When the Detroit Economic Club hosts an event, it's normally a luncheon or other similar small affair. The nonprofit is stepping away from that routine on Wednesday when it hosts Techonomy Detroit at Wayne State University.
Techonomy will be all about the technology being developed in Detroit, the entrepreneurs and creatives behind it and how it impacts the rest of the world. The one-day conference is bringing in some big names in the tech start-up world to speak, including Twitter founder Jack Dorsey
and Detroit Venture Partners
CEO Josh Linkner.
"We're bringing the best brains from across the country and pairing them with our local brains so we can tackle (improving Detroit's economy) from a local space and a national space," says Beth Chappell, president & CEO of the Detroit Economic Club
Techonomy Detroit aims to combine these two perspectives from local and national business leaders to continue the conversation about evolving the Motor City's economy. The event will features entrepreneurs, business executives, academics and other thought leaders in the business, design and technology realms. For information, click here
Detroit Start-up Drinks, a monthly meeting of local entrepreneurs and technologists, will be held after Techonomy Detroit at Lefty's Lounge. For information, click here
Source: Beth Chappell, president & CEO of the Detroit Economic Club
Writer: Jon Zemke