Xconomy Forum: Michigan 2031
Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
What will the Michigan innovation, life sciences, clean energy, transportation, and information technology landscape look like 20 years from now? Will the area have emerged as an even bigger player in university and corporate research, or a major factor at all in areas like venture financing and entrepreneurial activity—and, if so, in what fields? We're assembling a select group of innovators and visionaries for an intimate conversation about these and other key questions about the long-term future of Michigan’s innovation scene.
As an added bonus, we are planning an investor-entrepreneur lightning round discussion of the current climate for innovation and what is hot now—and how that might pave the way for Michigan’s sustained success in 2031.
Randal Charlton, Executive Director, TechTown
David Cole, Chairman Emeritus, Center for Automotive Research
Jan Garfinkle, Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures
Roger Newton, Founder, President, & CEO, Esperion Therapeutics
Chris Rizik, CEO, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund
Charles Rothstein, Senior Managing Director, Co-founder, Beringea
Don Runkle, CEO, EcoMotors
Ann Marie Sastry, Co-founder and CEO, Sakti3
Dug Song, Co-founder and CEO, DUO Security
Thanh Tran, CEO / Founding Partner, H&T Medical Solutions
Registration & Networking: 4:45 - 5:30 pm
Program: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Networking reception: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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Dickinson Wright • Kauffman Foundation
Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
VENTURE CAPITAL MEMBER
Arboretum Ventures • DTE Energy Ventures • Flagship Ventures
Michigan Venture Capital Association • Renaissance Venture Capital Fund • RPM Ventures
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