History, opportunity, ideas, dreams, achievement, trust, warmth, creativity, quality, hard work, optimism, collaboration.
These are the words that come to mind when I think of both our recently opened Finn Partners Detroit office, and TechWeek Detroit, a weeklong event that showcases, celebrates and enables emerging innovative ecosystems in Detroit. And, not coincidentally, these are also all attributes of our host city.
We’re thrilled that, like us, TechWeek Detroit is a newbie in town from the Windy City, but the primary reason we gravitated to this event was because we share a belief in the incredible talent and opportunity that are unique to this city – especially in the realm of technology and innovation.
We’re eager to spend the next few days exchanging ideas with fellow Detroiters, learning from, and engaging with the 2,000+ attendees. With seminars on everything from How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation to The ROI of Happiness and panelists from The Atlantic, Detroit Denim and The Detroit Lions, we’re thrilled to learn more about the minds behind Detroit’s booming tech space and to contribute to the conversation.
Although there have been TechWeek events in New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles, I think this one will be unique because this city and the people here are different. The history of Detroit reminds us to thrive in the face of adversity and look at a future full of opportunity. We believe there’s a lot of potential in Detroit, and in Michigan overall – this week, and the ideas and relationships that come as a result of it, are a testament to that.