.

Marlowe was named to 40 under 40 list by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2012 and received the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship through the German Marshall Fund of the United States in 2013. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Mike is a self-taught technologist and senior developer at Loveland Technologies. He is a seasoned web developer and Code for America captain with development interests firmly in the civic sphere.

Founder of, Mike has worked with several startups in the media world and keeps a solid grounding in both web development and film.

Rachele Downs is the Vice President, Entrepreneurial Strategies for Inforum and the Inforum Center for Leadership. Rachele is responsible for leading inGAGE™, Inforum’s strategy to position Michigan as the Midwest hub for high-growth women entrepreneurs

Rick Williams is the owner of Burn Rubber, a boutique sneaker shop in Royal Oak, MI.