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Thursday, May 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dan Gilbert: What Makes Detroit An Attractive Place to Launch a Fintech Company

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It is a well-known narrative that Detroit is in the middle of a transformation from a muscle economy to a brain economy. However, there is a part of the story that is still relatively untold, but quietly gaining momentum as Detroit sets its sights on the world of financial technology, a.k.a. “fintech.”

 

Join Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert as he leads a discussion with four experts in the fintech space across the region about why Detroit is an attractive place to launch a company and what needs to continue to happen in order for the environment to become even more attractive.


 


Speakers
avatar for Mike Duncan

Mike Duncan

CEO, Bankjoy
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Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert is Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s second largest mortgage lender. He is also Founder and Chairman of Rock Ventures LLC, the umbrella entity for his portfolio of business and real estate investments, and majority owner of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers. Rock Ventures and its more than 110 affiliated companies across the country employ more than 25,000 team members.Since 2013, Detroit-based Quicken Loans... Read More →
avatar for Josh Luber

Josh Luber

StockX
Josh Luber is the co-founder and CEO of StockX, the world’s first “stock market of things”. StockX is an online marketplace, initially focused on sneakers, which connects buyers and sellers using the same method as the world’s stock markets – an anonymous, transparent and authentic ‘bid/ask’ market. Before StockX, Josh founded Campless while working as an IBM consultant. Campless, which evolved into StockX, was a “sneakerhead... Read More →
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Jason Raznick

CEO, Benzinga
Jason is a passionate entrepreneur and the founder of Benzinga, a financial media company based out of Metro Detroit. He founded two successful Internet companies prior to Benzinga. In the first five months, Benzinga grew to over 50k active members. Benzinga currently serves over 3 million readers in over 125 countries each month. Jason has been quoted throughout the media in places such as CNBC, Fox Business, NPR and Wall Street Journal.
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Steven Robert

CEO, Autobooks
Steve Robert is the co-founder and CEO of Autobooks, the first fully integrated payments and accounting platform for Small Business - delivered exclusively through financial institutions. Autobooks provides a receivables solution to banks & credit unions similar to how they offer bill-pay today for expense management.Prior to Autobooks, Steve spent the past 15 years as the technical co-founder & CIO at Michigan-based Billhighway, an enterprise... Read More →


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