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TiECon Detroit 2017 Enriches Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, U.S., November 16, 2017 / -- Hundreds of entrepreneurs, top industry executives and thought leaders attended TiECon Detroit 2017, Michigan’s largest entrepreneurial conference.

The annual two-day conference was held on Nov. 9-10 at the Detroit Marriott, Renaissance Center in Detroit, Mich. This year’s theme was Ignite2Disrupt - The World of Digital Connectivity, with major focus on Connected Mobility, Digital Health, Fintech, Martech, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

With more than 110 speakers and an attendance of 400+, TiECon Detroit 2017 was a celebration of entrepreneurship in Detroit, the comeback city. Attendees gained insight from global innovators, venture capitalists, angel investors, and industry executives within the ever-growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. The conference featured 11 grand keynote speakers, including Lt. Gov. Brian Calley; Vijay Sankaran, Chief Information Officer at TD Ameritrade; Vinod Dham, founding managing director at Indous Venture Partners; Manny Fernandez, Investor on CNBC’s Make a Millionaire Inventor; Jonny Imerman, CNN Hero; Mallory Brown, Social Entrepreneur and Global Humanitarian, and more.

In addition, TiECon Detroit 2017 unveiled the TiE20 winners: CARROT, Inception, Foodstand, Stay Fly, EberHealth and many more. TiECon Detroit 2017 also announced the Mobility Competition finalists: Ommatee, Fathom, Wheeli, Carma, TwoScoreTwo and GRAISIN Robotics.

“We have successfully showcased trending technology that the region can benefit from,” said Tel Ganesan, TiE Detroit President. “With the unveiling of our TiE20 winners and Mobility Competition finalists, I believe that the entrepreneurial ecosystem has been truly enriched.”

The conference concluded with grand keynote speaker Raj B. Vattikuti, founder of Altimetrik, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by the Gala Dinner and live entertainment.

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 was Ignite2Disrupt- The World Of Digital Connectivity. TiECon Detroit 2017 was held on Nov 9-10, 2017 at the Detroit Marriott, Renaissance Center, Detroit, Mich. 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 2,500 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, and 13,000 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
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