Tomorrow Tour: The Future of Detroit Innovation

March 10, 2016
TechTown
440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202



An evening roundtable and networking event focused on how Detroit tells its innovation story and where that intersects with national entrepreneurship trends. 

Introductions and Innovation Case Studies

Christopher Wink, Technical.ly

Craig D'agostini, Comcast, Heartland Region

Paul Riser, TechTown

Pam Lewis, New Economy Initiative

James Feagin, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Jill Ford, City of Detroit

Amy Kaherl, Detroit SOUP


Panel Discussion: Detroit's position in national entrepreneurship & local tech community development trends.

Amanda Lewan, Bamboo Detroit

Anamarie Sabbagh, Startup Grind

April Boyle, Build Institute

Moderated by Jordan Twardy, Eight Mile Boulevard Association


Resource Brainstorming led by:

Carolyn Cassin, Michigan Women's Foundation

Stella Safari, Ponyride/StartUp Effect

Ashley Tyson, Consultant


Fireside Chat with keynote speaker Kelly Hoey. Kelly is an Inc.com columnist, an angel investor, and appears regularly as an investor panelist on CNBC's Power Pitch. 


Roundtable Discussion

Stella Safari, Ponyride/Startup Effect

Jessica Robinson, Techstars

Jason Raznick, Benzinga

Niles Heron, Michigan Funders (Crowdfund Finance, Inc.)

Moderated by Chris Wink, Technical.ly