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Bill Ford To Speak At Inaugural ‘Detroit Startup Week’

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Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman and company founder Henry Ford’s great-grandson, Bill Ford, will be one of the main speakers at the first-ever “Detroit Startup Week” on Monday, May 23rd. The week-long affair, which runs until the 27th, will be packed with more than 100 events geared toward celebrating and promoting entrepreneurship in Detroit and elsewhere.

“More than a century ago, Ford Motor Company was a startup business that applied innovative thinking and collaboration to get where it is today,” said Mr. Bill Ford in a release. “We are proud to support the next generation of entrepreneurs at Detroit Startup Week who embody that same spirit.”

The inaugural Detroit Startup Week is powered by Chase Bank, and will be free to entrepreneurs, budding startup companies, and enthusiasts. Other notable sponsors include Ford Motor Company and Microsoft.

Ten learning tracks will be represented at the Detroit Startup Week:

  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship 101
  • Mobility
  • Music
  • Food-preneurship
  • Art+Design
  • Civic Innovation
  • Neighborhood Collaboration
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)

To get more information, or register for the event, check out the Detroit Startup Week website.

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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