The Michigan Mobility Mixer will cap a full day of idea exchange and connection with a lot more of the same. Presented by Maven Car Sharing the event will include a brief program from Smart Cities Chief Alex Keros about Maven’s dynamic present and future.
Complimentary Bell’s Beer, Farmhaus Cider, & Long Road Distillery Cocktails will be provided
Entertainment presented by Seth Bernard & Jordan Hamilton, Canceled Plans, and DJ Adrian Butler
This March when 70,000+ creative thinkers & doers from around the world descend on SXSW, Michigan will have the welcome mat out.
Michigan House is adding a robust presence at the SXSW Job Market to it’s 2019 plans. Talent partners from the Detroit Regional Chamber, Hello West Michigan, Ann Arbor Spark, Lansing 501, & SW Michigan First will be joining with companies from around the state to create the Michigan House Talent Booth at the SXSW Job Market. Together we’ll also be leveraging social media, Michigan House events, & alumni relations (boomerang possibilities) to increase visibility & ensure candidate viability.
Seamless IoT is neither an accelerator nor an incubator – it’s a connector. And on the first night of SXSW it’s inviting Startups from around the world to stop by the Michigan House (across the street from the Capital Factory) to meet and connect over welcome cocktails from the Great Lake State.
Hear about the startup scene in Ann Arbor,MI home of the University of Michigan and some of the most successful recent startup in the Midwest. Panelists include:
-Ann Marie Sastry – Amesite
-Will Foss – DERQ
-Mike Bousquet – Groove.ID
A short panel featuring businesses that have gotten their start in Detroit over the last few years. They’ll discuss the support they’ve received, the challenges they’ve faced, and their plans for the future. Panelists include:
-James Chapman – Quicken Loans (Moderator)
-Justin Mast – Bloomscape
-Anika Jackson – The Ten Nail Bar
-Eric Huang – Ash & Erie
Are you working on a wealth gap challenge that impacts health equity in your city such as affordable housing, democratization of capital, or entrepreneurial ecosystems? Bring the biggest wealth gap challenge you are facing in your city. You will create an opportunity to talk with others across the country thinking about similar issues.
What is the wealth gap?
Why does a person making less than $35,000 a year live 6 years less than those with higher income? Why is your zip code more predictive of your health than your genetic code? Why are US systems not incentivized to improve actual health? Leaders from across the country are thinking about solutions to these complex challenges.
The Health Equity and the Wealth Gap convening, an event sponsored by Spectrum Health and Start Garden, wants to connect you to other people that are thinking about solutions to health disparities in new and novel ways.
From the appliances in your kitchen to the car in your driveway to the desk in your office – so many of the products you use everyday are designed and built in Michigan. This panel will investigate the ways in which technology & connectivity are already adding to your everyday well-being, and how the Midwest is uniquely positioned to provide a more human-centered built environment over the next decade.
Bill Fluharty – Stryker
Yuka Hiyoshi – Steelcase
Leif Norland – Landscape Forms
Paul Martus – Byrne Electrical
As American cities become more desirable places to live and do business, development pressures are growing in neighborhoods and communities that have long experienced disinvestment. In Detroit, residents are leading projects that empower their communities to take ownership of land and steer the process of change.
Hear from four Detroiters who are leading projects to address long-standing issues like blight and environmental degradation, while also empowering marginalized residents to benefit from changes coming to their neighborhoods.
Chase Cantrell – Building Community Value Detroit
Beverly Fredrick – Stahelin Avenue Project
Bucky Willis – Bleeding Heart Design
Nicole Lindsay – Detroit Hives
The next ten years are going to require massive efforts of coordination between government and private entities to deliver on the promise of changing mobility technologies. Questions of cost, safety, and access are just a few of the issues that are sure to test those relationships every step along the way. This panel will explore existing examples in Michigan of the type of public/private collaborations that are going to be necessary to create a mobility future that benefits us all.
Paul Krutko – Ann Arbor Spark
Alex Keros – Maven Car Sharing
Will Foss- Derq
Michele Mueller – Michigan Department of Transportation
The future of any city depends heavily on the technology upon which it is built. For Detroit, that technology is expansive. From the world’s fastest internet, to the world’s first fully functional autonomous shuttle, the city has become an incubator for leading startups. This discussion will focus on the implementation of self-driving vehicles and the required infrastructure that led to them being accepted into the daily fabric of Detroit. Hear how the combination of a high-speed fiber network, an autonomous vehicle developer, and a real estate company provided the foundation for a world-class smart city committed to delivering unique experiences for its residents and visitors. You will walk way understanding how technology continues to help create “generational skip” in downtown Detroit!
Mark de la Vergne – City of Detroit
Kevin Bopp – Bedrock
Alisyn Malek – May Mobility
Marc Hudson – Rocket Fiber
What does the climate for investment & risk look like once you get off the coasts and into the Midwest? Michigan has combination of global corporate funders and traditional venture investors that make for an interesting funding climate that’s emblematic of much of the rest of the midwest. This panel will examine the funding climate in Michigan, discuss some of the big wins, and ask what steps needed to be taken to improve the ecosystem.
Emily Heintz – EntryPoint
Dana Lowell – Faurecia
Jared Stasik – Detroit Venture Partners
Ann Marie Sastry – Amesite
Revolutionary changes may be on the horizon for the mobility sector, but it’s going to take equally revolutionary global collaborations to get there. This panel will examine the need for increased international cooperation as well as the opportunities that exist for those willing to work together. It will also touch on the ways Michigan will remain integral to the global automotive and mobility industry by reaching out to the world.
Seun Phillips – PlanetM
Matt Benson – Faurecia
Larissa Braun – Audi Innovation
Philip Potkowski – P3 Group
Michigan is joining the “largest startup party at SXSW” as a stop on the official opening night event of SXSW – The SXSW Startup Crawl. Stop by to meet a host of Michigan’s most innovative startups and to learn more about the startup ecosystem in the Great Lakes State.