Work in or Advise a Tech Startup

Based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, TechConnect is a reverse pitch where select startups will pitch an audience of developers and designers, and their “ask” is what they are looking for from a technical perspective (a co-founder, strategic advisor, employee, etc.).

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Looking East: Expanding in SEA

General Assembly is bringing together the leaders behind the hottest startups for candid conversations on their personal journeys of leading multifunction teams to drive expansion and business growth in SEA, how they choose which market to enter and what’s next for this corner of the world.

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(ISC)2 Greater Detroit Chapter Meeting

Presentation #1: Agile Software Ate My Vehicle

The drive to a more modern, integrated, and secure software enabled vehicle ecosystem

Presentation #2: TBD – Presented by Mike Westra

Presenter Biography’s:

Darren Shelcusky:

Darren Shelcusky (Ford Motor Company) is a 39 year veteran in the automotive industry, where he has led software based initiatives in manufacturing, product development, testing labs, in-vehicle, and connected vehicles. He is the Manager of Vehicle and Mobility Cybersecurity team, and is responsible the protection of APIs and platforms globally. Darren earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering at General Motors Institute and an MBA from Penn State University. He has 12 patents for various connected vehicle and telematics innovations globally.

Mike Westra:

Mike Westra (Ford Motor Company): Michael Westra is the Connected Vehicle Cyber Security Technical Manager at Ford Motor Company focused on Cyber Security for connectivity into vehicles and connected technology including embedded modems, Infotainment, cloud, autonomous, and mobile systems. Mike has a MS from University of Michigan in Software Engineering and a BS from Calvin University in Computer Science. Mike has 20 years at Ford, with roles including leading software architect for SYNC, Solution Architect for Security IT projects, leading a software team developing supercomputer engineering modeling applications, and various software development roles. Mike has over 20 patents issued or in various stages of filing.

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Founders Live – Emerging Black Founders by BCPA

As a global marketplace connecting entrepreneurs to people, resources, capital and global exposure they need for success, Founders Live believes each and everyone in the world deserves an equal opportunity for success, or what we call Entrepreneurial Equality. An important aspect of that equality is access to the equal opportunity to successfully pitching their company for further exposure and possible investment. This event celebrates the diversity in human potential!

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Interested in Becoming a Community Partner?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution may be one of the most important conversations of our time.

Help bring next-generation technologies to the US by becoming a Detroit Community partner.