Fifty Founders: A Fireside Chat with Richard Sheridan

This month our guest is Richard Sheridan, Founder/CEO of Menlo Innovations and Author of Joy, Inc. From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003. 

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*price is $10 including food.


Fifty Founders Detroit is scheduled for Thursday, April 30th 2014, from 6pm-9pm. This month's event, like always, will be hosted by the amazing folks over at Bamboo Detroit, an affordable, community collaborative workspace for freelancers, creatives, technologists, and small teams. 

Event Agenda 

6:00 - 7:00pm: Check-in & Networking 

7:00 - 8:00pm: Fireside Chat* 

8:00 - 8:15pm: Group Q&A* 

8:15 - 9:00pm: Wrap-up and more networking


About The Speaker

Richard has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: the Business Value of Joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and development team at Menlo Innovations didn't invent a new culture, but copied an old one... Edison's Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford's recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration!

Some call it agile, some call it lean... Sheridan and his team call it joyful. And it produces results, business and otherwise. Five Inc. magazine revenue growth awards, invites to the White House, speaking engagements around the nation, numerous articles and culture awards and so much interest they are doing a tour a day of the Menlo Software Factory. 

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  • Weiwei

    Richard's story is so inspiring and he himself is such a great entrepreneur! I am really looking forward to take tour around his company.

    May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Small, initimate crowd. Beer was great, pizza so-so. Enjoyed Richard's stories and reflections.

    May 29, 2014

  • Don K.

    I am sorry that I will miss this chat. I would really have liked to attend. Next time perhaps.

    May 14, 2014

  • Amanda L.

    Hi all, we're pushing this event back to May. Hope you can still join us! Apologies for any inconveniences.

    April 28, 2014

  • Kellen D. H.

    Love being apart of the startup community..

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be there if my family wasn't in town. Richard is great!

    April 14, 2014

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