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TiE Detroit Announces Manny Fernandez as Grand Keynote Speaker for TiECon Detroit 2017

Manny Fernandez, Investor on CNBC's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor & Co-Founder/CEO of will be a Grand Keynote Speaker at TiECon Detroit 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, US, October 31, 2017 / -- The Detroit chapter of TiE, largest non-profit entrepreneurial organization, announced Manny Fernandez as the grand keynote speaker for TiECon Detroit 2017 “Ignite2Disrupt: The World of Digital Connectivity,” Michigan’s Largest Conference to be held November 09-10, 2017 at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan. The announcement was made today by TiE Detroit President, Tel Ganesan.

“ICOs have become the new IPOs, but still there is a lot of mystery and confusion around them. Manny has wholeheartedly agreed to share his knowledge and time as a panelist for the ICO and Crypto Currency track at TiECon. I am extremely happy to have the ever enthusiastic Manny Fernandez with us at TiECon Detroit 2017. Do not miss the opportunity to hear his keynote on funding and startups,” said Tel Ganesan, TiE Detroit President.

Manny Fernandez is a Stanford University educated angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author featured on CNBC's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor. He has been successful investing in his own ideas as well as taking companies from startup to exit. Fernandez was named by Inc. Magazine as one of 33 entrepreneurs to watch in 2016. In 2013, Fernandez founded SF Angels Group and has been an angel investor with TiE Angels since 2012. In 2014, he was named SF Angel Investor of the Year and received the Equity Crowdfunding Leadership Award. In 2016, Menlo College Named Fernandez Silicon Valley Equity CrowdFunding Pioneer. Fernandez recently became a #1 bestselling author with his new book, How to Make Money Investing in Pre-IPO Stocks, which is available on Amazon. He is also the #14 Angel Investor to Follow on Twitter and has the #1 most viewed equity crowdfunding video on YouTube.

Fernandez’s energetic and inspiring presence has led to him being a frequent judge, international keynote speaker, and panelist for Silicon Valley corporations, startup demo days and universities. He has been a featured guest speaker for numerous events. He has been featured on mainstream media, including CNBC’s Squawk Box, Wall Street Journal, NBC, CNN Latino, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fox News and many more. All of Fernandez’s experience in the investment landscape has culminated, under his leadership, in the first Silicon Valley/San Francisco based FINRA and SEC-registered funding portal

In accepting the invitation to be a grand keynote speaker, Fernandez said, “It is an honor to present the keynote address to the entrepreneurial community of the Midwest region. TiECon Detroit 2017 is one of the biggest entrepreneurship conference in Michigan and I am delighted to participate as a panelist and also share my investment experiences to the TiECon Detroit attendees.”

TiECon Detroit 2017 will bring together TiE members, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, top industry executives and thought leaders in two action-packed days. TiECon Detroit 2017 will provide a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new businesses, discuss emerging technologies, share growth strategies and obtain insight from global business leaders, community leaders and worldwide experts. The conference will also host “TiE20," which will showcase the most promising 20 start-up companies across TiECon Detroit’s five focus segments: Health & Fitness, Mobility, Fintech & Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence/Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, and Sensors.

Online registration and more information are immediately available for TiECon Detroit 2017 at For more information about the conference, please contact Jacqueline Perry, TiE Detroit 248-254-4087 or via email at

About TiECon Detroit 2017
TiECon Detroit 2017 is Michigan’s largest entrepreneurial conference, attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other professionals. This year’s theme is Ignite2Disrupt—The World Of Digital Connectivity. This year’s TiECon Detroit is being held on Nov 09-10, 2017 at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan. For more information, visit

About TiE
TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network sponsored by top Venture Capital Firms, and Fortune 500 corporations; spread across 61 chapters in 18 countries comprising 2500 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 13000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members. TiE has grown to become the world’s largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

Jacqueline Perry
TiE Detroit
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