A2NewTech is a tradition around Ann Arbor and Michigan startup culture. New startups come to pitch ideas for feedback, to attract funding, and to polish their pitch. This month’s A2NewTech included the following new Michigan startups:
For this month’s Great Lakes region tech events roundup, we are highlighting more online events available to you remotely for safety, as well as including some in-person events you might want to consider. Many groups have reported that they will be keeping remote live streams to some events after the pandemic, but others will not. It’s a great time to check out groups farther from home. This month, we’re including tech events from Chicago as well as our usual focus surrounding Southeast Michigan.
That’s right, it’s already been another month of Blursdays, so it’s already time for another Traverse City Pitch Night with TCNewTech. Pitch Night is virtual again, so check out the end of this post for login info for the free event that starts at 6 pm tonight. Here’s the lineup of the latest startups coming out of northern Michigan.
Have a new startup in mobility, sustainable energy, or tech that you would like to pitch? Ann Arbor SPARK has just announced a number of opportunities for startups, particularly in the mobility space, to get their name out and find funding. Here are some new announcements of opportunities for Michigan startups from Komal Doshi, Director of Mobility Programs at Ann Arbor SPARK, Ann Arbor’s premier business support organization for tech startups.
What’s going on lately with all the pitch groups and networking events that have gone virtual? This month, we’re seeing tech groups focus on planning through the end of the coronavirus pandemic to look forward to how work and life will function in the future. Also, we’re seeing a lot of conferences and pitch groups focused on agtech and health and wellness as well as COVID response technology and data analysis. Plus, some regular hackathons are still happening that you won’t want to miss out of Detroit.
It’s already the end of 2020, and many tech events have shifted online. For this month’s tech event roundup, we’ve featured a lineup of great events from Ann Arbor SPARK, as well as a number of tech events and meetups in Chicago and around the world, where tech conferences are still happening but are often moving online for the time being. Please check the conference details as many have changed plans last minute regarding whether they are happening in person or online.
Tonight is the monthly TCNewTech pitch event up in Traverse City, now online for the short term due to coronavirus. Starting at 6 pm, you can log in to see pitches from new startups in the northern Michigan region. You can register here to attend TCNewTech. All NewTech events are free.
Ann Arbor’s premier tech hiring event, Tech Homecoming, happens Tuesday, November 27, from 3-7 pm. This year it’s virtual, so you can attend from anywhere, even if you’re not in town for the holidays.
Susan Wagner of KLA Corporation spoke up front at this year’s TechTalk out of Ann Arbor on the importance of diversity and inclusion. Inclusion gives companies the diversity of thought and experience to be as creative and innovative as possible. “We should work together to life one another up. It does not mean that just because others succeed we will fail… all boats rise together,” she said. “KLA is a global company. COVID’s impact can vary,” Wagner said. “The semiconductor industry is playing a crucial role to enable work from home. Many things are changing, some for good,” she said. “Electronics are more important than ever to keep us connected.”