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Monday, May 2
 

9:00am

Detroit Entrepreneur Week Opening Event (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

9:00 a.m. -     Open and Welcome

                       Mark S. Lee, President and CEO, The LEE Group, MI LLC

9:15 a.m. -     Inspirational Speaker

                       Tisha Hammon, From Launch To Ascent

9:45 a.m. -     Break

10:00 a.m. -   Keynote Speaker

11:00 a.m. -   Business Network provider’s updates

11:30 a.m. -   Closing remarks & overview of the events for the week


Speakers
MS

Mark S. Lee

President and CEO, The LEE Group, MI LLC


Monday May 2, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
.TechTown

3:30pm

"Diversity in Tech Panel" at Bamboo Detroit (RSVP)
Limited Capacity full

What does diversity mean? How should we have these discussions (inclusivity vs diversity) Does inclusivity matter to the business? Why? Where are the biggest challenges, what are the opportunities? Join us as we celebrate Detroit’s success in this area!


Panelists

Kathleen Norton Schock - Kathleen is the Co-founder of Ardent Cause L3C, Michigan’s first social enterprise.

Monica Wheat - Monica is the founder of Digerati Girls

Durand Davis - Durand is the Founder of LavLabs a digital music company

Anna Isachenko - Anna is a Venture for America fellow working at SPLT, an enterprise first carpooling platform.

Jordan Skole - Jordan is the campus director for The Iron Yard’s Detroit campus.

Monday May 2, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bamboo Detroit 1442 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226

5:30pm

2016 Techweek Kick-Off Party at Punch Bowl Social Detroit - Sponsored by RingCentral (RSVP)
Limited Capacity full

Come meet fellow Techweekers at the 2016 Techweek Kick-Off Party at Punch Bowl Social Detroit - Sponsored by RingCentral

Monday May 2, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Punch Bowl Social Detroit 1331 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
 
Tuesday, May 3
 

9:00am

Are You Ready To Do Business? (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

8:00 a.m. -     Complimentary Continental Breakfast

9:00am -        Are you Ready to do Business

The mission of the Workshop is to provide practical advice and counsel to existing and aspiring small businesses experiencing growth challenges. With business experts, a panel discussion, and workshop sessions, attendees will receive information that is critical to the success of their business.

                       Presented by Lee Group, LLC

      Workshop Topics:

  • Articulating Your Vision 
  • Communicating Your Brand
  • Managing Your Numbers
  • Identifying Your Target Markets

1:00pm -         Closing


Tuesday May 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
TechTown 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

1:30pm

Can I Get To Know You? Presented by The She Is Project LAUNCHED (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

1:30 p.m. -     Can I Get To Know You?

                       Presented by The She Is Project LAUNCHED

Attendees learn tips and techniques for making business connections, recognizing potential beneficial relationships, networking and establishing relationships for business purposes. Board of Needs Populating (attendees write their business needs and contact info. on boards for others to review and connect later to offer business services)

    Workshop Agenda:

  • Introduction of content and first interactive session
  • Interactive Session: Perfecting your elevator pitch
  • Activity Review
  • Short Break/Board of Needs Populating and Review
  • Interactive Session: Targeted speed networking activity
  • Activity review
  • Socializing/Board of Needs

3:30pm          Closing

Speaker:  Carlotta Tutt Holloway is a progressive marketer with over 15 years working experience in the field of Marketing, Media, and Advertising; developing and executing marketing strategies for brands such as Walmart, Chrysler International, General Motors, McDonald’s, and more after graduating from Purdue University. She is Principal at True Root Marketing, a full-service marketing agency specializing in strategy, branding, and experiential, and Founder of The She Is Project, a movement that celebrates and educates multicultural female bloggers and aspiring entrepreneurs.


Tuesday May 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
TechTown 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

3:30pm

GE Digital: A Digital Industrial Revolution in Detroit
Dr. Bob Borchelt, GE Industrial Solutions – Brilliant Factory IT Leader & CIO

Dr. Bob Borchelt is a CIO, leading Brilliant Factory initiatives for GE’s Energy Connections business. He is a senior leader out of the Digital Thread Hub here in the Detroit area. 

Speakers
DB

Dr. Bob Borchelt

GE Industrial Solutions – Brilliant Factory IT Leader & CIO


Tuesday May 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TechTown 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

4:00pm

2016 Techweek Detroit Launch Competition - Sponsored by Rocket Ventures (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see the Start-up competitors of the 2016 Techweek Detroit Launch Competition @ TechTown! 

Tuesday May 3, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
TechTown 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

7:00pm

“The Future of Mobility” by Fontinalis Partners (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:

Glimpse into the world of next-generation mobility and the massive opportunities for growth across its many subsectors.  Chris Thomas, a Founder and Partner at the leading mobility-focused investment firm in the world, will discuss why next-gen mobility solutions are so important and how both the public and private sector can work together to make lasting and invaluable impact. Chris will also provide his perspective on where the industry is heading.

 

Topics:

-        Defining next-generation mobility

-        Public/private sector dynamics

-        IoT impact on mobility/infrastructure

-        The impact of autonomous vehicles

-        Potential areas of focus for entrepreneurs

 

Bio: 

Chris is a Founder and Partner of Fontinalis.  Prior to Fontinalis, Chris worked at Ford Motor Company in Sustainable Business Development and Treasury, where he conducted financial and strategic analysis. Previously, Chris served in the U.S. Army as a Communications Officer in Iraq where he was responsible for data communication systems and organizational change management. Before joining the military, Chris worked as an Investment Banker at UBS in San Francisco and New York within its Technology and Energy groups.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of one of Fontinalis’ portfolio companies, nuTonomy, and is the Chairman of Read to a Child, a national children’s literacy and mentoring nonprofit. Additionally, he serves as a Board Observer of three of Fontinalis’ portfolio companies: Life360, SmartKargo, and SQLstream. He is also a member of the Global Cleantech 100 expert panel and a former member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Personal Transportation Systems.

Chris earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Yale School of Management with a concentration in strategy. While at Yale, he served on the Honor Committee and graduated with distinction in former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s seminar on Faith and Globalization. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and International Relations from Michigan State University. Chris is a resident of the City of Detroit and a staunch advocate of urban redevelopment and revitalization.


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
TechTown 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202
 
Wednesday, May 4
 

9:00am

Social Entrepreneurship: The Art of Mission-based Ventures (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

8:00 a.m. -     Check-in & Complimentary Continental Breakfast

9:00am -        Social Entrepreneurship: The Art of Mission-based Ventures

                       Presented in partnership with BUILD INSTITUTE

Workshop Agenda:

  • Welcome from DEW committee, SEA Detroit and Build Institute
  • Keynote: “A Discussion on Social Entrepreneurship”
  • Social Entrepreneurship Ideation - Group Activity 
  • Break 
  • "Meet the Social Entrepreneurs” - Panel discussion with local social entrepreneurs, social impact investors and resource providers 
  • General Q&A 

12:00pm -       Social Enterprise Alliance Lunch


Wednesday May 4, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
.TechTown

1:30pm

"The Future of Getting to Work" by SPLT (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Grand Circus Detroit 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

2:00pm

"Sketch to Solid, Turn Your Doodle into 3D Figures" by CADatonic (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Circus Detroit 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

2:30pm

Sneak Peek of Detroit Startup Week (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

Sit down with Kyle Bazzy, Lead Organizer at Startup Week Detroit to find out all the great things coming soon to Detroit!

Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Circus Detroit 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

3:00pm

Show Me the Money!
Limited Capacity seats available

Macomb Community College’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship assists start-ups through educating entrepreneurs on the in’s and out’s of entrepreneurship. The Innovation Fund Macomb Community College powered by JP Morgan Chase & Co,  offers two levels of grants for technology in the nine-county region of Southeast Michigan.   


Speakers
DM

Dawn Magretta

Director, MCC Foundation
CU

Casandra Ulbrich

PhD, Vice President of Advancement & Community Affairs & Dawn Magretta, Director, MCC Foundation


Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Circus Detroit 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

3:30pm

"Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became an Entrepreneur" (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

Entrepreneurship is the fastest growing employment sector in 2016. In today’s competitive 
environment, the area of entrepreneurship is continually evolving. Our panel “Things I wish Someone told me Before I Became an Entrepreneur” will give audience participants a behind the scenes look at what separates successful entrepreneurs from others. You will hear stories of what it takes to get to the top, lessons learned along the way, what were some of the biggest mistakes that the panelists have made and how did each panelist learn from those mistakes. This will be an interactive, fireside chat discussion that is sure to provide some great insight.

Hashtags: #northof41 #IwishIknew #TechWeekDetroit

Agenda: 3:30 pm Panel Discussion
 4:15 pm Q&A
 4:30 pm Wrap Up

Moderator:
Yvonne Pilon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yvonnepilon
CEO & President, WE-Tech Alliance

Panelists:
Eric Janssen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ewrjanssen
CRO, Intellitix

Jakub Koter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakub-koter-a932a216
Co-Founder, Red Piston

Frank Law: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-law-163657 
Co-Founder, Arrow Agent

Erin Bonahoom: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-bonahoom-2ab41a46
Founder, Canvas Legal PLC 

Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Circus Detroit 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

4:30pm

"Could Detroit Be The Next Silicon Valley?" by Automation Alley (RSVP)
Limited Capacity filling up

Move over, Silicon Valley! Automation Alley’s 2016 Technology Industry Report shows that Southeast Michigan is on track to outpace Silicon Valley in terms of hiring, R&D investment and revenue growth in 2016. Join Tom Kelly, COO of Automation Alley, to hear more about the report and what the results mean for Southeast Michigan.

Panel includes:

Tom Kelly Moderator 

Bill Camp of Detroit Labs

Samit Ghosh of P3 North America

4:30-4:40: Tom to present report

4:40-5:00 Panel discussion

5:00-5:15/5:30 Q&A

 

Speakers
avatar for Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly

COO & Director of Entrepreneurship, Automation Alley


Wednesday May 4, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Circus Detroit 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

5:30pm

"Detroit Initiatives Elevating the Tech Community" by Grand Cricus (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

As the technology and entrepreneurial landscape continues to grow in Detroit, so do the movements and programs focused on building up the community from within. Join us for a short presentation and panel discussion on Detroit Initiatives Elevating the Tech Community to highlight some of these movements and the positive impacts they're making in the city. Led by Grand Circus' Director of Community Programs Chioke Mose-Teleford.

Wednesday May 4, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand Circus Detroit 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

6:30pm

"An Insider’s View: A Reporter’s Perspective - How to Get Your Company on Their Radar Screen” (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

For entrepreneurs today, being media savvy is key to getting word out about your company.  Everyone can agree that it is very difficult for entrepreneurs to get on the “radar” screen of the media. 

Our panel discussion An Insider’s View: A Reporter’s Perspective will give the audience participants a “behind the scenes” look as to how reporters decide which stories to report.  You will also learn how to get your company noticed by reporters along with understanding the role that the media can play in your overall PR strategy.

Agenda:                 6:30 pm  Panel Discussion

                                    7:15 pm  Q&A

                                    7:30 pm  Networking

Moderator:

Jeff Musson:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/musson

CEO of Dynamicnetwork.com, Founder of Northof41.org 

Panelists:

1)  Robert Huschka:                 https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-huschka-24640738

Editor, Detroit Free Press

 

2)  Dan Duggan:                          https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-duggan-5063a85

Editor Special Projects, Crain’s Detroit Business

 

3)  Alexandra Bahou:              https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrabahou

Digital Reporter, WXYZ-TV (ABC Affiliate)

 

4)  Andrea Trapani:               https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreabogostrapani

Managing Partner, Identity PR


 

Wednesday May 4, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Grand Circus Detroit 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

7:00pm

Detroit Beer Company - The Official Wednesday After Party (RSVP)
Limited Capacity filling up

Come join us after Grand Circus at Detroit Beer Company. Meet all the great people in the Detroit tech community!

Wednesday May 4, 2016 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The 2nd Floor - Detroit Beer Company 1529 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
 
Thursday, May 5
 

9:00am

Shining The Spotlight on Black-Owned Food Businesses (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

Presented in partnership with FOODLAB DETROIT
                       Moderated by Keith Owens, Editor, Michigan Chronicle

The latest restaurants and hottest nightspots, all seem to be concentrated in one relatively small geographical area. From the media coverage you’d never know that black-owned food businesses in Detroit are powering the city’s revitalization.  This panel convenes some extraordinary owners of black-owned food businesses that are beloved by the local community.  They have been circulating resources, building wealth and opening doors to opportunities for other Detroiters.  Come hear them discuss how they took their food business to the next level – with intensity, efficiency and authenticity.

Workshop Agenda:

  • Welcome from DEW committee, FoodLab Detroit
  • Keynote: “The Power of Food in Community”, Chef Phil Jones
  • World Café’ – Group Activity facilitated by FoodLab members
  • Break
  • "Meet the Owners” - Panel discussion with black-owned food business owners
  • Question & Answers 

Thursday May 5, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
TechTown 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

11:00am

2016 Techweek Hiring Fair (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

Seeker Link:  http://www.targetedjobfairs.com/may-5-2016-detroit-mi-tech-engineering-career-fair/#tab-id-1

Employer Link:  http://www.targetedjobfairs.com/may-5-2016-detroit-mi-tech-engineering-career-fair/#tab-id-2


One of the easiest and most effective ways to gain face-to-face access with companies looking to hire!  Candidates will typically be interested in jobs in the following fields:

  • Information Technology (all disciplines)
  • Engineering (all disciplines)
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet / E-Commerce
  • Government
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Electronics
  • Cloud
  • Mobile
  • All other related fields

Thursday May 5, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
TechTown 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

4:00pm

Drinks, Food, and Mobile Workforce Strategy sponsored by RingCentral
Invite-only event hosted by RingCentral

Thursday May 5, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Townhouse Detroit 500 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48226
 
Friday, May 6
 

8:00am

Show Me The Money: 10 Different Ways To Finance Your Business Venture (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

8:00 a.m. -     Check-in & Complimentary Continental Breakfast

9:00am -        Show Me The Money: 10 Different Ways To Finance Your Business Venture

                       Presented in partnership with GREAT LAKES WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL

                       & SCORE

Connect with representatives from various financing opportunities. Receive the Detroit Entrepreneur Week guide to non-traditional lending, grants and other financial incentives.


Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 11:00am
.TechTown

9:00am

Tech Talk with Quicken Loans
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: All Access (Includes Fest Pass).
Here from Quicken Loans CIO, Linglong He, as she discusses the tech advancements behind the nation's largest online mortgage lender.

Friday May 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

10:05am

A Conversation with Jill Ford
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As Mayor Duggan’s Special Advisor, Jill Ford heads the City of Detroit’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. Jill chose to come to Detroit from the San Francisco Bay Area, where as an Angel Investor and Advisor she transformed emerging businesses using strategies forged in mobile gaming.  Jill brings a wealth of global leadership in mobile and games, including heading Disney Mobile’s worldwide distribution to mobile manufacturers and running Motorola’s global games usage. A global citizen, Jill ran a company in Ghana that discovered, developed, and funded new entrepreneurs and she has traveled to more than 15 countries. Jill combines a Wharton MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Speakers
JF

Jill Ford

Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, City of Detroit


Friday May 6, 2016 10:05am - 10:35am
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

10:40am

Citizen-Centric Government: The next evolution in Michigan
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It is not a secret that government doesn’t always keep pace with technological advances, especially when it comes to customer interactions. Michigan has made improving citizen interaction a top priority, utilizing technology to bring government to the people. All the while, ensuring that it is done with a strong security foundation.

 


Speakers
DB

David Behen

DTMB Director and Michigan CIO, DTMB Director and Michigan CIO


Friday May 6, 2016 10:40am - 11:10am
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

11:15am

DETROIT VS EVERYBODY - How does our entrepreneurial & investment community stack up?
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You have seen it in the headlines of every major newspaper across the nation – “is Detroit the next Silicon Valley?!” [insert eye roll here] Indeed, research on Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment activity indicates steady and consistent growth and success in Michigan, with Detroit ranking as one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial and investment communities in the nation. And the potential for the state to shake up the national rankings even more is evident in the underlying data:  Michigan ranked 18th nationally in venture capital invested in 2015 despite having the highest research spending-to-venture capital investment ratio in the nation, the 7th highest number of PhDs in science and engineering, and 6th highest number of invention patents issued. 
But how does the state and its largest city really stack up against other venture hotbeds across the nation?
Detroit based venture capitalists Jared Stasik (DVP), Brett deMarrais (Ludlow Ventures), and Adrian Ohmer (Invest Detroit) will square off on trends they are seeing in Detroit and in Silicon Valley with Emily Heintz, the author of the Michigan Venture Capital Association’s annual venture capital research report to debate whether an abundance of research, talent, and ideas translate into a thriving entrepreneurial and investment community.



Moderators
avatar for Emily Heintz

Emily Heintz

Associate Director, Michigan Venture Capital Association

Speakers
BD

Brett DeMarrais

Partner, Ludlow Ventures
AO

Adrian Ohmer

Principal, Invest Detroit Ventures
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Jared Stasik

Partner, Detroit Venture Partners
Lives, works, and raises a family in Detroit. Big sports fan and President of the Jim Harbaugh fan club. UM Ross BBA, Berkeley-Haas MBA.


Friday May 6, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

12:05pm

Building a Brand Through Story Telling
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Moderators
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Damien Rocchi

Founder, Grand Circus
Damien Rocchi is the CEO and co-founder of Grand Circus, a modern tech training academy based in downtown Detroit. Damien is a native Australian who is passionate about Detroit’s tech-led renaissance and the application of new approaches to education. Much of Damien’s experience involves building and growing new businesses, and he has led several teams within some of Australia’s largest consumer-focused companies. Prior to forming Grand... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Russo

Bridget Russo

CMO, Shinola


Friday May 6, 2016 12:05pm - 12:35pm
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

12:55pm

Investing in Sports Technology
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The discussion will focus on the rapid growth at the intersection of digital and sports. Panelists will provide detailed insights into fundraising, investing strategies, key indicators, competitive landscape, specific verticals of interest, growth opportunities and also the overarching benefits and drawbacks of investing in sports technology.

Moderators
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Deepen Parikh

Partner, Courtside Ventures

Speakers
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Rodney Williams SPEAKER

CEO, LSNR
http://lisnr.com
RV

Ryan Vaughn SPEAKER

CEO, Varsity News Network


Friday May 6, 2016 12:55pm - 1:40pm
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

1:45pm

Commercializing Healthcare Innovations: Perspectives from providers, investors and entrepreneurs
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Healthcare represents a complex, dynamic, and often daunting market for technology entrepreneurs.  Despite an abundance of need and opportunity (driven by things like healthcare reform, aging and chronically ill populations and increasing costs) and new technologies available to address these issues, navigating the complex web of stakeholders and interests can be challenging for new ventures.  In this session we will talk with entrepreneurs, investors, and providers about the reality of commercializing innovation in this industry, and what early stage companies can do to succeed.    

Moderators
WD

Ward Detwiler SPEAKER

Henry Ford Health System Innovations

Speakers
DG

David Gregorka SPEAKER

Venture Partner, Baird Capital
DM

Dan Miller SPEAKER

Managing Director, RIN Capital
LM

Lisa Mclaughlin SPEAKER

CEO & Co-founder, Workit Health
DR

Dr Robert FRANK SPEAKER

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Health Care Consultant/Entrepreneur,, Former EVP/Chief Medical Officer Meridian Health Plan, Former CEO/Chief Medical Officer Wayne State University Physician Group


Friday May 6, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

2:35pm

The Future of Mobility: Fireside Chat
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Fontinalis has been an early investor in mobility companies around the world, from Lyft, to Zendrive, to nuTonomy. They've put money into bikes, parking and driverless car tech and have a vision for trying to solve mobility issues. Chris Thomas, a founder and partner at the Detroit venture firm, will talk to Wall Street Journal reporter Mike Ramsey about how the firm finds budding companies to invest in and how Detroit can win using the resources and historical talent ingrained into this region.

Moderators
MR

Mike Ramsey

Wall Street Journal

Speakers
CT

Chris Thomas

Founder and Partner, Fontinalis
Chris is a Founder and Partner of Fontinalis.  Prior to Fontinalis, Chris worked at Ford Motor Company in Sustainable Business Development and Treasury, where he conducted financial and strategic analysis. Previously, Chris served in the U.S. Army as a Communications Officer in Iraq where he was responsible for data communication systems and organizational change management. Before joining the military, Chris worked as an... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 2:35pm - 3:20pm
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

3:25pm

Autonomous Vehicles “Where does the Emergence of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology stand?
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Moderators
PS

Phil Santer SPEAKER

Vice President of Business Development, Ann Arbor SPARK

Speakers
JJ

Jason Johnson

Director, User Experience Design, Harman
HP

Huei Peng

Director, Michigan Mobility Transformation Center, University of Michigan
BP

Bryce Pilz SPEAKER

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law Entrepreneurship Clinic, University of Michigan


Friday May 6, 2016 3:25pm - 4:25pm
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

4:30pm

Detroit Startup City
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Speakers
JC

Jacob Cohen

Detroit Venture Partners, Partner
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Marc Hudson

Co-founder / CEO, Rocket Fiber
Marc Hudson is Co-founder and CEO at Rocket Fiber and is leading the effort to launch 1,000 times faster Internet, advanced HDTV, and hyper speed business services here in Detroit.
TK

Travis Knepper

RideHop, CEO
KL

Kevin Lustig

CEO, Ginkotree


Friday May 6, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

5:00pm

Rooftop Speaker Reception - Sponsored by Comcast Business
Limited Capacity filling up

Friday May 6, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
M@dison Building 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
 
Saturday, May 7
 

9:00am

"Hack the Streets" Civic Hackathon (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available


Saturday May 7, 2016 9:00am - 11:30am
Techstars Mobility - Ford Field 2000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226

9:00am

Small Business Legal Academy (RSVP)
Limited Capacity seats available

Presented in partnership with WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

All-day agenda includes panel discussions ranging from Intellectual Property, Marketing Issues and Funding Issues to information for social entrepreneurs and nonprofits.  The day will also feature “Ask a Lawyer” sessions where participants can meet one-on-one with legal professionals.

Saturday May 7, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
.TechTown

3:30pm

"Swim With The Pros" by MySwimPro
Limited Capacity full

Dive in with the pros in a one-of-a-kind swimming experience. Learn the core stroke mechanics that have transformed thousands of athletes using MySwimPro's elite training platform. With hands on help in the water from MySwimPro's founding team, video recording and analysis, you’ll be swimming faster and more efficiently within minutes.-

About The Instructors
Fares Ksebati: Fares is the Co-Founder and CEO of MySwimPro. A life-long swimmer, Fares is a nationally recognized adult swimming coach and serves on the National Fitness committee for U.S. Masters Swimming. He's also a Masters Swimming National Champion, and competed on the varsity swimming team at Wayne State University.

Adam Oxner: Adam is one of the Co-Founders of MySwimPro and is an experienced competitive swimmer. Adam has coached all levels of swimming and competed on the Varsity swimming program at the University of Michigan. He is a member of the 2013 NCAA D1 National Championship swimming team.

Safety Notice: Event participants must be able to swim 25 yards continuously above the water without the help of the instructor or training aids. 

Bring a swim suit!





Saturday May 7, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Boll Family YMCA 1401 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226