What we're about

Since 2010, D-NewTech (DNT), a robust organization that provides resources and networking opportunities for the Detroit and SE Michigan startup community. DNT host monthly meetup events that encourages and highlights the entrepreneurship startups in the region. In addition, we collaborate with other organizations to provide meaningful events that will support entrepreneurs. We welcome members from any school, sector, or industry function (e.g. entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, lawyers, marketers, students, bloggers, etc.) interested in local high-tech or non-tech startups.

"Our main event includes an inspirational guest speaker who has lived the entrepreneurship experience and is giving back. Followed by 4-5 startup companies with 5 minutes to present and 5 minutes for Q & A, then open announcements and networking. The meetup takes place on the first Wednesday of each month."

E-mail ttran@dnewtech.org if you'd like to present or sponsor!

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Upcoming events (1)

Education Evolution

Online event

***RSVP FOR ZOOM MEETING INFO*** For the first time, it has been required for the educational experience to move partially and fully into the digital realm. Teachers, students, and entire academic institutions are required by local, and state governments to isolate to prevent the spread of the Covid19 virus. During a time of socioeconomic crisis, many of our students are challenged in accessing the technological tools such as computing devices and internet connectivity, as well as quality educational programming. Creating an inequity between those who have access to high performance computing, network connectivity, and educational programming, and those who do not. The digital divide will be exasperated by quarantine. As the new school year has just begun, teachers, students, and academic institutions fumble with the “digitization of the classroom environment”. Student engagement is low, “zoom fatigue” and burnout is evident early across the board. In times where educators are in high demand, even more are resigning from their roles, due to the increasingly strenuous working conditions. The quality of our education is at stake! These problems mark opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions to address the educational needs of those on the “dark side” of the digital divide and for those that fall below the technology learning curve. How can we connect to create new products, services, and partnerships to maintain quality education for our students going forward? How can we support teachers and their organizations in their practices as educators? What direction will the trajectory of education take in the very near future? Luckily, within the Detroit ecosystem, entrepreneurs are taking up the cause to design solutions to these problems. Join DNewTech on Wednesday, October 7th to get the pitch from Detroit’s own entrepreneurs who have picked up this very endeavor! The virtual meetup will include networking opportunities, pitch presentations, panel discussion, and community conversation! Stay tuned for updates coming soon!!! AGENDA (Tentative) 7:00pm - 7:10pm Introduction and Motivation - Jack Pierick 7:10pm - 7:15pm Community Update - Thanh Tran 7:15pm - 7:25pm Play$mart Pitch + Q&A - Kovone Hunt 7:25pm - 7:35pm WhooSaid Pitch + Q&A - Derien 7:35pm - 7:45pm DappDetroit Pitch - Ramona Fellmy 7:45pm - 8:00pm What are the current entrepreneurial opportunities for educators in Michigan? (panel) 8:00pm - 8:15pm Community Discussion + Q&A with the DNT community 8:15pm - 8:30pm Closing Remarks

Past events (200)

DNewTech - Education Digital vs. Analog

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