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2020 Detroit Startup Week | Virtual

The Future of Innovation in Detroit + Detroit Center for Innovation Design Thinking Challenge

A talk by Monica Wheat, City of Detroit, Venture Catalysts, University of Michigan and Quicken Loans
Venture Catalysts, City of Detroit, Venture Catalysts, University of Michigan and Quicken Loans

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We want YOUR input on the Future of Detroit's Innovation!

On Monday, June 22 Detroit Startup Week - Virtual will kick off its first keynote of the week with to invite founders and leaders from our region to join us in a Design Thinking Challenge on how to build and continue to grow an inclusive technology ecosystem in Detroit --- reimaging space, community, and how to build an inclusive and innovative future together with the upcoming Detroit Center for Innovation (

Attendees will participate in expert-led sessions to design and re-imagine solutions led by teams of Detroit's best founders, investors, innovators, creators, and small business owners.

The Challenge will be preceded by an amazing Future of Detroit panel led by Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Dean, Scott DeRue who will be joined on stage by the area's leading entrepreneurs, business leaders, and innovation hub advocates.

This free event is brought to you by Quicken Loans in partnership with the University of Michigan, City of Detroit, and Venture Catalysts.

Moderator / Lead: Monica Wheat, Co-Founder, Venture Catalys and Lead, Detroit Startup Week

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