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Innovate State | Max Schmidt

Event Description

Max Schmidt is the founder of 1701 Bespoke, a custom menswear boutique based in Detroit. He’s been active in startups and entrepreneurship since graduating from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Advertising in 2009. He cut his teeth in entrepreneurship with a tech startup that operated out of Chicago’s 1871 startup incubator, growing the company from 5 recurring business subscriptions to 5000, before leaving Chicago to come back to Detroit and create 1701. Now Schmidt is focused on developing the fashion and clothing manufacturing community in Detroit and has started his own clothing manufacturing company specializing in handmade ties and pocket squares.

Tags: Entrepreneurial,Career Growth,Michigan State University,Alumni Association