Detroit’s tech scene has been the talk of the town lately. Many notable Detroiters, like Josh Linkner of Detroit Venture Partners and Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans have championed the importance that technology plays in Detroit’s rebirth. This spotlight on local technology and its potential impact on the city will be the focus of the upcoming Techonomy gathering put on by the Detroit Economic Club.
The one-day event will be multidisciplinary gathering of national and local leader right here in Detroit on Wednesday September 12th! The topic of the day’s event revolves around reigniting U.S. competitiveness and economic growth, creating jobs, and revitalizing cities in the technological age.
The event will be held on the campus of Wayne State Universityfrom starting with a reception on Tuesday evening, September 11th. Starting at 8:30 AM until 6:30 PM on September 12th the day will be filled with Keynote Speakers, interviews, and networking opportunities. Some of the Keynotes include: David Kirkpatrick, Founder and CEO of Techonomy, Gary Bolles, Co-Founder of eParachute, Jack Dorsey Chairman of Twitter and CEO of Square, and Steve Case, CEO of Revolution LLC. Following the Keynotes, there will be a breakout session in the McGregor Conference Center.
As young Detroiters, this is a great opportunity to come and network with some of the most influential movers and shakers in the technology world. Perhaps you are working on a tech start-up, if so, then this is a must go to event to not only meet fellow tech entrepreneurs, but to also listen to some fantastic strategies on how to improve your own venture. Are you just a working professional with an interest in technology? If so, then this will be interesting for you as well. Come on out and listen to some tech pioneers discuss how technology focused jobs are helping reignite U.S. growth and network with fellow young professionals.
Patrick Bresnahan is a 20 year old student of Finance and Chinese at Wayne State University, a serial entrepreneur and a travel fanatic. Since 2008, Patrick has worked on 4 start-ups in industries ranging from video production to online media and to mobile software. In May of 2012 Patrick received a research grant to research consumer trends of young Chinese university students and set out on a solo journey throughout China. Now, back in Detroit, he splits his time between research, classes, a marketing internship and getting a mobile tech start-up off the ground.
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