Schedule some inspiration into your planner this Monday, August 20th, by attending the #IM48 event at the Madison Theatre from 2:30PM to 5:30PM. The event comes from the founders of IdeaMensch, “a community of entrepreneurs who share how they bring life to their ideas” and will feature four speakers from the Detroit Area who will talk about how they turned their ideas into successful ventures.
These series of talks started with events in LA. The events were so successful that IdeaMensch wanted to take them on the road to reach a bigger audience and “ignite entrepreneurial communities all across America.” That has turned into #IM48, a road trip of inspiration that’s hitting 48 states and includes a stop in Detroit.
The founder of IdeaMensch, Mario Schulzke wrote that he chose Detroit as a stop because he’s heard “amazing things about the growing startup scene in the city.”
Schulzke has a pretty amazing story of his own. He’s a first generation American, coming to the country from Germany at the age of 16. He started IdeaMensch while he was waiting to receive his green card and unable to start a business of his own. He transferred his eagerness and energy into IdeaMensch to help others with their businesses.
The IdeaMensch website now has over 800 interviews with entrepreneurs, including the author, blogger, and founder of Squidoo.com, Seth Godin. Godin’s blog is the most popular in the world by a single author and his ebooks are among the most popular published ebooks.
The #IM48 stop in Detroit will feature talks from Michiganders just as interesting and successful as Godin.
The four confirmed speakers are Andy Didorosi, I Am Young Detroit Alumn and President and Founder of The Detroit Bus Company, Tom Nardone, the President of PriveCo, Josh Linkner, VC, entrepreneur, author of Disciplined Dreaming, and Stacy Goldberg, Founder of Savorfull.
The speakers will share their stories of their journey and how they turned their ideas into reality. At the end of each talk the audience will have a chance to ask questions.
Detroit is the 21st stop on a tour that’s already proven to be successful and interesting. “We spent four days on a pig farm in Iowa,” wrote Schulzke. ”The farmer was a former Apple engineer who decided he wanted to figure out how to breed a better pig.”
There won’t be pigs at the Detroit event, but like the previous #IM48 stops you can expect a diverse crowd. According to the event’s website, there’s no way to stereotype the audience, but there is one thing that everyone in attendance has in common: “Our almost comical passion for ideas, and our insane desire to bring those ideas to life.”
You can buy tickets to the event here, and bonus…win free tickets by commenting the following response below: Who are you most looking forward to hearing at #IM48Detroit? Entries must be received by tonight, Saturday, August 18th at Midnight Eastern. Winners will be notified via Facebook by noon Sunday, August 19th.