Two guest speakers and five entrepreneurs this month take the stage for ten minutes each, five minutes to demo and five minutes to answer questions, followed by open announcements and community networking.
Adrian Fortino,Vice President of First Step Fund
Adrian currently is a Vice President at the First Step Fund.First Step Fund is a seed and an early stage investment fund focused on technology and high growth companies inSoutheast Michigan. He is responsible for all aspects of investments with an emphasis on high tech and clean tech startups.
Charlie Moret, Managing Director of Entrepreneurial Programs at TechTown
Charlie is responsible for the development and oversight of TechTown's entrepreneurial programs, including plans to expand technology-based incubation and acceleration, as well as place-based programming, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) work within the neighborhoods of Detroit, talent opportunities through mentors and interns, capital for clients, and funding strategies for industry cluster programming. He is part of TechTown’s leadership team.
Will McDowell - Landmark
Thai Le - NurseFlow
Stephen Gill - Learning to be Great
Malachai Frazier - Detroit Rails
Seth Kontny - Connected Car