Brand Camp Detroit
This past Tuesday, October 22, nearly 200 of Michigan’s top entrepreneurs, investors, designers and developers came to the Compuware building in downtown Detroit for Brand Camp Detroit. The event included discussions about entrepreneurship, technology, investment, the creation of ideas in Detroit, and how businesses can positively impact the city and surrounding neighborhoods. Our Rock Ventures Family of Companies was well represented:
- Erika Carlson, software engineer at Detroit Labs and the co-founder of the Detroit Chapter of “Girl Develop It,” joined an elite panel of female leaders including Lauren Bias, Founding Partner of Gen Y, and Caitlin James, Co-Founder & CEO of DROUGHT, to discuss the challenges women encounter in the tech industry.
- Jake Cohen, partner at Detroit Venture Partners, moderated an interesting panel of business evelopers as they discussed the future of entrepreneurship in Detroit which included a plug for Grand Circus Park and “Google for Entrepreneurs.”
- Maria LaLonde, Bizdom Recruiting & Development Leader, revealed that Bizdom Detroit will be providing startup companies with the opportunity to receive an additional convertible debt note of up to $100,000 upon successful completion of the initial accelerator!
This year was a tremendous success and as Detroit’s technology hub continues to grow, events like this can only get better!
Brand Camp originated in Detroit in 2008 as a Detroit-based conference that attracted attendees from 16 different states, and has since expanded to Boston, New York City, Austin and Las Vegas! Founded by Hajj Flemings, Brand Camp helps people manage their identities and brands in social media by bringing technologists, creatives, investors, and entrepreneurs together to determine how technology can help to build, launch and grow brands.