Thanks for your help in making #UES2015 a resounding success!
Were you there? See if you can find yourself in this video slide show.
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Welcome and Overview
W. David Tarver, President and Founder, Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative, Inc.
Session 1: Urban Problem Mining
Tifani Sadek, Sadek Bonahoom PLC
Maggie DeSantis, Founder, Eastside Community Network
James Feagin, Outreach Manager, Detroit Economic Growth Corp.
Lauren Hood, Founder, DeepDiveDetroit Inc.
Chad Rochkind, Founder, Human Scale Studio
Miguel McKelvey, co-founder and chief creative officer, WeWork Inc., New York
Session 2: Community Engagement Strategies
Rishi Moudgil, Managing Director, U-M Center for Social Impact
Garlin Gilchrist, Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement, City of Detroit
Cornetta Lane, Founder, Detroit Dialogs
Dan Pitera, Executive Director, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture Collaborative Design Center
Lyneir Richardson, Executive Director, Rutgers University Business School Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Session 3: Scalable Urban Business Models
Forrest Carter, Faculty Director – Institute of Entrepreneurship & Associate Professor of Marketing, Michigan State University
David Anderson, Co-Founder, Bamboo Detroit
Ralph Clark, President & CEO Shotspotter, Inc.
Anya Babbitt, Founder & CEO, Splitting Fares (SPLT)
Leslie Horn, CEO, Three Squared, Inc.
Luncheon Program: The University’s Role in Urban Innovation
Ned Staebler, Vice-President for Economic Development, Wayne State University and President and CEO, TechTown Detroit
Lou Anna K. Simon, President, Michigan State University
Cynthia Wilbanks, Vice-President for Government Relations, University of Michigan
Antoine Garibaldi, President, University of Detroit Mercy
Session 4: Business Models for Entry Level Employment
Malinda Jensen, VP Business Development, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC)
Heath Carr, COO, Bedrock Manufacturing (Shinola)
Paul M. Hickman, Owner, Urban Ashes
Calvin Evans, HR/Operations Manager, Urban Ashes
Don Reimer, Director – Entrepreneurship Programs, Lawrence Technological University
Jim Robinson, Founder, Metro EZ Ride
Seminar Session 1.1: Financing the Urban Startup
Patricia Glaza, VP & Managing Director, Invest Detroit
Julie Lein, Co-Founder, Tumml (San Francisco)
Doug Neal, Managing Partner, Michigan eLab Capital Partners
Ray Waters, President, Detroit Development Fund
Seminar Session 2.2: Community Engagement and Human-Centered Design
Hajj Flemings, CEO/Founder of Brand Camp University
Deborah Parizek, Executive Director, Henry Ford Learning Institute