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Edward Kim (K5 Velocity Ventures, BrainFx, Wayne State)
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW Edward Kim is passionate about early-stage technology ventures and empowering entrepreneurs with the tools and the network to succeed. Over 20 years, Kim held numerous management, board advisor and founder roles in angel and institutional investor backed tech startups, as well as management and technology assignments in North America, Europe and Asia with Fortune 100 companies. As a tech entrepreneur, Kim co-founded, raised capital and led two technology start-ups commercializing innovative assembly & automation solutions, and industrial machine intelligence technology. He has successfully led new market development in the U.S., S. Korea, China, Russia, Italy and India, acquiring such customers as Samsung, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Ford and Tata to name a few. Kim held various finance management positions at Ford and Visteon, responsible for capital planning, performance management and financial turnarounds. As a global director of engineering at a FIAT industrial company, he led the development of several new product and automation innovations for next-generation vehicle programs. Currently, Kim is a partner at K5 Velocity Ventures, a strategy advisory and investment firm dedicated to supporting early-stage scalable impact ventures in digital Healthcare, Smart Data analytics, enterprise software and physical innovation. K5 Velocity's clients includes an enterprise software venture that was recently voted Top 20 Promising Edutech by CIO magazine, a digital healthcare startup focused on delivering a brain disorder assessment technology through Cloud-platform, and a medical device venture that was recently acquired. Agenda 6:00 pm: Food and Networking 7:00 pm: Fireside Chat --- Speaker Edward Kim - K5 Velocity Ventures (Principal) Edward Kim has had entrepreneurial experiences from a wide variety of viewpoints. Founder: Genix Engineered Solutions (Automotive Automation) and Beet Analytics (SaaS for machine analysis). Investment: K5 Velocity Ventures. Board member: BrainFx (Cloud based Neuro-cognitive diagnosis). Fortune 500: Ford and FIAT. Educator: Faculty member for Wayne State's School of Business. Host Phil Threadgould - Startup Grind (Chapter Director) --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs ( Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Spartan Innovations ( Spartan Innovations provides the educational and financial support necessary to turn MSU research technologies into successful Michigan businesses – and spur entrepreneurship in the Michigan economy. Lansing Area Economic Partnership (LEAP) ( The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where businesses can thrive. To do this, they help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region. LEAP is the economic development organization proudly representing the tri-county region of Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 450 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit ( or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind ( --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW

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