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Thursday, May 26 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Techstars Mobility and Why Detroit?

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Techstars is one of the world’s leading startup accelerators, and when they decided to open a mobility-focused incubator they could have chosen any city in the world – but they chose Detroit. Hear them talk about why, as well as the founders of Lunar and SPLT – Techstars Mobility graduates – discuss why they chose to stay in Detroit and build their companies here.

Moderator: Dan Ratliff (Fontinalis Partners)

Panelists: Lisa Seymour (Techstars Mobility), Anya Babbitt (founder, SPLT), Hunter Rosenblume (founder & CEO, Lunar), Rohith Varanasi (founder & CTO, Lunar)


***Be sure to check out the SHUTTLE schedule to move between Detroit Startup Week venues. Download the Ridehop app to learn more. Use the code 'Startup' to acccess 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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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 →

Speakers
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Anya Babbitt

Founder/CEO, SPLT
As a marketing entrepreneur, Ms. Babbitt has successfully provided marketing strategies and/or services to such notable institutions and luxury brands as Wilmer Hale (formerly Hale & Dorr), Trilogy Capital Partners, the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), Vicomte A., Hermes, Cartier, Bombardier, Frasier Yachts, L'Oreal, Maybach, Concours d'Elegance, Citizens Energy Corporation and all international and domestic polo clubs. Congruous with her... Read More →
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Hunter Rosenblume

CEO & Co-Founder, Lunar Labs
Hunter is the CEO of Lunar Labs, a Detroit-based telecom that provides premium smartphones with affordable pay-as-you-go service. Rather than paying for some arbitrary number of gigabytes each month, Lunar users pay for what they want, each day, as they need it. Prior to Lunar, Hunter served as the Director of Georgia Tech's pre-accelerator Startup Semester, worked as a software engineer/analyst for Detroit Venture Partners, and developed queuing... Read More →
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Lisa Seymour

Program Manager, Techstars Mobility
Lisa is the program manager for Techstars Mobility in Detroit. Previously she worked with Duo Security, and Wayne State Athletics. | | Lisa holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Mangement, and an MBA from Wayne State University.
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Rohith Varanasi

CTO & Co-founder, Lunar Labs
Rohith is the CTO of Lunar Labs, a Detroit-based telecom that provides premium smartphones with affordable pay-as-you-go service. Rather than paying for some arbitrary number of gigabytes each month, Lunar users pay for what they want, each day, as they need it. Before founding Lunar, Rohith was a software engineer at Monmouth Telecom, avid attendee of hackathons, and a senior in high school in central New Jersey.



Thursday May 26, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Techstars Mobility 2000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226