Monday, June 18 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
3 Key Startup Ingredients Detroit’s Ecosystem Is Missing – a #StartupDetroit Happy Hour, presented by Techstars Mobility

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As folks flock to Detroit from other startup ecosystems, what do we need to do to continue attracting and keeping talent, growing entrepreneurship in Detroit and building an inclusive city for everyone? There are 3 key ingredients that our startup ecosystem needs to explore. 

In this happy hour and interactive discussion, WeWork @ Merchant's Row (1449 Woodward Ave) will open up its 8th floor to the public for drinks, appetizers, a panel discussion and networking. 

Josh Kampel, CEO of Techonomy, will moderate a discussion between Ted Serbinski, managing director of Techstars Mobility, and Osnat Fainaru Benari, VP of programming for WeWork Labs, to highlight what key ingredients are still needed to accelerate Detroit's entrepreneurial scene and discuss what activitities and experiences from other startup ecosystems worked and can be replicated in our city. Ted Serbinski will also provide an overview of #StartupDetroit and how the community can continue getting involved. 

Schedule of Events: 
4 - 4:30 pm - Networking, drinks and appetizers
4:30 - 5:30 pm - Panel
5:30 - 7 pm - Networking, drinks and appetizers

About Techstars Mobility
Techstars Mobility, a Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program, invests in mobility startups by providing access to network, capital and scale opportunities. These startups are driving rapid advancements that impact how people and goods move across all modes of transportation. Through its Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, Techstars Mobility helps corporations connect and work with mobility startups through mentorship, pilot programs and other programming opportunities. Since 2015, Techstars Mobility has solidified itself as the longest-running mobility accelerator in the world, operating from downtown Detroit where it has invested in 33 startups worldwide that have raised a collective $45 million in capital. To learn more, visit: https://www.techstars.com/programs/mobility-program/.

About WeWork
WeWork is a community for creators, providing more than 150,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork’s mission is to help create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. WeWork currently has more than 160 physical locations in over 50 cities and 16 countries around the world. WeWork was founded in New York City in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey. Follow us @WeWork on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit www.wework.com to find out more.

About Techonomy
Techonomy is a media company with a mission: to elevate the dialogue about the central role of technology and innovation in business and social progress. Through their events, daily editorial coverage and video content, Techonomy seek to accelerate progress and productivity in business and society. For more information, visit www.techonomy.com.

Program Partner / Speaker

Osnat Fainaru Benari

VP of Programming, WeWork Labs

Josh Kampel

CEO, Techonomy

Ted Serbinski

Managing Director, Techstars

Dug Song

CEO and Founder, Duo Security

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