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Tuesday, April 12
 

6:00pm

VIP Kick-off & Reception @ The Madison
Limited Capacity seats available
To add The VIP KICKOFF to your schedule you need to purchase a VIP Festival Pass  ticket.

If you already have a regular Festival Pass ticket please email support@newco.co for upgrade information. 

Join NewCo and Detroit’s entrepreneurs for a connective reception at the stunning Madison Building. Rev your engines for a fabulous festival.

Hosted by NewCo Executive Editor, Jimmy Guterman and including a mix of conversations and company spotlights from selected Detroit host companies, this not-to-be-missed event is capped by a followed by a networking cocktail reception. 

Speaker list:

Jill Ford - Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, City of Detroit
Jimmy Guterman
- Executive Editor, NewCo Platform
Gabe Jones & Joe McEachern - Co-Founders, Detroit Grease
Amy Peterson - Founder, Rebell Nell
Paul Riser - Managing Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship, TechTown Detroit
Olga Stella - Executive Director, Detroit Creative Corridor Center
Khali Sweeney - Founder and Program Director, Downtown Boxing Gym
Eric Yelsma - Founder, Detroit Denim 

Moderators
avatar for Jimmy Guterman

Jimmy Guterman

executive editor, NewCo
Jimmy is the Executive Editor at NewCo and has over 20 years experience as an editor, event curator, and author.

Presenters
avatar for Jill Ford

Jill Ford

Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, City of Detroit
avatar for Gabe Jones

Gabe Jones

Co-Founder, Detroit Grease
JM

Joe McEachern

Co-Founder, Detroit Grease
avatar for Amy Peterson

Amy Peterson

Co-founder and CEO, Rebel Nell
avatar for Paul Riser

Paul Riser

Managing Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship, TechTown Detroit
avatar for Olga Stella

Olga Stella

Executive Director, Detroit Creative Corridor
avatar for Khali Sweeney

Khali Sweeney

Downtown Boxing Gym
avatar for Eric Yelsma

Eric Yelsma

Founder, Detroit Denim Co.


Tuesday April 12, 2016 6:00pm - 8:30pm
The Madison 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Sort by Neighborhood Downtown
  • Sponsored by: Opportunity Detroit and Quicken Loans
 
Wednesday, April 13
 

9:00am

**DETROIT 2.0** An inclusive 5 Session, VIP Tour!
Limited Capacity filling up
A special TOUR TICKET is required to attend this all-inclusive day of scheduled events. 


Purchase a ticket to the tour you are interested in at:
Tour Pass - Detroit 2.0
OR
Tour Pass - Power Players: Women Leaders in Detroit 

More info on both tours can be found at http://det.newco.co/tours/

On April 13, join an intimate group of your peers. Explore Detroit 2.0, a city poised to take on the 21st century, inspiring the world with its commitment to constant innovation and respect of its steadfast community. Learn firsthand from five innovative organizations that are positively shaping Detroit and inspiring the world.

YOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:


  • Experienced Guide:  Enjoy background stories about Detroit’s changing economy by expert guides.



  • Intimate Groups: Tours are limited to 20 participants.



  • Luxury Transportation: Sit back and relax as we take you through the city (wifi included).



  • Food & Drinks:  Lunch, drinks, and snacks are provided throughout the day.



  • Additional Perks:  Early access to our exclusive VIP Kickoff Party and Meetup Event.


 

Host Companies
avatar for Detroit Venture Partners

Detroit Venture Partners

DVP backs seed and early stage startup teams with the grit, creativity, and passion to tackle and mold opportunity. We look for founders who are creative, disciplined, and trustworthy. We are passionate entrepreneurs who know how to build successful companies from the ground up. To... Read More →
avatar for Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Detroit's North End community. MUFI's mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities... Read More →
avatar for Shinola Detroit

Shinola Detroit

Founded in 2011, Shinola was conceived with the belief that products should be well made and built to last. As makers of modern watches, bicycles, journals and leather goods, Shinola stands for skill at scale, the preservation of craft and the beauty of industry.
avatar for TechTown Detroit

TechTown Detroit

As Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, TechTown helps startup, emerging and long-time businesses develop, launch and grow, catalyzing individual enterprises while strengthening and diversifying the local economy. In the last eight years, TechTown has... Read More →
avatar for Third Man Records

Third Man Records

Third Man Records was launched by Jack White in Detroit, MI in 2001 and in 2009 opened its current Nashville, TN location which houses a record store, novelties lounge (featuring the Third Man Record Booth), label offices and distribution center, photo studio, and the worlds only... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tour Bus Detroit, MI

9:00am

**POWER PLAYERS: WOMEN LEADERS IN DETROIT** An inclusive 5 Session, VIP Tour!
Limited Capacity filling up
A special TOUR TICKET is required to attend this all-inclusive day of scheduled events. 


Purchase a ticket to the tour you are interested in at:
Tour Pass - Detroit 2.0
OR
Tour Pass - Power Players: Women Leaders in Detroit 

More info on both tours can be found at http://det.newco.co/tours/

On April 13th, meet Detroit’s female power players and get a glimpse into the organizations they’re driving to success. Together with a group of smart, like-minded individuals, you’ll tour Motor City and learn valuable insights as to how these organizations make positive change on their local community and inspire the world.

YOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:


  • Experienced Guide:  Enjoy background stories about Detroit’s most important women-led companies.



  • Intimate Groups:  Tours are limited to 20 participants.



  • Luxury Transportation:  Sit back and relax as we take you through the city (wifi included).



  • Food & Drinks:  Lunch, drinks and snacks are provided throughout the day



  • Additional Perks:  Early access to our exclusive VIP Kickoff Party and Meetup Event.


Host Companies
avatar for Build Institute

Build Institute

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. We offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over t... Read More →
avatar for Detroit Creative Corridor Center

Detroit Creative Corridor Center

DC3 is an economic development organization supporting Southeast Michigan's design industries by providing exposure, business support and advocacy. Programming includes: Detroit Design Festival, Drinks x Design, Creative.Co, Detroit Made, and more.
avatar for Detroit Experience Factory

Detroit Experience Factory

The Detroit Experience Factory uses interactive experiences and innovative resources to help new comers and locals alike to get connected to the people and projects in Detroit.
avatar for dPOP!

dPOP!

Designs authentic spaces that are both innovative and purposeful. We connect people emotionally to where they live, work, and play through inspired design. Our passion is a license to provoke.
avatar for Walker-Miller Energy Services

Walker-Miller Energy Services

Walker-Miller Energy Services is creating positive change in the world and transforming lives by offering innovative energy waste reduction solutions for residential and commercial buildings. With an experienced team of energy experts, engineers, building analysts, certified energy... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tour Bus Detroit, MI

9:30am

TechTown Detroit
Limited Capacity filling up
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: A day in the life of TechTown

Come learn more about the great programs offered by TechTown Detroit where tech is in our name and community is in our heart. In the last eight years, TechTown has served nearly 1600 companies who created more than 1200 jobs and raised more than $120 million in capital. More than half of the organization’s clients are non-white, women and over the age of 50. SWOT City clients are 94% African American and 40% women.

Presenters
avatar for Regina Ann Campbell

Regina Ann Campbell

Retail / Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, TechTown Detroit
Regina has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. Regina has directed the strategic vision, program design and development, execution and growth of the place-based entrepreneurship's flagship programs: SWOT City and Retail Services. Regina has a successful... Read More →
avatar for Paul Riser

Paul Riser

Managing Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship, TechTown Detroit
avatar for Ned Staebler

Ned Staebler

President & CEO, TechTown Detroit

Host Companies
avatar for TechTown Detroit

TechTown Detroit

As Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, TechTown helps startup, emerging and long-time businesses develop, launch and grow, catalyzing individual enterprises while strengthening and diversifying the local economy. In the last eight years, TechTown has... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
TechTown Detroit 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

9:30am

Motown Museum
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Legacy of the Motown Sound

Attendees will walk in the footsteps of Motown legends, like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross, and stand in the space where the Motown Sound was conceived-- the result of an unmatched level of creativity, innovation and determination. Our session will include an introduction of the deep musical, cultural and social influence that continues to impact society today. Plus we?ll tour Studio A, and hear insider anecdotes about how innovation, grit and creativity played a crucial role in the legacy formed inside the ?house that rocked the world? on West Grand Boulevard.

Presenters
avatar for Robin R. Terry

Robin R. Terry

Chairmwoman and CEO, Motown Museum

Host Companies
avatar for Motown Museum

Motown Museum

We protect, preserve and narrate the deep cultural, social and historical significance of the Motown legacy, a Detroit export that serves as an example of the grit, determination and entrepreneurial vision that are all part of Detroit's spirit at its absolute best. We offer an educational... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Motown Museum 2648 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208

9:30am

Detroit Experience Factory
Limited Capacity seats available
This session has had a great response!
There are no more seats available, but please check out the schedule for other great sessions in this timeslot.

Thanks! 
Session Title: Connecting Detroit's People, Places and Projects

Visit the Detroit Experience Factory Welcome Center downtown and learn about how we change up the "tour" format and go beyond the usual landmarks by connecting individuals to the history of Detroit through contextual storytelling, interactive experiences, innovative resources, and our community-focused welcome center. We'll give a brief overview of some of Detroit's most interesting people, places and projects and answer the big question: Why Detroit. 

Presenters
avatar for Jeanette Pierce

Jeanette Pierce

Executive Director, Detroit Experience Factory

Host Companies
avatar for Detroit Experience Factory

Detroit Experience Factory

The Detroit Experience Factory uses interactive experiences and innovative resources to help new comers and locals alike to get connected to the people and projects in Detroit.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Detroit Experience Factory 123 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI 48226

9:30am

Detroit Bikes
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Detroit Bikes - A Return to American Manufacturing

Learn why Detroit Bikes began its large-scale bike manufacturing operation in Detroit. Learn how the unique factors of this region - its industries, its people, and its businesses, have enabled Detroit Bikes to become the fastest growing bike manufacturer in the United States.

Special Instructions for Attendees: Our driveway is the second on your left once you turn onto Elmira street, and takes you alongside the factory. 

Presenters
avatar for Zak Pashak

Zak Pashak

Detroit Bikes President and Founder, Detroit Bikes

Host Companies
avatar for Detroit Bikes

Detroit Bikes

Founded in 2011, Detroit Bikes manufactures accessible, quality bicycles in Detroit. Leveraging a rich tradition of skilled manufacturing and innovative design, the company operates a 50,000 square-foot factory on Detroit?s west side with a capacity to produce 100 bicycles a day... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Detroit Bikes 13639 Elmira Street, Detroit MI 48067

9:30am

Newmind Group
Limited Capacity filling up
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: How Innovation Works

What does it take to be a more innovative organization? I talk to business and technology leaders who often say that they want to unlock the innovation in their organization, but they don?t really know where or how to start. This session will help you discover that starting point for yourself and your organization. Come and join me in a conversation about innovation, culture, robots, having fun at work and a lot more.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Jefferies

Daniel Jefferies

Founder, Newmind Group

Host Companies
avatar for Newmind Group

Newmind Group

Newmind Group is an award-winning IT Managed Service provider specializing in cloud computing solutions. Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Newmind Group began as a small, regional IT company in 2003. Since then, we have opened offices in Charleston, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, and... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Newmind Group 1442 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226

9:30am

Detroit Institute of Arts
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: This is Your Museum - Visitors and the DIA Exhibition Development Process

 In this interactive session, discover how the DIA incorporates visitors’ voices and perspectives into the stories we tell about our collection and our special exhibitions. Hear from members of the DIA’s award-winning interpretation team, who will offer a behind-the-scenes view into how everyday people transform museum work.

Special Instructions for Attendees: Please enjoy complimentary parking in the DIA’s main parking lot off of John R. Street. Inform the attendant that you are with the NewCo Group to gain access. Enter the museum through the entrance on John R. Street and staff inside the museum will help direct you to Kresge Court. The café in Kresge Court opens at 9am should you wish to purchase a refreshment to enjoy during the session.  

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Czajkowski

Jennifer Czajkowski

VP - Learning and Interpretation, Detroit Institute of Arts
avatar for Megan DiRienzo

Megan DiRienzo

---, Detroit Institute of Arts
avatar for Alison Jean

Alison Jean

Interpretive Planner, Detroit Institute of Arts

Host Companies
avatar for Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts

Citizens of Detroit established the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in 1885 to provide an organized arts and cultural presence in their city. Last year, over 677,000 guests visited the museum. They enjoyed selections from a collection of 65,000 artworks that survey human creativity... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

11:00am

Detroit Farm and Garden
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: More Unconvered the Land - From Grass Roots to Retail 

Visit with Jeff Klein, a landscape architect and Founder of Detroit Farm and Garden, a for-profit retail landscape, garden, farm and feed supply store. Learn how this mission driven storefront focuses on “supporting the local landscape” through access to quality materials, local resources and information. Jeff will discuss how Detroit Farm and Garden and its relationship to the surrounding community is a key component for its success and relevancy in Detroit’s much talked about redevelopment. 

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Klein

Jeff Klein

Landscape Architect / Founder, Detroit Farm and Garden

Host Companies
avatar for Detroit Farm and Garden

Detroit Farm and Garden

The mission of Detroit Farm and Garden (DFG) is to provide quality landscape, farming, and gardening, resources to Detroit’s communities. DFG hopes to enable local economies, urban agriculture, food sovereignty and beauty in Detroit’s neighborhoods through material resources... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Detroit Farm and Garden 1759 21st Street, Detroit, MI 48216

11:00am

Rebel Nell
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: The Way We Work: How Graffiti and Social Enterprise Connect

Join CEO and Co-Founder Amy Peterson as she shares her thoughts on the inner workings of the Rebel Nell social enterprise. She'll discuss the importance of providing additional tools and support beyond employment to educate and empower the Rebel Nell team to lead successful and fulfilling lives. Following the discussion with Amy, a studio tour will include meeting some of the Rebel Nell creative designers, and seeing how we transform fallen graffiti to jewelry.


Presenters
avatar for Amy Peterson

Amy Peterson

Co-founder and CEO, Rebel Nell

Host Companies
avatar for Rebel Nell

Rebel Nell

Rebel Nell serves to employ, educate, and empower disadvantaged women in the Detroit community. Starting with fallen layers of graffiti paint, the company creates beautiful works of jewelry to help women transitioning from homelessness.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rebel Nell 4731 Grand River Ave, Detroit MI 48208

11:00am

Detroit Venture Partners
Limited Capacity filling up
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Rebuilding Detroit, One Startup at a Time

Detroit Venture Partners (DVP) is here to help rebuild Detroit through entrepreneurial fire.  You’ll hear from five passionate DVP startups and as they give you a sense for who they are, where they came from and their goals for future expansion in the city of Detroit.    


Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  Check in with the security guard and you'll be let up to the 5th floor of the madison building, proceed to the auditorium. 

Presenters
Host Companies
avatar for Detroit Venture Partners

Detroit Venture Partners

DVP backs seed and early stage startup teams with the grit, creativity, and passion to tackle and mold opportunity. We look for founders who are creative, disciplined, and trustworthy. We are passionate entrepreneurs who know how to build successful companies from the ground up. To... Read More →


11:00am

Detroit Free Press
Limited Capacity filling up
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Meet the Freep - The evolution of local news

You'll participate in a news meeting with editors at the Detroit Free Press and hear us discuss how we cover the biggest stories of the day. We'll show you the tools we use to measure how our audience finds and engages with our content. And you'll get face time with the new executive editor, Robert Huschka, who will discuss how the Free Press is growing and changing to serve readers in the 21st Century.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Huschka

Robert Huschka

Executive Editor, Detroit Free Press

Host Companies
avatar for Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Free Press is Michigan's largest and most distinguished news media organization. We've won 10 Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and four national Emmy awards. For Detroit, for Michigan and for you ... we are on guard.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Detroit Free Press 160 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226

11:00am

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Activating Detroit's Economic Opportunity

Curious about Detroit? Heard that there may be something happening here that is worth exploring? Join DEGC for a look back at where Detroit has come from and a look forward to what is on the horizon. Learn more about how you might be able to take advantage of the opportunities in Detroit and how DEGC could help.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Denson

Mark Denson

Manager of Business Development, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Host Companies
avatar for Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation is a nonprofit economic development agency that has served the City of Detroit since 1978. In addition to managing the City's public redevelopment agencies, DEGC has played a lead role in many economic revitalization efforts.


11:00am

Detroit Regional Chamber
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Far from your average Chamber of Commerce

From education and government to automotive and entrepreneurship the Detroit Regional Chamber is a statewide convener or people, places, and resources. Learn about exciting new programs, projects, and initiatives the Chamber is heading up or partnering on that impact city, state and entire region.

Presenters
avatar for Jim Connarn

Jim Connarn

Director, Sales, Detroit Regional Chamber
avatar for Rob Luce

Rob Luce

Director, MICHauto and Automotive Retention & Growth, Detroit Regional Chamber
avatar for Devon O'Reilly

Devon O'Reilly

Manager, Entrepreneurship & Detroit Engagement, Detroit Regional Chamber
Entrepreneurial resources, small business engagement in Detroit
avatar for Justin Robinson

Justin Robinson

Vice President of Business Attraction, Detroit Regional Chamber
avatar for Brad Williams

Brad Williams

VP, Government Relations, Detroit Regional Chamber

Host Companies
avatar for Detroit Regional Chamber

Detroit Regional Chamber

The Detroit Regional Chamber is a well-connected and influential force powering the economy for Southeast Michigan. Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Detroit Regional Chamber 1 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

11:00am

Biz to Biz Match Productions
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Collaboration for Power and Profit – Techno Partnerships Help Local Business Embrace New Success Paradigms 

Come meet your (Business) match…and put the puzzle pieces together to procure better (bigger and more lucrative) projects. Presenting an interactive, techno version of our successful, “Collaboration for Power and Profit Symposium" and events, including simulcast with internet radio. Learn how to apply this “power”, share experiences on what partnerships worked, (or didn't) and why, join an exclusive network, enjoy music, refreshments, takeaways, opportunities for free exposure and, a chance to find your “business” match.

Presenters
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Tenay Hankins

President, Biz to Biz Match Productions

Host Companies
avatar for Biz to Biz Match

Biz to Biz Match

Biz to Biz Match Productions, is the premier, avant-garde business brokerage firm, dedicated to finding business for YOUR business. We pound the pavements, with you and for you. We leverage the power of partnerships, to build revenue for small business and entrepreneurs and empower... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Biz to Biz Match Productions 71 Garfield Street, Detroit, MI 48201

11:00am

AMBR Detroit
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: From Idea to Product: How to Build a Successful App

Got an idea for a website or app? Not sure how to get started? Join Co-Founder, Anthony Montalbano, for a friendly, lively conversation as he shares with you essential tips and tools on how to help take your app or website from idea to reality. Anthony will also give a tour of his cool new office space and discuss the fundamentals for growing a company.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Montalbano

Anthony Montalbano

Founder, AMBR Detroit
Anthony is a Detroit-based entrepreneur and software engineer. He's passionate about making beautiful and useful things on the web. | | Anthony has spoken at numerous events across the country on topics ranging from WordPress development to SEO to entrepreneurship. He's been... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for AMBR Detroit

AMBR Detroit

AMBR is a development studio that uses web standards to create awesome things. Whether that be mobile or desktop, we harness the power of technologies such as HTML5 and javascript to bring the web to a whole new level.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
AMBR Detroit 607 Shelby, Suite 950, Detroit, MI 48226

11:00am

dPOP!
Limited Capacity filling up
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Why Culture Matters: Innovations In Workplace Design

Join us in our bank vault workspace for a presentation on culture driven design and discover the philosophies behind our unique environment. You'll learn first hand why design and culture are inextricably related and how this helps to foster a successful place of work for employees and clients alike.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Price

Melissa Price

CEO, dPOP
Melissa Price is the CEO of dPOP! a commercial interior design firm creating workspace that promotes productivity and creativity.

Host Companies
avatar for dPOP!

dPOP!

Designs authentic spaces that are both innovative and purposeful. We connect people emotionally to where they live, work, and play through inspired design. Our passion is a license to provoke.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
dPOP! 719 Griswold, Detroit, MI 48226

11:00am

Gensler
Limited Capacity seats available
=Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: The Future of Design

Get an insider’s view into the future of design and architecture with one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary design firms. Office Leaders Bill Hartman and John Waller are joined by Design Strategist Don Ricker in sharing insight into where the industry is headed, their vision for this diverse city, and the practice they are growing in Detroit. Join them for a tour of Gensler Detroit’s 17th floor open office with an inspiring, panoramic view of Downtown Detroit and beyond.  Learn how their design team is driving change to revitalize and reinvigorate their community through the power of design. They will discuss the collaborative Detroit 50 project that saw design leaders from across Gensler’s North Central Region partner with Detroit to develop ideas for change through design and deepen the firms commitment to the Detroit community.

Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees: There is a parking structure in our building, but the number of spaces available is very limited. The rate is $3 for every 20 minutes up to a maximum of $18.50 for the day. They accept cash only upon exit. We cannot validate parking.

There is an entrance at the front of the building on West Jefferson Avenue, and at the rear of the building on Larned Street. You may also enter the building from the parking garage. From any entrance, take the elevator to “L” for the lobby. The attendant at the security desk in the lobby can direct you to the next set of elevators. Take that to the 17th floor and you will see the Gensler sign on the wall when you exit the elevator. If you have questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to call our main office line: 313-965-1600. We’re looking forward to your visit!

Presenters
avatar for William Hartman

William Hartman

Principal, Gensler
avatar for Don Ricker

Don Ricker

Design Strategist, Gensler
avatar for John Waller

John Waller

Managing Director, Gensler

Host Companies
avatar for Gensler

Gensler

Gensler sees design as strategy in action, focused on results. We help our clients envision a better future and get there successfully. We help them leverage design’s power to generate innovative solutions that effect real transformation.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gensler 150 West Jefferson, Suite 1700, Detroit MI 48226

1:30pm

Rocket Fiber
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Stronger Connections Stronger Communities

Rocket Fiber has laid a brand new fiber optic infrastructure in the heart of Detroit that can deliver up to 10 gigabits per second for residential clients and up to 100 gigabits per second making Detroit only a few cities in the US to offer the fastest speeds in the world. Join the Rocket Fiber crew for a brainstorm session on getting Detroit Future Ready and a tour of their new world headquarters. You’ll be able to experience the world’s fastest Internet and meet the team who built it all while sharing your ideas for the city’s future. We'll also answer the question of what can be done with this infrastructure to make our city one of the most tech integrated cities in the world.

Presenters
avatar for Edi Demaj

Edi Demaj

Operations, Rocket Fiber
avatar for Randy Foster

Randy Foster

Co-Founder, Rocket Fiber
avatar for Marc Hudson

Marc Hudson

Co-founder / CEO, Rocket Fiber
Marc Hudson is Co-founder and CEO at Rocket Fiber and is leading the effort to launch 1,000 times faster Internet, advanced HDTV, and hyper speed business services here in Detroit.
avatar for Meg Pouncy

Meg Pouncy

Rocket Fiber

Host Companies
avatar for Rocket Fiber

Rocket Fiber

We provide commercial and residential customers with multi Gig Internet connections, Voice Over IP and IPTV services while maintaining the highest client experience standards in the industry. We are also opening a retail location that will offer a highly curated selection of consumer... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Rocket Fiber 1505 Woodward, Suite 300, Detroit, MI 48226

1:30pm

Grand Circus
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Time for a Change: Transitioning to a Career in Tech

Kick off your Grand Circus visit ​with an all encompassing tour beginning in our award-winning lobby. We'll then walk you through our co-working space that boasts amazing views of Grand Circus Park. ​Finish your visit with us as CEO Damien Rocchi leads an open panel with alumni and current students as they discuss the career-changing decision to take an intensive coding bootcamp, how it has led them to where they are now and why we need to attract more tech workers to the city of Detroit.

Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  We are located at 1570 Woodward Ave. - you will enter through the set of gold doors on Woodward (not the entrance off of Witherell) and take the elevator up to the 4th floor. We'll meet you there! See below for parking information. There are plenty of lots and structures within a few blocks of Grand Circus. Please click on the link to see our Parking Guide that maps out some of these options. In addition to those highlighted, there is also metered street parking available on Broadway and Washington and we are right across the street from the Grand Circus Park People Mover Station! Link:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8831mS1qxO8SmkxSzkyWjZGSmc/view?usp=sharing

Presenters
avatar for Damien Rocchi

Damien Rocchi

Founder, Grand Circus
Damien Rocchi is the CEO and co-founder of Grand Circus, a modern tech training academy based in downtown Detroit. Damien is a native Australian who is passionate about Detroit’s tech-led renaissance and the application of new approaches to education. Much of Damien’s experience... Read More →

Host Companies
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Grand Circus

At Grand Circus, we're passionate about giving people amazing careers and helping local businesses grow by hiring local tech superstars. Our bootcamps serve both purposes: we give people critical skills for tech jobs while introducing them to businesses looking for talent.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grand Circus 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

1:30pm

Detroit Grease
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: One Man's Trash...


Visit our facility located within Detroit's "Recycle Here!" drop-off center, and see not only how we produce 100% biodiesel from waste recycled sources, but how we also use reclaimed wood from the city to power our biodiesel feedstock processing in order to remain as energy independent and carbon-neutral as possible in the process. We will give you a brief history of how we began years ago by focusing on converting vehicles to run on waste vegetable oil, and how we ended up where we are now, recycling waste vegetable oil exclusively for biodiesel. We will also discuss our long-term strategic goals for the future for expanding and utilizing our recycled waste stream, creating other products, as well as using our renewable fuel to support other local businesses and public services that wish to move away from fossil fuel dependence.

Presenters
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Gabe Jones

Co-Founder, Detroit Grease
JM

Joe McEachern

Co-Founder, Detroit Grease

Host Companies
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Detroit Grease

Detroit Grease recycles waste cooking oil for use as plant-matter derived biodiesel, and provides consultation and custom vehicle conversion for companies and individuals who want to be self sufficient. 


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Detroit Grease 1331 Holden St, Detroit, MI 48202

1:30pm

Nextek Power Systems
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: Nextek is Turning the Tide in the War of Currents

See how DC (Direct Current) power is the foundation of the IOT (“internet of things”) phenomenon. Find out how Nextek’s technology takes the AC (Alternating Current) electricity that’s delivered to our homes and businesses and transforms it into low cost, energy efficient DC current to power lighting in a better way. Get a peek at how  your local grocers will be using this technology in their stores to transform the way you shop! Guests will be given a tour of our manufacturing facility and engineering laboratory, and they will learn how Nextek aspires to transform the way the world uses electricity.


Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  When you arrive for your NewCo session at Nextek, please enter through the gate on Burroughs, just West of Cass. You can park in the lot to the left. The sidewalk leads to the revolving door of the NextEnergy Center. Nextek CEO, Paul Savage, will greet you in the lobby and begin your tour. We look forward to seeing you! 

Presenters
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Paul Savage

CEO, Nextek Power Systems

Host Companies
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Nextek Power Systems

Nextek Power Systems is a Detroit-based tech company dedicated to providing others with the power to save energy. Our systems leverage high efficiency power converters and smart controls to optimize energy usage while drawing power from renewables, batteries, and the grid. Our technology... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Nextek Power Systems 461 Burroughs, Detroit, MI 48202

1:30pm

Detroit Denim Co.
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: Coming soon 

Presenters
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Eric Yelsma

Founder, Detroit Denim Co.

Host Companies
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Detroit Denim Co.

Maker of fine mens jeans located in Corktown.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Detroit Denim Co. 2987 Franklin Street, Detroit, MI 48207

1:30pm

Third Man Records
Limited Capacity filling up
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: Experience Why Your Turntable's Not Dead

Guests will be treated to a unique perspective of our highly curated retail space which includes one of a kind novelties, charming token booths, a stage that hosts live musical performances, art-house films and spoken word sessions. Next, our cozy Book Nook Lounge awaits where you can relax with coffee and enjoy our library at your leisure. The tour wouldn’t be complete without a first look into our vinyl pressing plant which will provide records for our beloved artists and friends of Third Man. 


Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  Guests can park in our metered parking sections on the street.  There is limited free parking in the alley just West of Cass Corridor Ave.  They can come through our front door and help themselves to our complimentary coffee at our charging station where they can charge their devices if needed as well.   

Presenters
avatar for David Buick

David Buick

Romantic Comedian, Third Man Records
avatar for Katie Edmunds

Katie Edmunds

Kung Fu Girl, Third Man Records
avatar for Roe Peterhans

Roe Peterhans

Oblique Strategist, Third Man Records

Host Companies
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Third Man Records

Third Man Records was launched by Jack White in Detroit, MI in 2001 and in 2009 opened its current Nashville, TN location which houses a record store, novelties lounge (featuring the Third Man Record Booth), label offices and distribution center, photo studio, and the worlds only... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Third Man Records 441 W. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201

1:30pm

LOVELAND Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Parcel by Parcel: How LOVELAND Technologies is radically changing the way the world interacts with property information

Session Description: Who owns the world around you? In this session, find out why this question is important and learn about LOVELAND’s journey to build a free, nationwide database of property information. Discover the consequences of the property information crisis, and see the positive impact that freely available property information is starting to have in the City of Detroit.

Presenters
avatar for Alex Alsup

Alex Alsup

Chief Product Officer, LOVELAND Technologies
Alex set his sights on Detroit while living in Hanoi, Vietnam, working on the iPhone game Meteor Blitz. Before his 2011 arrival in Detroit, he also had stints in New Orleans, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia, where he developed story and gameplay design features for the retro 8-bit style... Read More →

Host Companies
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Loveland Technologies

LOVELAND Technologies is a Detroit-grown property data and mapping technology company. LOVELAND is putting the entire US online, parcel by parcel, and is equipping governments, community organizations, and passionate individuals with the tools they need to make sense of property information... Read More →


1:30pm

Build Institute
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Great Things Start with Build!

Ever had dreams of owning your own business? Have a hobby or passion project you would like to monetize? Interested in learning more about Detroit's entrepreneurial environment? Join this workshop at our offices in Southwest Detroit and learn the answers to these questions and more. We will walk you through the past 4 years of Build Institute from its incubation within D:hive to our recent rapid growth. We will discuss how Build is driving equitable entrepreneurship in Detroit, what that means for the city and how our graduates are making a positive impact in the region. We'll also give you a sneak peek of a new program we're launching in 2016 that will provide you with the tools to fine-tune your idea and create a sustainable venture.

Presenters
avatar for April Boyle

April Boyle

Director of Programs, Build Institute

Host Companies
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Build Institute

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. We offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over t... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Build Institute 2701 Bagley, Detroit, Michigan 48216

1:30pm

The Detroit News
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: Breaking News in the Digital Age

Get into the center of the action. Managing Editor Gary Miles will take you through the process of how The Detroit News breaks stories. You’ll go beyond the reporting and get to the details of how digital, social and analytics play major roles in the interaction between media and the public.

Presenters
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Gary Miles

Managing Editor, The Detroit News

Host Companies
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The Detroit News

The Detroit News has the most engaged digital audience of any major media outlet in the region. We've been covering what matters to Metro Detroit since 1873.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Detroit News 160 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226

1:30pm

Detroit Greenways Coalition
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: Making Detroit a more bikeable and walkable city for all

Detroit's bicycle scene is on fire! Todd Scott, Executive Director for the Detroit Greenways Coalition, will give an overview on the Coalition's role in fostering the Motor City's return to two wheels. This session also includes a visit to the nearby Dequindre Cut rail-trail where we'll discuss its genesis, the plans to extend it into a 26-mile loop, and new technology we're using to automatically track trail usage.

Presenters
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Todd Scott

Executive Director, Detroit Greenways

Host Companies
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Detroit Greenways Coalition

The Detroit Greenways Coalition (DGC) works to promote and build a network of greenways and bike lanes that will connect people and places, improve the quality of life, beautify neighborhoods, and stimulate neighborhood-level economic development in Detroit.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Detroit Greenways Coalition 2934 Russell Street, Detroit MI 48207

1:30pm

Canvas Legal
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Starting a Business in Detroit - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

As small business lawyers, Canvas Legal gets the rare opportunity to see under the hood of hundreds of small businesses in Detroit - into what's actually going on behind the beautiful marketing. Some common themes emerge about what it's like to start a business in Detroit. Along with a couple of clients, Erin Bonahoom will discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of starting and running a business in Detroit. 

Presenters
avatar for Erin Bonahoom

Erin Bonahoom

Attorney / Founder, Canvas Legal, PLC
Erin Bonahoom is the founding member of Canvas Legal, PLC, a practice based in Detroit that is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services to established businesses, startups, and nonprofits in Southeast Michigan. Erin advises nonprofit organizations and businesses from across... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for Canvas Legal

Canvas Legal

Canvas Legal is a law practice known for its work with startups, established companies and nonprofits within the city of Detroit. The practice is unique in that it strives to make essential legal advice accessible to companies through educational seminars and also by offering a... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Canvas Legal 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI 48202

1:30pm

LTGraphics, Studio and Showroom
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Catering To The Creativity In You


We will be displaying a extremely unique graphic arts and fine arts collection of Detroit area artists works. Along with all of the above we have for sale: graphic and fine works of art, gee clays/prints, greeting cards, Detroit centered swag, hand crafted jewelry and wood works by Sit On It Detroit. We are located in the historic, beautifully restored Sugar Hill Building in Midtown Detroit.

Our guests will take part in a unique art experience. During our presentation we will explain the importance of branding and give you some great tips on how to brand yourself and/or your company. There will be light refreshment served.

Presenters
avatar for Lititia White

Lititia White

Creative Director / CEO, LTGraphics, Studio and Showroom

Host Companies

1:30pm

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: It's an Artist's World

Augusta Morrison, Education Associate at MOCAD, will lead a one hour tour showing attendees four brand new exhibitions by artists Chloë Brown, Ragnar Kjartansson, Steve Shaw and Dave Eggers. After the tour, stay for an insightful and meaningful discussion on the importance of arts in our culture and the positive contributions it has made to society.


Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  Our parking lot is located off of Garfield St. We recommend taking John R to Garfield. If you are traveling from I-75 northbound take the exit at Mack Ave. to John R north. If you are traveling southbound on I-75, take the Warren exit west to John R south. Visitors traveling from the M-10 Lodge Freeway take the Forest Ave exit east to John R south. Please call the Museum at 313.832.6622 if you need further assistance

Presenters
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Augusta Morrison

Education Associate, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Host Companies
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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

MOCAD offers excellent educational and public programming to the public. Most of our events are programs are free making events at MOCAD accessible to the public. Our exhibitions and visual art experience offers platforms for local, national, and international artists a space to exhibit... Read More →


3:00pm

Shinola Detroit
Limited Capacity full
This session has had a great response!
There are no more seats available, but please check out the schedule for other great sessions in this timeslot.

Thanks! 
Session Title: Shinola Factory Tour and Brand Presentation

Founded in 2011, Shinola was conceived with the belief that products should be well made and built to last. As makers of modern watches, bicycles, journals and leather goods, Shinola stands for skill at scale, the preservation of craft and the beauty of industry. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facilities, sit in for a brand presentation and Q & A with our CFO Jonathan Hughes. 

Presenters
avatar for Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan Hughes

Chief Financial Officer, Shinola Detroit, LLC

Host Companies
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Shinola Detroit

Founded in 2011, Shinola was conceived with the belief that products should be well made and built to last. As makers of modern watches, bicycles, journals and leather goods, Shinola stands for skill at scale, the preservation of craft and the beauty of industry.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shinola Detroit 485 W. Milwaukee Street, Floor 5, Detroit, MI 48202

3:00pm

Walker-Miller Energy Services
Limited Capacity full
This session has had a great response!
There are no more seat available, but please check out the schedule for other great sessions in this timeslot.

Thanks! 
Session Title: Driving the Circular Economy through Energy in Detroit

We change lives through energy waste reduction. Join us in a robust discussion on the global move from "reduce, reuse, recycle" to a circular economy that has major implications in the rebuilding of urban centers. Expect a compelling and insightful experience led by CEO Carla Walker-Miller, a leader in Michigan's energy future.


Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  
LOCATION
: Our office is located on West Grand Boulevard between the main streets on John C. Lodge Freeway and Woodward Avenue. WMES is in the Boulevard West Building (connected to the City of Detroit Elections Building) on West Grand Blvd. between 2nd Avenue. and Third Street. We are across the street from the Fisher Theatre Building and there is a coffee shop on the first floor of our building called 'Cafe Con Leche'.
PARKING: There is metered parking on the street on the street or parking for our building in the black rod iron gated lot connected to the City of Detroit Dept. of Elections building on West Grand Boulevard near Third Street. Please inform the parking attendant that you are here for 'Walker-Miller' and you will not need to pay. 

Presenters
avatar for Carla Walker-Miller

Carla Walker-Miller

President & CEO, Walker-Miller Energy

Host Companies
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Walker-Miller Energy Services

Walker-Miller Energy Services is creating positive change in the world and transforming lives by offering innovative energy waste reduction solutions for residential and commercial buildings. With an experienced team of energy experts, engineers, building analysts, certified energy... Read More →


3:00pm

Techstars Mobility
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit - Overview

Please join us to learn all about the Techstars Mobility program in Detroit. Managing Director, Ted Serbinski, will share information about the accelerator, what happened in 2015 and what to expect in 2016. We'll talk all things Mobility and how Techstars is shaping startup ecosystems worldwide. 

Presenters
avatar for Ted Serbinski

Ted Serbinski

Managing Director, Techstars Mobility
Fueling the startup renaissance in Detroit. Building things and helping people. Cornell alum. Dad of 3 kids under 3.

Host Companies
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Techstars Mobility

Techstars Mobility in Detroit is part of a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to build their business. Operating at the intersection of the automotive domaine and entrepreneurial resurgence in Detroit.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Techstars Mobility 2000 Brush St. Suite 201, Detroit, MI 48226

3:00pm

Bamboo Detroit
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Entrepreneurial Lessons from Detroit

Participate in a fun, engaging conversation about why entrepreneurship in Detroit is vital to the future of the city. We'll share a brief synoposis of Detroit's "history of Doers" and discover what key lessons we can take from it in order to keep Detroit moving forward as an urban center of entrepreneurial innovation.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Co-founder, Bamboo
Amanda Lewan is the Founder of Michipreneur.com, the only regional publication on entrepreneurship and innovation reaching 100,000 regular readers, and Bamboo Detroit a co-working space for entrepreneurs providing flexible and affordable work options in Downtown Detroit. She contributes... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for Bamboo Detroit

Bamboo Detroit

The Bamboo Group has built Detroit's largest coworking space housing over one hundred entrepreneurs and serving as a hub for innovation. Bamboo provides 24/7 access to shared office space, educational workshops, professional networking opportunities and additional business resources... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bamboo Detroit 1442 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48066

3:00pm

Ponyride
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: A Day at Ponyride

Join co-founder, Phillip Cooley, as he gives an overview on Ponyride, talks about the companies that started there and how Ponyride is playing an integral part of the Detroit ecosystem.

Presenters
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Phillip Cooley

Founder, Ponyride

Host Companies
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Ponyride

Ponyride is a building in Detroit that provides light-industrial, co-working, and dance/movement space for emerging endeavors. The layout and management of the building encourages collaboration between the various enterprises and their constituents.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ponyride 1401 Vermont, Detroit, MI 48216

3:00pm

Opportunity Detroit
Limited Capacity filling up
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Detroit = Opportunity!

It’s an exciting time for Detroit! Buildings are being renovated, the infrastructure is rapidly improving, businesses are relocating to the city, new restaurants are opening seemingly every week and Detroit is becoming a destination where people want to live, work and play.  Hear from Rock Ventures and Opportunity Detroit representatives as they update you on future plans for the city as it continues to grow and evolve.

Host Companies
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Opportunity Detroit

Our mission is to showcase Detroit’s exciting present and promising future by creating an urban environment that attracts businesses, residents and visitors while promoting Detroit in a positive light inside and outside the city.


3:00pm

Downtown Boxing Gym
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title - The Streets Have No Waiting List

​Come hear about how we use boxing as our hook to inspire Detroit children to succeed academically. Khali will share his inspiring story which led to the organic development of this organization as it operates today. We'll share how the tenets of boxing, homework assistance, intensive interventions, career and college exposure help our students to succeed and raise their expectations for their own futures. Guided tours will explore our multi-function activity spaces in our new facility. We may even set you up to try your coordination on the speed bag!​

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Hauser

Jessica Hauser

Executive Director, Downtown Boxing Gym
avatar for Khali Sweeney

Khali Sweeney

Downtown Boxing Gym

Host Companies
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Downtown Boxing Gym

Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program (DBG) develops good citizenship in urban youth through strong academic support, a demanding boxing program, and a connection to the community through voluntary service.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Boxing Gym 6445 East Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48207

3:00pm

Bareo
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: "What's New in Food Tech?" said no one, ever
 
Join Bareo on a business resource allocation workshop to understand how technology is still an afterthought in small businesses. Participants will learn how a small investment in technology at the conception of a business can have a large impact on the overall bottom-line. Learn how seemingly unrelated life experiences yield creativity and innovation in otherwise crowded fields, and how, as an organization, Bareo is interested in revolutionizing food systems as a whole.


Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  Van Dyke Place is a one-way street so attendees should find parking on Van Dyke. Van Dyke Pl is between Jefferson and Lafayette. 

Presenters
avatar for Karen Timmermann

Karen Timmermann

Designer and CEO, Bareo

Host Companies
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Bareo

Bareo designs technology that transforms any kitchen into a commercial operation. We are on a mission to make kitchen inventory management and forecasting easy, reliable and automatic. At Bareo we use technology to make raw food ingredients trackable, traceable and productive, while... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bareo 7882 Van Dyke Pl, Detroit, MI 48214

3:00pm

Detroit Labs
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Product Development from A-Z

Come for a grand tour of our workspace and stay as our team talks about our apprentice program, tech education, and community involvement. Through our community involvement, we have created apps from ideation to app store. Attendees will leave with concrete ideas on how to brainstorm, build and ship their own app.

Presenters
avatar for Josh Diskin and Team

Josh Diskin and Team

Director - Business Development, Detroit Labs

Host Companies
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Detroit Labs

We make apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Wearables and connect them to the world.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Detroit Labs 1520 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

4:30pm

Are You a Human
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Teaching Machines to find Humans

During this talk, our data scientist will talk about how big data is being manipulated and applied to make insightful decision across all industries. Specifically, we'll discuss how, we, somewhat ironically, use machine learning to ascertain humanness.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Walter

Daniel Walter

Lead Scientist, Are You a Human

Host Companies
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Are You a Human

Are You a Human makes the digital world better for real humans by ensuring that companies are addressing a verified human before serving content online.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Are You a Human 1555 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226

4:30pm

The Natural Market
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: The Art of Selling Brotherhood Like Soap

The Natural Market will host a detailed, hands on experience discussing the adaptation of a global product and how it can be produced in a local marketplace. We'll discuss how effective decision making can positively impact the purchasing and procurement of materials and equipment for a small business. You will make and finish a product of your own, coming away with a clear and concise understanding of social entrepreneurship, and why The Natural Market specializes in the art of “ Selling Brotherhood Like Soap.”

Presenters
avatar for Victoria Roby

Victoria Roby

Owner/ Founder, The Natural Market

Host Companies
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The Natural Market

The Natural Market chooses to lead by example by sustaining a business in a community where the customer and the business benefit from the common goal of promoting and encouraging social and economic change. We want to improve ourselves, our neighborhoods, and world! We believe Detroit... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Natural Market 1442 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48066

4:30pm

Detroit Institute of Music Education
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Music Education is a four letter word: DIME

Navigating your way round the music industry is a complicated business, and learning from experience is the best way. DIME’s founders and instructors have that experience. All of our high-level courses are for musicians and entrepreneurs who wish to excel and maximize their musical ability, whilst learning how the industry works. Take a tour of the classrooms, meet our staff, and see how our hands-on-instrument approach to teaching is changing the face of the higher education system. 

Presenters
avatar for Elise McCoy

Elise McCoy

Head of Recruiting and Admissions, Detroit Institute of Music Education
avatar for Karl Middleton

Karl Middleton

Head of Institute, Detroit Institute of Music Education
avatar for Paul Schauert

Paul Schauert

Head of Education, Detroit Institute of Music Education

Host Companies
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Detroit Institute of Music Education

DIME is a music institute offering undergraduate courses and certificates in performance, songwriting and music entrepreneurship.


4:30pm

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Not Your Mama's Farm: green infrastructure and its role in modern urban development frameworks

In this session, Tyson Gersh, Founder and CEO, will explain how MUFI began as a grass roots initiative and has grown into a full fledge organization. He'll focus on the evolving role of blue and green infrastructure as complementary land-uses for modern residential and transit-oriented development and discuss why we must pivot away from the traditional paths of urban development. 

Presenters
avatar for Tyson Gersh

Tyson Gersh

Co-founder & President, Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

Host Companies
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Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Detroit's North End community. MUFI's mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Michigan Urban Farming Initiative 7432 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48202

4:30pm

Benzinga
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Session Title: Putting The Power Of The Markets In Your Hands

There's more information on the financial markets than ever before. Unfortunately much of it is hidden from public view, used by Wall Street elites to gain an advantage on the markets. And in today's post-2008 recession world, having the right information has never been more important. Join Benzinga's news team and CEO Jason Raznick to learn how Benzinga is changing that, with its Benzinga Professional platform. Benzinga Professional's easy to use interface is designed to give you access to the same information that the major players have. Attendees will get to demo the product and see what has the finance community buzzing about Benzinga. 


Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  Benzinga is located in One Campus Martius, right next to the Cadillac Square People Mover station. Parking is also available in garages and lots downtown near One Campus Martius. We do not validate. Attendees will meet at the front desk of One Campus Martius where they will be directed by a NewCo ambassador and/or Benzinga representative up to our second floor office. 

Presenters
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Jason Raznick

Founder & CEO, Benzinga

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Benzinga

Benzinga is a financial media platform built for the 21st century trader and investor. We are the leading full-service, one-stop shop for navigating today's markets.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Benzinga 1 Campus Martius, Suite 200, Detroit, MI 48226

4:30pm

AutoHarvest Foundation
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: The door is open to you to obtain intellectual property

Everything we require to live on the blue planet is impacted by advanced manufacturing. It underpins society, drives the economy and guides the educational system too. Imagine how converting ideas into reality has become a global art form. It is the passion of our ecosystem members. AutoHarvest.org was launched as the world’s only truly neutral and global on-line meeting place for innovators of all types with an interest in advanced manufacturing.  We will show you how to join for free and participate in this inclusive community so you too might partner with hundreds of members offering thousands of opportunities.

Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees:  AutoHarvest is located on the third floor of TechTown (440 Burroughs St. Detroit). We are the 2nd door on the left after exiting the main elevators or stairs on the 3rd floor. 

Presenters
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Jayson D. Pankin

President & CEO, AutoHarvest Foundation

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AutoHarvest Foundation

AutoHarvest Foundation, a 501(C)3 nonprofit, created and operates a unique innovation ecosystem led by some of the most highly respected figures in the automotive and manufacturing industries.  In 2012, AutoHarvest.org was launched as the world’s only truly neutral and global on-line meeting place for innovators of all types with an interest in advanced manufacturing.  This system allows users of all types to showcase capabilities, technologies and needs system-wide and then privately connect with fellow inventors and commerc... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
AutoHarvest Foundation 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI 48202

4:30pm

Detroit Creative Corridor Center
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Session Title: What's Creativity Got to do With It? Everything!

Join us for an informative tour and lively discussion about why we think creativity is essential to the success of a city and how our recent designation as a UNESCO City of Design will help elevate Detroit's status as a world class creative hub. We will also provide a brief historical perspective on the Taubman Center and how it's being used today to promote Detroit's creative community.

Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees: Free parking is available in front of the Taubman Center on Cass Ave. between Milwaukee and Baltimore. If the lot is full, there is metered street parking available around the building. 

Presenters
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Olga Stella

Executive Director, Detroit Creative Corridor

Host Companies
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Detroit Creative Corridor Center

DC3 is an economic development organization supporting Southeast Michigan's design industries by providing exposure, business support and advocacy. Programming includes: Detroit Design Festival, Drinks x Design, Creative.Co, Detroit Made, and more.


4:30pm

The Work Inc
Limited Capacity seats available
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
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Session Title: Cultivating a Creative Culture

Learn about The Work's culture and how Detroit's manufacturing and entrepreneurial community is the perfect environment for business. Our guests will get a behind-the-scenes tour of our expanded workspace at The Elevator building in Detroit's developing Rivertown.  Light refreshments will be served.

Presenters
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Jesse Ford

Partner / Executive Producer, The Work Inc

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The Work Inc

The Work is never finished. We are a group of relentless creators inspired by the world around us. Born and bred on the streets of Detroit, we represent the raw and the real. Our passion is fueled by the overflowing creativity happening everyday in our city and our world. With keen... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Work Inc 1938 Franklin Street, Detroit, MI 48207

6:00pm

Festival Meet-up @ Grand Circus
Limited Capacity filling up
Tickets are required to attend NewCo.
If you are not able to add this session to your schedule, visit our TICKETS PAGE.
Follow up your day of exploration with amazing conversation and connection with NewCo attendees, Hosts & Presenters.

Special Note: Attendees should enter through the gold doors on Woodward Ave. at 1570 Woodward Ave. (in The Broderick Tower). Take the elevator to the 4th floor, to check in 

Host Companies
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Grand Circus

At Grand Circus, we're passionate about giving people amazing careers and helping local businesses grow by hiring local tech superstars. Our bootcamps serve both purposes: we give people critical skills for tech jobs while introducing them to businesses looking for talent.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Circus 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
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