Michigan’s Growing Startup Culture and Venture Capital Activity on the Rise

All businesses had to start somewhere. For some entrepreneurs, those first ideas were last-minute light bulbs that went off in their heads and came to life on bar napkins, the backs of hands or in a dream. No matter how the idea came to fruition, it more than likely required investments for those businesses to sprout from risky ideas to established companies.

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Michigan Leading the Mobility Revolution

Southeast Michigan, a region of doers and makers, is setting the world’s stage to lead in the race for the connected and autonomous vehicle. Inspired by the automotive industry’s comeback, the region is redefining Michigan’s future as it transforms from traditional manufacturing into a hotbed for tech startups and new ideas.

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Changes ahead for auto industry provide opportunity for region

January is always an exciting time in the Detroit region. The promise of a new year, and of course, the arrival of the North American International Auto Show, one of the premier global events on the automotive calendar and an opportunity to not only showcase the world-leading mobility assets of our region, but also the incredible and real urban renaissance of the city of Detroit.

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North American International Auto Show Celebrates Detroit’s Innovative Technology

We are experiencing one of the most dramatic shifts in our industry I have ever experienced in my more than 25-year history leading the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The disruption of new, mobility focused technologies and advent of autonomous vehicles is quickly changing the automotive landscape, and I believe we will see more change in the next 10 years than we have seen in the last 50.

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