WINTER 2017: SPEAKER LINEUP

Jan 13: Phil BrabbsTorrent Consulting

Jan 20:  Recap of The Startup 2015, 2016

Jan 27:  The Startup 2017 Round 1

Feb 3:  Greg GageBackyard Brains

Feb 10: The Startup Round 2

Feb 17:  Grace HsiaWarmilu

Feb 24:  Rich Sheridan | Menlo Innovations

Mar 3:  NO CLASS, U-M SPRING BREAK

Mar 10: The Startup Round 3

Mar 17: Stephen KeyInvent-Right

Mar 24:  Ayush Agarwal | Facebook

Mar 31:  Suneel Gupta | Rise

April 7:  The Startup Finale!

April 14:  TBA


FALL 2016: SPEAKER LINEUP

Sept. 9: Opening Class | TechLab at Mcity Panel: Jay Ellis (MTRAC), Josh Hartung (Polysync) Sravan Puttagunta (Civil Maps)

Sept. 16: Will Pomerantz (VP Special Projects Virgin Galactic )

Sept. 23: Class Goes to Entrepalooza (Keynote Speaker: Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s) – at The Michigan League

Sept. 30: Kiko Dontchev (Manager, Dragon Development at SpaceX)

Oct. 7: Music Innovation Panel | Michael Jbara (MQA Ltd. CEO) | Justin Evans (LANDR Audio Co-Founder and CCO) | Jay LeBoeuf (Real Industry Ex. Dir.) | Jay Troop (Next Big Sound)

Oct. 13: Art + Technology + Manufacturing Motorcycles & Beyond Paul Teutul, Jr. (Founder, Paul Jr. Designs) Note: Class is on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Oct. 21: Randy Brouckman (CEO, EdgeConneX and Entr. of Year ’14 in Tech. & Biotech.)

Oct. 28: Gary Shapiro (CEO, Consumer Technology Association)

Nov. 4: Jeff Schox (Founder, Schox Patent Group)

Nov. 11: Moses Lee (CEO & Co-Founder, Seelio)

Nov. 18: Urban Entrepreneurship Panel with David Tarver

Dec. 2: TechArb Panel with Ryan Gourley

Dec. 9: Interactive eHour


WINTER 2016: SPEAKER LINEUP

January 8:  Class introduction and details

January 15:  Danny Ellis and Tom Brady of Skyspecs

January 22:  The Startup, Round 1

January 29:  Kristin Toth-Smith of Dolly

February 5:  The Start Up, “Meet the Mentors” and “Where Are They Now?”

February 12:  The Start Up, Round 2

February 19:  Josh Tetrick of Hampton Creek

March 11:  Inder Singh of Kinsa

March 18:  Mike Rhodin of IBM

March 25:  The Start Up, Round 3

April 1:  Howdy Holmes of Jiffy

April 8:  Dhani Jones of QEY Capital

April 15:  The Start Up, Finale!