Techweek Detroit 2015

When you mix technology and Detroit based business…you get Techweek DetroitTechweek Detroit has returned to the Motor City. The seven-day event is geared toward gathering “a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders.” Businesses locally and nationally have joined together to showcase how much of an impact the start-up community has. This is Techweek’s second time being in Detroit. Business that were there included Quicken Loans, TechTown Detroit, and Bizdom. Throughout the week there was a wearable fashion show, a job fair, and a startup competition where businesses competed for an award of $50,000 dollars. 

WDET’s Ron Lyons Jr speaks with Brian BoscheCEO and co-founder of Slope, a media collaboration program. He says tech is playing a huge role in Detroit’s comeback.

 “These are middle schoolers, and none of these kids have really been exposed to technology at all, and even when we went around in a circle in what their favorite business were one said Google and all other kids shouted in Google’s not a business Google’s a website so just that understanding exposure they didn’t have that.” says Bosche 

Bosche says if technology growth continues in Detroit more companies will come to the city.

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About the Author

Ron Lyons Jr.

Senior Associate Producer

Student interested in all things new media learning from everything around him. Currently making a home at WDET Detroit’s Public Radio Station.

rlyons@rc.edu  

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