6 September Events You Don’t Want To MissBy Amanda Lewan on August 30th, 2015 /
It’s not every day presidents of billion dollar companies share secretes to success, or hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors gather to discuss the future of innovation in Detroit. In the Fall we see entrepreneurship and innovation take the stage of a few great conferences and networking events. Make sure to mark your calendars and make the trip for the following September events.
Innovating at Amway – September 8th, Grand Rapids. Doug DeVos current President of Amway will share insights into their approach to innovation. The company is now estimated at over $11 Billion dollars. Founded in 1959 by Rich DeVos and Jay Van Adnel it is still headquartered in West Michigan. Spots are limited for this upcoming event.
Next Energy V2B Mashup – September 9th, Detroit. This one day event in Detroit will bring together connected vehicle technology and connected building technology to foster new business development in the V2B (vehicle to building) space. Detroit is in a unique position to foster innovation in connected devices. You can also hear from keynote speaker Gordon Feller, Director at the Office of the EVP at Cisco speak. Learn more about the event here.
Innovate Michigan Summit – September 10th, East Lansing. Calling all inventors and entrepreneurs, this event is for you! The Michigan Inventors Coalition, a network of inventors, is holding a day long event focused on invention and innovation. The summit takes place on September 10th and features speakers including Christal Sheppard the USPTO Director of Detroit Office, Dhana Cohn Co-founder of Inventorz network, several panel discussions and more.
Techonomy – September 15th, Detroit. The Techonomy conference is back this year to continue an in-depth conversation around technology and innovation in Detroit. The conference always has a great mix of national speakers and highlighting local leaders too. Speakers from Ford, Monster, IBM and the City of Detroit will share insights at this day long conference on September 15th. Read some of our past takeaways from this conference.
City as a Startup – September 16th, Detroit. The following day in Detroit is a new conference called “City as a Startup” hosted by Venture for America. The conversation continues but this time with a greater focus on entrepreneurship in cities and the opportunity in Detroit. Billionaire Dan Gilbert and other local entrepreneurs will share insights. Venture For America is a program placing entrepreneurial talent into urban areas. We’re excited to hear their insights on Detroit and lessons from other cities.
Flywall: Detroit Speed Consulting – September 17th, Detroit. This unique event is perfect for a new or growing business. Your startup can join in on a day of “speed consulting” at Bamboo Detroit. Each company will be able to travel around and hear insights from experts on different topics including branding, business development, legal and accounting. There are limited spots available so make sure you RSVP for this event quickly.
Bonus: Catch the very first Techstars Mobility Demo Day in Detroit next week on September 10th.
What other conferences and great events are happening near you? You can add them anytime to our statewide community calendar here. Have fun networking and growing this fall.