We always look forward to the annual Revitalization and Business Conference
at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business
, where we get to show off some of our favorite innovative people and ideas moving Detroit forward.
We call it IdeaLab -- which is our version of a fast-paced, two-hour session featuring what's new and next for the city. (If you're curious about Detroit, and/or suffer from attention-deficit disorder, this program is for you!)
Over the last five years
, IdeaLab has showcased dozens of Detroiters on the vanguard of community and economic development -- and this year is no exception. On November 14, we'll hear from the passionate people behind some of the most exciting entrepreneurial initiatives driving a new wave of business in Detroit.
It all goes down
Friday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to noon in the Colloquium at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Street in Ann Arbor
. You're invited.
This year's line-up includes:How are they changing the way we think about revitalization and business in Detroit? Join us to find out.
IdeaLab is free and open to the public. If you're interested in the full R&B conference experience, register here
for the whole day, including afternoon panels
on venture capital and philanthropy (1:30-2:30 p.m.), followed by keynote speaker Aaron Seybert, vice president of JP Morgan Chase
, talking about their new $100 million investment in Detroit (2:45-4:00 p.m.).
IdeaLab is presented by Model D
and Urban Innovation Exchange
in partnership with the U-M Revitalization & Business Club
with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation