Igniting Innovation in Michigan: Putting Detroit Back To Work is a dynamic daylong conference scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

Tickets start at $15 per person.

The day begins with registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., a salute to the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report, its 10th anniversary and the 10th annual GLITR Awards at 8:30 a.m., and a keynote speech from Richard Sheridan, founder and CEO of Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, at 9 a.m.

Sheridan went from the unemployment line to a profile in Businessweek and Forbes. He leads a software development team that has made the Inc. list of America’s fastest growing privately held firms four years running. In one big room, with no offices or cubes, the Menlo team has produced software for everything from diesel motor diagnostics to health care and scientific equipment.

After a networking break, the event continues at 10 a.m. with the 60-Second Showdown. The showdown gives you a chance to pitch your invention, product, business or innovative idea before a group of judges and venture capitalists to win financial support for their future endeavors. To participate in the 60-Second Showdown, please click here to register. https://cw50detroit.wufoo.com/forms/wwj-newsradio-950-60-showdown-registration-form/   Please note: pre-registration is required. Space is limited and available on a first come-first serve basis.

This event is sponsored in part by: Oakland Chamber Network, Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Farmington Area Chamber of commerce, Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce, Troy Chamber, Michigan Chiropractic Specialists, MSU Federal Credit Union, Paulsons Audio and Video, Brightline Technologies Inc., Michigan Financial Cos., Bright House Networks Business solutions, Meisner & Associates P.C., Pilchak Cohen & Tick P.C., Baxi System for Success, Identity Graphic Design, Motion Echo Media and Andrew Solomon.

The afternoon will focus on putting Detroit back to work. The Detroit Job Desk Career Expo powered by HiredMYway.com will connect thousands of job seekers to top Michigan companies. Talk with companies looking to hire you. Put together a video resume.  Improve your interviewing skills to find your next job.  The Career Expo will take place at the Diamond Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace from 1 to 4 p.m.

The breakfast, Sheridan speech and 60-second showdown are included in the $15 ticket price. Limited tickets are available for purchase at an additional cost for the Josh Linkner keynote address and lunch. Tickets for $40 per person include breakfast, the Richard Sheridan keynote address, the 60-Second Showdown audience ticket, the Josh Linkner keynote address and lunch.

For more information about this event, please visit the Detroit Job Desk at www.CBSDetroit.com

  1. Sandy says:

    Does it cost anything to go only to the afternoon session? Do you need to preregister if only going in the afternoon?

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