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JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 25TH: 

"OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY FOR  SOFTWARE AND INTERNET ENTREPRENEURS"

We are pleased to announce that the date for the next SI Detroit event is Tuesday, September, 25, 2012, in the new auditorium at the Wayne State University College of Engineering (northeast corner of Warren and Anthony Wayne Drive), 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48202, from 5pm-8pm. 

At 5pm, we will begin the evening with networking.  At 6pm, we will learn from our distinguished panel discussing how the technology revolution in the Automotive Industry is creating opportunities for software and Internet entrepreneurs.

Register for the September 25th event by clicking this link:  http://sidetroitautos.eventbrite.com

Register today! Space is limited!  

John Hater, GM Ventures (www.gmventures.com)
Chris Stallman, Fontinalis Partners (www.fontinalis.com)
Massimo Baldini, Livio Connect (www.livioconnect.com)
Kyle Walworth, Visteon and GENIVI Alliance (www.genivi.org)
Ralph Mueller, the Eclipse Foundation (from Germany).  Eclipse has an automotive industry working group (http://www.eclipse.org/org/press-release/20110720_autoiwg.php)

Moderator: Linzie Venegas, Chief Marketing Officer and Business Unit Manager, Ideal Shield (www.idealshield.com)

Our host for the evening will be Emily Doerr, Manager of Small Business Programs at the Detroit Regional Chamber (www.detroitchamber.com)

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Below is a map showing the Danto Engineering Development Center at Wayne State University:                                                                    


For directions, click this link to Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/V3lRz

Parking is available on the street, or in the campus lots. 
Here are links to two potential parking options:

http://maps.wayne.edu/view/#lot-51

http://maps.wayne.edu/view/#structure2



The date for the first SI Detroit event was March 19, 2012, at the Majestic Cafe, 4120 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48201 (Midtown).  There was a panel from Michigan's venture capital community who will discuss "Building an Information Technology Sector in Metro Detroit: From the Perspective of Venture Capitalists." 

On March 19, we featured the following panelists:

Patricia Glaza - Arsenal Venture Partners
Paul Czarnik - Compuware Ventures
Ted Serbinski - Detroit Venture Partners
Jonathan Murray - Early Stage Partners   
Mike Flanagan - Michigan Economic Development Corp., Capital Markets Team Leader

You can watch a video of our March 19th VC panel discussion by clicking this link:






SECOND EVENT - JUNE 18, 2012


The date for the next SI Detroit event was June 18, 2012, at the M@dison Building, 1555 Broadway Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226 (Downtown Detroit), from 5pm-8pm.  The attendees were treated to the following topic:

Come and See What's Going on in the M@dison Building - Detroit's New Tech Hub! Meet Representatives from Twitter and other Tech Companies Doing it in the D!     

Bizdom and Detroit Venture Partners were the host organizations. This was also a FREE event
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The June 18th event provided a great opportunity to network with the software and Internet companies in the M@dison Building.  At 5pm, we began the evening with food and networking while enjoying the amazing views from the M@dison Building's rooftop terrace.  At 6pm, we learned from a panel of M@dison Building entrepreneurs in the high-tech 5th Floor auditorium.


Once again, we were fortunate to have an outstanding panel planned for the June 18th event:

Featuring Greg Myrick of Twitter (twitter.com) and entrepreneurs whose companies are in the
M@dison Building:

Featuring Greg Myrick of Twitter (twitter.com) and 4 entrepreneurs whose companies are in the M@dison Building: Patrick McCabe -Green Lancer (greenlancer.com)
Stacy Goldberg - SavorFull.com (savorfull.com)
Henry Balanon - Detroit Labs (detroitlabs.com)
Greg Schwartz - UpTo (upto.com) Moderator: R.J. King, Editor of DBusiness Magazine

Our host for the evening was Emily Doerr, Manager of Small Business Programs at the Detroit Regional Chamber.

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