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Tuesday, May 24 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Why Should Mobility Companies Be In Detroit?

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Why should an entrepreneur in the mobility space base his or her company in Detroit? Hear some of the most important thought leaders from the mobility space discuss the opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs to revolutionize the way people, goods, and services move around our cities, between our cities, and around the world – and how Detroit is uniquely positioned to connect those entrepreneurs with the resources and relationships needed to have an impact in this rapidly evolving sector.

Moderator: Amy Haimerl, Author and former Entrepreneurship Editor for Crain’s Business

Panelists: Ted Serbinksi (President, Techstars Mobility), Jessica Robinson (Corporate Strategy, Ford),  Dan Ratliff (Fontinalis Partners)

***Be sure to check out the SHUTTLE schedule to move between Detroit Startup Week venues. Download the Ridehop app to learn more. Use code 'Startup' to access our schedule.  http://www.ridehop.com/ 

***If you plan on attending this panel, please register ahead of time to streamline the check-in process once you arrive at Ford Field. All attendees will need to sign in with security upon entering Ford Field. Please see the attached map of the Techstars office for parking and other information. 


Moderators
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Amy Haimerl

Professor of Journalism, Michigan State University
Amy Haimerl is the author of the recently published memoir, "Detroit Hustle," about her experience moving to the Motor City and rehabbing a dilapidated historic home. She teaches journalism at Michigan State University and covers entrepreneurship and urban policy for Fortune and the New York Times. She lives in Detroit with her husband, Karl; pitbull, Maddie; and stray cat, Jack, who is the boss of them all.

Speakers
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Dan Ratliff

Associate, Fontinalis
Dan is an Associate at Fontinalis, where he is responsible for supporting the company’s efforts in numerous areas including new investments, existing portfolio companies, administrative and reporting, and fund raising. Dan works with the Fontinalis investment team conducting research, analyzing, and evaluating new investment opportunities, collaborating with portfolio companies on strategic and financial analyses, and supporting the firm’s... Read More →
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Jessica Robinson

Strategy Supervisor, Ford Motor Company
Jessica works on smart mobility strategy at Ford Motor Company and where she partners across the global organization on new initiatives. She previously launched new startup accelerator programs at Techstars as part of a global ecosystem focused on empowering entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. Before joining Techstars, Jessica helped grow Zipcar’s innovative car sharing model as Seattle Marketing Manager, San Francisco Bay Area... Read More →
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Ted Serbinski

Managing Director, Techstars Mobility
Ted Serbinski is an entrepreneur and early stage investor operating at the intersection of Detroit's automotive dominance and its entrepreneurial resurgence. He is the Managing Director of Techstars Mobility, the first US startup accelerator program focused on next-generation mobility technologies. For Ted's work in catalyzing the Detroit startup scene, he has been recognized as a Junior Achievement's Champion of the New Economy, Crain's 40 Under... Read More →



Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Techstars Mobility 2000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226