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Wednesday, May 24 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mobility Companies Should Be in Detroit

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For mobility companies, choosing where to be headquartered can mean the difference between success and failure. With so many options, how should mobility entrepreneurs assess the benefits of each location? According to a report released by Navigant Research, Detroit is beating Silicon Valley in the self-driving car race, and has unique opportunities that mobility entrepreneurs will not find elsewhere. Hear some of the most influential thought leaders in the mobility space discuss why Detroit is the perfect place and now is the perfect time for mobility companies to be in Detroit.

Attendees will learn resources and opportunities available to mobility entrepreneurs

Speakers: MODERATOR: Aaron Turk, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), Senior Executive
Jill Ford, City of Detroit, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Chris Thomas, Fontinalis Partners, Founder & Parter
Justin Graham, Mighty AI, VP, Product
Ted Serbinski, Techstars, Managing Director

Moderators
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Aaron Turk

Senior Executive, Strategy & Business Development, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
DEGC

Speakers
#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Jill Ford

Principal, Toyota AI Ventures
Jill Ford is the Principal of Toyota AI Ventures. As the City of Detroit’s Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Jill attracted and grew startups and small businesses in Detroit. She did this by engaging directly with thousands of entrepreneurs throughout the city, observing... Read More →
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Ted Serbinski

Managing Director, Techstars Mobility
Fueling the startup renaissance in Detroit. Building things and helping people. Cornell alum. Dad of 3 kids under 3.


Wednesday May 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201