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Thursday, May 26 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Uncommon Conversations - New School vs Old School w/ Keynote by Chris Genteel, Head of Diversity Markets at Google

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Chris Genteel, Head of Diversity Markets and Supplier Diversity at Google will open this session with a keynote discussing the diversity in business.

Immediately following keynote the floor will open forum discussion in Detroit's Startup Ecosystem on diversity & inclusion and distance between Detroit's newest entrepreneurs and those that existed before Detroit's latest surge.

Discussion topics will gather around 3 keys themes - Pose It, Solve It, Pay It Forward: 
"Pose It” // Challenges / Problems (Pain points you don’t know how to fix)
“Solve It” // Solutions (Doesn’t need to make money... Innovative solutions to problems we see)
"Pay It Forward” //  (Got A Business You Won’t Build… Give it to the ecosystem! New App? New Project? Leave your email if you want to be involved)

Results from the Uncommon Conversations forum will directly feed the live (May 23-27, 2016) Detroit Startup Week Ideas Wall.  The best of the ideas will be posted to social media. #IdeasWall #DETSW16

Results from the wall will be tallied, compiled and seed an annual Detroit Startup Week - Detroit Startup Ecosystem analysis and report with measured steps and goals for growth and solution progress.

Happy Hour Sponsored by Solidea Capital immediately following.

Uncommon Conversations is a gathering developed to bring together diverse tech leads who have launched successful ventures in Metro Detroit for uncommon conversations and resource exchanges.

Speakers
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Chris Genteel

Head of Diversity Markets and Supplier Diversity, Google
Chris leads Google’s efforts to make its products useful and accessible to diverse businesses and their communities. His team works to support businesses and organizations who are underrepresented on the web through Accelerate with Google. Before that he was Online Sales Manager for Google AdWords where he was named Americas Impact Award for helping mid-sized to Fortune 500 B2B customers grow online. Chris received the President’s Award... Read More →


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